ACI Field Testing Technician - Grade 1 (CP-1/CP-1S)

    December 01, 2018
    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Terracon Consultants
    11555 Clay Road
    Houston, TX 77043

    Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I (CP-1/CP-1S) 


    • This is for those technicians that are currently Field Testing Technician – Grade 1 (or recently expired). Exceptions will be made for those technicians that Employers have deemed qualified and prepared to take the exam. 
    • Location: The workshop and exam will be held in the training room at the following location: 
      Terracon Consultants, Inc 
      11555 Clay Road, Suite 100 
      Houston, Texas 77043 
      Terracon Clay Road 
    • Day 1 (November 30th, 2018) consists of a written review and performance demonstration. Check-in for the workshop begins at 1:00 p.m. Students can expect to be finished at approximately 6 p.m. 
    • Day 2 (December 1st, 2018) includes the 60-minute written exam followed by the performance (hands-on) exam. Check-in for the test begins at 6:30 a.m. and the test will begin at 7:00 a.m. The doors will be locked and those that are late will not be allowed to take the exam. 
    • Pricing: Includes the review, CP-1 (or CP-1S Spanish) workbook, test review, performance demonstration, and exam. Books will not be mailed. However, arrangements can be made for pick-up. 
    • Meals: Breakfast is provided during the test, along with drinks. 
    • Physical Strength RequirementYou must be able to lift at least 45 lbs when performing unit weight and roller meter tests. No exceptions without a valid doctor’s note stating that you are not able to lift 45 lbs. 
    • PPE: Steel or composite-toed shoes, long pants, safety glass and gloves are required.  
    • A valid ID is required on the day of the test. The ID will be held until the Examinee completes and turns in their test(s) booklet/answer sheet. 
    • Lodging: If traveling from out of town the following hotels are nearby: 

    Comfort Suites 

    11440 Clay Road  

    Houston, TX 77041 


    Comfort Suites 

    Holiday Inn & Suites 

    4606 Westway Park Boulevard 

    Houston, TX 77041 


    Holiday Inn 

    Sheraton Houston West 

    11191 Clay Road 

    Houston, TX 77041 




    • Point of Contact for this exam is Mark Dornak ([email protected]) or Joe Hill ([email protected]). 
    • Interpreters: While we do not provide interpreters, we do have examiners that speak Spanish and Farsi that are able to assist with questions. Please make sure you annotate this on your registration. 
    • Refund Policy: Refunds may be issued on a case-by-case basis, up until 14 days prior to the workshop. There will be a $25.00 service fee charged for refunds. No refunds will be issued within 14 days of the workshop. A one-time transfer will be allowed within the 14 days if notice is given prior to the day before the workshop. There will be a $25.00 service fee for transferring. 
    • Waiver: The attached waiver must be filled out and brought to class. 



    Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform and record the results of seven basic field tests on freshly mixed concrete.  

    Scope and Knowledge: 
    The program requires a working knowledge of the following ASTM test methods and practices:  

    • C1064/C1064M—Temperature of Freshly Mixed Hydraulic-Cement Concrete 
    • C172/C172M—Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete 
    • C143/C143M—Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete 
    • C138/C138M—Density (Unit Weight), Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete 
    • C231/C231M—Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method 
    • C173/C173M—Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method 
    • C31/C31M—Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field 

    Job Task Analysis (JTA) for ACI Certification of Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I 

    Certification Requirements: 
    ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who meet both of the following requirements:  

    1. A passing grade on the ACI written examination; AND 
    1. Successful completion of the ACI performance examination. 

    The one-hour written examination is closed-book and consists of 55 multiple-choice questions. There are between five and ten questions on each of the ASTM test methods and practices. To pass the written examination, BOTH of the following conditions must be met:  

    1. At least 60% correct for each of the required test methods and practices; AND 
    1. A minimum score of 70% overall. 

    The performance examination is also "closed book" and requires actual demonstration of six of the required test methods and practices plus a verbal description of Practice C172/C172M (sampling). The examinee is judged on his/her ability to correctly perform (or describe, where allowed) all of the required steps for each procedure.  

    Recertification is necessary every five years and requires successful completion of both the written and performance examinations.  

    Study Material: 
    Although the workbook is included with the pricing, if you would like to get your workbooks before the workshop, you may arrange to pick it up from the ACI Houston Office. Workbooks will not be mailed. 

    Additional workbooks and study packages are also available from the ACI Bookstore. 

    CP–1, 36th Edition: Technician Workbook for ACI Certification of Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I 

    A study guide for the examinee, providing information and instructional material on the required ASTM testing procedures. Included ASTM Standards are: C1064/C1064M, C172/C172M, C143/C143M, C138/C138M, C231/C231M, C173/C173M, and C31/C31M. Also included are ACI's Concrete Primer (SP–1), ASTM C29/C29M, ASTM C94/C94M, study questions, sample checklists, practice exams, and the Job Task Analysis. 

    CP–1 PACK 2: Technician Study Package 

    This package contains all the materials recommended by ACI to prepare the examinee for the training course and examinations. Included are the ACI Technician Workbook (CP–1) and ACI CCS-0: Concrete Fundamentals. It is designed for the technician who wants to know why these tests are conducted as well as how to conduct them. 

    CP–1S(15): Spanish-Language Version of Technician Workbook for ACI Certification of Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I 

    A Spanish-language study guide for the examinee, providing information and instructional material on the required ASTM testing procedures. Covered ASTM standards include C1064/C1064M, C172/C172M, C143/C143M, C138/C138M, C231/C231M, C173/C173M, C31/C31M, C29/C29M, and C94/C94M. 

    eLearning: Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I Certification Training: 6 Courses 


    Program Policy: 
    Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I Policy 


    Remaining Seats: 29

    $450.00 Field Grade 1 Recertification

    $450.00 Field Grade 1 Recertification

    $250.00 Field Grade 1 PERFORMANCE RETEST ONLY

    $250.00 Field Grade 1 WRITTEN RETEST ONLY