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Parents' Guide for Their Child's Hardscape Career

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The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) is an association that represents the leading concrete paver manufacturers and contractors in the United States and Canada. The industry has great job opportunities available for experienced and new installers/contractors. You just need the proper installation education and training. 

Wherever you are on your career path, ICPI and its members have established a four-step process that will help you become a better, more marketable professional:

  1. Begin Your Career - Attend an ICPI Beginner Boot Camp sponsored by an ICPI Member or another ICPI-approved organization Click Here to join the waiting list.

  2. Get Certified – Pass an in-person ICPI Concrete Paver Installer Course or an ICPI-approved post-secondary school program, and document 10,000 square feet of concrete paver installation experience on a total of at least five projects.

    – Pass an NCMA Standing Retaining Wall Installer Course document 2,500 square feet of SRW installation experience on a total of at least five projects.


  3. Become a Specialist – Pass one or all three of ICPI’s Specialist Courses (Residential, Commercial, and/or Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement, and document 50,000 square feet of concrete paver installation experience in specialty area.

    – Pass one or both of NCMA's Advanced Courses (Residential,and/or Commercial,and document 5,000 square feet of Standing Retaining Wall installation experience in specialty area.

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