Here you can find information regarding Frequently Asked Questions related to Certificaitons

When is the next exam session?2020-08-07T12:10:23-06:00

Use this link to view our scheduled ACI Certifications.

Where should I report the day of my certification?2020-08-07T12:13:13-06:00

Use this link to navigate to the CRMCA calendar of events. Locate the date of your exam on the calendar and click on the link. The address of your exam will be listed on the page and a link to Google maps is provided. When arriving at the specified location, follow all parking and building directions.

What is the difference between the Member and Non-Member Registration?2022-07-26T09:41:11-06:00

CRMCA members receive up to a 40% discount on all certifications. If you do not work for a member company, please select the “non-member” rate on all registrations. The member rates are specific to CRMCA and not related to ACI membership.

All Colorado state, county, city, and municipality employees receive member pricing.

To check the status of your membership please contact Nicole Aganon (nicole@coloradocaa.org or 303-290-0303).

If you are interested in becoming a member of CRMCA and receiving discounted ACI Certifications, click here to learn more.

I never received my exam results. Where can I find if I passed my exam?2020-08-07T12:13:30-06:00

ACI receives all completed exams by mail after your certification date. They grade and process all exams and post/distribute your credentials directly.

ACI works to have exams processed and graded between 7 and 10 business days after receiving them from the examiner. If it has been more than 4 weeks, it is possible the Postal Service was unable to deliver your credentials due to a bad address. Please contact ACI at aci.certification@concrete.org or (248) 848-3790 to verify your results and address. As of May of 2020, ACI also provides exam results via email (these will be delivered to the email address you provide the day of your certification on your exam).

I failed just the written OR performance portion of the exam. What do I do now?2020-08-07T12:13:41-06:00

You will need to retest the written or performance portion of the exam to become ACI certified. ACI allows one calendar year from the date of failure to retest that portion of the exam. If you do not pass the written or performance portion of the exam within a year, you will need to retake the entire certification. We recommend reviewing the sections and standards you initially did not pass prior to re-examination.

To retest just a written or performance only portion of the exam visit the CRMCA Certification Registration web page, select the date you would like to retest, and select either “Written Retest Only” or “Performance Retest Only” on the registration form.

When does my certification expire?2020-08-07T12:13:52-06:00

If you hold a current certification, check the expiration date here. ACI certifications are valid for 5 years from the initial certification or recertification date. CRMCA does not control certification validity in Colorado. You must register and recertify prior to the expiration date for your certification to be considered valid.

What if I need to move my registration date to a different date?2022-07-26T09:39:41-06:00

This is considered a transfer request and refers to moving from your original registration date to a future certification date. Contact Nicole Aganon at aci@coloradocaa.org or 303-290-0303.

Transfers requested at least 4 weeks prior to the date of the exam will receive a full refund or credit toward the new date.

Transfers requested less than 4 weeks, but at least 2 days before exam will incur a $100 cancellation fee.

Transfers requested within 48 hours of the exam will not be eligible for a refund.

Fees will not be applied to a COVID-19 illness related cancellation.

Can I substitute a different examinee for the certification?2022-07-26T09:42:45-06:00

Yes, there will be no fee assessed if you need to replace one employee from a company with another for the same date. Please email Nicole Aganon (aci@coloradocaa.org) with the full name of the employee on the original registration, the date and type of certification and the full name of the employee you are substituting.

What if I need to cancel my registration completely?2022-07-26T09:43:28-06:00

Cancellations requested at least 4 weeks prior to the date of the exam will receive a full refund.

Cancellations requested less than 4 weeks, but at least 2 days before exam will incur a $100 cancellation fee.

Day of “no-shows” or cancellations within 48 hours of the exam will not be eligible for a refund.

Fees will not be applied for COVID-19 related cancellations. Contact Nicole Aganon at aci@coloradocaa.org or 303-290-0303.

How long will it take to receive my study materials?2022-07-26T09:44:17-06:00

You should receive an ACI workbook 4-6 weeks prior to your exam. Workbooks will be delivered to the street address included on your online registration form. If you have not received your study material a month prior to the certification, contact your office administrator. If they do not have your study material, contact Nicole Aganon at aci@coloradocaa.org or 303-290-0303 for shipment tracking information.

Does my registration include training?2020-08-12T02:55:35-06:00

It depends!

