Institute Programs
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    Natural Stone InstituteStone Testing Lab Overview 

    This session provides an overview of the Natural Stone Institute’s state-of-the-art stone testing lab. Learn about why the lab was created, what services are offered, and what discounts are available to members. Gain a better understanding of the testing services the lab has to offer and when your company should take advantage of these resources.  

     

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    PR101
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    0.5

    The Natural Stone Institute provides a number of tangible benefits for companies in the natural stone industry. This course bundle will provide resources to explain how these resources can be utilized to create value for you and your team. Come away with a plan to maximize your investment through Natural Stone Institute programs, resources, and events:

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    PR135
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    This is a 30 minute orientation developed to help new members of Women in Stone. It explains the events and programs offered and how you can get involved.

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    PR140
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    1.0

    Learn why natural stone quarriers, fabricators, and distributors should certify to the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard. Get a high level overview of the process including document review, on-site audit, and the resources available for companies to complete each step.

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    PR145
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    ATTENTION Natural Stone Industry:

    You can help us win back market share from artificial materials. The Natural Stone Institute is beginning the process of developing industry average Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for natural stone flooring, countertops, and cladding. We need participants in the following categories to submit data related to their environmental impacts (water, energy, output, transportation distances, etc.):

    Quarrying: extraction of raw material

    Producing: processing raw materials into dimensional building materials

    Countertop Fabrication: fabrication of slab material into custom countertops

    The unfortunate truth is that not all design professionals consider natural stone an environmentally friendly product. By completing this set of industry-average impacts in a format that is easily comparable to our competition, we will be able to prove what we’ve known all along: that natural stone is a sustainable choice.

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    PR201
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    Over 250 of the Natural Stone Institute’s technical documents are available online and free of charge in the Natural Stone Resource Library. Join us as we discuss how to use this resource when creating natural stone specifications. Learn how stone industry professionals use this program to inform both commercial and residential customers of installation standards for natural stone.

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    PR230
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    1.0

    The Natural Stone Institute currently offers several opportunities for members to serve on international delegations to trade fairs and natural stone quarries and factories. Learn why you should get involved, the benefits of joining a delegation, and what steps are necessary to participate.

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    PR250
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    This session will include a holistic overview of the Natural Stone Institute Accreditation Program.  Review the history of this program and discuss how the program has improved industry standards.  Hear from Accredited companies who have already received their designation and learn how they utilized the program to improve their companies.

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    PR251
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    This is the first course in our Accreditation in Progress: Six Month Immersion Bundle.

    This introductory webinar will explain why now is the time to pursue Natural Stone Institute Accreditation. Learn what is being done to promote Accredited companies and establish relevance of the credential in the market. This session will also include a broad overview of steps required to complete the accreditation process. Learn how to prepare for and complete each step to earn accreditation and how to get your entire team involved to make the process go smoothly.

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    PR252
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    This is the fourth course in our Accreditation in Progress: Six Month Immersion Bundle.

    The Natural Stone Institute accreditation exam may seem intimidating at first, but there’s no need to worry. Join us as we discuss tips and tricks to help you successfully pass the exam. During this session, we will review the types of questions that will be asked and discuss strategies for finding the correct answer. Come away with a plan to pass the exam on the first try.

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    PR252
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    This is the second course in our Accreditation in Progress: Six Month Immersion Bundle.

    Recommendations are a requirement of the accreditation process. Seeking recommendations gives you an opportunity to follow up on past successes. During this session, we will discuss the recommendations required to become accredited. Learn what recommendations meet this requirement and how to utilize these recommendations to drive sales.  Come away with a plan to ask for and receive recommendations that will help your company.

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    PR253
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    This is the third course in our Accreditation in Progress: Six Month Immersion Bundle.

    Review the business documents needed for accreditation. Learn what is acceptable paperwork to submit and how to properly document information.

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    PR255
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    This is the fifth course in our Accreditation in Progress: Six Month Immersion Bundle.

    A voluntary OSHA visit is an accreditation requirement that causes many companies angst. Join us as we demystify this requirement. Hear from companies who have gone through the OSHA On-Site Consultation process.  Learn what to expect during this visit and how you can best prepare for it.

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    PR256
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    This is the sixth course in our Accreditation in Progress: Six Month Immersion Bundle.

    Your company has submitted the required paperwork, had a OSHA On-Site Consultation, and passed the accreditation exam. The last requirement in an in-person audit. During this session we will discuss what auditors look for when they visit your site. Review the scheduling process and audit paperwork. Come away with a plan to finalize the process of becoming an accredited company.

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    PR301
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    1.0

    This is a ‘how to’ video featuring the Natural Stone Institute’s CEU Program. Members can enroll in the program so they can access turn-key presentations, present them to the architects and designers of their choice, and offer ceu credits. Once you finish watching, complete the exam in the final module and forward your certificate of completion to naomi@naturalstoneinstitute.org. 

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    PR302
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    Have you ever considered customizing a CEU presentation for your companies use?  This ‘how to’ video discusses the value of a customized CEU presentation.  You will learn about presentation requirements, the credit approval process and how to establish yourself as a provider and administrator.

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    PR303
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    Natural Stone Institute's CEU Program provides our members with the tools needed to build relationships with architects and designers. If you are not already enrolled and certified, please exit this class and watch the full CEU Program Orientation. The CEU Speaker Refresher Course is intended for existing speakers to maintain their certification by learning about new resources and procedures.