Professional Development

Professional Development

PACA delivers American Concrete Institute (ACI) and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) certifications and partners with PennDOT for the Aggregate & Concrete Technician Certification Programs.

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Certification Exam Protocols Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - What You Need to Know

PACA hosted a webinar on the new protocols regarding exam attendee protocols amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Included in the webinar are:

  • Health screenings at exam site
  • Limited class sizes due to social distancing protocols
  • What attendees will need to bring with them to protect fellow examinees
  • What will be required of examinees PRIOR to attending the exam
  • What the new exam day schedule will look like
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Complete List of Certifications PACA Offers

Why should you become certified you ask? This video will give you more information on why you should become certified.

Please visit each certification page to learn more about these exams.

Still have questions regarding our certifications? For questions regarding certification exam content, material covered, etc., contact our Director of Concrete Promotion and Certification, Ken Crank.

For questions regarding the registration process, availability of seats, etc., contact Kallie Kline, Director of Member Services.

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A complete list of our scheduled exams is available on our Calendar of Events.

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Learn about new exams added to the schedule, when exam registration opens, when exams are full and more!
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Thank You to PACA's Volunteers

We wish to thank and acknowledge the member companies and individuals for their commitment and sweat equity by volunteering their time and their facilities to deliver quality professional development programs for the betterment of our industry.

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Certification Partners

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American Concrete Institute

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a nationally recognized organization that provides industry-specific certification in 21 different subjects.

Of those 21 subjects, PACA offers exams for Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I (spring and fall semesters annually), Flatwork Finisher / Technician (as needed), Strength Testing (as needed) certifications and the Adhesive Anchor Installer certification.

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National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

PACA also offers NRMCA's Exterior Flatwork Finisher and Pervious Concrete Contractor certifications on an as needed basis. If you would like to schedule an Exterior Flatwork Finisher certification exam, please contact Jim Casilio, P.E. If you wish to schedule a Pervious Concrete Contractor certification, please contact Ken Crank.

Penn DOT

Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology

The Aggregate Technician Certification program and PennDOT's Concrete Technician certification program is offered by the Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology (NECEPT).

For individuals who are initially certifying for the Concrete Field Testing Technician or those who have let their certification expire, you must provide a copy of your current ACI certification to qualify.

AIA

American Institute of Architects

The Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association is an American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System Provider. Our instructors bring the presentations right to your door.

Simply choose the presentation you would like us to provide, complete and fax the reservation form to the PACA office, and our instructors will contact you to set up a schedule convenient for you and your employees. Earn your CES credits without ever leaving the convenience of your office. See PACA's offerings.

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