Concrete Technician

The Concrete Technician Certification Course is designed for those individuals responsible for sampling and testing portland cement concrete and related materials at either the plant or in the field. Suggested participants would include contractor and supplier quality control personnel, consultants, testing firms and agency inspectors responsible for the quality of portland cement concrete.

 Certification Process

  1. Meet the prerequisites below for taking the Concrete Technician Certification Course.
  2. Select a course and register online or forward Registration Form, a copy of your current ACI Grade 1 Field Certification, and check to NETTCP to secure a position in an upcoming course and examination.
  3. Attend the Concrete Technician 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. Current ACI Grade 1 Field Certification
  3. It is strongly recommended that the candidate have at least six (6) months experience working on projects and in the laboratory covering the topics that the candidate will be examined on at the course.
  4. The registration form must be signed by a NETTCP certified Concrete Technician or the candidate’s supervisor that indicates they are aware of the experience recommendations.

Course Outline

AASHTO Process Recommended
Experience
Test
T 2 Sampling Aggregates YES W
ASTM D 3665 Random Sampling NO W
T 248 Reducing Field Sample of Aggregates to Testing Size YES W
T 27 Sieve Analysis for Fine and Coarse Aggregate YES W
T 255 Moisture in Aggregate by Drying YES W
Aggregate Blending NO W
Cements, Pozzolans & Admixtures NO W
Concrete Plant Inspections NO W
Batch Weight Adjustments NO W
Properties of Concrete Field Tests NO W

 

Course Exam

  1. Written Examination For New Certification and Re-certification
    • Closed book examination
    • The exam is divided into four sections
      • Materials (25 points)
      • Aggregate Sampling & Testing (25 points)
      • Concrete Properties (25 points)
      • Concrete Plant Inspections (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.

Re-Certification

Required course and examination for continued certification as a Concrete Technician. The course will include a review of important topics and instruction on changes in the industry, equipment, specifications and test procedures.
  • Cost:             $195.00 for Members/$250.00 for Non-Members
  • Course:         One day classroom
  • Class Size:    15-30
  • Examination: Written

Re-Certification Process

  1. NETTCP Certified Concrete Technicians 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 or forward the Registration Form and check to NETTCP.
  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.