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Aggregates Testing Technician Level 1

  • 08 Nov 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • NRMCA Research Laboratory 5600 Branchville Road, College Park, Maryland 20740
  • 2


  • Inludes the exam portion only, no study book

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An Aggregate Testing Technician - Level 1 is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform, record, and report the results of basic field and laboratory procedures for aggregates.

Scope and Knowledge

 The program requires a working knowledge of the following AASHTO/ASTM Standards:

  • T2 / D75 - Sampling Aggregates
  • T248 / C702 - Reducing Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size
  • T11 / C117 - Materials Finer Than 75-µm (No. 200) Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by Washing
  • T27 / C136 - Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates
  • T85 / C127 - Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
  • T84 / C128 - Specific Gravity and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
  • T255 / C566 - Total Moisture Content of Aggregate by Drying
  • T21 / C40 - Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregate for Concrete

Certification Requirements

ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who meet both of the following requirements:

  1. A passing grade on the ACI written examination, and
  2. Successful completion of the ACI performance examination.

The two-hour written examination is "open book" and consists of approximately 100 multiple choice questions. There are 8 to 12 questions on each of the Standards. To pass the written examination, both of the following conditions must be met:

  1. At least 60% correct for each of the required standards, and
  2. A minimum score of 70% overall.

The performance examination is closed-book and requires actual demonstration of the required Standards. The examinee is judged on his/her ability to correctly perform or describe all of the required procedures for each standard.

Recertification is necessary every five years, and requires successful completion of both the written and performance examinations.

Upon paid registration you will receive a study book to prepare for the session.  There will be a brief overview of the Standards listed above.  This is not a training session, but intended for those who are familiar with the materials and methods.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

ACI Certification programs are ADA compliant.

Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the ACI Certification Department for further information on how to proceed. All requested for special accommodations under ADA are handled on a case-by-case basis and must be made allowing enough time for evaluation and appropriate action by ACI.  To contact he contact the ACI Certification Department regarding ADA issues, call 248-848-3790.  This must be done prior to attending any certification program offered by our Chapter

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