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 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.