Masonry Field Testing Technician

OVERVIEW

A Masonry Field Testing Technician is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to perform sample preparation and testing of masonry construction-related materials—including materials for brick, structural clay tile, concrete masonry units, prisms, mortars, and grouts—in the field.

*Note - If you are ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I certified you will be exempt from performing C1019 of the performance exam. You must bring your ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I certification card to the testing session.

REGISTRATION FEES

Certification/Recertification | Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I Certified
Member: $475 Non Member: $550

For those individuals who are currently certified in Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I and who are certifying for the first time or recertifying. Fee includes ACI study guide, classroom review session, demonstrations, lunch on first day, written and performance exams.

Certification/Recertification | Non-Certified
Member: $675 Non Member: $750

For those individuals who are NOT currently certified in Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I and who are certifying for the first time or recertifying. Fee includes ACI study guide, classroom review session, demonstrations, lunch on first day, written and performance exams.

Written Exam Only Member: $205 Non Member: $260

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

Performance Exam Only | Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I Certified
Member: $205 Non Member: $260

For those individuals currently certified in Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I who failed their performance exam on their first testing attempt.  Fee includes performance exam. (no study guide)

Performance Exam Only | Non-Certified Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I
Member: $305 Non Member: $360

For those individuals NOT currently certified in Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I who failed their performance exam on their first testing attempt.  Fee includes performance exam. (no study guide)

SCHEDULE

REVIEW SESSION
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Classroom Review Session
Test Method Demonstrations
*Lunch provided

 

TESTING
Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT

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.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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 fee less a $150.00 cancellation fee. Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the event by emailing [email protected]

SCOPE AND KNOWLEDGE

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

Job Task Analysis (JTA) for ACI Masonry Field Testing Technician Certification

The program requires a working knowledge of field procedures selected from the following ASTM test methods and practices:

  • C67—Sampling and Testing Brick and Structural Clay Tile

  • C140/C140M—Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units and Related Units

  • C780 and C780 Annex—Preconstruction and Construction Evaluation of Mortars for Plain and Reinforced Unit Masonry

  • C1019—Sampling and Testing Grout

  • C1314—Compressive Strength of Masonry Prisms

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

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 approximately 60 multiple-choice questions. There are between eight and 12 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 select field procedures described in ASTM test methods C140/C140M, C780, and C1019. The examinee is judged on his/her ability to correctly perform (or describe, where allowed) required steps for each procedure.

Recertification is necessary every five years and requires successful completion of both the written and performance examinations.