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The primary goal of the Concrete Technology Career Track is to recognize participants with a comprehensive ready mixed concrete technical education that enables them to establish productive careers in the industry. Candidates who complete the career track are deemed to have acquired knowledge of fundamental and advanced topics in ready mixed concrete technology. To this end, the program seeks to impart strong technical competence in fundamental concrete principles along with optional special topics including business principles, operations and sustainability aspects that are relevant to the ready mixed concrete industry. This career track supports the industry’s initiatives towards performance specifications (P2P initiative) by identifying knowledgeable personnel in concrete companies.
Candidates obtaining this certification will have been exposed to knowledge of fundamentals of concrete and concrete making materials, codes and specifications, proportioning concrete mixtures for conventional and special applications, batching, mixing and delivery, handling, placing, and finishing concrete, concrete in hot and cold weather, control tests, quality control, and troubleshooting.
- Track your progress toward a CCPf with this helpful checklist
- Concrete Technology Graduation Application
Career Track Certification Requirement (120 hours)
Prerequisites (1 of 3 below)*
- CCSP Module I: Introduction to Concrete Fundamentals: Concrete 101 (24 hours)
- Plant Manager Certification Course (24 hours)
- Affidavit of 2 years technical work experience signed by direct supervisor (24 hours)
Required Courses (60 hours)*
- Concrete Technologist Training & Certification (Technical Short Course) earning Level 2 (32 hours)
- Concrete Durability Course (16 hours)
- Handling Concrete Specifications, Low Strength Problems and Mixture Submittals (8 Hours)
- † Online learning offerings on concrete technology from NRMCA or other organizations (4 hours)
Suggested Electives (36 hours)*
- Achieve Concrete Technologist Level 3 certification at technical short course
(4 hours) T
- Pass exam at Durability Course (or Level 4 certification) (4 hours) T
- Pervious Concrete Contractor Certification (8 hours) T
- Approved NRMCA Plant Inspector or Assistant (8 hours) T
- NRMCA Improving Concrete Quality (8 hours)
- † International Concrete Sustainability Conference (varies) T, S
- Environmental Course and Certification (24 hours) O
- Safety Certification Course (20 hours) O
- CCSP Module II: Understanding the Concrete Contractor’s Business: Customer Business Knowledge (20 hours) B
- † Educational Sessions at NRMCA ConcreteWorks (varies) T, O, B
- † Educational Sessions at NRMCA Annual Convention (varies) B
- † Third-party courses – general business principles, financial, legal and ethics (varies) B
Other professional development courses offered by NRMCA or other organizations may be substituted following an evaluation and approval by NRMCA (see CCPf Certification Rules). College classes do not qualify.
Although exams are optional, if “certification” appears in the title of the prerequisite or required courses above, passing the exam is required in order to receive credits towards a CCPf.
**Level 3 Certification obtainable through attendance and exam at the Concrete Technology Training and Certification Program (Technical Short Course).
For Electives – selections should include at least 3 categories from T, O, S or B. (intent is to ensure the content is broad between technical, operations, sustainability and business)
The list of electives can be used for 3-year certification renewal requirements (24 hours).
† Provide session or course title, outline of content, duration and documentation of attendance