Concrete Technologist Training and Certification “Short Course” Online
November 5 – 15, 2021 | Now Online!
Registration Fee: NRMCA Members $1,000 | Non-Members $1,300
For this online offering of the course, registrants will access the NRMCA training academy for course content. Registrants will be provided a personal link to access the training academy and to attend the live sessions. Course attendees are responsible to cover the course content within the time constraints set for the course.
Registrants will receive a package in the mail with some course content at the mailing address provided when they register (Street addresses only).
The following content will be on the training academy:
- Precourse study material and quiz (This needs to be completed before the course starts)
- Recordings of presentations for each session
- Copies of slides used in pdf format
- Instructional notes for each session with review questions
- Relevant publications for each session
- Practice problems for the calculation and lab sessions (solutions will be available before the exams)
- Other miscellaneous publications and standards
- Quizzes to be completed online
- Level 2 and Level 3 exams – scheduled to open at specific times and for specific durations
Course attendees will be responsible to download and save all course content during the scheduled course duration. Access to the training academy will be closed at the completion of the exams.
Course attendees are required to attend the scheduled live sessions
- November 5 – 11 am to 1 pm EST: Introduction, Overview, Instructions
- At least two additional live sessions to review content and answer questions will be scheduled during the course.
Session topics include:
- Fundamentals of Quality Concrete
- Aggregates for Use in Concrete
- Aggregate Test Methods and Calculations
- Portland and Blended Cement
- Fly Ash and Natural Pozzolans
- Slag Cement & Silica Fume
- Chemical Admixtures
- Calculation Session for Level 2
- Batching, Mixing & Delivery and ASTM C94
- Concrete in Extreme Weather
- Basic Statistical Methods
- ACI Requirements
- Testing Hardened Concrete
- Quality Control Procedures
- Calculation Session – Level 2 and 3
- Managing Returned Concrete
- Handling, Placing and Finishing
- Calculation Session – Level 3
Tentative exam schedule on November 15, 2021
- 10 am – 11:30 am EST: Concrete Technologist Level 2 Exam
- 1 pm – 3 pm EST: 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 control, technical services, 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 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.
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 should complete pre-course content and complete the practice problems provided 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.
Course Texts and References
Short Course participants receive NRMCA publications, comprehensive notes on each topic and practice problems sets, Compilation of ASTM Standards, and other relevant publications and reference material.
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