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Strength Testing Technician


This certification is for personnel involved in laboratory testing for determination of compressive and flexural strength of concrete. A working knowledge of the following ASTM standards is required for this certification: For more information, please contact the Illinois Chapter Office at 847-635-1390, or at RegisterACI-IL@concretece.com, and one of our chapter members will assist you. ASTM C39 Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens ASTM C78 Test Method for Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using Simple Beam w/Third point loading) ASTM C617 Standard Practice for Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens ASTM C1231 Standard Practice for Use of Unbonded Caps in Determination of Compressive Concrete Cylinders 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 40 multiple choice questions. 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 Concrete Strength Testing Technician for six 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 and viewing the ACI video tape of the testing procedures. THIS IS NOT A TRAINING COURSE!