As of January 1, 2009, NRMCA has established the following requirements
for persons inspecting concrete production facilities for the NRMCA
Obtain a Plant Inspectors Guide and
Qualification Package - $100, plus shipping and handling - contact
Karen Bean at
Complete a review of the Guide and answer the review
questions provided in the Guide Package on the Answer to Review
Questions and Pledge Form (a minimum score of 75% is required). Do
not return the review questions.
Review the policy on revoking approval. Sign the form
associated with acknowledging the policy and the pledge to perform
Complete the Contact
Information Form, including a listing of all states you are
Complete a Statement of Qualifications.
A separate form is provided for professional engineers and
forms by mail to Karen Bean, NRMCA, 900 Spring Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or scanned copies
by e-mail to:
After reviewing the forms, NRMCA will notify you of your approval and
provide an ID number that should be included on all future submissions
of completed inspection checklists.
NRMCA will not process any Plant Certification Checklist if an
engineer or an engineer’s assistant is not an NRMCA approved inspector.
Reapproval Process – March 2015
Due to significant revisions to the Plant Inspector’s Guide all
previously approved inspectors are strongly encouraged to purchase a current copy
of the Guide dated February 2015.
Previously approved inspectors (engineers and assistants) are required
to update their contact information.
Download this file and return the completed file to Karen Bean. A
copy of the 12th revision will be sent after the form is received.
Checklist – July 2017
July, 2017, NRMCA has issued an electronic checklist. This has a section
the inspector should review before submitting the completed checklist.
This section will identify potential errors that should be corrected (or
explained) before submission. The electronic checklist should be sent by
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The current version is 05.14.2018. (this will be in the footer of
the document). Print and earlier versions of the electronic checklist
will not be processed. The electronic checklist is only provided to
approved inspectors for the certification program. The “active”
electronic checklist (blank or completed) should not be distributed to
anyone. A printed pdf version can be provided to the company for their
To obtain a copy of the current Plant Certification Checklist:
Contact NRMCA's Karen Bean, by email:
email@example.com or by phone at
Payment Information Form to summarize the payment information
and return with the completed documents with the request for
The engineer should be licensed in the
state where the plant is located.
The engineer is permitted to use an
assistant under his/her employ to conduct the physical inspection.
The assistant shall have completed the qualification. It is not
permitted to use an assistant employed by the company if the
engineer does not work for the company.
permitted for a licensed engineer employed by the company seeking
certification to conduct the inspection.
NOTE: For ready mixed concrete plants furnishing concrete to
North Carolina and South Carolina, the state DOTs have a different qualification procedure
for inspectors and their assistants.
For more information, contact the
Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association (704-717-9199).
By signing this statement, I state that I have
reviewed the contents of the NRMCA Plant Inspectors Guide and that I
understand the certification policies and procedures. I also acknowledge
that I have read the policy for revocation of approval to inspect plants
for the NRMCA program.
I HEREBY PLEDGE I will conduct plant inspections for the NRMCA
Certification of Ready Mixed Concrete Facilities in accordance with the
intent and guidance provided and will maintain the ethical and
professional integrity of the certification program. I will immediately
notify NRMCA if I discover that I no longer meet the requirements of the
certification policies and procedures for whatever reason.
NRMCA Policy for Revocation of Approval of Plant Inspectors and
The credibility of the NRMCA Certification Program,
to the concrete producer and the entity requiring certification, is
established by the thoroughness and attention to detail of the
inspection performed by the Inspector or Assistant. Approval of
individuals to perform inspections for the NRMCA plant and truck
certification program comes with the responsibility of being diligent,
thorough, fair and unbiased. The following policy has been established:
NRMCA POLICY FOR REVOCATION OF APPROVAL OF
PLANT INSPECTORS AND ASSISTANTS
NRMCA reserves the right to revoke the approval status of
inspectors and assistants for the plant certification program.
Reasons can include, but are not limited to:
- Refusal to comply with NRMCA policies and inspection
- Repeated lack of adherence to policies, procedures and
requirements for inspection;
- Falsely stating compliance with audit requirements -
verified by NRMCA
- Revocation of license by state licensing board for PEs
- Using inspection assistants not approved by NRMCA or not
in the employ of approved inspector
- Performing potentially biased inspections for companies
due to a verifiable conflict of interest – PEs employed by
the company are not considered a conflict of interest unless
there is evidence that the inspection is compromised.
- Notification by entities (specifying bodies) requiring
NRMCA certification on inadequacy of inspection by a
particular individual or company – a review with the
inspector will be conducted.
NRMCA will notify the approved individual of the intent to
revoke approval status. The individual can request a review of
the decision to revoke by providing documentation supporting
his/her challenge. The review shall be conducted by a 3-member
task group of the NRMCA RES Committee. All steps will be taken
to ensure that the 3-member task group has no ties to the
individual or the company in question. Further appeals shall be
addressed by the President of the NRMCA.