Certification Dates

December 17-20, 2018 - Lansing
January 7-10, 2019 - Wayne County
January 28-31, 2019 - Lansing
February 5-8, 2019 - Traverse City*
February 25-28, 2019 - Grand Rapids 
March 4-7, 2019 - Lansing
April 8-11, 2019 - Wayne County
April 23-26, 2019 - Marquette*
May 6-9, 2019 - Lansing
May 20-23, 2019 - Lansing
June 3-6, 2019 - Lansing
June 10-13, 2019 - Lansing

*NOTE: This class is a combined New Certification/Recertification class.



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Level I Concrete Field testing Certification

Level 1 Technicians conducting concrete testing for public and private projects must be certified as a Level I Concrete Field Testing Technician in accordance to Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), ASTM C94, ASTM C1077 and ACI specifications. 

Course content for Level I is established by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and MDOT.

Students pursuing Level I certification will be trained through a combination of classroom and laboratory instruction covering the following ASTM test specifications:

Sampling (C172)  |  Temperature (C1064)  |  Slump (C143)  |  Density (C138)  |  Concrete Cylinders (C31)  |  Air content-volumetric (C173)  |  Air content-pressure (C231) 

In addition to these specifications, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of concrete including materials, curing, hot/cold weather concreting and water/cement ratio calculations.

The Level I course is 31/2 days in length, consisting of 2 1/2 days of instruction/laboratory training followed by an exam day. 

Advance Preparation

Technicians with little or no testing experience can prepare for attendance at a Level I class in one of two ways:
1. By reviewing an online video that demonstrates the procedures for performing the seven ASTM Level I field test.  

2. By completing ACI's e-learning program for Level I certification. The cost is $135.20 (ACI member rate) and is not included in the class registration cost. The ACI program provides a thorough review of the seven field tests through a combination of video demonstrations, interactive questions and post-training quizzes on each module. To register, visit the ACI website at www.concrete.org, click the "Education" tab followed by "Online Learning" then scroll to "ACI certifications". 

Level I Exam         

Participants must successfully complete the following examinations in order to become certified as a Level I Concrete Field Testing Technician:

1.  Michigan Fundamentals Examination
A 90 minute, “open book” exam consisting of 50 multiple choice questions covering the fundamentals of concrete. Students must score 70% or higher to pass.

2.  ACI written Examination 
A one hour, “closed book” exam consisting of 55 multiple choice questions based on the seven field tests for concrete. Students must attain an overall score of 70% or higher and 60% or higher on each of the seven field tests to pass.

3.  ACI Performance Examination  
This exam consists of a verbal description of sampling procedures and a performance exam for the remaining six field tests. Students must successfully pass all seven performance tests.