Thinking about taking the ICPI certification course this winter. However, I'm not sure of its worth. IMHO, its seems like its just another piece of paper stating I'm certified. Take a two day course pass a test and walla...I'm certified...even if I never laid a paver in my life. Sorry, I just don't see it. The reason why I ask... My cost for paver installation is anywhere from 18-22 per square foot. However, I'm losing a lot of bids due to price. Customers tell me they can get it done for between 12-15 per square foot. I can't go that low...I just won't make the money I need to make to stay afloat. So I'm wondering if having a 'certification' will give me an edge in the bidding war and really justify my price. Does anyone who has the certification find that that gives you a 'leg-up' so to speak? Also, perhaps the course will provide me with methods to trim some time off the job and hence save money in the long run? Thoughts/opinions are appreciated.