by | Jan 9, 2019 | Industry News

St. Petersburg, FL – The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) is pleased to announce a packed fall/winter 2018/19 training and certification schedule, with six hands-on courses planned at St. Petersburg College in beautiful Clearwater, Florida. Several additional training courses will be available in Las Vegas during World of Concrete 2019.

CSDA has scheduled a series of hands-on comprehensive introductory classes geared toward anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of cutting disciplines. They are followed by a series of advanced Operator Certification courses designed for experienced operators looking to gain proficiency in sawing and drilling techniques. Finally, WOC will provide a venue for additional training on concrete polishing, GPR and estimating. The schedule is as follows:

Date                            Course                                                                        Location                    

Oct. 15-16, 2018          Slab Sawing & Core Drilling 101 Introduction              Clearwater, Florida

Oct. 17-18, 2018          Wall & Hand Sawing 101 Introduction                          Clearwater, Florida

Oct. 19, 2018               Wire Sawing 101 Introduction                                      Clearwater, Florida

Nov. 5-6, 2018             Slab Sawing & Core Drilling 201 Certification              Clearwater, Florida

Nov. 7-8, 2018             Wall & Hand Sawing 201 Certification                         Clearwater, Florida

Nov. 9, 2018                Wire Sawing 201 Certification                                      Clearwater, Florida

Jan. 22-23, 2019          Concrete Polishing                                                      Las Vegas, Nevada

Jan. 22-23, 2019          Estimating Course                                                       Las Vegas, Nevada

Jan. 24, 2019               GPR Methods & Theory                                               Las Vegas, Nevada

Jan. 24, 2019               Testing Methods for Concrete Polished Floors             Las Vegas, Nevada

As part of its Train More Save More program, the association offers large discounts to companies that send multiple operators to sawing and drilling courses. CSDA also has an online training website consisting of 27 courses available via

“Since its launch in 1995, the CSDA Training Program has had over 6,000 graduates and over the past couple of years we have seen course participation grow across the board. An increasing number of companies are once again feeling financially confident enough to invest in industry training, which not only improves efficiency, safety and productivity but raises the professionalism of the whole industry,” says CSDA Lead Instructor Rick Norland.

The association has hands-on, classroom and online courses for every discipline and skill level, allowing contractors to provide operators with superior training. To find registration details and other important information about the above classes, visit