I am/want to be a Concrete Polisher
The Polished Concrete industry is booming, and as more and more designers become aware of its unique beauty, cost-effective benefits, and environmental friendly application, the demand for experienced flooring contractors is on the rise.
IPCI is here to help! Offering IPCI Craftsman Certification, polished concrete specs, ASTM data, and marketing resources, IPCI will provide you with the tools to succeed in this new art.
Membership cost is $1500 for the initial year, which includes two training spots, and $600 for renewal thereafter. IPCI wants to help our members succeed in this market, for your success is our success. Benefits include:
CERTIFICATION & INDUSTRY TRAINING
This year, IPCI will offer nine (9) Certification trainings and three (3) Continuing Education classes including Decorative Polished Concrete, Sales & Marketing, and our very popular Pour-to-Shine course. Each event is techinique-driven and offers practical training and tips on how to succeed in the polishing industry.
SUBSCRIPTION TO THE IPCI JOURNAL
We publish your projects! The IPCI Journal is a quarterly publication that reaches over 42,000 organizations across the US and Canada. Each edition features the latest industry trends, case studies, and articles - all about polished concrete - so you stay informed.
AIA-CES PROVIDER FOR ARCHITECTS
IPCI trains and prepares polishers to offer AIA/CES (Continuing Education System) credits through an AIA approved presentation on the benefits of polished concrete. These presentations are an excellent way to network with the design community, successfully market polished concrete, and learn about upcoming projects in your area.
MEMBER DIRECTORY & BIDDING OPPORTUNITIES
The IPCI online Member Directory connects you to Architects, GCs and facility/home owners looking for certified contractors. Polishers can also learn about projects up for bid through IPCI's Project Posting Board.
ACCESS TO CUSTOMIZED CSI SPECS & TESTING DATA
The Build-A-Spec Module allows users to personalize a virtual 3-D floor installation model and turn it into a customized, printable CSI-format specification with point-and-click ease. ASTM and other quality control testing resources are also available on the IPCI website, including co-efficient of Friction testing results.
MARKETING & BUSINESS SUPPORT
IPCI Craftsman Certification includes a complete 'Business Support' section specifically designed for business owners and managers to offer tips and support for networking, sales, and marketing your polished concrete business. In addition to online support, members receive a resource CD containing checklists, cost sheets, and photos of polished concrete.