Certification Programs

CSA-Based Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I (Canada Only)

A CSA-Based Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform and record the results of seven basic field test methods and standard practices on freshly-mixed concrete as prescribed by Canadian Standards Association methods.

Scope and Knowledge:
The program requires a working knowledge of the following CSA test methods and standard practices:

  • A23.2–1C—Sampling Plastic Concrete
  • A23.2–5C—Slump of Concrete
  • A23.2–6C—Density, Yield, and Cementing Materials Factor of Plastic Concrete
  • A23.2–4C—Air Content of Plastic Concrete by the Pressure Method
  • A23.2–7C—Air Content of Plastic Concrete by the Volumetric Method (written exam only)
  • A23.2–3C—Making and Curing Concrete Compression and Flexural Test Specimens
  • A23.2–17C—Temperature of Freshly Mixed Hydraulic Cement Concrete

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 56 multiple-choice questions. There are eight questions on each of the test methods and standard 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 standard practices; AND
  2. A minimum score of 70% overall.

The performance examination is also closed-book and requires actual demonstration of five of the required CSA test methods and standard practices plus a verbal description of Standard Practice A23.2–1C (sampling). The examinee is judged on his/her ability to correctly perform or describe all of the required procedures for each test method and standard practice.

Certification is valid for a period of five years from the date of successfully completing all requirements.

Recertification requires successful completion of both the written and performance examinations.

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Study Material:
CSA-based Technician workbooks are available from the Manitoba Chapter of ACI.

Please contact:
Guillaume Beauce
Phone: (204) 928-7618
Email: certification@acimanitoba.ca

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