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Qualification Requirements for Inspectors and Assistants

As of January 1, 2009, NRMCA has established the following requirements for persons inspecting concrete production facilities for the NRMCA Certification Program.

Note: NRMCA will not process any Plant Certification Checklist if an engineer or an engineer’s assistant is not an NRMCA approved inspector.

  1. Obtain a Plant Inspectors Guide and Qualification Package - $80, plus shipping and handling - contact Karen Bean – kbean@nrmca.org
  2. Complete a review of the Guide and answer the review questions provided in the Guide Package on the Answer to Review Questions and Pledge Form (a minimum score of 75% is required). Sign the pledge. Do not return the review questions.
  3. Complete the Contact Information Form, including a listing of all states you are licensed. (See link below.)
  4. Complete a Statement of Qualifications. A separate form is provided for professional engineers and assistants. (See link below.)
  5. Send completed forms 2, 3 and 4 by mail or scanned copies by e-mail to Karen Bean, NRMCA, 900 Spring Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910; kbean@nrmca.org

After reviewing the forms, NRMCA will notify you of your approval and issue a card documenting your successful qualification. The card will include an ID number that should be included on all future submissions of completed inspection checklists.

Other requirements:

  • The engineer should be licensed in the state where the plant is located.
  • The engineer is permitted to use an assistant under his/her employ to conduct the physical inspection. The assistant shall have completed the qualification. It is not permitted to use an assistant employed by the company if the engineer does not work for the company.
  • It is permitted for an engineer employed by the company seeking certification to conduct the inspection.

Note: For ready mixed concrete plants furnishing concrete to South Carolina, the state DOT has a different qualification procedure for inspectors and their assistants. Contact Bill Arent at the Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association for more details at 704-717-9199 or by e-mail, arent@crmca.com.



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