Plant Manager Certification Course

Upcoming Dates

December 12 – 15, 2023 | Orlando, FL | SOLD OUT

This course is SOLD OUT. To be added to the waitlist and/or to receive information on the next course offering once it becomes available, please send your request to meetings dept.

Course Location & Travel Information: Florida Concrete & Products Association, Inc. (FC&PA), 6353 Lee Vista Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32822

Parking: Available onsite

Hotel & Travel Information: NRMCA has NOT contracted a block of rooms for this event but suggest the hotels below:

  • Embassy Suites, 5835 T. G. Lee Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32822, (407) 888-9339
  • Residence Inn, 7024 Augusta National Drive, Orlando, FL 32822, (407) 856-2444
  • Holiday Inn, 5750 T. G. Lee Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32822, (800) 718-8466
  • Hampton Inn, 5767 T. G. Lee Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32822, (407) 888-2995
  • Marriott, 7499 Augusta National Drive, Orlando, FL 32822, (407) 851-9000

Closest Airport: Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the closest airport and is about 1 mile from FCPA. Return flights should NOT be made before 3 PM on December 15, 2023.

Cancellation Policy: Full cancellation refunds, less a $125 administration fee, will be extended until Monday, November 20, 2023. All cancellations after Monday, November 20, 2023, will not be refunded. Fee cancellations cannot be transferred to a future class. Substitutions can be made at any time with no penalty. Registration cancellations must be made in writing.


Course Hours

Tuesday: Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM ET
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
Friday, Exam Only: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET

Please note: Lunch will be provided on days 1-3.

Registration Fees

$1,050 NRMCA Members | $1,495 Non-Members

NRMCA Members Only Group Incentives
Please submit separate forms for ALL attendees together to receive group discount 10% (3-5 members) 15% (+6 members).

concrete plant

With over 90% of a producer’s expenses tied to materials management, operations, and production at the plant level, it is essential every concrete plant manager understand the essential aspects of product knowledge, safety, environmental compliance, operations as tied to profit and loss, as well as supervisory principles.  A plant manager is the heart of the ready mixed concrete production facility. Every plant has one and duties differ only slightly from plant-to-plant. This challenging, ready mixed concrete-specific course is the only one that helps them walk-their-walk.

The three-day curriculum and the two certification exams on Day 4 are designed to not only reinforce these specific skill levels, but also incorporates many job requirement skills found in specifications for Army Corps of Engineers’ projects, as well as state and local DOTs.

Course instruction covers and tests on five individual modules:

  • Plant Safety
  • Operations
  • Production Knowledge
  • Environmental
  • Business Concepts

Class Agenda


  • Introduction
  • Course Overview

Module I… Product Knowledge

  • Cementitious Materials
  • Concrete Materials – Aggregates
  • Admixtures
  • Mixing Water
  • Concrete Proportions
  • Aggregate Moisture and Batching Arithmetic
  • Fresh Concrete Properties & Test Methods
  • Hardened Concrete Properties
  • Homework


Module II… Operations

  • Concrete Plant Design, Equipment & Operation
  • Plant Maintenance and Trouble Shooting
  • Drivers … Professionals on Wheels
  • The Science of Dispatching Ready Mixed Concrete
  • Materials Management
  • Calculating Volumes & Inventory
  • Production of Concrete Paving Mixtures
  • Homework

Module III… Safety

  • Safety Regulations
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Lock Out/Tag Out
  • Machine Guarding and Safe Operating Procedures
  • Hazard Communications
  • Confined Space
  • Homework


Module IV… Environmental

  • Environmental Stewardship and Community Relations
  • Water Quality Management
  • Solids Management and Recycling Solids
  • Materials Storage, Hazardous Materials & Chemicals
  • Plant Environmental Management
  • Homework

Module V… Business Principles

  • Basic Business Principals
  • Manage the Plant – Lead the Staff
  • Plant Inventory and Site Risk Management
  • Benchmarking and Productivity Exercises


  • Exams
  • Exam 1 – Product Knowledge & Production Technology
  • Exam 2 –Operations, Safety, Environmental, and Business Principles