CSDA Offers Training Discounts

Courses include Operator Certification classes for concrete cutters and concrete polishing.

As the CSDA Training Program approaches a milestone of 4,000 graduates, the association is now offering a large range of discounts up to $1,000 per student.

Due to an ever-increasing interest in its comprehensive range of hands-on and classroom courses, CSDA has created an innovative pricing structure for those who want to train two or more employees at once.

Under this new pricing structure, an employer could send three employees to a two-day training or certification class and the savings would equate to almost 25% of the standard price. These savings can increase further if the employer registers more students, but the association is aware that not all companies can afford to have multiple employees off the jobsite or out of the shop or office.

“We had several contractors express an interest in sending two or more employees to training classes but the costs associated with registration, travel and accommodation quickly add up,” says Kevin Warnecke, chairman of CSDA’s Training Committee. “By offering tiered prices, we hope to present contractors with significant discounts that lower overall costs and allow more employees to attend and receive training. This is a great deal for both the employer and employee.”

Tiered pricing will be effective immediately and applies to all upcoming two-day hands-on and classroom courses hosted by CSDA and its training partners. This includes the association’s Operator Certification courses, scheduled November 4-9, and its Concrete Polishing class, November 7-8. Classes held at World of Concrete are excluded from the new pricing structure, but will remain at the competitive price of $785 per student.

This new pricing structure applies to all CSDA member and non-member registration fees. Members of the association already receive much lower registration fees than non-members, so this is even better news for those companies.

“Training has always been a worthwhile investment for any business and we have seen so many companies benefit from our hands-on and online classes,” says CSDA Executive Director Patrick O’Brien. “We want our classes to be an affordable investment for our smaller member companies and offer discounts to those larger companies who want to train several employees together.”

The association launched its training program in 1995, which now consists of 34 hands-on classes and online sessions. More than 3,700 classes have been completed to date, and CSDA has sold over 1,500 hard copy safety and training videos to the industry.

For more information about the CSDA Training Program or the new tiered pricing structure, visit, call 727-577-5004 or email