Arizona Chapter
American Concrete Institute

Flatwork Associate Certification Tucson

  • 23 Jun 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • CalPortland - Orange Grove Plant - 11115 Casa Grande Hwy
  • 12


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • An individual member, or an employee of a corporate member of the Arizona Chapter of ACI (an employee must be registered by a company representative who has a log in for this site)
  • Exam Only, no review session or book included.

Registration is closed

ACI Flatwork Associate Certification

This program includes a short classroom review, followed by the written exam. The package price includes the review, the exam, all certification fees and the ACI workbook (CP10) for this program. Note that this program does not include a performance exam. 

Registger on-line here by clicking on the "Register" button at the bottom left side of this page.


Concrete Flatwork Associate (formerly Concrete Flatwork Technician) is a person who has demonstrated knowledge (via a written examination) on proper procedures to place, consolidate, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect concrete flatwork.

Scope and Knowledge

The JTA is a detailed list of specific points of knowledge and/or skills that may be included in the examinations for this ACI Certification program. ACI urges candidates to use the JTA to prepare for the certification exams.

JTA for ACI Certification of Concrete Flatwork Associate

The primary technical resource for these programs is ACI “Concrete Craftsman Series” CCS-1, Slabs on Ground. These programs require the demonstration of knowledge and/or hands-on skills in the following areas of concrete construction and as listed on the Job Task Analysis (JTA):

  • Planning for slab-on-ground placement
  • Concrete materials, mixture proportioning, and control tests
  • Preparation before placing concrete
  • Floor flatness and levelness
  • Placing equipment
  • Finishing tools and equipment
  • Procedures for finishing slabs-on-ground
  • Jointing
  • Curing and protection of concrete
  • Finishing problems and possible solutions

Certification Requirements:

Concrete Flatwork Associate: ACI will grant certification to those candidates who obtain a passing grade on the written examination. The two-hour written examination is closed-book and consists of approximately 50 multiple-choice questions. The passing grade for the written examination is 70%.

Certification is valid for a period of five years from the date of successfully completing all requirements.

Individuals with Concrete Flatwork Associate certification can upgrade to Advanced Finisher status upon submittal and approval of sufficient work experience or combination of sufficient work experience and passing the ACI performance examination. Certification at the Advanced Finisher level is valid for the remainder of the original Associate certification period.

Recertification requires successful completion of a written examination OR 10 hours documented continuing education from an approved source.

Concrete Flatwork Finisher: ACI will grant certification to those candidates who:

  • Possess 1,500 hours of actual on-the-job finishing* experience (approximately one year of regular full-time work) AND
  • Successfully pass the performance examination**

Certification is valid for a period of five years from the date of successfully completing all requirements.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

ACI Certification programs are ADA compliant.

Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the ACI Certification Department for further information on how to proceed. All requests for special accommodations under ADA are handled on a case-by-case basis and must be made allowing enough time for evaluation and appropriate action by ACI.

To contact the ACI Certification Department regarding ADA issues, call 248-848-3790


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