Concrete Inspector

The Concrete Inspector Certification Course is designed for those individuals responsible for the inspection of concrete field operations including pre-placement, placement and post-placement of portland cement concrete. Suggested participants would include contractor and supplier quality control personnel, consultants, testing firms and agency resident engineers or inspectors who are responsible for the quality assurance and placement of portland cement concrete.

 Certification Process

  1. Meet the prerequisites below for taking the Concrete Inspector Certification Course.
  2. Select a course and register online.
  3. Attend the Concrete Inspector Certification Course in its entirety.
  4. Successfully pass the written examination.

Course Prerequisites

  1. High School Diploma, G.E.D. or prior approval from NETTCP
  2. It is strongly recommended that the candidate have at least six (6) months experience working on concrete projects covering the topics that the candidate will be examined on at the course.
  3. The registration form must be signed by a NETTCP certified Concrete Inspector or the candidate’s supervisor that indicates they are aware of the experience recommendations.

Course Outline

AASHTO Process Recommended
Drawings and Specifications YES W
Concrete Ingredients (cements, admixtures,
aggregates, mixing)
Quality Control Tests YES W
ASTM D 3665 Random Sampling NO W
Steel Reinforcement YES W
Pre-placement Operations (sub-grade, formwork,
reinforcement, etc.)
Placement Operations (delivery, consolidation and
Post-placement Operations (curing and repair) YES W
Cold Weather Concreting NO W
Hot Weather Concreting NO W
Bridge Decks NO W
In-place Testing NO W
Controlled Low Strength Material NO W


Course Exam

  1. Written Examination For New Certification and Re-certification
    • Closed book examination
    • The exam is divided into four sections
      • Materials & Testing (25 points)
      • Pre-placement Operations (25 points)
      • Placement Operations (25 points)
      • Plan Reading (25 points)
    • Written examination must be completed within ninety (90) minutes.
  1. Passing Grades for New Certification and Re-certification
    • Certification or re-certification will be granted to a candidate who achieves a minimum grade of 60% in each of the four sections in the examination with an overall minimum grade of 70% for the entire examination.
  1. Re-examination Policies
    • A candidate failing the written examination will be required to retake the examination.
    • Only one (1) re-examination will be allowed.
    • Candidates failing the re-examination will be required to retake the entire certification course and examination at full cost.
    • The cost for a re-examination is $100.00 and re-examinations must be completed within six (6) months of the candidate’s initial examination date.


Required course and examination for continued certification as a Concrete Inspector. The course will include a review of important topics and instruction on changes in the industry, equipment, specifications and test procedures.
  • Cost:             Visit our Website
  • Course:         Two days classroom
  • Class Size:    15 - 30
  • Examination: Written

Re-Certification Process

  1. NETTCP Certified Concrete Inspectors wanting to maintain their certification are required to attend a re-certification course in its entirety and successfully pass the written examination. Select a course and register online.
  2. Any candidate who fails the re-certification exam and subsequent re-test is required to attend a new full certification course and pass the examination.