Regional Short Course

Concrete Technologist Training and Certification “Regional Short Course”

February 5 – 9, 2024 | Oklahoma City, OK

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Member: $1,300 | Non Member: $1,600

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday (Exams): 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Please note: Lunch will be provided Mon – Thurs.

Course & Hotel Room Block Location: Dolese Support Services Center (DSSC), 8300 N. Oklahoma Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73114-7502
P: (405) 235-2311

Hotel Parking: Complimentary parking is available on-site. Guest parking is available on 82nd Street and in the designated parking area on the northeast corner of the building. To enter the building, walk to the west entrance doors and check in at the reception area through the doorway on your left.

Room Rate: NRMCA has NOT contracted a block of rooms for this event but suggests the following nearby hotels:

AC Hotel Oklahoma City Bricktown (7 miles from course venue), 411 East Sheridan Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73104
P: (405) 605-4585

Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Northwest (6.8 miles from course venue), 3233 Northwest Expy., Oklahoma City, OK 73112
P: (405) 842-6633

The Ellison, Oklahoma City, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel (4 miles from course venue), 6201 N. Western Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73118
P: (405) 463-0055

Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel (4.8 miles from course venue), 6300 Waterford Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73118
P: (405) 848-4782

Courtyard by Marriott Oklahoma City Northwest (5.2 miles from course venue), 1515 Northwest Expy., Oklahoma City, OK 73118
P: (405) 848-0808

Airport: The closest airport is the Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) located 16 miles/21minutes from Dolese Bros. HQ.

Transportation: Please check with your hotel of choice to see if shuttle service is available. Transportation to/from the course location will NOT be provided by NRMCA and is the responsibility of the registrant.

Cancellation Policy: Full cancellation refunds, less a $125 administration fee, will be extended until Monday, January 15, 2024All cancellations after Monday, January 15, 2024 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 to: [email protected].

Confirmation of Event: A class confirmation, confirming the course will run as scheduled, will be sent via email no later than COB, Monday, January 15, 2024. It is advisable not to make travel arrangements until you receive the class confirmation.

Important/Class Confirmation: NRMCA reserves the right to cancel this event. Class confirmations will be sent to registrants via email no later than COB, Monday, January 15, 2024. In the unlikely event the class is cancelled, NRMCA will refund the entire registration fee, but is not responsible for airline and hotel reservation fees. You are responsible for making and paying for your own hotel and travel arrangements.


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


  • 7:30 AM  – 9 AM EST: Concrete Technologist Level 2 Exam
  • 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST: Concrete Technologist Level 3 Exam

Exam Retake Form

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.

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 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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