CPC Certification Program

Everyone seeking certification will need their own username and password.

  • ASCC members who have a username and password already, click here to get started.

  • If your company is an ASCC member, but you do not have a username and password, click here.

  • Non-members must register to get username and password for access. Click here.

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 Definitions:

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 Tradesman that 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
  • Grinding
  • Edging
  • Chemical application
  • Honing
  • Polishing
  • Polishing equipment maintenance
  • Safety

Certification Requirements:

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 sufficient work experience.

Re-certification is necessary every five years and requires successful completion of examination.

For Concrete Polishing Craftsman: CPC will grant certification only to those candidates who obtain a passing grade on the online examination 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.

 

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Certification FAQ

The Tradesman exam is graded instantly and a certificate will be emailed automatically within a few days.  The Craftsman certification verification process can take between 7 and 10 business days after all forms have been submitted. Certificates are emailed directly to the applicant. If you are having difficulty with credentials, please contact the office at cpccertification@ascconline.org.

You can verify your certification above at Click Here to See Who is Certified.

The Tradesman examination is automatically graded and results are immediate. The certificate will be emailed to you within a few days.

Certification expires 5 years after completion of all requirements. The expiration date is shown on the certificate.

Yes, CPC certifications are recognized worldwide. 

CPC offers an online, on-demand review session. It is a self-paced program that can be accessed on any electronic device any time or place you have Internet connection. Go to the Certification Catalog to access the Tradesman online review session.

No, you do not need to take the online review session prior to taking the online Tradesman examination.

Since the online review session is self-paced you can take as long as you need to prepare for the examination. It is recommended that you complete the study program as quickly as possible for maximum retention of the knowledge.

Go to the Certification Catalog to access the Tradesman online examination.

Since the online review session is self-paced you can take as long as you need to prepare for the examination. It is recommended that you complete the study program as quickly as possible for maximum retention of the knowledge.

Contact the office by email with incorrect /former name and correct spelling/new name at cpccertification@ascconline.org or 866-788-2722.

Contact the office by email with correct address at cpccertification@ascconline.org or 866-788-2722.

Go to the Certification Catalog to access the Craftsman work experience forms.

Upon receiving the Tradesman Certificate, self-employed individuals may apply for Craftsman certification by submitting a CPC Craftsman client affidavit.  Go to the Certification Catalog to access this form.

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