Lab Level I

    ACI Laboratory Testing Technician Programs Overhauled!

    ACI is excited to announce that newly-retooled ACI Laboratory Testing Technician certification programs was succesfully launched January 1, 2008.  This realignment is the result of several years of work by ACI Committee C 620, Laboratory Technician Certification, to reduce content overlap between each program, reduce the number of test methods covered by each program, place the test methods into more logical groupings, and address the differences between referenced ASTM and AASHTO standards in selected programs.  For detailed descriptions of the overhauled programs, please go to www.concrete.org and direct your curser to the Certification department.  The various Certifications offered in the Laboratory Technician program are:


    ACI Concrete Strength Testing Technician
    ACI Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician – Level I
    ACI Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician – Level II
    ACI Aggregate Base Testing Technician
    ACI Aggregate Testing Technician – Level I
    ACI Aggregate Testing Technician – Level II
    The major modifications to be seen in your local Chapter’s Certification Programs are:

     

    1. There is NO LONGER an exam for Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Level I.  The requirement to become a Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Level I is the achievement of a Concrete Strength Testing Technician Certification and an Aggregate Testing Technician – Level I Certification within a 24-month period and the Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician – Level I Certification is automatically granted by ACI.
    2. A NEW Certification has been created by ACI as an ACI Aggregate Base Testing Technician.
    3. Until a newly devised teaching program is formulated, your Chapter will continue to offer training in the Concrete Strength Testing Technician Certification class, but WILL NOT offer training in any of the other Laboratory Testing Certification programs.  However, stay tuned, this can change.
    4. Anyone certified as a Lab Tech Level I prior to Jan. 1, 2008 is "automatically" certified as an Aggregate Testing Technician Level I. ACI will be sending out new Certification Cards with the same expiration date as the old Lab Level I card.

    Your Chapter will continue to offer the Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I, Flatwork Finisher, Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector, and Concrete Construction Special Inspector Certifications.  For more information on these Certifications, search out the specific Certification Committee Chairperson of interest for your inquiries.