Pervious Concrete Craftsman

Certification Requirements

Pervious Concrete Craftsman certification will be granted to those who meet the Pervious Concrete Technician and Installer requirements plus

  • Complete a Performance Evaluation administered by a CMS or a Local Sponsoring Group approved by CMS and document work experience constructing successful pervious concrete pavement exceeding 1500 hours – CMS Forms PCE/PED/PCA


  • Provide documentation of work experience constructing pervious concrete pavements exceeding 3000 hours – CMS Forms PED/PCA
  • Work experience shall be documented in hours and square footage on CMS Form PED.  Documentation shall include project name/address/concrete supplier and jobsite contact, such as a superintendent or owner who will attest to the quality of the installation.  The craftsman applicant shall document a minimum of 3 problems they have had on pervious concrete jobs and how they resolved these problems.  The craftsman application shall be reviewed and approved by a minimum of 3 member certification committee established by CMS to include a certified craftsman, engineer and ready mix producer.

Certification Time Limits

  • CMS Pervious Concrete Certifications shall be valid for a period of five (5) years.
  • The expiration date for the certification shall be based on the date of approval of the level applied and approved for.


  • Recertification shall be obtained by passing the then current CMS Pervious Concrete Written Examination with a score of 75% or greater; administered by CMS or a Local Sponsoring Group approved by CMS.
  • Submitting documentation of work experience hours of at least an average of 40 hours per year since the previous submission of work experience (not the date of the written test).
  • Prior certification ID and expiration date shall be documented by the applicant.

Exam Information

  • The ninety minute written examination is “closed book,” consisting of approximately 60 multiple-choice questions. The passing grade for the written examination is 75%.
  • During the performance evaluation, each examinee must demonstrate proper procedures for placing, compacting, finishing, edging, jointing and beginning curing a pervious concrete slab. The examiner will observe and evaluate the techniques used and record passing or failing grades on the various individual procedures. A passing grade is defined as “no significant variation from proper procedure and no more than two variations from proper technique in the use of the tools.”


  • CMS’s Certification Review Committee reserves the right to de-certify certified technicians/installers or craftsmen  for any of the following reasons:
  • Failure to meet re-certification criteria
  • Misconduct
    • Allegations of misconduct shall be made to the CMS Certification Review Committee in writing. The allegation shall contain the name, address, and signature of the individual making the allegation.
    • Upon receipt of the allegation an investigation shall be made. Upon completion of the investigation, the Committee shall determine the appropriate action. If the allegation appears to be warranted, the accused and the individual making the allegation shall be notified of the opportunity to appear at a Committee meeting for resolution of the allegation.
  • Penalties may be implemented by the CMS Certification Review Committee and may range from a reprimand to permanent revocation of the certificate. The Chairperson of the CMS Certification Review Committee shall notify all involved parties in writing of the findings of the Committee.
  • The three levels of misconduct are neglect, abuse and Breach of trust. The definition for each level of misconduct are defined as follows:
    • Neglect: Neglect is defined as unintentional deviations from installation procedures or specifications.
    • Abuse: Abuse is defined as careless or deliberate deviation from installation procedures or specifications.
    • Breach of trust: Breach of trust is defined as violation of the trust placed in certified specialists including, but not limited to, acts such as falsification of records, being aware of improprieties in mix design, testing, and/or production by others and not stopping work or not reporting them to appropriate supervisors involved in the project.

If you are interested in pursuing your Pervious Concrete Certification, please contact us for more details.