Certifications and Testing

The Short Course is a 5-day program, with 4 days devoted to training and the last day reserved for certification exams.

The course is part of NRMCA’s Seminar, Training and Education Programs (STEPS™), and it is required for the Concrete Technology career track. Attendees earn 32 credits toward CCPf certification, which is the highest professional designation in the industry.

Upon completion of the Short Course training, attendees may test for the following NRMCA Concrete Technologist certification levels:

NRMCA Certified Concrete Technologist, Level 2

  • The applicant must pass an additional 1½-hour examination consisting of questions on concrete materials and production practices plus basic mixture proportioning methods and data evaluation procedures. An exam score of at least 75% is required to receive certification. Approximately 60% of those who take the exam pass. NRMCA Level 2 certification expires five years from the date of the exam. The certification can be renewed by attempting the Level 2 exam. Attending the course is not required to attempt the exam for renewal of certification.
  • The training for Concrete Technologist Level 2 Certification can be conducted locally by third parties such as state ready mixed concrete associations, local ACI chapters and individual companies. The exam will be administered by NRMCA. Only upon passing the exam will the certification be awarded by NRMCA.

NRMCA Certified Concrete Technologist, Level 3

  • Qualification for Concrete Technologist Level 3 includes successful completion of the NRMCA Level 2 examination, plus passing an additional two-hour written examination on advanced concrete technology including absolute volume mix proportioning methods, basic statistics as it applies to ACI 318, and quality control, and troubleshooting. An exam score of at least 75% is required to receive certification. Approximately 50% of those who take the exam pass. According to current policy, NRMCA Level 3 certification does not expire.

How do I get my Level 4 Certification?

  • Concrete Technologist Level 4, the highest certification, is awarded upon successful completion of NRMCA’s Durability Course exam. However, although Concrete Technologist Level 3 certification must be obtained in order to achieve Level 4, the Technical Short Course is not a prerequisite for attending the Durability Course.
  • Therefore, if one has already attended and passed the Durability Course, then successful completion of the Level 3 exam at the end of the Short Course will provide Level 4 Concrete Technologist Certification.

Contact Us

For additional course information, contact Shawnita Dickens, Manager, Certification Programs: 703-706-4854.

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