NAID approves "SDB" magazine for continuing education credits in its Certified Secure Destruction Specialist accreditation program.
The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), based in Phoenix, has teamed up with Storage & Destruction Business (SDB) magazine to offer Certified Secure Destruction Specialists (CSDS) continuing education units (CEU).
Select educational articles in the magazine now are eligible for CEUs for those maintaining their CSDS accreditations. The eligible articles will be designated with a CSDS CEU logo that will include the number of units the article is worth. To earn the CEUs, the applicant must complete a form and write a brief synopsis of the article. Other methods for earning CEUs include attending related educational events, speaking publically and writing articles.
“NAID wants to encourage members to look to a variety of sources for professional development,” says NAID CEO Bob Johnson. “SDB magazine routinely publishes content that provides educational value, and we are happy to recognize that fact.”
NAID established the CSDS accreditation program two years ago to recognize competency in a broad range of secure destruction issues, including data protection legislation, records management, physical and data security and secure destruction operations. To maintain the accreditation, CSDS professionals are required to earn 20 CEUs annually.
NAID is a nonprofit trade association representing the secure destruction industry. The association currently represents more than 1,900 member locations globally. NAID’s mission is to promote the proper destruction of discarded information and to encourage the outsourcing of destruction needs to qualified contractors.