Concrete Laboratory Testing Technican – Level 2 (CP-18)

    January 19, 2019
    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Terracon Consultants
    11555 Clay Road
    Houston, TX 77043

    • Workshop (January 12, 2019) consists of a written / performance review. Check-in for the workshop begins at 6:30 a.m. Students can expect to be finished at approximately 3 p.m.
    • Test (January 19, 2019) 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.
      • 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.
    • Pricing: Includes the review, CP-44 workbook, hands-on practice, and exam. Books will not be mailed. However, arrangements can be made for pick-up.
    • Meals: Breakfast and lunch is provided during the workshop and breakfast is provided during the test.
    • Physical Strength Requirement: You must be able to lift at least 45 lbs when performing some of the performance 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.
    • Lodging: If traveling from out of town the following hotels are nearby:


    Comfort Suites
    11440 Clay Road
    Houston, TX 77041
    Holiday Inn & Suites
    4606 Westway Park Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77041
    Sheraton Houston West
    11191 Clay Road
    Houston, TX 77041


    • Points of Contact for this exam are 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 (see below) must be filled out and brought to class.



    An Aggregate Testing Technician – Level 2 is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform, record and report the results of advanced field and laboratory procedures for aggregates and concrete.
    Scope and Knowledge:
    The program requires a working knowledge of the following ACI and ASTM documents:

    • ACI 214R—Evaluation of Strength Test Results of Concrete*
    • ACI 211.1—Selecting Proportions for Concrete*
    • ASTM C192/C192M—Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Laboratory [This standard also requires the knowledge and ability to perform ASTM C143/C143M (Slump), C173/C173M and C231/C213M (Air Content), C138/C138M (Unit Weight), and C1064/C1064M (Temperature).]
    • ASTM C470/C470M—Molds for Forming Concrete Test Cylinders Vertically*
    • ASTM C496/C496M—Splitting Tensile Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens*
    • ASTM C42/C42M—Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores and Sawed Beams of Concrete*
    • ASTM C157/C157M—Standard Test Method for Length Change of Hardened Hydraulic-Cement Mortar and Concrete
      * Written Exam Only

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

    • Have at least one year (2000 hours) of approved work experience or a combination of work experience and education, AND
    • Hold current certification as an ACI Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician – Level 1, AND
    • Obtain a passing grade on the ACI written examination; AND
    • Successful completion of the ACI performance examination.

    The two-hour written examination is open-book and consists of approximately 75 multiple-choice questions. There are between eight and twelve questions on each of the standards.

    To pass the written examination, BOTH of the following conditions must be met:

    • At least 60% correct for each of the required standards; AND
    • A minimum score of 70% overall.

    The performance examination is closed book and requires actual demonstration of ASTM Practices C192/C192M and C157/C157M. The examinee is judged on his/her ability to correctly perform all of the required procedures for each standard 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:

    The workbook contains information about the ACI Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician – Level 2 Certification program, study questions, sample checklists, and a practice exam as well as well as reprints of all of the resource materials referenced by the certification examinations.

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    Remaining Seats: 3

    $600.00 Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician – Level 2 Full Certification

    $300.00 Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician – Level 2 Written Retest

    $300.00 Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician – Level 2 Performance Retest

    $550.00 MEMBER - Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician – Level 2 Full Certification


    2019 Waiver