Certification Programs

Commercial/Industrial Flatwork Specialist - Silica Fume

A Commercial/Industrial Flatwork Specialist—Silica Fume is a person who has demonstrated a basic knowledge of finishing procedures for Specialty Commercial/Industrial Concrete Flatwork Finishing, including high tolerance floor construction, application of surface treatments, silica fume concrete, and who has demonstrated skill in operating mechanized finishing equipment and in installing and finishing silica fume concrete.

Scope and Knowledge:
The program requires knowledge of the following resource materials:

  • ACI 302.1R—Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction
  • Silica Fume User’s Manual, Silica Fume Association

Certification Requirements:
ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who:

  1. Hold current certification as an ACI Specialty Commercial/Industrial Concrete Flatwork Finisher, and
  2. Successfully complete the ACI performance examination for silica fume concrete.

During the performance examination each examinee must demonstrate skill in placing, finishing, evaporation control, and curing silica fume concrete.

Recertification is necessary every five years and requires verification of continued performance proficiency.

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Study Material:
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CP–11(08): Craftsman Workbook for ACI Certification of Specialty Commercial/Industrial Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Technician

This workbook contains information about the Specialty Commercial/Industrial Concrete Flatwork Finisher/Technician certification program, performance checklists, reprints of all of the resource materials referenced by the certification examinations, and study questions.

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