An ACI-ICT EN Standards Concrete Field Testing Technician 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, as prescribed by EN Standards.
Scope and Knowledge:
The program requires a working knowledge of the following European standards:
- EN 12350-1, Testing Fresh Concrete Part 1: Sampling and common apparatus
- EN 12350-2, Testing Fresh Concrete Part 2: Slump Test
- EN 12350-5, Testing Fresh Concrete Part 5: Flow Table Test
- EN 12350-6, Testing Fresh Concrete Part 6: Density
- EN 12350-7, Testing Fresh Concrete Part 7: Air Content – Pressure Methods
- EN 12350-8, Testing Fresh Concrete Part 8: Self-Consolidating Concrete / Slump-Flow Test
- EN 12390-2, Testing Hardened Concrete Part 2: Making and Curing Specimens for Strength Tests
This program requires demonstration of the knowledge and hands-on skills covered on the Job Task Analysis (JTA):
JTA for ACI-ICT EN Standards Concrete Field Testing Technician
The JTA is a detailed list of specific points of knowledge and skills that may be included in the examinations for this ACI Certification program. ACI urges candidates to use the JTA to prepare for the certification exams.
ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who meet both of the following requirements:
- A passing grade on the ACI-ICT written examination; AND
- Successful completion of the ACI-ICT performance examination.
The 90-minute written examination is closed-book and consists of approximately 70 multiple-choice questions. There are eight to twelve [8-12] questions on each procedure.
Successful completion of the written examination shall require the examinee to:
- Score sixty percent [60%] or higher on each individual section; AND
- Score a minimum of seventy percent [70%] for the overall examination
The performance examination is also closed-book and requires actual demonstration of seven EN Standard Procedures. The examinee is judged on his/her ability to correctly perform or describe all of the required procedures.
Recertification is necessary every five years and requires successful completion of both the written and performance examinations.
EN Standard Technician workbooks are available from The Institute of Concrete Technology.