CPAA to hold first Southern West Coast accreditation class

The Concrete Polishing Association of America (CPAA) is pleased to announce their first Southern West Coast CPAA Craftsman Accreditation class on August 23 to 24. Students that pass this class are considered certified technicians and can then comply with the CPAA certification for polished concrete

The class includes an extensive introduction to understanding diamond tooling, chemistry, equipment, concrete placement and finishing, and the mycams polishing process. Additionally, information to help market the individual and company will be presented.

The training will be held at the OPCMIA (Operative Plaster's and Cement Mason's International Association) Local 500/600 training facility in Arcadia, Calif. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on each day.

Cost for the course is $1,500 for the first student and $1,150 for each additional student from a company. Companies must be a member of CPAA and can sign up for membership and the class at

About CPAA
The Concrete Polishing Association of America (CPAA) builds and maintains a high level of polishing standards, increases awareness of polishing, and creates desire for concrete when processed to a polished finish. Through education, CPAA leads a stronger and more profitable industry.

As a non-profit trade organization, the CPAA has defined industry standards, developed ethical guidelines, created non-biased specifications, and worked with many leading contractors to develop practical procedures that produce quality, processed concrete floors. For more information on CPAA, visit