Strength Lab Technician Certification, March 4 - 5

March 04, 2021 8:00 AM to March 05, 2021 5:00 PM

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

To download a registration form click here.

***The Review will be held at the ACI Facility in Elmhurst along with the Written Exam to follow. The Performance Exam will take place at Millennia Professional Services in Downer's Grove. 

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:

  • 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 50 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 five years.

Certification registration fees include the current ACI Study Guide, procedure review session, written and performance exams. 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.