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Welcome to the DPI

Gold Shovel was acquired by Common Ground Alliance (CGA) on Jan. 3, 2023. We are in the final stages of updating our systems.

Getting Started

If this is your first time on the Damage Prevention Institute website, please complete the DPI enrollment form to confirm your profile information and affirm your leadership commitment to DPI accreditation policies.

Already Submitted Enrollment Form

If your organization has already submitted your enrollment form, please bear with us as we onboard you into the DPI. You can confirm this here. This page is update each Friday afternoon with changes that occurred throughout the week. You can expect to receive an email in February with information about registering in CGA’s DPI DIRT (Damage Information Reporting Tool). Once registered, DPI participants will use DPI DIRT to submit December 2022 and January 2023 information. 

Additional Background

If you were a member in good standing with Gold Shovel as of Dec. 31, 2022, you will now become a CGA member and do not need to apply for membership. All dues paid to Gold Shovel will be honored by CGA.

Accreditation Requirements

Accreditation requirements remain the same as under Gold Shovel. If you were Gold Shovel certified and in good standing as of Dec. 31, 2022, you will be accredited by the DPI once the enrollment form is completed.

Facility owners/operators must also enroll in the DPI and become accredited in order to participate; please complete the enrollment form if you have not already.

Entering Monthly Data

As we transition from Gold Shovel to the Damage Prevention Institute, there is a grace period for submitting data. You will not be able to enter data from December and January until mid-February 2023.

We appreciate your patience as we make this transition. Please read through the FAQs on this website and please contact us with questions. Welcome to the Common Ground Alliance and we look forward to building the Damage Prevention Institute with you.

Keep in Touch

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