Saturday, March 14, 2009

How ICPI Certification Will Get you More Jobs

ICPI is the Interlocking Concerete Pavement Institute. Being an ICPI member and more importantly a certified paver installer through ICPI has given me more opportunities to sell and contract jobs that I would have otherwise notcontracted. Being a member and Certified by ICPI gives you more credibility as a contractor.

What is ICPI?(Quoted from

"The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), founded in 1993 is the North American trade association representing the interlocking concrete paving industry. ICPI is considered by peer associations around the world as the leader in development and dissemenation of technical information for design professionals and contractors. Our leadership position is due to years of commitment and energy from more than 1,100 members. ICPI engages in a broad range of technical, marketing, educational, government relations and communications activities.

Membership consists of interlocking paver manufacturers, design professionals, paver installation contractors and suppliers of products and services related to the industry. ICPI offers a variety of services to its members through its vast library of technical publications, online design idea galleries, publications, paver installer certification programs and the industry's only dedicated magazine, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Magazine.

The Mission of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute is to increase the use of segmental concrete pavement systems in North America.
To this end the ICPI strives to:
Improve paver market awareness
Improve paver installations
Enhance ICPI's member value proposition
Enhance ICPI's technical capabilities
Enhance ICPI's educational capabilities and offerings
Please click one of the links below to learn more about ICPI"

Everybody has seen a patio driveway or wall that is falling apart. There are many contractors who do not know how to properly install pavers. One of the most credible ways for you to show that you are a professional committed to the industry and educated in the installation of pavers is to be ICPI certified. Upon completion of a course and exam you are presented with a certificate and are listed on the ICPI website as a certified paver installer. You also have access to use the ICPI certified paver installer logo on your marketing materials.

Set yourself and your company apart and become part of an organization that provides the tools that contractors need to be successful. Check out the ICPI website at to see all of the other useful information for contractors.

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