Certified Installer Program

Elevate Your Skills with the CMHA Stone Veneer Certification

About This Event

For the first time ever, the Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association (CMHA) Certified Installer Program is coming to Canada!¬†ūüćĀ¬†Proudly brought to you by¬†Westlake Royal Stone Solutions, I-XL Building Products,¬†CSI – All Things Stone,¬†and White Cap¬†Supply. We‚Äôre¬†teaming up to¬†bring¬†all the support, knowledge, and technical¬†expertise¬†to our installers and the Canadian¬†masonry world!

The CMHA Certified Installer Program is a two-day training session that teaches installers the fundamental manufactured stone veneer (MSV) installation guidelines and industry best practices. The certification ensures an understanding of installation techniques and building code requirements. It is a highly valued credential by architects, builders, designers, and consumers.

Limited spaces available. Register now.

CMHA Certified Installer Program Dates

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Session Near You!

The CMHA Certified Installer Program is now available across Canada! Space is limited, register now!


Winnipeg, MB

March 4 – March 5, 2024

White Cap Supply
879 Keewatin St.  Winnipeg, MB

Cost: $350 USD

Mississauga, ON

March 5 – March 6, 2024

I-XL Building Products
1 Р6145 Ordan Dr.  Mississauga, ON

Cost: $350 USD

Surrey, BC

March 7 – March 8, 2024

I-XL Building Products
105 Р19033 54 Ave.  Surrey, BC

Cost: $350 USD

Edmonton, AB

March 11 – March 12, 2024

White Cap Supply
21359 115 Ave. NW  Edmonton, AB

Cost: $350 USD

Calgary, AB

March 14 – March 15, 2024

I-XL Building Products
4900 102 Ave. SE  Calgary, AB

Cost: $350 USD

Program Details

Why Become a Certified Installer?

  • Increase technical knowledge, installation technique, and learn up-to-date building code requirements
  • Create differentiation and credibility in the market with a valid certification
  • Get listed as a certified installer on the ICPI-NCMA and Westlake Royal Stone Solutions websites.
  • Drive more business and create more leads as a trusted installer of Manufactured Stone Veneer
  • Qualify for future project bids requiring ICPI-NCMA Certification

Certification Process

Each contractor will need to pass a classroom and performance test to receive certification, which is good for three years. Certified installers will receive an official certificate and be listed on the CMHA and Westlake Royal Stone Solutions websites.

  • Classroom Test¬†– 50-question quiz based on the material presented on Day 1 of training.
  • Performance Test¬†– Install and grout 10 square feet, flash three penetrations, and identify mistakes on a wall with paper, lath, and scratch coat applied.
  • Approval Process¬†– Once you‚Äôve completed your tests, they will be submitted to ICPI-NCMA for grading and approval. All passing participants will then receive an official certificate from ICPI-NCMA. Certified participants will also be listed as MSV Certified Installers on the¬†ICPMA-NCMA¬†and¬†Westlake Royal Stone Solutions¬†websites.

Course Outline


  • Module 1 – Introduction
  • Module 2 – Materials¬†
  • Module 3 – Surface Preparation
  • Module 4 – Installation
  • Module 5 – Detail Review and Cautions
  • Classroom Test


  • Installation and Grouting of Stone
  • Flashing Penetrations
  • Mistake Panel
  • Performance Test

Offical Partners

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