ICPI hosted an Authorized Instructor Training event in Chantilly, VA on February 4-6, 2019. Led by ICPI Director of Engineering Robert Bowers, P. Eng. and ICPI Director of Education and Workforce Development Merry Beth Hall, a total of 14new instructors were prepared to offer ICPI’s courses leading to installer certification: Concrete Paver Installer, Residential Specialist, Commercial Specialist, and PICP Specialist.
To become an Authorized Instructor, an individual must have passed the course they wish to teach with a score of 90% or higher on the exam. They are then required to attend a course-specific instructor training course and the ICPI Adult Educator course. All Authorized Instructors must be employees of ICPI member companies and must have completed any recommended prerequisite courses for the course they will instruct. Instructors have additional requirements on their certification including more square footage of installation experience and years in the industry as well as earning additional continuing education.
The next ICPI Authorized Instructor training event will be on October 18-19, 2019 at the conclusion of the Hardscape North America trade show in Louisville, KY. Registration will open in the spring.