Short Course

Concrete Technologist Training and Certification “Short Course”

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Registration Fee: NRMCA Members $1,200 | Non-Members $1,500

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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:

The “Short Course” is a 5-day program, with 4 days of training and the last day for certification exams. The course emphasizes nationally accepted standard procedures and practices by referencing ACI and ASTM documents. It is held twice a year – in Maryland every fall, and at a regional location in the U.S. each winter.

Morning Sessions are reserved for classroom instruction and discussion on the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of Concrete
  • Ready Mixed Concrete & ASTM C 94
  • Cement
  • Fly Ash
  • Slag & Silica Fume
  • Aggregates
  • Chemical Admixtures
  • Statistical Methods
  • ACI Code & Specification Requirements
  • Testing Hardened Concrete
  • Concreting in Extreme Weather
  • Managing Returned Concrete
  • Quality Control Procedures
  • Handling, Placing & Finishing

Afternoon sessions include working groups on:

  • Calculations in Concrete and Aggregate Technology: Aggregate moisture, relative density with weight to volume relationships, aggregate gradations, concrete mixture proportioning, statistical calculations and ACI requirements.
  • NRMCA Field Testing Technician Grade II Certification. Instruction on the eight standards that are included in this certification.
  • Aggregates Laboratory: Demonstrations on aggregate sampling and test methods.

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; Summary of standards and study guide for NRMCA Field Grade II certification.

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