ACI Certification - Highway Materials

Highway Materials Work Element Credit for ACI Certification

You'll have a head start in meeting NICET's examination requirement for the Transportation Engineering Technology subfield of Highway Materials if you have one or more of the following ACI certifications:

  • Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I
  • Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Grade I
  • Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Grade II

By submitting a photocopy of the front and back of your current ACI wallet card, you'll automatically receive credit for selected work elements. No supervisor verifications are necessary for work elements posted to your record through ACI Grade I certification. You must, however, provide verifications for those work elements exempted through the ACI Grade II certification.

On your Personal Tally Sheet (found in the Highway Materials Program Detail Manual) mark an "A" next to the exempted work element numbers.

ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I
You are exempt from testing and verifying the following work elements:

82019
82020
82025
84068
84069
84070
84076
Level I
Level I
Level I
Level II
Level II
Level II
Level II
Special
Special
Special
Special
Special
Special
Special

ACI Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Grade I
You are exempt from testing and verifying the following work elements:

82006
82007
82008
82010
83010
84034
84036
84072
Level I
Level I
Level I
Level I
Level II
Level II
Level II
Level II
Special
Special
Special
Special
General
Special
Special
Special

ACI Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Grade II
You are exempt from testing the following work elements, but you must provide supervisor verification for each one:

84033
84035
84037
84039
84073
84078
84077
84084
86061
Level II
Level II
Level II
Level II
Level II
Level II
Level II
Level II
Level III
Special
Special
Special
Special
Special
Special
Special
Special
Special

ACI Concrete Strength Testing Technician
You are exempt from testing and verifying:

84072
84078
Level II
Level II
Special Compressive Strength of Cylinders
Special Third-Point Flexural Strength

ACI Field Aggregate Testing Technician
You are exempt from testing and verifying:

83010
82008
82006
82010
84037
82015
84044
Level I
Level I
Level I
Level I
Level II
Level II
Level II
Special Sampling/Aggregates
Special Sieve Analysis/Aggregates
Special Materials Finer Than No. 200 Sieve
Special Total Moisture Content/Aggregates
Special Clay Lumps and Friable Particles
Special Test Sample (Soils) Preparation
Special Liquid and Plastic Limits (Soils)

ACI Laboratory Aggregate Testing Technician
You are exempt from testing and verifying:

82007
84033
84034
84035*
84036
84039*
84055
Level I
Level II
Level II
Level II
Level II
Level II
Level II
Special Unit Weight/Aggregates
Special Aggregate Lightweight Pieces
Special Aggregate Specific Gravity and Absorption
Special Aggregate Resistance to Abrasion
Special Organic Impurities in Concrete Sand
Special Sulfate Test for Aggregate Soundness
Special Plastic Fines by Sand Equivalent Test (Soils)

* verification required