The ACI Certification Program for Concrete Field Testing Technicians - Grade 1 has been developed for the purpose of certifying concrete technicians who have demonstrated the knowledge and ability to perform, properly, the basic field tests on plastic concrete.
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.
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
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Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I
 214-11 Guide to Evaluation of Strength Test Results
 301-10 Specifications for Structural Concrete
 371R-08 Guide for Analysis, Design & Construction of Elevated Concrete Water Storage Tanks
 311.6 Specification for Ready Mixed Concrete Testing Services
 332 Guide to Residential Concrete Construction
 522R-10 Report on Pervious Concrete
 363.2R-11 Guide to QC/QA of High Strength Concrete
 304.6R Guide for Use of Volumetric-Measuring and Continuous Mixing Concrete Equipment
 305R-10 Guide to Hot Weather Concreting
 311.5-04 Guide for Concrete Plant Inspection & Testing of RMC
 318-11 & 14 Bldg Code Requirements for Structural Concrete
 302 Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction
State Department of Transportations (DOTs):
AL AZ CA FL ID IL KS MD MN NC NV NY OH OR PA SD VA WY
US Army Corps of Engineers USACOE
AASHTO (has adopted 318-14, Summer of 2016 )
 ASTM C94 Standard Specification for RMC
 ASTM C1077 Std Practice for Agencies Testing Concrete and Concete Aggregates & Evaluation of Agencies
Other Associations that use ACI Certifications
 PCI (Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute) - Plant Certification
 NRMCA (National Ready Mix Concrete Association) - Plant & Truck Program, Quality Cert Program
 ACPA (American Concrete Pipe Association) Plant Certification
 NPCA (National Precast Concrete Association) Plant Certification
Who Should Attend:
Scope & Knowledge:
Contractors, Municipalities, Engineers, Ready Mixed Industry - anyone involved in concrete and testing, or anyone requiring a re-certification (5 years maximum).
Day 1: Morning: CP–1(17) Review
Afternoon: Test practice
Day 2: Morning: Questions and answers
Afternoon: Performance Exam
Sessions and exams start at 8:00 AM
 Non Members: 600 JOD
 JCA Members: 450 JOD
 Student: 200 JOD
Registration fee includes:
 performance exam
 Written exam
Date & Location:
To be announced later
It is recommended to order the workbook CP- 1 two weeks prior to the exam in order to be fully prepared.
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.
Cods and Standards that require a Certified Field Test Personnel in the Job Site :