ACI Updates Flatwork Finishing Certification Program Names and Requirements
Updated names include ACI Concrete Flatwork Associate, ACI Concrete Flatwork Finisher, and ACI Advanced Concrete Flatwork Finisher
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has updated the names and requirements for its Flatwork Finishing Certification program.
ACI Concrete Flatwork Technician has been renamed as ACI Concrete Flatwork Associate; ACI Concrete Flatwork Tradesman has been renamed as ACI Concrete Flatwork Finisher; and ACI Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Technician has been renamed as ACI Advanced Concrete Flatwork Finisher.
To earn a new ACI Concrete Flatwork Associate certification, individuals need to pass a written exam. To earn a new ACI Concrete Flatwork Finisher certification, individuals need to pass a performance exam and have 1,500 hours of documented work experience. To earn a new ACI Advanced Concrete Flatwork Finisher certification, individuals need to both pass a written exam and either have 4,500 hours of work experience or have 1,500 hours of work experience and pass a performance exam. Additionally, the ACI Concrete Flatwork Finisher and ACI Advanced Concrete Flatwork Finisher programs will have an optional re-certification method through submittal and verification of approved continuing education and work experience.
“These changes are designed to better reflect the knowledge, skills, and responsibilities of certified personnel; provide more flexible and convenient recertification options; and encourage personal growth within the concrete flatwork finishing sector,” said John W. Nehasil, ACI Managing Director, Certification.
ACI will begin immediately issuing credentials with the new program names to those individuals earning certification. Individuals who have already been certified with the retiring program names will not receive new credentials now, but will upon upgrade or re-certification.
For further information about the program updates, contact the ACI Certification Department at 248.848.3790. To verify an individual’s ACI Certification, visit concrete.org/verify or download the new ACI Certification Verify app on your Apple device. To learn more about ACI Certification, visit whyACIcertification.org.
Always advancing – Founded in 1904 with a headquarters in Farmington Hills, MI, USA, and a regional office in Dubai, UAE, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational & training programs, certification programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete. For additional information, visit www.concrete.org.