Flatwork Finisher

This class is given on an as-needed basis and if anyone is interested, please email info@acisocal.org

  • ACI Certification
  • Flatwork Technician &
  • Flatwork Finisher

1 Day Test & Review Session

Certification as an ACI certified Flatwork Finisher or Flatwork Finishing Technician is a professional designation gaining recognition throughout the United States. The program is useful for experienced and apprentice concrete finishers to sharpen and round out their knowledge of concrete finishing. The class session is followed by a written examination.

Applicants having a minimum of 4,500 hours of concrete finishing experience (2+ years), who pass the test will be Certified Concrete Flatwork Finishers. Applicants who pass the test, but do not have the required work experience, will be Certified Concrete Flatwork Technicians.

Please be aware, owners, designers and project specifications are beginning to require this certification for concrete professionals working on their projects. This is a growing trend that we expect will increase in the future.

Our Saturday session schedule is as follows:
8:00 am - 9:00 am Planning for Slab-On-Ground, Concrete Materials, Mixtures,
Proportioning and Testing
9:00 am - 10:10 am Preparation, Floor Flatness, Placing Equipment, Finishing Tools
10:10 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Finishing Procedures, Jointing, Curing, Finishing Problems
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Chapter Review
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Written Examination

Registration: Done online Only!




Thank you for your interest in becoming certified as an ACI Advanced Flatwork Finisher or Flatwork Associate.  In order to meet the growing demand of this program, we have made changes in order to offer it as a one-day session.  Historically, ACI So Cal offered this session as nine hours of review with a two-hour written examination, over the course of four weekday evenings.  Although the time spent on review has now been reduced to five hours, the requirements placed upon the students to pass the examination remain the same. 

Your course workbook is intentionally supplied to you in advance of the scheduled session date.  We strongly recommend that you thoroughly study the workbook prior to attending the session.  There will only be a review of each chapter section, and clarification of the main core concepts; there is not enough time to review every concept and application of this course in depth.  The responsibility lies upon the student to have a strong understanding of the course content before arriving to this session.

As a reminder, applicants who submit a minimum of 4,500 hours of concrete finishing experience (2+ years) to ACI and pass the test will be certified as ACI Advanced Concrete Flatwork Finishers.  Applicants who pass the test but do not submit the work experience will be certified ACI Concrete Flatwork Associates.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday and we hope you find this instruction a valuable learning opportunity.  Please arrive well-prepared, and bring a photo ID (ex. driver’s license), a simple-use calculator (smart phones and TI “graphing” calculators are NOT allowed), and a #2 pencil.

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