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INDUSTRY TRAINING

AIA/CES Provider Training Program
In response to an increased emphasis on continuing education, architects and engineers are turning to industry representatives to learn about new technology and design practices being implemented in masonry construction. To meet this need, NCMA has become an approved provider of continuing education by the American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education System (AIA/CES), and has developed several AIA/CES-approved seminars for design professionals. NCMA’s AIA/CES Provider Training Program trains experienced sales and marketing professionals from the manufactured concrete products industry on how to deliver these continuing education seminars to designers or in-house staff. Individuals who complete this program become NCMA Continuing Education Facilitators (CEF) and are authorized to present NCMA’s AIA and LA/CES-approved seminars and to award AIA and LA/CES Learning Units to those designers who attend the seminars. In addition to learning effective presentation skills, attendees are provided with ready-to-use PowerPoint presentations covering topics relating to concrete masonry and hardscape design and construction for which they have been determined qualified to give. This program will help participants convey critical information to designers and to establish themselves as a valuable resource to their customers. CEF training is web based. To obtain the NCMA AIA-LA/CES Facilitator classification, successful completion of the appropriate NCMA CES Provider Training is required. Prerequisites and qualifications for this course are:

  • Experience or training in specific course to be taught
  • ​Successful completion of NCMA Facilitator On line Course
  • ​Successful completion of each module for which continuing education training is sought
  • ​Complete all of Level 1 of the NCMA online training program.

For more information about this course, please contact Dennis W. Graber at dgraber@ncma.org or 571.224.0932.  Members only.

Segmental Retaining Wall Installer Train-the-Trainer – Level I /Basic
The SRW Installer Basic Course and exam are delivered locally by NCMA-authorized industry representatives (SRW Installer Trainers). NCMA members whose employees complete this Train-the-Trainer Level I course can provide a valued service to and build relationships with SRW installers by sponsoring local course sessions and exams. This Train-the-Trainer course teaches SRW installation guidelines, material and system component properties, soils and compaction, site practices, and how to teach this subject to installers. Attendees learn effective presentation skills in the context of adult education, and how to become a knowledge resource for business partners. This course is open to NCMA Members only. For more information about this course, please contact Gabriela Mariscal at gmariscal@ncma.org or 571.224.0931
Cost: $250. Members only.
Next scheduled class – TBA

Segmental Retaining Wall Installer Train-the-Trainer – Advanced
The SRW Installer Advanced Course and exam are delivered locally by NCMA-authorized industry representatives (SRW Installer Trainers). NCMA members whose employees complete this Train-the-Trainer course can provide a valuable service to and build relationships with SRW installers by sponsoring local course sessions and exams. This Train-the-Trainer course teaches Advanced SRW Installation for Advanced Residential and Small Commercial Projects: wall layout and planning, water and drainage, tiered walls, corners and curves, patios, etc., and how to teach this subject to installers. Attendees learn how to become a knowledge resource for business partners. This course is open to authorized SRW Trainers (Level I/Basic). For more information about this course, please contact Gabriela Mariscal at gmariscal@ncma.org or 571.224.0931.

Cost: $200. Members only.
Next scheduled class – TBA

NCMA – ICPI COMMERCIAL SALES COURSE
NCMA and ICPI have developed an education program to prepare sales representatives who sell to the commercial market. Content includes an overview of competitive systems and provides technical background specific to permeable interlocking concrete pavement systems, segmental retaining walls and articulating concrete block. Related software, product specifications, plan review, and bidding procedures are also covered. Participants may register for the full, 3-day program or one of the 2-day programs, depending on the content of the training desired. For more information contact Gabriela Mariscal at gmariscal@ncma.org or 571.224.0931.