Become an Instructor

How to Become an ICPI Authorized Instructor

ICPI authorizes two types of instructors for its installer courses – Contractor and Technical instructors. Both types of instructors must meet the same basic requirements, but Contractor instructors must also have installation experience. Instructors must be authorized for each course they wish to teach.

Note on Course Policy: Course policy requires that at least one Authorized Contractor Instructor teach any ICPI installer course. A second instructor is not required, but could be a Contractor Instructor, a Technical Instructor, or a Technical Instructor who is approved to serve as a Lead Instructor.

INSTRUCTOR DESIGNATIONS


Authorized Contractor Instructor or Authorized Technical Instructor designations are available for the following courses:

  • Concrete Paver Installer Course
  • Commercial Paver Technician Course
  • Advanced Residential Paver Technician Course
  • PICP Specialist Course

REQUIREMENTS


Authorized CONTRACTOR Instructors

  • Employer is ICPI member (if contractor member: “Contractor Affiliate” or “Contractor Voting” category)
  • Hold Record of Completion for recommended prerequisite courses (1)
  • Earn 90% on exam for course they wish to instruct
  • Attend ½-day, in person Adult Educator Course
  • Attend course-specific Instructor Training for the course they wish to instruct
  • Meet installation experience requirements (2)
  • Hold current Concrete Paver Installer certification

Authorized TECHNICAL Instructors

  • Employer is ICPI member (if contractor member: “Contractor Affiliate” or “Contractor Voting” category)
  • Hold Record of Completion for recommended prerequisite courses (1)
  • Earn 90% on exam for course they wish to instruct
  • Attend ½-day, in person Adult Educator Course
  • Attend course-specific Instructor Training for the course they wish to instruct

(1) The Concrete Paver Installer Course is the recommended prerequisite for the PICP Specialist Course, Commercial Paver Technician Course, and Advanced Residential Paver Technician Course.

(2) Contractor Instructors - Installation Experience Requirements

Designation

Concrete Paver Installer Course

Commercial Paver Technician Course

Residential Paver Technician Course

PICP Specialist Course

Projects*

20 and

20 or

20 or

20 or

Area*[sq ft]

20,000**

100,000

100,000

100,000

Application

Any

Any

Any

PICP

Market Segment

Any

Commercial

Residential

Any

*Must meet number of projects OR sq. ft. of installed projects (alternative installation & teaching experience may be considered on case-by-case basis for advanced courses)

**and at least 5 years of experience as a contractor

ALTERNATIVE REQUIREMENTS for Technical Instructors to Serve as Lead Instructors


If you already hold a Technical Instructor Authorization for the Concrete Paver Installer Course, click here to download and complete an application to serve as a Lead Instructor for that course.

If you already hold a Technical Instructor Authorization for the PICP Specialist Course, click here to download an application to serve as a Lead Instructor for that course.

INSTRUCTOR RENEWALS


Once authorized, all instructors must earn 10 credits of continuing education within every 2-year term. At least 2 of the 10 continuing education credits needed must be from attending an adult educator topic of the instructor’s choosing (example: improving presentation skills, etc.) or by earning one credit per course taught. The remaining eight must follow the ICPI guidelines for continuing education and service to the industry credit for Certified Installers.

Instructor CE Tracking Form