Knowledge is Power.
Knowledge gives you an edge over the competition. Knowledge ensures your customers will return to you again and again.
Get that knowledge from CCI’s unbiased teaching, from-scratch mixes and detailed instruction that tells you how, and why, from a licensed professional civil engineer.
Register early, classes fill fast.
|2-Day Pro GFRC(GFRC, fire pits and fabric forming for professional concrete countertop makers.)||5-Day Ultimate Precast & GFRC(Complete Precast, GFRC and business training for those starting a concrete countertop business.)||5-Day Advanced 3-Dimensional Molds(Learn 3-dimensional mold making techniques plus how to create water features, fire pits, fiber optics, fabric forming and more.)|
Self-study training also available.
Why train with CCI? Click here to find out.
5-day, hands-on training that covers absolutely everything:
The Ultimate Concrete Countertop Training
Do you want to build a successful business crafting high-quality concrete products? The Ultimate Concrete Countertop Training gives you:
This class is not intended for ‘weekend warriors’ or the Do-It-Yourselfers out there. We have other options if either of those terms apply to you. However, if you already have a business, or if you’re ready to start your own, let’s talk. It could be that this is the class you’ve been looking for.
What you learn: Everything that pertains to foundational knowledge of both Precast and GFRC fabrication methods, from mix design right up through sealers. And it’s not limited to countertops; you’ll learn a variety of other projects as well. This class will give you everything you need in order to have a successful concrete fabrication shop.
What we expect in our students: Dedication. Commitment to learning proven methods. Willingness to put preconceived ideas aside and absorb the truth from an experienced Engineer and Artisan. The gumption to get home and get to work. Ideally, we accept students who have their shop spaces planned out (if not actually set up), already have most (if not all) of their tools and equipment, and are prepared to make a go of it. Interviews are required, and if you’re not ready to pack your bags and buy your tickets, you’re not ready to interview.
It’s about FREEDOM: freedom to choose your own mix, freedom to buy materials where you want to buy them, freedom to be creative on your own terms, freedom from mistakes made out of ignorance.
It may not be easy, but you won’t have to go it alone. We’ll be there to guide you every step of the way. FREE Membership is included, plus unlimited support from Jeff Girard and Lane Mangum for an entire year.
You never cease to amaze me with your commitment to your students and the ability to reach you around the clock. You are amazing and I am so grateful to have you as a part of my business!! Thanks for all you do! – Chris, NH
Taking this class was the defining point of my business success. I learned so many things and tricks that you don’t find easily online. I haven’t regretted this decision once. The best part of it is that Jeff hasn’t stopped helping me even after the class. Whenever I get a project, I send him an email and he makes sure to answer every single question I have. I would attend any other classes CCI offers in a heart beat. – Tamika, Haiti
To all those interested in the art of concrete: STOP. Put down the bag of concrete or the book or the trowel and contact CCI. This is the most comprehensive class you will find. The knowledge you get from CCI will prevent years of frustration. The complexities of this art form are entirely too intense and numerous for a trial and error system. Just bite the bullet and enroll in a class now. —Nathan,TN
This class is, by far, the most intensive, useful and practical trade class I have ever taken. The projects we got to actually work on, techniques learned, and take home materials that we were given are superb. TAKE THIS CLASS if you want to perfect concrete countertops. —Joe, FL
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When and where is this class offered?
This class is held approximately every 3 months at the CCI training center in Raleigh, NC and occasionally in the U.K. and Australia. Click here for the class schedule.
How much does it cost?
$3995 in Raleigh, NC, $4295 in the U.K., $4795 in Australia.
What’s the class size?
Limited to 10 students in the U.S. and 12 students internationally.
Who should take this class?
This class is only for those who are most dedicated to creating a serious, profitable concrete countertop business, whether standalone or in addition to an existing business. No experience with concrete is required, as the training is extremely thorough. You do need basic carpentry and handyman skills, along with creativity and enthusiasm. You will work side by side with Jeff Girard for a full 5 days, and Jeff will take the time to answer every single question.
How do I sign up?
You must interview to be accepted into this program. Click here to begin the interview process. Serious inquiries only, please.
What you’ll learn hands-on and in the classroom:
Class materials and benefits you will receive: