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The association offers classroom, hands-on and online courses throughout the year in several locations across the U.S. Click the links below to find out more information or to register for one of these top-notch courses.

If you have any questions about the CSDA Training Program or one of its courses, please call 727-577-5004 or email


Sawing and Drilling 101
Introductory hands-on classes

Operator Certification
Advanced sawing and drilling certification courses

Comprehensive class focused on estimating sawing and drilling jobs

Concrete Polishing
Introductory hands-on class

ST-115 Certification
Focused on the application of CSDA Standard ST-115 Measuring Concrete Micro Surface texture

Online Training
Introductory classes and instructional safety/training videos


Why Train Your Employees?

A Happy Worker is a Hard Worker

Registering your employees for CSDA training courses sends the message that you are committed to their professional growth. This kind of commitment to your employees will make them more committed to you and your business. You are making an investment in their future. In these times of high turnover and competition, you can’t afford not to hold on to competent personnel. Giving them the training they need to be the best can also increase employee morale.

St. Petersburg College

St. Petersburg College’s Corporate Training Center has partnered with CSDA for all CSDA training programs. For 74 years, St. Petersburg College has been offering a standard of excellence in education as a community college. In 2001, it became Florida’s first community college to be afforded 4-year status and it dropped the "junior” from its name. St. Petersburg College (SPC) now offers a variety of associate degree, certification and baccalaureate degree programs.

The CSDA training classes will be held on the Clearwater Campus through the Building Arts Department. The department offers certificates and degrees to those interested in the building construction industry with such programs as Architectural Design, Building Construction Technology, Design and Drafting, AutoCAD and Continuing Education for Contractors. It is anticipated that more courses will be developed for CSDA members through this partnership.

St. Petersburg College
Clearwater Campus
2465 Drew Street
Clearwater, Florida 33766

Training at Your Facility

CSDA also offers on-site training by industry professionals at your facility. CSDA will bring Cutting Edge and/or OSHA training right to your door if you have 15 participants or more. This is an excellent way to reduce your training costs and make training more convenient for your employees. Call the CSDA office at 727-577-5004 for more details. Items you will need to provide for program include:

• Classroom facility for 15 students and instructor 
• Chair and desk (classroom setup) for all students 
• Desk/table for instructor 
• Flip chart or blackboard with markers or chalk 
• VHS player and video monitor/TV 
• Overhead projector and screen 
• Food and refreshments during the day

CSDA Partner in Training offers more than 900 online continuing education courses written by more than 80 industry experts, many of whom are university faculty.’s diverse selection has attracted more than 20,000 registered users from 50 states and eight countries. The company has been featured on CNN, and in over 300 trade magazines, newspapers and industry journals.  

All curriculums are designed to meet state licensing and professional organization requirements, but are applicable to all individuals seeking continuing education. works closely with many professional organizations now including CSDA. Its courses are registered with and accepted by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the American Institute of Constructors (AIC).

Benefits to CSDA members who register with include: 
• Free online course when you register as a new user 
• Free "Certificate of Completion” upon successful course completion 
• Free online journal to document fulfilled CE hours/education history 
• Free management and tracking of fulfilled CE hours, as well as submission to state licensing boards and professional organizations on behalf of customers. 
• Ten percent discount with CSDA membership. 
Select online courses based on profession and state.

CSDA offers two online courses through
CSDA's Basics of Concrete, Diamonds & Diamond Tools 
CSDA's Basics of Core Drilling



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