Certification Programs

Self-Consolidating Concrete Testing Technician


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 requires demonstration of the knowledge and hands-on skills covered on the Job Task Analysis (JTA):

JTA for ACI Certification Self-Consolidating Concrete 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.

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

  • C1610/C1610M – 14—Static Segregation of Self-Consolidating Concrete Using Column Technique
  • C1611/C1611M – 14—Slump Flow of Self-Consolidating Concrete
  • C1621/C1621M – 14—Passing Ability of Self-Consolidating Concrete by J-Ring
  • C1712 – 14—Rapid Assessment of Static Segregation Resistance of Self-Consolidating Concrete Using Penetration Test
  • C1758/C1758M – 15—Fabricating Test Specimens with Self-Consolidating Concrete

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 five years from the date of successfully completing all requirements.

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

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Study Material:

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

This comprehensive study guide contains all the information needed to prepare for the exams, including: program information and instructional material, technical sections, study questions, sample checklists, and JTA.