Contractor & Supplier Certification Isn’t it time that you and your company were recognized for your professional expertise and achievement?
Would you invest in continuing education if it meant the difference between being prequalified to bid, or not?
Would you like to gain credibility with the architects & engineers who design your work and the general contractors who control it?
This year RMMI has updated our Certification Program to meet industry demands for masonry education. Please see the list of new requirements below. Already a certified member? Not to worry we have grandfathered in our members who were previously certified. There are new requirements for maintaining your certification in 2017. Please see the below guidelines to make sure you stay certified!
What does it take to get certified?
First and foremost, a commitment to excellence in service, workmanship, and business practices. Second, at least three years experience in the construction industry (principals of masonry contracting companies must have at least 5 years’ experience in masonry construction). And finally, you must meet the following educational requirements.
A minimum of 75 credit hours must be completed in the following categories:
A minimum of 48 of the 75 hours must be RMMI Certification Courses. You may submit certificates of completion from other institutions such as MCAA or NCMA. These certificates must be approved by RMMI's Executive Director and there will be a $25 processing fee per certificate. To have these certificates approved please email Kim Roland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Quality Assurance/ Best Practices (16 hour minimum)
- Codes and Standards (10 hour minimum)
- Ethics and Business Practices (10 hour minimum)
- Safety (10 hour minimum)
- Bidding Practices (5 hour minimum)
- Masonry Products (5 hour minimum)
Masonry Contractor Certification:
In order to have your company certified as a RMMI Certified Contractor you must have one primary employee certified through RMMI, and 100% of your supervisors must take at least 15 credit hours of RMMI Certification Courses. Please submit a full list of supervisors marking your primary to Kim Roland at email@example.com.
Once you complete the program, you’ll be awarded designation as an RMMI-certified masonry contractor, masonry professional, or masonry specialist. You must complete a minimum of 6 Continuing education hours every year in order to maintain your certification.
Note: You MUST be a member of RMMI to be a Certified Masonry Contractor.
Already certified? Not to worry you are still a certified member, however by the end of 2018 you must have your primary certified, and 100% of your supervisors must take at least 15 credit hours of RMMI Certification Courses.
What are the benefits of certification?
You’ll enhance your understanding of every aspect of masonry design, construction, marketing and management. You’ll gain the know-how to grow your business and increase your bottom-line. You’ll earn objective verification of your expertise. And last but not least, you’ll give your customers a valuable prequalification tool. RMMI will aggressively promote your achievement and request that architects, general contractors and municipalities specify the use of RMMI-certified professionals for their projects.
How good is this program?
Very, very good. All of these courses have been designed by RMMI members, who understand the range and depth of knowledge it takes to be a qualified player in this industry. RMMI certification courses are taught by leading professionals in the areas of construction, engineering, architecture, law, finance, management consulting, and human resources. Each participant in the certification program receives a valuable reference binder containing detailed course outlines, applicable technical information, and supplemental reading.
Who should attend?
Every principal and supervisory employee of every masonry contracting company within, and outside of, our organization. This program will also benefit owners and senior professionals (especially sales & marketing representatives) of masonry manufacturing companies, suppliers and distributors. The goal is simple: Let’s all get smarter about everything it takes to serve our customers better and run our businesses more profitably. And, let’s make sure we spread this knowledge to everyone working in the field where it will result in better workmanship and a safer work environment.
How do you get started?
Contact RMMI at 303-893-3838 or email Kim Roland at firstname.lastname@example.org.