Grade 1 Concrete Field Testing Certification, January 19 - 20

January 19, 2021 8:00 AM to January 20, 2021 5:00 PM

ACI Facility
650 W. Grand Ave. Suite 106
Elmhurst, IL 60126

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This certification is for personnel who test concrete in the field.

It is an entry level certification with no prerequisites. A working knowledge of the following ASTM standards is required for this certification:

ASTM C1064 Temperature of Freshly Mixed Concrete
ASTM C172 Sampling of Freshly Mixed Concrete
ASTM C143 Slump of Hydraulic Cement Concrete
ASTM C138 Unit Weight, Yield and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete
ASTM C231 Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method
ASTM C173 Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method
ASTM C31 Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

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 55 multiple choice questions. In addition the performance exam, which is also "closed book," requires you to perform each of the seven ASTM standard test methods. Once you pass both the written and performance exams, you are certified as a Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I 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 and viewing the ACI video tape of the testing procedures.