ACI Concrete Construction Special Inspector (CCSI) and Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector (CTCI) Program

Ohio Concrete will host an ACI Concrete Construction Special Inspector (CCSI) and Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector (CTCI) Program November 7-11, 2022 at Phillips Companies in Beavercreek, OH [map]

The course and exams will be administered by Luke Snell, P.E., FACI, Honorary Member – ACI Concrete Consultant. Individuals have the option to register for one or both of the certification programs, which will be taught concurrently over a 4-day period. See complete schedule and course descriptions below.

Schedule:

  • Monday, November 7, 2022 [1:00 pm – 4:45 pm]  Welcome and introductions for both programs CCSI and CTCI
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022 [8:30 am – 4:45 pm]  Morning:  CCSI and CTCI both meet | Afternoon:  CCSI study time, Unique CTCI topics covered
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022 [8:30 am – 4:45 pm] Morning: CCSI and CTCI both meet | Afternoon: CTCI study time, Unique CCSI topics covered
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022 [8:30 am – 4:45 pm] CCSI and CTCI both meet
  • Friday, November 11, 2022 [8:30 am – 2:00 pm] Administration of CCSI and CTCI written examinations

Concrete Construction Special Inspector 

A Concrete Construction Special Inspector is a person qualified to inspect and record the results of concrete construction inspection based on codes and job specifications. The program covers inspection during preplacement, placement, and post-placement operations.

An Associate Concrete Construction Special Inspector is a person who is knowledgeable about inspection procedures for concrete construction, including preplacement, placement, and post-placement operations; but does not have the experience required to qualify as an ACI Concrete Construction Special Inspector.

ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who:

  • Obtain a passing grade on the written examination; and
  • Obtain a passing grade on the plans-reading examination; and
  • Fulfill the requirements in ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I as follows:
    • Be currently certified as an ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I, OR
    • Have been certified as an ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I at one time AND
    • Pass the current ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I written exam within one year of passing the Inspector exam*.

They must also possess at least one of the following qualifications:

  • A B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering or Construction Engineering Technology from a program accredited by ABET (aka Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), including courses in concrete materials, design or construction), PLUS six months satisfactory work experience; or
  • A B.S. degree in an engineering program PLUS one year of satisfactory work experience; or
  • A minimum of two years of college or technical school, earning at least 60 credit hours, PLUS two years of satisfactory work experience; or
  • A high school diploma, or equivalent, PLUS a minimum of three years of satisfactory work experience; or
  • Five years of satisfactory work experience.

Verification of the amount and range of work experience by the applicant’s employer(s) is required. The three-hour written inspection examination is open-book and consists of approximately 80 multiple-choice questions. The one-hour plans reading examination consists of approximately 20 questions and is designed to test the examinee’s ability to read and understand engineering drawings. The minimum passing grade for each examination is 70%.


For Associate Concrete Construction Special Inspector

ACI will grant certification to those applicants who meet the Field Testing Technician requirements and pass both written examinations. Individuals with Associate Concrete Construction Special Inspector or Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector-in-Training certification can upgrade to full Inspector status upon submittal and approval of sufficient education/work experience.

Detailed information on these ACI programs can be found at Certification Programs (concrete.org)

Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector

A Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector is a person who has demonstrated proficiency in concrete inspection methods for transportation projects, including preplacement, placement, and post-placement operations.

A Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector-in-Training is a person who has demonstrated knowledge in concrete inspection methods for transportation projects, but does not have the experience required to qualify as an ACI Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector.

ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who:

  • Obtain a passing grade on the written examination; and
  • Obtain a passing grade on the plans-reading examination; and
  • Fulfill the requirements in ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I as follows:
    • Be currently certified as an ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I OR
    • Have been certified as an ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I at one time AND
    • Pass the current ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I written exam within one year of passing the Inspector exam*.

They must also possess at least one of the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years of college or technical school, earning at least 60 credit hours, PLUS two years of satisfactory work experience; or
  • A high school diploma, or equivalent, PLUS a minimum of three years of satisfactory work experience; or
  • Five years of satisfactory work experience.

*Note: If the written exam and plans-reading exam are passed on separate dates, the one year period for passing the ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I written exam begins on the date of the first exam passed.

The work experience must include:

  • Decision-making authority and responsibility;
  • Verification of compliance with plans, specifications, and codes;
  • Evaluation of concrete construction in the field;
  • Documentation and reporting of inspection results; and
  • Proficiency in appropriate areas of concrete construction inspection

Verification of the amount and range of work experience by the applicant’s employer(s) is required. The three-hour written inspection examination is open-book and consists of approximately 80 multiple-choice questions. The one-hour plans reading examination consists of approximately 20 questions and is designed to test the examinee’s ability to read and understand engineering drawings. The minimum passing grade for each examination is 70%.


For  Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector-in-Training:

ACI will grant certification to those applicants who meet the Field Testing Technician requirements and pass both written examinations. Individuals with Associate Concrete Construction Special Inspector or Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector-in-Training certification can upgrade to full Inspector status upon submittal and approval of sufficient education/work experience.

Detailed information on these ACI programs can be found at Certification Programs (concrete.org)

 

 

REGISTER FOR BOTH and SAVE!

The Concrete Construction Special Inspector and Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector will be taught concurrently November 7-11, 2022.  We are offering a discounted rate for those registering for both of these certification programs being offered at the November 2022 session.   Read complete course descriptions and certification requirements above and click the link below to bundle and save.

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