ACI Announces European Norms-Based Certification
The American Concrete Institute recently announced at its that it has partnered with the Institute of Concrete Technology to develop the first British Standards/European Norms-based ACI certification program.
The initiative, titled “ACI-ICT EN Standards Concrete Field Testing Technician,” began with an initial agreement in 2016 along with ACI’s interest to develop more programs outside of U.S.-based standards.
Both Institutes worked to redefine the job task analysis of the ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I certification program to align with EN Standards, write new exam questions and assemble a new workbook, according to ACI.
“ICT recognized a need to certify individuals in concrete testing based on British Standards/European Norms and approached ACI to collaborate on modified programs initially for use in the U.K.,” said John W. Nehasil, ACI Managing Director, Certification.
“As the initiative progressed, both ACI and ICT realized a wider opportunity exists to market the programs wherever European Norms are used.”
To earn an ACI-ICT EN Standards Concrete Field Testing Technician certification, individuals must “demonstrate the knowledge and ability to properly perform and record the results of seven basic field tests on freshly mixed concrete, as prescribed by EN Standards.”
The program requires a passing grade on a written examination as well as the successful completion of a performance examination.