A Residential Concrete Foundation Technician is an individual who has demonstrated knowledge of residential concrete foundation construction and the codes and standards that apply to this segment of the concrete construction industry.
Scope and Knowledge:
This program requires demonstration of the knowledge covered on the Job Task Analysis (JTA):
JTA for ACI Residential Concrete Foundation Technician Certification
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 exams.
Specific areas of knowledge covered in this program are:
- Building Codes
- Soils and Excavation
- Foundation Walls
- Cold-Weather Concreting
- Concrete Properties and Placement
- Waterproofing, Dampproofing, and Drainage
ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who attain a passing grade on the ACI written examination.
The 2.5-hour (150 minutes) written examination is open-book and consists of approximately 80 multiple-choice questions. To pass the written examination the examinee must attain a minimum score of 70%.