Self-Consolidating Concrete Testing Technician (SCC)

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This certification is to become a Self-Consolidating Concrete Testing Technician (SCC) . A working knowledge of the following ASTM standards is required for this certification:

  • ASTM C1610 Standard Test Method for Static Segregation of Self-Consolidating Concrete Using Column Technique

  • ASTM C1611 Standard Test Method for Slump Flow of Self-Consolidating Concrete

  • ASTM C1621 Standard Test Method for Passing Ability of Self-Consolidating Concrete by J-Ring

  • ASTM C1712 Standard Test Method for Rapid Assessment of Static Segregation Resistance of Self-Consolidating Concrete Using Penetration Test

  • ASTM C1758 Standard Practice for Fabricating Test Specimens with Self-Consolidating Concrete

ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who meet both criteria:

  • A passing grade on the Written Examination; and

  • Successful completion of the ACI Performance Examination

The one-hour written examination is “closed book” and consists of approximately 50 multiple choice questions. A workbook must be ordered at time of registration. The performance exam, which is also "closed book," requires you to perform or describe all of the required procedures for each ASTM standard. Once you pass both the written and performance exams, you are certified as a Self-Consolidating Concrete Testing Technician (SCC) for five years.

Certification registration fees include the current ACI Study Guide, procedure review session, written and performance exams. The mandatory procedure review consists of an oral presentation of the testing procedures. THIS IS NOT A TRAINING COURSE!

For more information, please contact the Illinois Chapter Office at 773-775-7558, or at [email protected], and one of our chapter members will assist you.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I register?

You can register online and complete the registration form and email or fax it in.

2. What forms of payment do you accept?

You can pay your registration fees with a check, money order, Visa, Discover or MasterCard.

3. How and when do I get my study guide?

You will receive your study guide the first day of class. It can be mailed to you in advance at an additional cost of $18.95.

4. Where do the testing and review sessions take place?

The testing and review sessions are at the location noted on the schedule.

5. What is your cancellation policy?

The latest you can cancel your registration for a full refund is 5 business days prior to the start of class. Cancellations less than 5 days forfeits your registration fee.

6. Do I have to attend the procedure review session?

Yes, attendance is mandatory as the review session and examination takes place in one day. If you need additional clarification, please contact us at 773-775-7558 or [email protected] and someone will assist you.

7. What time do classes start?

All sessions will start at 8:00 am unless otherwise noted. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow for check-in.

8. What do I need to bring with me to class?

Calculator (Cellphones NOT Allowed), pencil, highlighter, safety shoes, safety glasses, and ACI study guide if you received it in advance.

9. When will I receive test results?

Results will be sent to you by ACI national via U.S. mail within 2 to 4 weeks from test date. Do not contact us about availability of your test results. The Illinois Chapter does not grade the exams.

10. What if I fail the written exam?

You will need to retest on the written exam if you would like to be ACI certified. A good idea might be to read over the sections and standards you did not pass the first time around. Then, you will need to register again by completing and sending the registration form.

11. What if I fail the performance exam?

You will need to re-register with us to take it again. You can register online and complete the registration form and email or fax it in.