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The Coval Stone Certification Course involves hands on training in applying Coval Stone

National Stone & Masonry Director to Lead IICRC Teaching

Coval Stone Certification Course to be offered free after SMT Class.

Robert Falzone, National Stone & Masonry Director for Coval Technologies, will lead a Stone, Masonry, and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician (SMT) certification course for the IICRC on October 17-18, from 9 am to 5 pm. The next day, October 19, Falzone will offer a Coval Stone Certification Course free of charge to those who have completed the SMT training. These classes are “in person” only. The course will be held at the IICRC Global Resource Center located at 4035 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119. The location is a 10-minute Uber ride from The Las Vegas Strip.

To register online, go to 10-17-2023 – IICRC Stone Masonry and Tile Care Technician (SMT) Training | Las Vegas, NV | Zack Academy.

The (SMT) certification is offered through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). It covers the proper maintenance and cleaning of natural and human-made (cultured) stone, ceramic tile, masonry, and grout surfaces. Upon achieving the certification after passing a test, students will know how to perform maintenance-related tasks involving stone, masonry, and ceramic tile surfaces. IICRC grants one continuing education credit for every hour of classroom training, 14 CEC credit hours required every two years to renew IICRC Master and Inspection certification.

The Coval Stone Certification Course (CSCC) on October 19 will instruct students how to identify and qualify stone, and then how to apply Coval stone to protect its value, meet client expectations, and earn money with the products. The course is under consideration by IICRC for Continuing Education Credits.

Coval Technologies held its first CSCC in Sugar Land, Texas on October 4 with 20 participants. Coating and sealer distributors around the country are invited to offer the course to installers. For more information, contact rfalzone@covaltechnologies.com, or call 281-566-4277.


Coval Technologies manufactures single component, thin film, UV stable coatings that are easy to apply and clean and extend the life cycle of substrates. Coval aims to improve sustainability and reduce the environmental impact of the coatings industry by decreasing installation and maintenance time while eliminating harsh cleaning chemicals. For more information, visit covaltechnologies.com.