Self-Consolidating Concrete Testing Technician

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Self-Consolidating Concrete Testing Technician

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A Self-Consolidating Concrete Testing Technician is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge of and ability to properly perform five standard test methods and practices on self-consolidating concrete.

Scope and Knowledge:
This program assesses proficiency in the following ASTM test methods and practices:

  • C1610/C1610M—Static Segregation of Self-Consolidating Concrete Using Column Technique
  • C1611/C1611M—Slump Flow of Self-Consolidating Concrete
  • C1621/C1621M—Passing Ability of Self-Consolidating Concrete by J-Ring
  • C1712—Rapid Assessment of Static Segregation Resistance of Self-Consolidating Concrete Using Penetration Test
  • C1758/C1758M—Fabricating Test Specimens with Self-Consolidating Concrete

Job Task Analysis (JTA) for ACI Certification Self-Consolidating Concrete Testing Technician

Certification Requirements:
ACI will grant certification to candidates who meet both of the following requirements:

  1. Passing score on the written examination, AND
  2. Successful completion of the performance examination.

The one-hour written examination is closed-book and consists of approximately 50 multiple-choice questions. There are between 6-10 questions on each of the ASTM test methods and practices. To pass the written examination, BOTH of the following conditions must be met:

  1. Minimum score of 60% correct for each of the required test methods and practices, AND
  2. Minimum score of 70% overall.

The performance examination is also closed-book and requires actual demonstration of the required test methods and practices. The examinee is assessed on his/her ability to correctly perform (or describe items verbally, where allowed) all of the required steps for each procedure.

Certification is valid for a period of 5 years from the date of testing. Recertification requires the successful completion of both the written and performance examinations.

Study Material:

CP–3, 1st Ed. Technician Workbook for ACI Certification of Self-Consolidating Concrete Testing Technician

A study guide for the examinee, providing information and practice tests on the required test methods and procedures. Included ASTM Standards are: C1610/C1610M, C1611/C1611M, C1621/C1621M, C1712, C1758/C1758M. Includes study questions, performance checklists, and the Job Task Analysis.