November 4, 2020


*IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are unemployed or employed by a government entity, a precast company, or conduct business primarily outside of the state of Ohio, you qualify for the AFFILIATE discount.  See rates below.  If you are unsure of your Ohio Concrete membership status, please call 614/891-0210 to verify before registering to avoid delays.

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The ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I course will benefit all personnel involved in testing fresh concrete. ASTM C31, C94, and ACI 301 all require that technicians making and curing concrete test specimens for acceptance be certified ACI Concrete Field Testing Technicians. A working knowledge of the following ASTM Standards is required for this certification program: C-172 Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete; C-143 Slump of Hydraulic Cement Concrete; C-138 Density (Unit Weight), Yield, & Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete; C-231 Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by Pressure Method; C-173 Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by Volumetric Method; C-31 Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field; C-1064 Temperature of Freshly Mixed Portland Cement Concrete.

Ohio Concrete Professional Engineers conduct the one-day review and administer the written and performance examinations (see COVID-19 updates below). Examinations are graded by the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Technicians successfully completing both the written and performance examinations will receive a certificate and wallet card from ACI certifying them as ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I (certification expires in 5 years). For recertification, ACI requires successful completion of both the performance and written examinations. Individuals may register for “ Full Exam Only”, however it is recommended that they register for the “Accelerated Course,” to review the current standards covered on the exam.


Virtual Review Sessions: Certification review sessions may be conducted virtually via Microsoft Teams.  You do not have to have a Microsoft Teams subscription to participate.  Instructions will be sent prior to the start of the course on how to use the virtual format. Ohio Concrete instructors will lead the review exactly as they would in-person, but you’ll be following along from the comfort of your computer or iPad at your location. Participants will have the ability to ask questions in real time. It will not be a pre-recorded presentation. Registrants will receive a code to attend virtually a few days prior to the start of the review session.

Exam Sessions:  All certification exam sessions may be staggered to comply with social distancing requirements as mandated.  It is recommended that examinees wear a mask if they are not vaccinated.  For more information on current recommendations refer to the Responsible Restart Ohio page.

In the event exam sessions are staggered, we will adhere to the following schedule:

  • Group A arrives at test site first (7:30 a.m.) and is split again in half (2 groups @ 10)
    • 10 will go to a classroom and take the written exam first and the other 10 will take the performance (hands-on) exam in an inside lab or outside setting if available
      • There will be 5 stations set-up for the performance exam that offers distancing and individuals not at a station testing will be waiting in a holding space that also offers adequate spacing…they will get rotated in through all the stations
    • Once the performance exams are completed for the first round the 10 individuals from each group will swap and take their other exam (written or performance)
  • Group B arrives second (11:30 am) and is split in half as above
    • Same procedures as above…”

CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations subject to a $15 processing fee. Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to the start of the class to receive a refund. “NO SHOWS” will be charged full registration fees. No credits will be carried over to the next year. A late fee of $15 will be assessed to those registering within 7 days of the examination. Classes are subject to cancellation based on the number of registrants. Registrants will be notified at least one week prior to the start of the course of any cancellations or changes. Course fees are subject to change

*AFFILIATE status applies to unemployed individuals, companies conducting business primarily outside of Ohio, government employees or precast employees.