Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector

A Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector is a person who has demonstrated proficiency in concrete inspection methods for transportation projects, including pre-placement, placement, and post-placement operations.

Scope & Knowledge

The program requires a knowledge of concrete construction, including plans reading, soil-cement, piling installations, formwork installation and removal, reinforcements, embedments, sampling and testing freshly mixed concrete, conveying, placing, consolidation, finishing, jointing curing, and protection.

The technical resource materials used in these programs include the following:


SP-2 Manual of Concrete Inspection

ACI Concrete Terminology

117 Tolerances for Concrete Construction and Materials

213R Guide for Structural Lightweight-Aggregate Concrete

301 Specifications for Structural Concrete

304R Measuring, Mixing, Transporting and Placing Concrete

304.2R Placing Concrete by Pumping Methods

305R Hot Weather Concreting

306R Cold Weather Concreting

308 Curing Concrete

309R Consolidation of Concrete

318 Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete

325.9R Construction of Pavements and Bases

325.10R Roller Compacted Concrete Pavements

336.3R Construction of Drilled Piers

345R Highway Bridge Deck Construction

347 Formwork for Concrete

543R Design, Manufacture and Installation of Concrete Piles


C29/C29M Unit Weight and Voids in Aggregates

C94/C94M Specification for Ready-Mixed Concrete

E329 Evaluation of Testing and Inspection Agencies


Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures

Soil-Cement Construction Handbook

Soil-Cement Inspector's Manual


Manual of Standard Practice (MSP)


ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who:

  1. Hold current certification as an ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I

  2. Obtain a passing grade on the written inspection examination

  3. Obtain a passing grade on the written plans reading examination

  4. Possess at least one of the following qualifications:

    A Minimum of two years of college or technical school, earning at least 60 credit hours, PLUS two years of satisfactory work experience

    A high school diploma, or equivalent, PLUS a minimum of three years of satisfactory work experience

    Five years of satisfactory work experience

The work experience must include:

  • Decision making authority and responsibility

  • Verification of compliance with plans, specifications, and codes

  • Evaluation of concrete construction in the field

  • Documentation and reporting of inspection results

  • Proficiency in appropriate areas of concrete construction inspection

  • Verification of the amount and range of work experience by the applicant's employer(s) is required. Please click here for work-experience forms and instructions.

The three-hour written inspection examination is "open book" and consists of approximately 80 multiple choice questions. The one-hour plans reading examination consists of approximately 20 questions and is designed to test the examinee's ability to read and understand engineering drawings. The minimum passing grade for each examination is 70%.

Recertification is necessary every five years, and requires current Field Technician certification and successful completion of the inspection and plans reading examinations.