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Commercial Specialist Course - Louisville, KY

Event Date

October 16, 2018 8:00 am EDT to October 17, 2018 3:00 pm EDT
October 16, 2018 - 8:00am

Louisville, KY
United States
Hardscape North America

The Commercial Specialist (CS) (previously Commerical Pave Technician (CPT)) Course is a two-day classroom based course presents best practices for installation of interlocking concrete pavers in industrial, commercial, institutional and municipal applications. The course is designed for foremen and higher-ranking personnel employed by construction companies installing segmental concrete pavements that may currently be installing commercial applications or plan to expand into this market. Participants should be experienced contractors. It is recommended (but not required) that participants have completed the ICPI Concrete Paver Installer Course prior to attending this course. A Commercial Specialist Designation can be earned by meeting additional requirements. There are 13 Continuing Education Credits offered by this course.

Course content includes pavement design overview, stabilized bases, bedding sand hardness & durability, overlays & inlays, rigid applications, roof plaza decks, crosswalks, concrete grid pavements, commercial installation & mechanical installation, contracts overview, MasterFormat, general conditions, liens, construction details, plan reading, submittals, retainage, estimating software & on-screen takeoffs, and marketing your company.


Register Online(link is external)

When registering for this course, you must also register for the Hardscape America Trade show (included in your course registration fees). Please complete your registration by clicking the above "Register Online" above.

Registration Fee (all fees listed are in US dollars)

$265 - ICPI/NCMA/BIA Member + Trade Show Registration Fee

$335  - Non-member + Trade Show Registration Fee

Want to get the $70 discount? Become an ICPI Member First and then register to attend the course.


Hardscape North America
Hyatt Regency Louisville Downtown
320 S. 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Time and ADA

**Please note the below course times have been updated

Tuesday, October 16

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, October 17

7:00 am - 3:00 pm

If you require any special assistance, please contact ICPI at 703-657-6900 or

Course Results and Certification Requirements

Course Results and Certification Requirements

Please note that upon successful completion of the classroom based course and exam, participants will receive a Record of Completion from ICPI, about a month after ICPI receives the course materials.  Those interested in earning an ICPI Commercial Specialist designation will need to complete an Application for Designation, showing that they meet the minimum installation experience requirements (10 or more projects totaling at least 50,000 sq. ft.).  Additionally, continuing education will be required during each two-year certification term.  For information on how to become an ICPI Commercial Specialist, click here.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Registrants who provide written notice of cancellation at least seven days in advance of the course start date shall receive a refund less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made for not attending or if notice of cancellation is received seven (7) days or less of the meeting starting date except in cases where participants cannot attend due to inclement weather. In such cases, the Executive Director may waive the seven (7) day notice requirement at his/her discretion. Substitutions shall be permitted from the same company at any time prior to the meeting start date without penalty. For registrants wanting to transfer to an alternate program, a $25 administrative fee shall apply. Credit balances must be used within a one-year period for future programs. ICPI is not responsible for expenses incurred due to cancellation of program.

Disclaimer and Understanding

Disclaimer and Understanding

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (“ICPI”) Concrete Paver Installer Programs are intended to communicate industry guidelines to paver installers on estimating, planning and executing residential and commercial projects and to educate individuals in applicable construction and general business practices.

ICPI recognizes only that a Record of Completion awarded to a participant conveys that the participant has completed the required course of instruction and earned a passing grade on the examination administered by ICPI at the conclusion of the course. For a participant obtaining ICPI Concrete Paver Installer certification or designation status, ICPI recognizes only that the certificate holder has earned a Record of Completion and has also met the minimum amount of installation experience required by ICPI. ICPI exercises no control or direction over certified concrete paver installers and does not in any manner endorse, guarantee, or certify the performance or quality of services rendered or products used. ICPI further disclaims any and all liability for injuries or damages to persons or property or for monetary damages arising out of or resulting from the failure of performance of services rendered or products used by an installer holding an ICPI certification or designation.