Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I


A certified 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.


Certification/Recertification Member: $400
Non Member: $475

For those individuals certifying for the first time or those who are recertifying. Fee includes ACI study guide, classroom review session, written and performance exams. (Fee does not include training session.)

Training Session Member: $155 Non Member: $230

Includes two nights of classroom training and half-day of hands on practice with testing equipment.  Training is not required but is highly recommended for individuals certifying for the first time.

Hands-On Practice Only Training Session Member: $75 Non-Member: $150

Includes half-day (Saturday) of hands on practice with testing equipment.

Written/Performance Exam Only Member: $205 Non-Member: $260

For those individuals who failed their written or performance exam on their first testing attempt.  Fee includes review    session and written or performance exam. (no study guide)


Wednesday 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Classroom Instruction

Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Classroom Instruction

Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Hands On Practice w/Equipment

Wednesday 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Classroom Review Session

Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Written/Performance Exams

*Times and days are subject to change without notice. 
There is absolutely no photography, video or audio recording allowed at the training, review, or testing sessions.


Individuals requesting special accommodations enabling them to participate in ACI certification examinations must submit a letter from their primary physician to the Las Vegas Chapter ACI describing the physical challenge and providing a proposed solution (i.e. more time, a reader for the questions, physical assistance, etc.).  The Las Vegas Chapter ACI will forward the request and physician’s letter to ACI for direction.  Since the notification and formulation of appropriate accommodations takes time, candidates must make their request and submit the physician letter to the Las Vegas Chapter ACI at least three weeks prior to a certification examination session to formulate appropriate accommodations, arrange for their availability at the session, and accept the registration.


Participant can cancel registration by emailing a request to [email protected] five (5) business days prior to a certification training/testing/seminar/or chapter event to receive a refund of the registration fees less the cost of study materials. Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the event by emailing [email protected]


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

Job Task Analysis (JTA) for ACI Certification of Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I

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


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.