SOURCE: ACI | May 31, 2021
The American Concrete Institute has been certifying concrete craftsmen, technicians, and inspectors for nearly four decades. With more than 30 certification programs available across concrete testing, inspection, and construction/specialist roles, the industry has seen considerable growth over the years in the number of projects requiring ACI-certified individuals.
As a result of increased access to ACI Certification programs since the beginning of the year, thousands of individuals have earned certifications each month in 2021 – many of whom are in newer offerings such as the Post-Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector and Shotcrete Inspector programs, along with perennial favorites including Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I, Concrete Strength Testing Technician, and Concrete Flatwork Associate. Numbers to date in 2021 align with past trends often seen in some of ACI Certification’s most active and successful years.
“The trend we’re seeing this year in the large number of individuals seeking ACI Certification is indicative of a broader industry demand for ACI-certified personnel on projects,” stated John W. Nehasil, Managing Director of Certification at the American Concrete Institute. “We’ll continue working with ACI chapters and sponsoring groups to ensure they’re equipped for the influx in training and exam inquiries.”
With more than 120,000 current certifications to support the industry and activity returning to historic levels, owners, specifiers, and employers continue to understand the value ACI Certification brings to projects and companies. To find an upcoming certification exam near you, contact a local Sponsoring Group, visit the ACI Certification Sessions Calendar, or contact an ACI Resource Center.
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