The Concrete Technologist Training and Certification Course “Short Course”, has provided intensive training and certification on the fundamentals of concrete, aggregates and concrete making materials since 1964. The following certifications can be obtained:
• NRMCA Concrete Technologist, Level 2
• NRMCA Concrete Technologist, Level 3
• NRMCA Field Testing Technician Grade II Certification
The “Short Course” is a 5-day program, with 4 days of training followed by certification exams.
The course emphasizes nationally accepted standard procedures and practices by referencing ACI and ASTM documents for quality control and production of ready mixed concrete.
Morning sessions are reserved for classroom instruction and discussions on the following
• Fundamentals of Concrete
• Ready Mixed Concrete &ASTM C 94
• Fly Ash
• Slag & Silica Fume
• Chemical Admixtures
• Statistical Methods
• ACI Code & Specification Requirements
• Testing Hardened Concrete
• Concreting in Extreme Weather
• Managing Returned Concrete
• Quality Control Procedures
• Handling, Placing & Finishing
Afternoon sessions include working groups on:
• Calculations in concrete and aggregate technology: aggregate moisture, specific gravity
relative density with weight to volume relationships, aggregate gradations, concrete mixture
proportioning, statistical calculations and ACI requirements.
• NRMCA Field Testing Technician Grade II Certification. Instruction on the eight standards that
are included in this certification.
• Aggregates Laboratory: demonstrations on aggregate sampling and test methods.
NRMCA Field Grade II is an optional certification offered at the Short Course and covers the
following standards: C31 (making and curing beams); C42 (cores); C94 (ready mix spec); C803
(Windsor probe); C805 (rebound hammer); C1611 (slump flow for SCC); C1688 (density of
pervious); and C1702 (infiltration of pervious). This certification requires ACI Field I certification as
a pre-requisite which is not offered at the Short Course.
Course Texts and References Short Course participants receive NRMCA publications, comprehensive
notes on each topic and practice problems sets, Compilation of ASTM Standards, American
Concrete Institute (ACI) educational publications, and Portland Cement Association’s (PCA) Design
and Control of Concrete Mixtures; Summary of standards and study guide for NRMCA Field
Grade II certification.
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport
1739 W. Nursery Road
Linthicum, MD 21090
P: (410) 694-0808
Meeting Room Location: Concourse B
Hotel Parking: Self-parking is complimentary. There is no valet
Room Rate: $139 per night plus applicable taxes.
Cut-Off Date: Monday, October 21, 2019, or whenever the room
block sells out, whichever occurs first.
Call-In Code: NATION
Reservations: (410) 694-0808 or book online
Closest Airport: The closest airport is the Baltimore/Washington
International Airport (BWI) located 1 mile/3-5 minutes from the
Transportation: The hotel does offer a complimentary airport
shuttle. A taxi will cost approximately $15 each way from BWI to
the host hotel.