ACI Flatwork Associate

April 16, 2021 9:00 AM to April 17, 2021 10:00 AM
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6135 Edith Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
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A Concrete Flatwork Associate (formerly Concrete Flatwork Technician) is a person who has demonstrated knowledge (via a written examination) on proper procedures to place, consolidate, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect concrete flatwork.

Scope and Knowledge:

The JTA is a detailed list of specific points of knowledge and/or skills that may be included in the examinations for this ACI Certification program. ACI urges candidates to use the JTA to prepare for the certification exams.

JTA for ACI Certification of Concrete Flatwork Associate, Finisher

The primary technical resource for these programs is ACI “Concrete Craftsman Series” CCS-1, Slabs on Ground. These programs require the demonstration of knowledge and/or hands-on skills in the following areas of concrete construction and as listed on the Job Task Analysis (JTA):

  • Planning for slab-on-ground placement
  • Concrete materials, mixture proportioning, and control tests
  • Preparation before placing concrete
  • Floor flatness and levelness
  • Placing equipment
  • Finishing tools and equipment
  • Procedures for finishing slabs-on-ground
  • Jointing
  • Curing and protection of concrete
  • Finishing problems and possible solutions

Certification Requirements:


Concrete Flatwork Associate: ACI will grant certification to those candidates who obtain a passing grade on the written examination. The two-hour written examination is closed-book and consists of approximately 50 multiple-choice questions. The passing grade for the written examination is 70%.

Certification is valid for a period of five years from the date of successfully completing all requirements.

Individuals with Concrete Flatwork Associate certification can upgrade to Advanced Finisher status upon submittal and approval of sufficient work experience or combination of sufficient work experience and passing the ACI performance examination. Certification at the Advanced Finisher level is valid for the remainder of the original Associate certification period.

Recertification requires successful completion of a written examination OR 10 hours documented continuing education from an approved source.


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