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Drew Gemma
03-14-2005, 10:25 PM
Is it worth it can I learn anyhting or am I wasting 250 bucks every 5 years. Plus the closeest cert is about 1.5 hours away. I definetly want to improve the hardscape aspect of my business. Maintance, softscape are about maxed out for my customer base. Hardscape possibly give me extra income during the dry months. Anyone go throught the icpi cert program was it worth it.

BMFD92
03-15-2005, 08:46 AM
it was well worth it. I learned some much and there is so much info in pavers that this class has. You learn everything you need to know.

cgland
03-15-2005, 09:23 AM
I wouldn't say you learn EVERYTHING you need to know. I does teach you a great deal about soils, compaction, etc. But it doesn't teach anything about installation if thats what your looking for. ICPI is a good selling tool if you have the right customer base. I often find that price will inevitably win over a certification. This is whee your sales skills come into play. Sell your quality and value.

Chris

TopNotchMowing
02-23-2011, 10:50 PM
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Jean Pierre Martel
02-25-2011, 12:48 AM
It is now $350. Everyone who passes the exam recieve a Record of Completion. However, once you get that now you must verify you have installed 5 projects and 10,000 sf pavers in order to be a "Certified Installer". Then, you must earn 15 hours of continuing education in 2 years in order to keep up the certification.

I feel this is a very fair process that will eventually weed out those who do not install this on a regular basis and will add value to this certification.

MexicanAmerican1
02-26-2011, 12:09 AM
How ICPI verifies the 10,000 sq.ft.?

kootoomootoo
02-26-2011, 10:15 AM
if they or someone else made it 10k to join it would be worth something

wurkn with amish
02-26-2011, 01:46 PM
just cause you lay 10k in pavers doesn't mean you laid them correctly, so whats the point of that either?

kootoomootoo
02-26-2011, 04:11 PM
just cause you lay 10k in pavers doesn't mean you laid them correctly, so whats the point of that either?

what if they are laid upside down>?

wurkn with amish
02-26-2011, 04:13 PM
backwards would be better.