ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I Certification Exam Information


A 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.

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Winter - Spring 2023 Semester Information

Links to register for each exam are located at the bottom of this webpage.

Please be sure to review all the information below before registering.

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Exam

This program is intended as a review in preparation for certification testing.

It is not for instructional purposes.

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Before Exam - During Exam - After Exam

  • How to prepare for the exam
  • Review and study tips
  • About registering to take the exam
  • What happens the day of the exam
  • What happens after you take the exam
  • What to do if you fail a portion of the exam
  • What to do if you don't receive your number, certificate, card, etc.

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Registration Instructions

  • Member vs non-member rate information
  • Registration procedures
  • Registration tips

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You've Registered - Now What?

  • What the registration contact will receive
  • What the exam attendee will receive
  • What the exam attendee needs to bring with them to the exam

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Policies & Procedures

  • What to do if you need to cancel your exam and fees that apply
  • What to do if you wish to transfer to another date and policies that apply
  • Substituting one attendee for another
  • Policies relating to those attending the exam

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Contact Information

  • When to contact PACA & how
  • When to contact ACI & how

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Retesting vs Recertifying

Retesting - when one has failed a portion (either the written and/or performance portion) of the exam within the last year and needs to retake that portion to become certified.

Recertifying - when one's five-year period of certification has expired and they need to become certified once again. There are no designated procedures for recertifying. It is basically like starting from scratch. One must pass both portions once again to requalify as certified.

See What Other Certification Exams PACA Has Scheduled

PACA additionally offers the following certifications (ONLY):

  • ACI Adhesive Anchor Installer
  • ACI Post-Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector
  • ACI Flatwork Associate / Advanced Concrete Flatwork Finisher
  • ACI Concrete Strength Testing Technician Certification Exam
  • NRMCA Exterior Flatwork Finisher
  • NRMCA Pervious Concrete Contractor

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Event Pricing

PACA Member vs Non-Member Rates Apply

Discounted rates are available for this event/exam if your COMPANY is a member of the Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association.

If your company IS a PACA member, you will need to establish a member log in profile to receive the member rate. Contact Kallie Kline via email to do so.

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Exam Schedule


7:30 AM - Registration

8:00 AM - Full review of testing materials

Noon - Lunch (provided and included in registration fee)

1:00 PM - One-hour timed written exam

Immediately following exam - Practice session for performance exam - held at the discretion of the instructor


  • For those taking the certification for the first time or recertifying - you will be assigned a time by the instructor return on day two to take your performance exam.
  • For those who have failed the performance exam and need to retake it - please report to the performance exam location at 7:30 AM on day two.

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Exam Dates

Please note: Exam registration for each location listed below will close on the date listed or when full capacity has been met - whichever comes first.

If you attempt to register and are unable to complete the transaction, it may mean one of the following:

  • the exam registration has closed
  • the exam is full
  • the proper credit card billing address was not entered when processing the payment

Click the link below the date-location you wish to attend to register.

February 22-23, 2023

Bethlehem, PA

This exam site is full and registration has closed.

March 8-9, 2023

Discount registration rates expire February 22nd.

Registration will close on March 3rd.

State College, PA

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March 22-23, 2023

Discount registration rates expire March 8th.

Registration will close on March 17th.

Leesport, PA

Register for Leesport HERE »

March 27-28, 2023

Discount registration rates expire March 13th.

Registration will close on March 22nd.

Williamsport, PA

Register for Williamsport HERE »

April 5-6, 2023

Discount registration rates expire March 22nd.

Registration will close on March 31st.

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Register for Wilkes-Barre HERE »

April 19-20, 2023

Discount registration rates expire April 5th.

Registration will close on April 14th.

Harrisburg, PA

Register for Harrisburg HERE »

Future Dates

2023 Dates - Mark Your Calendar

Fall - Winter 2023 Semester

  • September 13-14 - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • October 4-5 - Leesport, PA
  • October 18-19 - State College, PA
  • November 1-2 - Lititz, PA
  • December 6-7 - Harrisburg, PA
  • December 13-14 - Bethlehem, PA



Watch Concrete Field Testing Video

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Let Us Help


For questions regarding the registration process, follow up after taking an exam, etc., contact Kallie Kline.

For questions regarding specific content in the exam and testing procedures, contact Ken Crank.

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