Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Associate

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Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Associate


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Definition:

A Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher is a craftsman who has demonstrated knowledge about and the ability to place, finish, cure, and protect decorative concrete flatwork.

A Decorative Concrete Flatwork Associate is a person who is knowledgeable about proper procedures to place, finish, cure, and protect decorative concrete flatwork, but who lacks sufficient work experience to qualify as a Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher.


Scope and Knowledge:

This program requires demonstration of the knowledge covered on the Job Task Analysis (JTA) for Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Associate:

Job Task Analysis (JTA) for ACI Certification Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Associate

The JTA is a detailed list of specific points of knowledge that may be included in the examination for this ACI Certification program. ACI urges candidates to use the JTA to prepare for the certification exam.


Certification Requirements:

Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher: ACI will grant certification only to those candidates who obtain a passing grade on the written examination AND:

  • Are currently certified as an ACI Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Technician
  • Possess 1,500 hours of actual on-the-job placing and finishing experience* (approximately one year of regular full-time work)

The two-hour written examination is closed-book and consists of approximately 50 multiple-choice questions. The passing grade for the written examination is 70%.

* Experience includes:

  • A minimum of 250 hours in EACH of the following areas of decorative concrete flatwork placing and finishing:
    1. Coloring
    2. Stamping
    3. Exposed finishes
    4. Stairs
  • A minimum of 40 hours in cleaning and sealing of decorative concrete flatwork.

Recertification is necessary every five years and requires successful completion of the then-current written examination.

Decorative Concrete Flatwork Associate: ACI will grant certification to those examinees who obtain a passing grade on the written examination AND:

  • Are currently certified as an ACI Concrete Flatwork Technician

Individuals with Decorative Concrete Flatwork Associate certification can upgrade to full Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher status upon submittal and approval of sufficient work experience and satisfying prerequisite certification.

Recertification is necessary every five years and requires successful completion of the then-current written examination.


Study Material:

CCS-5(16): Placing and Finishing Decorative Concrete Flatwork

The CCS-5 is the technical reference for all material covered on the written examination for ACI Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Associate program. Click the link above to purchase this publication in the ACI Bookstore.




*FREE DOWNLOAD* CP-12, 1st Edition: Technician Workbook for Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Associate

The CP-12 technician workbook contains program information and practice/study material for the ACI Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Associate program. This workbook is supplemental to the CCS-5 craftsman book and does NOT contain technical reference material. Click the link above for a FREE download of this publication.