A Tilt-Up Supervisor is a person who has demonstrated proficiency in and an understanding of overall on-site administrative and technical management for producing tilt-up projects by passing the ACI written examination and meeting work experience requirements.
A Tilt-Up Technician is a person who has an understanding of overall on-site administrative and technical management for producing tilt-up projects by passing the ACI written examination, but who lacks sufficient work experience to qualify as a tilt-up supervisor.
For Tilt-Up Supervisor
ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who obtain a passing grade on the written examination, possess five years (7500 hours) of verifiable construction experience, three years (4500 hours) of which must be experience in tilt-up construction. Of those 4500 hours of tilt-up work experience, 2000 hours must be supervisory experience in the following specific areas; the number of hours required in each category is shown beside in parentheses:
- Safety, Communications, and Procedures (100)
- Planning and Scheduling (200)
- Structural Systems (100)
- Site Preparation and Foundations (100)
- Slabs on Grade (160)
- Forming and Layout (240)
- Concrete Properties and Placement (440)
- Erection and Bracing (440)
- Panel Finishes and Finishing Buildings (220)
For Tilt-Up Technician
ACI will grant certification to those applicants who pass the written examination but do not possess the necessary work experience to be granted full Tilt-Up Supervisor certification.
Recertification for both Tilt-Up Supervisor and Technician is necessary every five years and requires successful completion of either:
A) The then-current written examination, OR
B) Submission and verification of records reflecting a minimum of 10 hours of approved continuing education during the previous five-year period. Courses shall be from listings pre-approved by the ACI C650 Committee and the Tilt-Up Concrete Association from offerings at conventions, exhibitions, or similar venues.
NOTE: Individuals who have allowed their certification to lapse by two years or more can only re-certify by successfully completing the current written exam.