ACI Field Testing Certification, Grade 1 - Brookings

  • 13 Feb 2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • 14 Feb 2024
  • 4:00 PM
  • Brookings, SD - Wilbert Square Event Center/GCC Ready Mix
  • 8


  • Registration includes classroom review, workbook, ASTMs and written & performance exam.
  • SDDOT/City/Gov't Registration
  • SDRMCA Member Companies-
    You must be a currently paid member company.
  • This registration includes a written retest only.
    No study materials are included. Examinee is welcome to attend classroom training.


ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade 1


Study workbook, ASTM's and detailed agendas will be mailed prior to the event to the address provided with registrations. 

Class policies & study videos are posted at

Day One: (Wilbert Square Event Center)

Bring:  Mask (optional), workbook, pencil/highlighter, non-programmable calculator

8:00am  Check In/Introductions

8:15am  Review of ASTM Procedures

Noon Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm Review of ASTM Procedures, Equipment available

Day Two:  (Wilbert Square Event Center)

Bring:  Mask (optional), Gov't Issued Photo ID, workbook, #2 pencils, non-programmable calculator, PPE - safety glasses, gloves, steel toe/work boots-shoes

8:00am Review (Breakfast on your own)

9:00am  Written Exam (1 hour)

Performance Exams - Immediately following by scheduled time (GCC Ready Mix, 1510 Western Avenue)

(Test times will be provided for performance exams to space out attendees.)

The certification was designed by ACI to promote better understanding of the ASTM procedures related to testing and acceptance of plastic concrete. This understanding will provide more reliable and accurate test results for better measurement of concrete performance.

Certification requires successful completion of both a hands on performance and written exam.


A Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform and record the results of seven basic field tests on freshly mixed concrete: Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have an International Certification and better understanding of the following ASTM testing procedures:

ASTM C 1064: Temperature of Freshly Mixed Portland Cement Concrete

ASTM C 172: Sampling of Freshly Mixed Concrete

ASTM C 143: Slump of Hydraulic Cement Concrete

ASTM C 138: Unit Weight, Yield & Air Content (Gravametric) of Concrete

ASTM C 231: Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by Pressure Method

ASTM C 173: Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by Volumetric Method

ASTM C 31: Making & Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

Certification is valid for 5 years.

**Steel toe boots/shoes, gloves, mask and safety glasses required.

**You must be physically able to perform the tests or request ADA accommodations from ACI's Certifications Department PRIOR to exam day.

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