  • Field I. CRMCA offers a day long training for ACI Field Testing Technician – Grade I. Trainings are separate from certification dates. Training sessions require pre-registration and are free for members – the cost for non-members is $100.00. This training does not include a workbook. Use this link to view scheduled Field 1 Trainings in Colorado.
  • Flatwork Finisher. CRMCA offers a half-day refresher/review of the Flatwork Finisher material and study material prior to the written exam that same day. Your registration cost for Flatwork Finisher includes a workbook that will be sent to you prior to the certification date. Use this link to view scheduled Flatwork Finisher certifications.
  • Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector, Concrete Construction Special Inspector, and Cement Physical Tester. Refresher/review days are offered prior to these certifications. The additional refresher/review days are included in the full exam cost.

All other listed certification dates do not include any training or review prior to, or the day of, the certification. All registrations for full exams include the cost of a workbook that will be sent to you prior to the certification. You are responsible for in-depth review of the provided material prior to the exam date.

Does CRMCA provide online training for certifications?2020-08-13T14:31:47-06:00

CRMCA does not offer online training. We strongly recommend training occurs through your company.

In-person training for the ACI Field Testing Technician – Grade I is available through the ACI Registration page.

CRMCA’s YouTube Channel offers instructional videos for some certification elements.

In addition to online training, you will need to study the provided ACI manual in depth to be adequately prepared for your certification.

Can I take my exam or receive my study material in Spanish?2020-08-07T12:15:21-06:00

Yes. You can request Spanish exams and/or workbooks for the following certifications:

  • Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I
  • Concrete Flatwork Associate, Finisher, and Advanced Finisher

Requests. CRMCA requires that you submit a written request for the Spanish version of an exam 4 weeks in advance of the date of certification. CRMCA requires that you submit a written request for the Spanish version of a workbook at least 6 weeks in advance of the date of certification.

Special Scheduling. Spanish instruction/administration of exams must be requested as a group at least 6 weeks prior to the anticipated examination. Group sessions must be scheduled through the CRMCA directly and separate of listed certification sessions.

What if I need assistance with physical tasks required at my certification due to an injury or disability?2020-08-07T12:15:31-06:00

ACI Certification programs are ADA-compliant. Individuals who are seeking certification and require reasonable accommodations must provide ACI Certification (aci.certification@concrete.org or 248-848-3718) with a letter from their physician that outlines the recommended accommodations. ACI will review the request and formulate a recommended course of action for CRMCA to follow. All requests are handled on a case-by-case basis and must be made allowing enough time for evaluation and appropriate action by ACI. These requests cannot be made through the CRMCA.

To contact ACI Certification, call (248) 848-3790 or email aci.certification@concrete.org.

What do I need to bring to my certification?2022-07-26T09:51:02-06:00

Items you should plan to bring to your certification:

  • Photo ID
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Proper PPE clothing (long sleeves, long pants, etc.)
  • Eye protection
How do I pay for my certification?2023-02-06T13:28:43-07:00

CRMCA is only accepting credit card payments at the time of registration.*


*If you are using Supplemental Examiner Points (SEPs), please contact Nicole at nicole@coloradocaa.org with the following information to get registered:

Exam type and date
Registrant Full name
Company name and full address
Phone number
Email address
Full Exam: First time or Recertification?
Retest? Written or Performance

What is the Supplemental Examiner Point (SEP) Program?2023-02-06T13:27:01-07:00

The Supplemental Examiner Points Program has been reorganized to provide easier tracking by CRMCA staff and member companies. The following provides the current policy for Supplemental Examiner Point (SEP) collection and administration.

One (1) SEP (previously called Proctor Credits) is awarded to the Member company for each session per individual SE representing the company. SEPs will solely be applied to the Member company represented by the SE at each ACI certification session. SEPs can only be redeemed for registration of employees at future ACI certification dates. The following certifications are available for SEPs redemption:

·       Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I – Three (3) SEPs

·       Concrete Strength Testing Technician – Three (3) SEPs

·       Aggregate Testing Technician Level 1 – Four (4) SEPs

Enough SEPs must be available to redeem a certification registration. Partial use of SEPs for registrations, outstanding balance, or non-ACI registrations such as association events is not allowed. Other situations not listed will be evaluated individually by the ACI Administrator.

Proctor Credits collected prior to January 1, 2023 are still valid and will be automatically transferred to SEPs. The transferred SEP expiration will not be extended from the original date. One (1) SEP will be granted for every $150 of Proctor Credit on file.

A representative from the member company must contact Nicole Aganon (nicole@coloradocaa.org) to request the application of SEPs to any session. All credits will expire 24 months after acquisition.