Policy on Expiration date for NRMCA Level 2 Certification

Established November 1999


NRMCA has offered certification programs associated with its technical short course since 1965. The two principal certifications for quality control and technical service personnel are the NRMCA Level 2, Production Control Technician Certification (name was changed in 2004 to NRMCA Concrete Technologist Level 2) and the NRMCA Level 3, Concrete Technologist certification. These certification programs were primarily used to establish a personís knowledge level on concrete technology and were highly recognized certifications within the industry. Through 2000, these certifications did not have expiration dates.

The NRMCA Research Engineering and Standards (RES) Committee decided to promote the NRMCA certifications to customers of ready mixed concrete and to use these certifications to satisfy the certification or qualification requirement of several specifying authorities, such as state highway agencies.

In 2000, a portable version of the technical short course was released so that this program and the Level 2 certification exam could be delivered and administered by local sponsoring groups and gain recognition by specifying authorities. In line with this release was a decision made by the RES Committee and endorsed by the NRMCA Board of Directors to establish an expiration date for the NRMCA Level 2 certification. No expiration date was proposed or exists for the Level 3 certification.

As of January 2000, an expiration date of 5 years was established for the NRMCA Level 2 certification and this is so noted on cards and certificates issued to persons successfully obtaining the certification after this date.

For certifications issued prior to this date, no expiration date is listed and the decision was made to establish an expiration date of January 1, 2006. Due to the difficulty in contacting more than 5000 individuals with uncertain current locations it was decided that this policy change would be publicized through NRMCA newsletters and other press releases.This has been done on several occasions.

NRMCA Level 2 and Level 3 certifications are cumulative (Level 3 is issued only on achieving Level 2 and its pre-requisite ACI Grade 1 Field testing certification). Prior to 2000, persons successful in passing the Level 2 and Level 3 certification were issued one certificate and card with the highest Level 3 Concrete Technologist certification with no expiration date. This card or certificate indicates that the person has also achieved the Level 2 certification.

Policy: All NRMCA Certification cards or certificates for Level 2 or Level 3 issued prior to 2000 will have an expiration date of January 1, 2006 for the NRMCA Level 2 certification. Current rules do not have an expiration date for the Level 3 certification.