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

ACI Codes

[] 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):


​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).      

Course Summary:​

​​​Course Outline: 

Day 1:   Morning:   CP–1(17) Review

              Afternoon: Test practice     

Day 2:    Morning:  Questions and answers
                               Written Exam 

                Afternoon: Performance Exam

Sessions and exams start at 8:00 AM

Registration Fees:

       []  Non Members: 600 JOD​      

        [] JCA Members: 450 JOD

        []  Student: 200  JOD       

Registration fee includes:

       [] CP–1(17): Technician Workbook 

        []  performance exam

        []  Written exam 
        [] Lunch

​​Date & Location:            

        To be announced later

Important Note:

It is recommended to order the workbook CP- 1  two weeks prior to the exam in order to be fully prepared.


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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 :