Concrete Field Testing Tech Grade 1

July 16, 2021 8:00 AM to July 17, 2021 3:00 PM

4665 S. Ash Avenue #G17
Tempe, AZ 85282

ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade 1

This is a two day program conducted in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Day 1 (Friday) is a live 4-5 hour review followed by the 60-minute written exam.  Study book provided has sample exam questions.  Practice exam help can be found by looking up each of the exams required on the internet by many reliable sources.   ASTM STANDARDS ARE NO LONGER PROVIDED BY ACI AND MUST BE OBTAINED ON YOUR OWN.  Please review the questions at the end of each section in the book.  Reference to which standards are needed are listed in the book. Day 2 (Saturday) consists of a hands-on performance (hands-on) exam. The package price includes the the exams, all certification fees and the ACI workbook for this program.  You will be given your exam time for Saturday at the written exam.  CalPortland is the location for the Practical exams.  Face masks and temperature checks are required for entry to the plant.  Proper PPE including long pants and shirts, closed toe shoes, safety glasses, face protection and ID required for entry.  If you are not comfortable to come for the live review we will provide online study links.  

A Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform and record the results of seven basic field tests on freshly mixed concrete.

Scope and Knowledge:
The program requires a working knowledge of the following ASTM test methods and practices:

  • C1064/C1064M—Temperature of Freshly Mixed Hydraulic-Cement Concrete
  • C172/C172M—Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete
  • C143/C143M—Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete
  • C138/C138M—Density (Unit Weight), Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete
  • C231/C231M—Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method
  • C173/C173M—Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method
  • C31/C31M—Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

This program requires demonstration of the knowledge and hands-on skills covered on the Job Task Analysis (JTA):

JTA for ACI Certification of Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I

The JTA is a detailed list of specific points of knowledge and 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.

Certification Requirements:
ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who meet both of the following requirements:

  1. A passing grade on the ACI written examination; AND
  2. Successful completion of the ACI performance examination.

The one-hour written examination is closed-book and consists of 55 multiple-choice questions. There are between five and ten questions on each of the ASTM test methods and practices. To pass the written examination, BOTH of the following conditions must be met:

  1. At least 60% correct for each of the required test methods and practices; AND
  2. A minimum score of 70% overall.

The performance examination is also "closed book" and requires actual demonstration of six of the required test methods and practices plus a verbal description of Practice C172/C172M (sampling). The examinee is judged on his/her ability to correctly perform (or describe, where allowed) all of the required steps for each procedure.

Recertification is necessary every five years and requires successful completion of both the written and performance examinations.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ACI Certification programs are ADA compliantIndividuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the ACI Certification Department for further information on how to proceed. All requested 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.  This must be done prior to attending any certification program offered by our Chapter


$460.00 Member Registration

$560.00 Non Member Registration

$175.00 Written Retest Only at 1:00 PM Friday

$175.00 Performance Retest Only - Arrive at 9:00 a.m. CalPortland 11923 W. Indian School Road on Saturday morning ONLY