Concrete Polishing Council Certification
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Concrete Polishing Tradesman is a person who has demonstrated knowledge about proper procedures to polish concrete but lacks sufficient work experience to qualify as a Concrete Polishing Craftsman.
Concrete Polishing Craftsman is a certified Tradesman and has verified work experience of 4500 hours directly attributed to surface preparation, grinding, edging, chemical application, honing, polishing, and/or polishing equipment maintenance.
Scope and Knowledge:
The primary technical resource for this program is CPC’s Tradesman Manual which is based on the test content. The test requires knowledge in the following areas of concrete polishing:
- Planning for concrete polishing
- Communication with concrete contractor and specifier
- Surface preparation
- Chemical application
- Polishing equipment maintenance
For Concrete Polishing Tradesman: CPC will grant certification only to those candidates who obtain a passing grade on the online examination. The two-hour examination consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. The passing grade for the examination is 70%.
Individuals with Concrete Polishing Tradesman certification can upgrade to Concrete Polishing Craftsman status upon submittal and approval of verified sufficient work experience.
Re-certification is necessary every five years and requires successful completion of an examination.
For Concrete Polishing Craftsman: CPC will grant certification only to those candidates who have obtained Tradesman Certification PLUS:
Possess 4,500 hours of actual on-the-job polishing* experience.
*Polishing experience includes concrete surface preparation, grinding, edging, chemical application, honing, polishing and polishing equipment maintenance. Verification of the work experience by the candidate's employer(s) is required.
Re-certification is necessary every five years and requires successful completion of a written examination.