Craft training is performed through the International Masonry Training and Education Foundation (IMTEF).

Contractor College

The union masonry difference applies to contractors as well as craftworkers. We offer a constantly updated array of professional and technical courses for union masonry contractors, plus national certification. Contractor College is based at The Flynn Center, with additional offerings via webinar. American Subcontractors Association (ASA) has endorsed IMI, praising its diverse curriculum of business and technical courses.


Required for all contractors to become certified.

  1. Estimating / Project Management 4 hours
  2. Quality Control / Quality Assurance and the performance of the Building Enclosure 4 hours
  3. Business Operations, Business Opportunities 4 hours
  4. Health, Safety and Legal Issues 4 hours
  5. Sustainable Masonry Certification Program (SMCP)
  • The knowledge gained from sharing information at Contractor College was invaluable.

    John Duffy
    Project Manager, B.W. Dexter II, Inc. (CT)
  • I attended every course and always – always – gained either some direct new technical knowledge, or an interesting new perspective.

    Greg Hess
    President, Caretti, Inc.
  • In an industry that has been starved for educational opportunities for the contractor, I am proud to be among the first Contractor College graduating class.

    Dan Schiffer
    President, Schiffer Mason Contractors, Inc. SMC Historic Preservation Group
  • The training received in Contractor College increases our employee’s proficiency which in turn provides us a competitive edge in the market by affording us the confidence that the job is done right.

    Evan Sutton
    Director of Masonry - Indianapolis Hagerman Construction Corporation
  • I found Contractor College to be very beneficial. The variety of topics applied to multiple aspects of our business. Continuing education is a must, especially in this challenging economy.

    Scott Hermesch
    Estimator/Project Manager Batts Construction, Inc.

The International Masonry Institute (IMI) is a strategic alliance between the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and the contractors who employ those members. Through education, technical support, research and training the IMI works to provide a more efficient construction delivery system.