Sawing & Drilling 201: Operator Certification Course

Location: Clearwater, FL at St Petersburg College
Date: November 6th – 10th

Each student is required to fill out the 201 Sign Off Form as part of the registration process. Supervisors/Owners may fill out the form on behalf of the student.


The 201 certification courses allow operators to become certified in one, two or all of the disciplines. The custom course offerings provide classroom and hands-on instruction covering slab sawing/core drilling, wall/hand/chain sawing and wire sawing. These courses are geared towards experienced operators who want to gain top-notch proficiency and productivity in these disciplines


  • Experienced operators who want to expand on their knowledge and skills.
  • Experienced operators who want to advance in their company.


  • Review of basic and advanced instruction of the application and components of the sawing systems including set-up, cutting techniques, troubleshooting, equipment maintenance and power supplies
  • Discussion of what constitutes a professional operator
  • Advanced concrete and diamond tool technology
  • Troubleshooting diamond tool problems
  • Safe work practices

These 201 courses evaluate and tests the operator’s level of proficiency in the discipline of Wall Sawing. Operators who successfully complete written and practical exams are issued a certificate of achievement and a Certified Operator’s I.D. card appropriate to the course taken. Certification lasts for a two-year period and can be renewed.


  • Three years field experience (1 year = 1,500 hours)
  • An unrestricted driver’s license
  • Completion & Passing of one of the following; the online Cutting Edge Course, or CSDA Sawing & Drilling 101 Course or company equivalent training. Company equivalent training must be verified with the training committee chair;
  • Completion of the OSHA 10Hr Construction Safety Course


CSDA Member Pricing: Slab Sawing & Core Drilling 101 Wall & Hand Sawing 101 Wire Sawing 101

 CSDA Discount    

for 5 Days:

101 Training or 201 Training $785.00 $785.00 $395.00 $1,795.00
CSDA Member Multiple Student Discount:


Slab Sawing & Core Drilling 101

Wall & Hand Sawing 101


Wire Sawing 101

CSDA Multi -Student Discount for 5 Days
1st Student $785.00 $785.00 $395.00 $1,795.00
2nd Student $600.00 $600.00 $300.00 $1,350.00
3rd Student $400.00 $400.00 $200.00 $900.00
Non Member Pricing:

Non Member

Sawing & Drilling 101

Non Member

Wall Sawing 101

Non Member

Wire Sawing 101

Non Member Total Per Student for 5 Days:
101 Training or 201 Training $1,290.00 $1,290.00 $650.00 $3,230.00


St. Pete College, Clearwater Campus

2464 Drew St.

Clearwater, FL 33765


Appropriate work clothes and steel toes work boots.


Safety glasses, ear protection, hard hat, rain gear, steel toed work boots and a tape measure along with paper and pencil. 


We understand that situations arise that may require a change of plans. If you are unable to attend a course for which you are registered, please contact the CSDA office as soon as possible. Substitution of participants is permissible any time prior to the start of a particular course. If no substitutes can be scheduled, CSDA, in order to cover costs associated with processing cancellations, assesses a cancellation fee of $75.00 per course. Cancellations must be requested at least 72 hours before the start of the course.


Operator Certification eligibility is renewable every two years. In order to retain your distinction as a CSDA Certified Operator, graduates of the CSDA Operator Certification Training Program must renew their CSDA-issued identification cards and eligibility status by submitting a completed renewal form & paying the renewal fee.    

Call the CSDA office at 727-577-5004 or email for more information about multiple course discounts and our tiered pricing structure.