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This course, administered by Local Sponsoring Groups, is designed to train
concrete finishers to place, finish, and cure exterior air entrained
concrete to provide a durable surface for concrete that is exposed to
moisture and periods of freezing and thawing.
Scope and Knowledge
The essential body of knowledge deemed necessary for the
written exam and performance evaluation for this certification is
Best Practices for Exterior Flatwork Finishing;
Text Reference: NRMCA Concrete Exterior Flatwork Finisher Certification
The certification requires knowledge in the following
areas of concrete construction:
Concrete Required for Exterior Flatwork
Placing and Finishing Concrete
Types of Surface Problems and Causes
The NRMCA Concrete Exterior Flatwork Finisher
Certification is awarded to an individual who has completed the
following certification criteria:
Attended a training course offered by an approved
local sponsoring group
Successfully completed a written exam based on the
content of the training course and text. Passing score is 70%.
Completed a performance evaluation during an
installation of exterior flatwork offered by the local sponsoring
group or on a project
Workbook for NRMCA Certification of Concrete Exterior
A study guide for the examinee, providing information and
instructional material on the basics of installation and care of
exterior concrete flatwork that will be exposed to freezing temperatures
and application of deicing chemicals. The purpose is to inform concrete
contractor personnel of accepted industry practice and to minimize the
occurrence of scaling and other durability-related problems.
The examination consists of thirty (30) true-false/multiple choice type
The duration of the exam is 1 hour.
a) Score seventy percent [70%] or higher;
b) Complete a performance evaluation during an installation
Contractors must bring their finishing tools and
curing compound for the performance evaluation.
Failure of the examination by either of the examination
pass criteria shall require a reexamination on the entire examination.
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