NECMA is offering 2 ICPI Paver & 2 NCMA SRW contractor certification courses in conjunction with the Northeast Hardscape Expo. Lunch & a light breakfast is included. Registration opens at 7:00AM, classes begin at 8:00AM. 

Course registration includes a badge to attend the show.


ICPI Courses:

The Certified Concrete Paver Installer (CCPI) Course is a two-day classroom based course equips individuals currently employed in the concrete paver installer industry with classroom training to properly install interlocking concrete paving systems. In addition, participants have the opportunity to pursue certification and industry recognition after completing an application form that includes installation experience.

  • Job planning and documentation
  • Estimating quantities, job layout, and flow
  • Soil characteristics and compaction
  • Base materials
  • Edge restraints
  • Bedding and joint sands
  • Selection and installation of concrete pavers
  • Maintenance and management
  • Specialty applications and construction tips
  • Safety
  • Estimating and job costing
  • Contract basics


More projects are being specified with environmentally friendly pavements. The Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement Specialist (PICPS) Course is one-day classroom based course trains experienced contractors about the differences of installing PICP vs. regular interlocking concrete pavement systems. The course is aimed at contractors who are presently doing residential and/or commercial concrete pavement installations and wish to move into the permeable pavement market. It is recommended (but not required) that participants have completed the ICPI Concrete Paver Installer Course prior to attending this course. A PICP Specialist designation may be earned by meeting additional requirements. There are 7 CE Credits offered by this course.

Course content includes job planning & documentation, job layout, flow & estimating quantities, soil & site characteristics, sub-base & base materials, edge restraints, bedding & jointing materials, paver selection & installation, maintenance.


National Concrete Masonry Association Courses:

Segmental Retaining Wall Installer Course
– Level 1/Basic

Learn how to build segmental retaining walls (SRW) that perform well over time. This program teaches hardscape contractors and installers essential concepts related to the design, construction and performance of SRWs, providing the knowledge you need to install quality walls that meet customer expectations and ensure your long-term success. Learn about SRW installation guidelines, materials, soils, compaction and water, planning, estimating, safety and equipment selection. The Certified SRW Installer (CSRWI) Program is also available to each candidate who completes the SRW Installer Course, passes a written examination, and has enough SRW installation experience. This credential is highly valued by consumers.

Registration includes classroom training, a student manual, exam and coffee breaks.


Segmental Retaining Wall Installer Course
– Advanced

This one-day program increases your value to customers by teaching advanced SRW applications and installation techniques, and it is open to current NCMA-Certified SRW Installers (CSRWI) who are engaged in the advanced construction of SRWs. The program is focused on advanced residential applications and small commercial jobs where stairs, corners, pillars, etc. are incorporated. The Certified SRW Installer residential Advanced (CSRWI-A) Program is also available to each candidate who completes the SRW Installer Advanced Course, passes a written examination, and has enough SRW installation experience. This credential is highly valued by consumers.


Daily Agenda
7:00 AM Registration (Coffee & Donuts)
8:00 AM Course
10:00 AM Morning break
12:00 Noon Lunch
1:00 PM Course resumes 3
:00 PM Afternoon break
5:00 PM Course Conclusion (contingent on testing)


PAYMENT REQUIRED WITH REGISTRATION Payment can be made by credit card online or by check payable and returned to NECMA P.O. Box 448, Manchaug, MA 01526-0448 / email to / fax to 508/476-3467. (Written cancellations received 1 week prior to 1st day of training will receive a full refund. Cancellations after this date will receive no refund.