Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Technician (CP-10)

    May 11, 2019
    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Terracon Consultants
    11555 Clay Road
    Houston, TX 77043

    Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Technician (CP-10)

    • Location: The exam will be held at the following location: 
      ACI Houston Office (located behind the Terracon office) 
      3900 Claymore Park Drive #120 
      Houston, Texas 77043  
      Terracon Clay Road 
    • There is NO REVIEW OR WORKSHOP for this exam.. There will be a review session for the March and November exams. 
    • Test Day (May 11, 2019) includes the 120-minute closed-book written 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-10 workbook and exam. Books will not be mailed. However, arrangements can be made for pick-up. 
    • Meals: Breakfast is provided during the test. 
    • Physical Strength RequirementThere is not a physical requirement for the written exam. 
    • 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 Flatwork Finisher is a craftsman who has demonstrated knowledge about and the ability to place, consolidate, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect concrete flatwork.  

    Concrete Flatwork Technician is a person who is knowledgeable about proper procedures to place, consolidate, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect concrete flatwork, but who lacks sufficient work experience to qualify as a Concrete Flatwork Finisher.  

    Scope and Knowledge: 
    The primary technical resource for this program is ACI's Concrete Craftsman Series, Slabs on Grade, CCS–1. The program requires knowledge in the following areas of concrete construction:  

    • Planning for slab-on-ground placement 
    • Concrete materials, mixture proportioning, and control tests 
    • Preparation before placing concrete 
    • Floor flatness and levelness 
    • Placing equipment 
    • Finishing tools and equipment 
    • Procedures for finishing slabs-on-ground 
    • Jointing 
    • Curing and protection of concrete 
    • Finishing problems and possible solutions 

    Certification Requirements: 
    For Concrete Flatwork Finisher: ACI will grant certification only to those candidates who obtain a passing grade on the written examination PLUS either:  

    • Possess 1,500 hours of actual on-the-job finishing* experience (approximately one year of regular full-time work) AND successfully complete the performance examination**, OR 
    • Possess 4,500 hours of actual on-the-job finishing* experience (approximately three years of regular full-time work). 


    The two-hour written examination is closed-book and consists of approximately 50 multiple-choice questions. The passing grade for the written examination is 70%.  
    *Finishing experience includes concrete placement, consolidation, jointing, curing and protection, finishing, form setting, prep work, rubbing, patching, and saw cutting. Verification of the work experience by the candidate's employer(s) is required.  
    **During the performance examination, each examinee must place, consolidate, finish, edge, joint, begin curing, and provide initial protection for a concrete slab. The examiner will observe and evaluate the techniques used and record passing or failing grades on the various individual procedures. A passing grade is defined as "no significant variation from proper procedure and no more than two variations from proper technique in the use of the tools."  
    Recertification is necessary every five years and requires successful completion of a written examination.  
    For Concrete Flatwork Technician: ACI will grant certification to those examinees who obtain a passing grade on the written examination. Individuals with Flatwork Technician certification can upgrade to full Flatwork Finisher status upon submittal and approval of sufficient work experience or successful completion of the ACI performance evaluation.  
    Recertification is necessary every five years and requires successful completion of a written examination. 

    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–10(10): Craftsman Workbook for ACI Certification of Concrete Flatwork Technician & Flatwork Finisher 

    CP–10S(10): Spanish Language Version of Craftsman Workbook for ACI Certification of Concrete Flatwork Technician & Flatwork Finisher 

    A study guide that orients the examinee to the certification program and contains directions on how to prepare for the written examination and performance evaluation. All technical information is included as well as practice/study questions. Reference information from ACI includes CCS-1, “Slabs on Grade,” and SP-1, “Concrete Primer.” 


    Work Experience: 
    Work Experience Form 
    Work Experience Instructions 
    Client Affidavit (for Self-employed Examinees) 
    Client Affidavit Instructions 
    Instructions for Union Participants 

    Program Policy: 
    Flatwork Finisher & Technician and Tradesman Policy 



    Remaining Seats: 10

    $300.00 CP-10 Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Technician
    $350.00 after 05:00 pm April 20


    2019 Waiver