Concrete Field

Concrete Field Recertification (Classroom - level 1 & 2)

This class will include updates on the technology of cementitious materials, admixtures, and aggregates.  Test procedures will be reviewed as well as updates of the specifications and the MnDOT concrete Manual.  Durability issues will be discussed with particular emphasis on finishing practices and curing.  This class does not provide ACI recertification.  For ACI Concrete Field Recertification, an individual must re-attend, and successfully complete one of the Concrete Field 1 classes or register for the Concrete Field 1 ACI Recertification (1 Day) Course

Prerequisites: Concrete Field 1, Concrete Field 2


Concrete Field 1 MnDOT-only Recertification (E-Learning)

*Registration for this course starts Oct. 1, 2013 – ELearning link will be available Nov. 1, 2013*

This Recertification course will be offered as an online class in the 2013-2014 Technical Certification Training season as an option to classroom training. Instructor-led classroom training sessions will also be offered.

You will need to provide an active email address to register for this class. You will receive the registration confirmation with the link to the E-Learning modules and exam via email.

This course is an  online learning module that the student will be able to complete in about 5-8 hours at their computer. They will be able to stop and start where they left off. Students will take the exam online at their own computer but it will only be available Nov. 1, 2012 through April 30, 2014. The student’s exam score will appear on their screen after they finish it. The online course will cover the same topics as the instructor-led classroom training classes. Those enrolling in this class should be comfortable with using a computer and taking the course and exam online. Read more here

Prerequisites: Concrete Field 1 MnDOT certification


Concrete Field 1

This Concrete Field 1 class offers certifications for BOTH ACI and MnDOT. The certification you would like to receive will be indicated by the fee level you select when you register. The course is for those who produce, test, and inspect Portland cement concrete. The test procedures presented include slump, strength, air contents, unit weight, and sampling. To be certified the technician must pass both the written and performance examination. Actual field test will be performed on the second day. Field work clothes suggested.

Prerequisites: None


Concrete Field 2

This class is designed for the more experienced technician and is recommended for those responsible for concrete inspection of slipform curb and gutter, sidewalks, and related structures. The course covers materials technology and construction practices based on MnDOT specifications and PCA publications. The student textbook will include specification updates and information from the MnDOT Concrete Manual. To receive MnDOT certification the student must earn a score of at least 70%.

Prerequisites: Concrete Field 1


Concrete Paving - Pilot

This class is designed for the more experienced technician and is recommended for students who will be responsible for a concrete paving project.  The class will include interstate, county and city street paving inspection responsibilities.

The course covers materials technology and construction practices based on MnDOT specifications and PCA publications.  The student textbook will include specification updates and information from the MnDOT Concrete Manual.

Since this is a PILOT CLASS for the 2013-14 training season, those students interested in inspection responsibilities for a mobile paving batch plant should also attend the one-day class given by the MnDOT Concrete Office during the winter of 2014.  Please contact MnDOT for additional information regarding the Concrete Paving Batch Plant Class.  It is anticipated that the MnDOT Concrete Paving Batch Plant Class will be combined with the Concrete Paving Class in 2014-15 to form a two-day Concrete Paving Class.  Students attending the Concrete Paving Pilot Class in 2013-14 will be allowed to take the exam in 2015 to obtain certification.  No Concrete Paving Certifications will be given during the pilot phase of the course development.  In order to take the certification exam for Concrete Paving in 2015 you must also hold (in good standing) the following certifications:   Concrete Field 1 and Concrete Plant 1.  You should also have taken the MnDOT Concrete Paving Batch Plant Monitor Class in 2012 or 2014 (offered by MnDOT).

Prerequisites: Concrete Field 1 & Concrete Plant 1