Professional Development

Concrete Certification Programs for Central Pennsylvania

PACA offers comprehensive concrete certification programs for ACI, NRMCA, and PennDOT in the central Pennsylvania area. Our certification exams are designed to help individuals and companies gain the knowledge and skills needed to achieve optimal job performance and growth in the concrete industry.

Complete List of Certifications PACA Offers

ACI, NRMCA, & PennDOT 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 found in the list to the left.

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.


Certification Drives Industry Value

Following our first American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I certification exam in 2021 (Feb. 16) at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA, the PACA staff were pleased to receive the following email from Derrick Duff of Stone Valley Construction Services.

I would like to thank you on behalf of Stone Valley Construction Services for the ACI Concrete Test Technician Course held at Penn College, February 16, 2021. In the middle of a terrible pandemic and awful weather, you persevered and delivered a great program. We all remarked how well the information was presented. The quality of the instructors and how well the facility worked for the classroom and practical environments.

Thanks again for a job well done and we will see you in 5 years!

All the best,


A very big thank you to all of our host facilities, instructors, proctors, and volunteers for making this program so successful year in and year out and for making PACA's certification program the industry gold star.

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Thank You

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.


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.


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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