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NRMCA Exterior Flatwork Finisher Certification

1500 Pennsylvania Finishers Complete Their Certifications!!

Congratulations to all the concrete finishers who have completed the NRMCA or ACI certification programs. They now meet the requirements for PennDOT projects let after April of 2022.

Over 1350 Pennsylvania finishers have completed the NRMCA Exterior Flatwork Finishers Certification Course and have received their lifetime certification; over 750 just since January 1, 2022.

Additionally, there are 179 Pennsylvania finishers who currently hold the ACI finisher certification. More information on PACA's certification programs is available below.

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What's the Difference Between the NRMCA Flatwork Certification and the ACI Flatwork Finisher Certification?

The NRMCA Exterior Flatwork Finishers Certification is the preferred certification program to meet the upcoming PennDOT requirement. This is due to the fact that it carries a lifetime certification and its focus is on finishing practices to achieve durable exterior concrete.

You can also meet the PennDOT requirement by either holding or getting the ACI Flatwork Finishers certification. That certification is required on many commercial construction projects, but it does carry a 5-year renewal.

The ACI Flatwork Finisher certification is offered by three groups in Pennsylvania and schedules of classes are announced on their websites linked below:

Contact Jim Casilio, P.E., PACA's Director of Technical Services for exam information or to schedule an exam.

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.

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For questions regarding the registration process, contact Kallie Kline.

For questions regarding specific content in this course/workshop, contact Jim Casilio., P.E.

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