Northeast Texas Chapter of the American Concrete Institute

ACI Certification

ACI NETX is one of the top chapters in the nation in certification of concrete industry personnel according to ACI Certification standards.

Below are descriptions of the courses and examinations typically available during the year.  Some course descriptions linked below are not available locally, but we can help you locate a course and/or examination for any of these:


Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I (Non Refundable)  -  First time takers must attend training, either from the Chapter (on the day before the exam) or at their own lab.  You must provide a letter from your supervisor if you have been trained elsewhere.

Concrete Strength Testing Technician  (Non Refundable)

Aggregate Testing Technician - Level 1

Contact certification chairman Vartan Babakhanian for more information -  

Vartan Babakhanian, PE, FACI

Phone:  (972) 260-3646 or 972-260-3606
Fax:  (972) 260-3655  or


ASTM Requirements for Certification of Technicians 

In accordance with ASTM C31-Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field and ASTM C94-Ready-Mixed Concrete, field testing of concrete specimens to determine compliance with specifications or for acceptance testing shall be performed by a certified ACI Field Testing Technician-Grade I or equivalent. Likewise, ASTM C39-Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens and ASTM C94-Ready Mixed Concrete states when strength is used as a basis for acceptance of concrete, the individual performing the tests must be certified as an ACI Concrete Strength Testing Technician, a Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician-Grade I or II, or equivalent.

The Northeast Texas Chapter of the American Concrete Institute offers certifications for the concrete technician and craftsmen.


The links below take you to the ACI national website for descriptions of certifications.  Most of these are available from ACI NETX - contact Vartan Babakhanian for details.

ACI Aggregate Technician Certification Program
Aggregate Base Testing Technician
Aggregate Testing Technician - Level 1
Aggregate Testing Technician - Level 2

ACI Craftsman Certification Program
Commercial/Industrial Flatwork Specialist – High Tolerance
Commercial/Industrial Flatwork Specialist – Silica Fume
Commercial/Industrial Flatwork Specialist – Surface Treatments
Concrete Flatwork Finisher/Technician
Specialty Commercial/Industrial Concrete Flatwork Finisher/Technician

ACI Field Technician Certification Program
Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I
CSA-Based Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I (Canada Only)

ACI Inspector Certification Program
Associate Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector
Concrete Construction Special Inspector
Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector
CSA-Based Concrete Construction Special Inspector (Canada Only)

ACI Laboratory Technician Certification Program
Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Level 1
Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Level 2
Concrete Strength Testing Technician

ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman
Shotcrete Nozzleman (Dry-Mix Process)
Shotcrete Nozzleman (Wet-Mix Process)

ACI Tilt-Up Certification Program
Tilt-Up Supervisor & Technician

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