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Training Programs

ACI offers numerous programs to certify concrete craftsmen, technicians, supervisors, and inspectors. The following certification exams are offered by the Virginia Chapter of the American Concrete Institute. Click each program to get more information on each certification.

ATT1

Aggregate Testing Technician - Level 1

ACI Concrete Strength Testing Technician is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform record and report the results of basic field and laboratory procedures for aggregates.

This class is recommended for laboratory technicians who are currently performing the tests listed below. Working knowledge of the following ASTM standards is helpful and strongly recommended.

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CSTT

Concrete Strength Testing Technician

ACI Concrete Strength Testing Technician is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform record and report the results of four basic laboratory procedures related to the determination of concrete compressive and flexural strength.

This class is recommended for laboratory technicians who are currently performing the tests listed below. Working knowledge of the following ASTM standards is required.

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FF&T

Flatwork Finisher & Technician

A Concrete Flatwork Finisher is a craftsman who has demonstrated knowledge about and the ability to place, consolidate, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect concrete flatwork.

A Concrete Flatwork Technician is a person who is knowledgeable about proper procedures to place, consolidate, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect concrete flatwork, but who lacks sufficient work experience to qualify as a Concrete Flatwork Finisher.

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CIFT

Commercial/Industrial Flatwork Technician

A Concrete Flatwork Finisher is a craftsman who has demonstrated knowledge about and the ability to place, consolidate, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect concrete flatwork.

A Concrete Flatwork Technician is a person who is knowledgeable about proper procedures to place, consolidate, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect concrete flatwork, but who lacks sufficient work experience to qualify as a Concrete Flatwork Finisher.

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CTCI

Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector

A Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector is a person who has demonstrated proficiency in concrete inspection methods for transportation projects, including pre-placement, placement, and post-placement operations.

The program requires a knowledge of concrete construction, including plans reading, soil-cement, piling installations, formwork installation and removal, reinforcements, embedments, sampling and testing freshly mixed concrete, conveying, placing, consolidation, finishing, jointing curing, and protection.

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CLT2

Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Level 2

A Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Level 2 is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform record and report the results of advanced laboratory procedures for aggregates and concrete.

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AAI1

Adhesive Anchor Installer

An Adhesive Anchor Installer is an individual who has demonstrated the ability to read, comprehend, and execute instructions to properly install adhesive anchors in concrete. This includes demonstrating knowledge to properly assess ambient conditions, concrete condition, materials, equipment, and tools for installing adhesive anchors and determines when it is appropriate to proceed with installation of an adhesive anchor or when to seek guidance from a supervisor/foreman/project engineer.

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Our Mission

The Virginia Chapter – Improving and encouraging the use of concrete in the Commonwealth of Virginia by providing opportunities for education, training and certification; advancing design, construction, and innovation of concrete by linking producers, suppliers, engineers, architects, contractors, owners and other industry individuals

 

Upcoming Classes

8/18/2016 - ACI Flatwork Finisher Certification
10/20/2016 - ACI Flatwork Finisher Certification


Latest News

Hot Weather Concrete
Are you prepared?

It's only early March and we already have temperatures reaching or exceeding 80 F. You know what that means, the 100 F days are only a few short months away. Are you prepared for placing concrete in the sweltering summer months? Don't know how to keep your cool when it comes to placing concrete in the summer?

Then you may want to check out the information in ACI 305.1-14.

If you have questions about masonry and hot weather check out ACI 530.
Concrete Excellence Award
Winning Submission
Thanks go out to each of the companies that elected to submit a project for this year's Concrete Excellence Award. After much discussion this year's winner was selected as the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

The project is the Richmond region's largest outpatient facility dedicated to pediatric services. Included in the design are 11,000 yards of Mass Foundation, 4,600 yards of lightweight concrete, 15,000 yards of low permeability structural concrete, and 6,650 yards of high strength concrete. Other design features include stepped planters, an outdoor sky garden, and a three story atrium. If you want to hear more about this project plan to attend the Virginia Concrete Conference.
Virginia Concrete Conference
Will you be there?
The snow has come, now it's melting, and spring will be here before you know it! Concrete, like weather, is constantly changing.

  • Are you interested in finding out more about the technological advancements recently made?

  • Want to know how to use SCC for repairs?

  • Just need more general knowledge or want to network with like minded professionals from around the state?

Then plan on attending the Virginia Concrete Conference! It's right around the corner on March 3 & 4, and is centrally located in Richmond, VA. The Virginia Chapter of ACI will be presenting it's Concrete Excellence Award at the conference as well. If you have an interest then click here to find out more information!
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