Short Course Online

Concrete Technologist Training and Certification “Short Course”

November 2-3, 5-6, 9-10, 13, 2020

online registration

Registration Fee: NRMCA Members $1,000 | Non-Members $1,300

Online Offering – Tentative Schedule

Monday Nov 2
10 am – 12 pm Introductory remarks/instructions
Fundamentals of Quality Concrete
1 pm – 3 pm Aggregates for Use in Concrete
Aggregate Test Methods and Calculation Session
Tuesday Nov 3
10 am – 12 pm Portland and Blended Cement
Fly Ash and Natural Pozzolans
1 pm – 3 pm Aggregate Test Methods and Calculation Session
Thursday Nov 5
10 am – 12 pm Slag Cement & Silica Fume
Chemical Admixtures
1 pm – 3 pm Calculation Session – Level 2
Friday Nov 6
10 am – 12 pm Batching, Mixing & Delivery and ASTM C94
Concrete in Extreme Weather
1 pm – 3 pm Basic Statistical Methods
ACI Requirements
Monday Nov 9
10 am – 12 pm Testing Hardened Concrete
Quality Control Procedures
1 pm – 3 pm Calculation Session – Level 2 and 3
Tuesday Nov 10
10 am – 12 pm Managing Returned Concrete
Handling, Placing and Finishing
1 pm – 3 pm Calculation Session – Level 3
Friday Nov 13
10 am – 11:30 am Concrete Technologist Level 2 Exam
1 pm – 3 pm Concrete Technologist Level 3 Exam


NRMCA’s Concrete Technologist Training and Certification “Short Course” provides intensive training and certification on the fundamentals of concrete, aggregates and concrete mixture materials. Since 1964, several thousand attendees of this course have obtained one or more of the following certifications:

Who Should Attend

The NRMCA Short Course is intended for quality, sales and other personnel with a technical role with ready mixed concrete companies and suppliers to the industry. New hires in these roles can also benefit from attending. A significant amount of technical content is covered in 4 days that requires the attendees to have a basic concrete technology background and at least a high-school level of math (to test your math skills, click here). Success on obtaining certification will depend on the individual’s experience and ability to grasp the course content prior to the exam. It is the responsibility of the registrant and his/her manager to ensure that attendee has the requisite qualifications to attend this technical course. NRMCA offers education programs for a wide range of job functions within the industry with appropriate technical content.

Registrant Responsibilities

Registrants, or their supervisors who decide to send individuals, should ensure that attendees have the appropriate knowledge level and basic proficiency in math to attend the short course. Registrants will receive a pre-course study package before the course. Pre-course study is essential to ensure that attendees maximize their opportunity to learn, participate in discussions, and do well on the examinations. A set of pre-course practice problems is provided with the package to registered individuals to evaluate their proficiency.

Course Texts and References

Short Course participants receive NRMCA publications, comprehensive notes on each topic and practice problems sets, Compilation of ASTM Standards, American Concrete Institute (ACI) educational publications, and Portland Cement Association’s (PCA) Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures.

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