Residential Specialist Designation

Residential Specialist Designation


The Residential Specialist (RS) Designation provides Certified Installers with an opportunity to demonstrate advanced knowledge and skill in residential paver installations including outdoor living space design and construction, specifically specialty applications such as raised and multi-level patios, fireplaces, fire pits, grills, outdoor kitchens, pool decks and permeable interlocking concrete pavement. 


  1. Hold a current ICPI Concrete Paver Installer Certification. 
  2. Complete the Residential Specialist Course and earn a passing score on the course exam.
  3. Complete and submit an application showing the minimum installation experience requirement of at least 10 projects totaling 50,000 sq. ft. in the residential market.

*Once a designation is earned, it does not expire and there are no renewal requirements. However, you must maintain a current Certification to maintain your designation status.

**Installation experience is a onetime requirement. It can be taken from any period of time that a person has been installing interlocking concrete pavements. Installers can go back as many years as needed in order to fulfill the requirement.