The Concrete Polishing Association of America will be presenting a Craftsman, Level 1 course on October 7-8. The course will be hosted by Niagara Machine Inc., located in Charlotte, N.C.
The Craftsman, Level I certification program is a classroom and hands-on training program followed by a certification exam. After passing the exam each student will be sent a Craftsman, Level I certificate; Craftsman, Level I patch; CD containing business tools; and CPAA supporting t-shirt.
Individuals applying for this course must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Tradesman Introduction Certificate
- 980 hours of actual on-the-job experience or a minimum of 12 completed polished concrete projects, the references of two CPAA supporting member manufacturers, and signed affidavit form along with the course registration submission.
Individuals completing this course must demonstrate, through a comprehensive written exam and skills practice exam, basic operational knowledge of the following topics:
- Proper industry terminology/definitions
- Equipment used for concrete polishing
- How to match equipment and diamond tooling to the concrete substrate to achieve the specified polish
- Chemistry of densifiers and stain protectors
- Diamond abrasive design and construction
- Using the diamond abrasive to achieve maximum refinement
- Understanding the theory and recognizing maximum refinement
- Understanding safety hazards within the concrete polishing industry
- Introduction to basic safety hazards related to concrete polishing and project management
The cost to participate in the course is: CPAA Member - $1,050; Non-Member - $1,850.
For more information or to register for the course, visit http://www.cpaa-us.org/classes.php