If you are unable to lift the required 50 lbs., or you have a learning disability, please call the Certification Coordinator as soon as you register, but no later than 4 weeks prior to the start of the session. You will be required to submit a written physician's note detailing your physical/learning limitations prior to the start of the course, which will be sent to ACI International and also kept on file in the Certification Office with your application. You will need to bring a copy to the Instructor the first session day. and the original will be submitted with your exam. ACI International and the Instructor will determine what, if any, accommodations may be made to assist you in completion of the testing process. You may be asked to wait to complete the course until you are healed from a current injury, or an alternate testing situation may be designed for you. The final decision will be determined by ACI International.
Yes, the Chapter will substitute one person for another. If possible,
please advise the Coordinator prior to the session so that the Instructor is notified of the change ahead of time. If this is
not possible, please let the Instructor know when roll is taken. For example, “I am John Johnson, substituting for Bob Jones.” The
Instructor will then notify the Coordinator of the change in name.
Refunds will be issued only in the instance of cancellation at least 10 business days PRIOR to the start of the course. Those who do not attend their scheduled session(s) (no-shows) forfeit the course fee. Refunds will not be given to candidates who have started the course but do not complete it. Candidates who are mailed their study manual prior to the start of their scheduled session and choose to cancel will have the cost of the book deducted from the refunded course fee. Fees for books mailed to applicants are not refundable..
Candidates who have failed a written or performance exam apply for retesting as they did for the original test. Candidates have one year from the original test date to retest for the failed portion of their certification exam. For example; if a candidate fails the written exam, he/she has one year to pass the written exam before the completed performance exam expires. Candidates are required by ACI to take the entire written exam again, not just the failed section(s). Should that one year pass, candidates must retake both the written AND performance exams again - essentially starting over. This process will also be explained in your results letter.
Candidates also have the option of taking the written retest for Field Tech 1 or Strength Testing Tech at ProMetric Testing Centers. You can find a location near you and make an appointment at www.prometric.com. ProMetric is independent of the Chapter and has its own fees. Once you have taken the test, ProMetric will send it on to ACI International to link up with your performance exam. ACI International will send you results letter after processing.
Retesting for all other certifications must be done through the Chapter. Please fill out an application for the desired retest.
The fee for retesting both the failed
written and performance exams is the cost of the original course fee.
Candidates may retest as many times as it takes to pass within the year. A retest fee of $235.00 is paid for each retest. Candidates may attend the morning of the first day of the 2-day Field Tech 1 course for a review, then retest with the other candidates on the second session day or attend only on testing day.
For the FT1 or Strength Testing written exams, candidates also have the option of contacting a ProMetric Testing Center near them to retest on a computer (www.prometric.com). The retest is then sent by ProMetric to ACI International to link up with the completed performance exam.
Candidates failing a performance exam must attend testing day of a certification course for retesting. The fee for performance retesting is $265.
The Field Tech Grade 1 course is made up of two consecutive Saturdays. The first Saturday consists of classroom and practical instruction, as well as receiving your study manual. Lunch is not provided, so please plan to bring one to have during the short break. The second Saturday is testing day. A quick review of the written material is given prior to the written exam, which is then followed by taking the performance exam.
It is strongly recommended that those
recertifying attend both days of the course. You will receive your new manual on the first day, and learn of any changes in the standards that may have taken place since you last certified. It has been found that candidates attending both days have a higher success rate.
In January 2008, ACI International realigned this program to reduce the content overlap between the Laboratory Testing Technician certification programs. There are now less test methods covered by each program, and test methods are grouped logically.
To obtain the equivalent certification of the Laboratory Testing Tech Level 1, you must now take BOTH Concrete Strength Testing Technician and Aggregate Testing Tech Level 1 within 2 YEARS of each other. Following successful completion of the Strength Testing and Aggregate Level 1 programs, you will receive the following three (3) certifications: Strength Testing Tech, Aggregate Tech Level 1 and Lab Tech 1.
Please contact ACI International for replacement at (248) 848-3700