Meeting/Event Information

ACI Flatwork Finisher Certification

April 05, 2021
8:30 AM CDT - 3:30 PM CDT

Southern Illinois Builders Association
1468 N. Green Mount Road
O'Fallon, IL 62269

** 8 Student Limit as of 2/2/2021 Will adjust as governmnet restrictions allow **

This one day certification session will include a brief overview of the study materials and the written exam.  Applicants will have an opportunity to provide their work experience documentation as well in order to attain the "Craftsman" designation.

Applicants should come to the certification having studied the materials and be familar with flatwork concrete.  This is NOT a training session.

The overview and question and answer session will run from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  Lunch will be provided and the exam will start at 1:00pm.

The cost of the certification is $555 and includes the workbook.  Current enrolled students may participate at a special rate.  Students must be a member of ACI Missouri to take advantage of this special pricing.

A Concrete Flatwork Finisher is a craftsman who has demonstrated knowledge about and the ability to place, consolidate,
finish, edge, joint, cure and protect concrete flatwork.

A Concrete Flatwork Technician is a person who is knowledgeable about proper procedures to place, consolidate, finish,
edge, joint, cure and protect concrete flatwork, but who lacks sufficient work experience to qualify as a Concrete Flatwork
Scope and Knowledge:
The program requires knowledge in the following areas of concrete construction:
 Planning for slab-on-ground placement
 Concrete materials, mixture proportioning and control tests
 Preparation before placing concrete
 Floor flatness and levelness
 Placing equipment
 Finishing tools and equipment
 Procedures for finishing slabs-on-ground
 Jointing
 Curing and protection of concrete
 Finishing problems and possible solutions
Certification Requirements:
For Concrete Flatwork Finisher: ACI will grant certification only to those candidates who obtain a passing grade on the
written examination PLUS Possess 4,500 hours of actual on-the-job finishing experience (approximately three years of regular
full-time work).
Work experience forms will be sent to all people registered.

The two-hour written examination is closed-book and consists of approximately 50 multiple-choice questions. The passing
grade for the written examination is 70%.
The instructor for this class/certification is Luke M. Snell, P.E. He has done
concrete projects worldwide and brings over 30 years of experience of concrete construction to this certifications class.
Additional information can be found on the ACI International Website.
Work Experience Forms for certification:
If the person is  in  a union


Work Experience Form
Recertification Education Form
Recertification Payment Form
Client Affidavit (for Self-employed Examinees)

Subject to cancellation if minimum attendees are not met.



$555.00 ACI Flatwork Finisher Certification (includes book)

$73.00 ACI Flatwork Finisher Workbook

$160.00 STUDENTS ONLY (no book included)

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