As concrete material and construction science continues to develop, more owners and engineers are beginning to require that the contractor, placing and finishing concrete slabs-on-ground, are certified to do the work. Why? Because as technology advances, so should the knowledge base of the concrete finisher or contractor! This is the best way for the builder or engineer to assure that their client will receive what has been specified. This one-day course provides you with the following essential information regarding cast-in-place concrete:
* Basic concrete technology * Control join layout
* Proper testing procedures * Architectural concrete
* Placement procedures * Curing requirements
* Finishing tools * Troubleshooting
New: Certification of finishers under this program is now one of two options to meet the requirements of the 16th Edition of the Albert Transportation Standard Specifications for Bridge Construction. Clause 4.16.5
To qualify for the Flatwork Finisher designation, you must achieve 70% or greater on the examination as well as having 4500 hours of work experience and for the Flatwork Technician designation, you must obtain 70% or greater on the examination with no work experience required. Those that successfully pass the examination will be certified by ACI-International for a five year period.
Due to the current outbreak of Covid-19, this program is split into two sessions for each location. The first day (November 2nd, 2020) will provide all participants from both ends of the province with an online review session of the student workbook and study questions. The review will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A Zoom Meeting invitation will be sent to each participant. Therefore each student will need to provide an e-mail address upon registration and have access to a computer and high speed internet to attend the review session on the November 2nd.
The exam for Northern Alberta participants will take place at Knelsen Sand & Gravel Training facility at 11211 Winterburn Rd in Edmonton on Tuesday November 3rd from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Please arrive at least 15 minutes beforehand. The exam for the Southern Alberta participants will take place at the Glenmore Inn at 1000 Glenmore Court SE Calgary Alberta on Wednesday November 4th from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Again, please arrive at least 15 minutes beforehand.
The students will have up to two hours to complete their written exam.
Students will be socially distanced to industry standards. Any PPE such as masks or gloves will be the responsibility of the attendees. Masks are mandatory. Please proceed to the nearest washroom upon entering either test location and wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before proceeding to the exam room. Please bring a number 2 or HB pencil and eraser to write your exam. No food or water will be served. You may bring your own bottle of water to the exam. You must bring photo ID to the exam and take a selfie of yourself with the photo ID and be able to text it to the examiner. All photos will be deleted from the examiners phone following the exam.
Those exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19 will not be permitted to write the exam.
A protocol of conduct and release of liability will be sent to you prior to exam day for you to review and sign with a witness signature and return to firstname.lastname@example.org before you will be permitted to write your exam.
If you are attending to achieve the "Advance Concrete Flatwork Finisher" designation, please bring your Work Experience or Affidavit forms with you to the course completed and signed so they may be submitted along with your answer sheet from your written exam.
If you do not have sufficient work experience to qualify for the Advanced Concrete Flatwork Finisher Certification (4500 Hours), you can still attend the program and attain the Flatwork Associate Certification upon successfully passing the written exam and you can upgrade it to the Advanced Concrete Flatwork Finisher Certification upon attaining the required work experience and submitting the signed supporting work experience forms directly to ACI.
Exams are also available in Spanish. Request for a Spanish workbook and exam must be made by contacting our office at 780-436-5645.
The exam may be read to a candidate if they wish by making arrangements with our office prior to the day of the course.