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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Fall-Winter 2021 Semester

Test Procedures

About the Exam

  • ASTM procedures covered
  • Written exam procedure
  • Performance exam procedure
  • Scores needed to pass exam


Before the Exam - During the Exam - After the 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've taken the exam


Registration Instructions

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


Cancellation Policies - Transfer Policies - Attendee Policies - Contact Procedures

  • What to do if you need to cancel your exam and fees that apply
  • What to do if you wish to transfer to a new exam date and policies that apply
  • Substituting one attendee for another
  • Policies relating to those attending the exam
  • When to contact ACI directly and when to contact PACA


Exam Information

Two-Day Exam Schedule


7:30 AM - Registration / COVID-19 protocols

8:00 AM - Full review of test materials

Noon - Lunch (provided)

1:00 PM - One-hour timed written exam

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


You will be assigned a time to return on day two for your performance exam at its scheduled location. Please note that lunch is NOT provided on day two.

Fall2021 ACI Registration Info

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Exam Dates

Please note: Exam registration will close for each location on the date listed or when exam capacities are met, whichever is comes first.

If you attempt to register and are unable to complete the transaction, it may mean that the exam has filled and registration has been automatically closed.

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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Dates and Locations Available

October 20-21, 2021 - State College, PA

October 20 - written exam - Boalsburg, PA

October 21 - performance exam - State College, PA

Registration will close for this exam on October 15, 2021.

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November 3-4, 2021 - Lancaster, PA

November 3 - written exam - Manheim, PA

November 4 - performance exam - Lititz, PA

Registration will close for this exam on October 29, 2021.

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December 8-9, 2021 - Harrisburg, PA

December 8 - written exam - Harrisburg, PA

December 9 - performance exam - Harrisburg, PA

Registration will close for this exam on December 3, 2021.

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December 14, 2021 - WRITTEN RETEST ONLY

For those who initially failed their written exam and need to retake it. No performance exam provided on this day.

Bethlehem, PA

Registration will close for this exam on December 9, 2021.

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December 15-16, 2021 - Bethlehem, PA

December 15 - written exam - Bethlehem, PA

December 16 - performance exam - Bethlehem, PA

Registration will close for this exam on December 10, 2021.

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COVID-19 Protocols - As of September 22, 2021


Please carefully read and review all the provisions of the below waiver and release noting that you freely and knowingly assume the risk of attending this event/certification exam and waive your rights concerning liability as described above by either checking the appropriate box during the online registration process or by signing and returning the form below to PACA staff.

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PACA has implemented the following preventative health and safety measures for our event, which includes asking all attendees to wear a face mask while inside and not actively eating or drinking; to complete a health screening regardless of vaccination status; and to follow all applicable CDC and local guidance, especially related to social distancing, as well as any host facility guidelines.

If you have any questions about the health and safety requirements, please contact a PACA staff member.


All attending will be required to fill out a health questionnaire upon arrival at the event/certification exam and to notify PACA staff if there are any changes to your answers during the event/exam. The attendee's signature on the questionnaire document certifies that (1) their answers to the questions on the form are true and accurate at the time of completing and submitting this document, (2) they will notify PACA if their answers change at any time during the multiple-day event, (3) if their answers change at any time during the multiple-day event or if they experience any symptoms of COVID-19, they will leave the facility and will not return unless they satisfy applicable CDC guidelines, and (4) they have not taken a fever-reducing medication within 24 hours prior to their temperature check.

All attending will be required to have a temperature check prior to entering the facility.

Also, please note that all attendees are asked to follow applicable hygiene protocols recommended by the CDC, which may include washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds; covering coughs and sneezes (with appropriate tissue disposal and hand sanitation); and maintaining social distancing of at least six feet. In addition, attendees are required to wear a cloth mask that covers their nose and mouth in accordance with CDC guidelines. If attendees have any questions about the health and safety requirements, they are asked to please contact a PACA staff member onsite.


All who attend PACA events/certification exams, by checking the waiver box or signing the waiver form, agree that they will comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws, orders and guidance as well as any PACA policies relating to health and safety (the “Guidelines”) at the event/exam regardless of their vaccination status. They acknowledge that their failure to comply with any of the Guidelines may result in their removal from the event/exam and its premises. If they are removed from the event/exam due to such noncompliance, they understand they will forfeit any registration, conference, or other fees they paid to attend the event/exam.

PennDOT Concrete Certification Exams

2022 Exam Information

PennDOT Concrete Field Technicians Certifications 2022 Virtual Classes Announced

Below is the link to the schedule and registration information for the 2022 Concrete Field Technician Certification Classes.

Classes begin in January and will all be held virtually. Twenty-one classes are scheduled, each with a limit of 125 seats per class. They will conclude in early April.

Certifications that were due to expire in 2020 or 2021 were extended. These extensions will expire upon the completion of the 2022 class season. Now is the time to register to get your recertification, or if needed, your initial certification.

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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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