PREPARE

Exam Information

MCTCB holds its ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I Certification Exam and MCTCB Plant Certification Exam each spring in two Maine locations (typically the last Saturday of April in Old Town and the first Saturday of May in Westbrook), and on the first Saturday in December (depending on demand) in one Maine location.

EXAM FEES:

  • Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I exam:
    • Full – Written and Performance Exams – $325 ($250 with current Student ID)
    • Written Exam Only – $200
    • Performance Exam Only – $250
  • Plant Certification Exam:
    • Full – $100

Submit your Application

STEPS TO TAKE:

  1. Download and print the two-page Application,
  2. Fully complete, sign and date each page,
  3. Email your completed application to: mctcbconcretecert@gmail.com,
  4. Mail your payment, Payable to MCTCB to: MCTCB, c/o Russ Bragg, P.O. Box 241, LEE, ME 04455.

Completed applications must be submitted no later than three (3) weeks prior to your chosen exam date. The ACI Study booklets will be mailed to you once we receive your payment.

Please fill out your application COMPLETELY, including checking one of the boxes on page 2, section 10. Incomplete applications will delay the delivery of your study booklet.   For the exams, arrive at 8 a.m. unless you receive a call from MCTCB with an alternate time for your arrival.

Refund Policy: 1. Cancellations for the ACI exams received by the Thursday just prior to your exam date will receive a Partial Refund of the exam amount less a $75 fee to cover study booklet-related expenses. 2. Cancellations received prior to your exam date for the MCTCB Plant exam will receive a Full Refund. 3. Cancellations received after the Thursday just prior to your ACI exam date and No-shows for ANY exam will receive No Refund. 4. Carryovers to a later exam date are not accepted. 5. Substitutions (with no additional study booklet mailed) will be accepted only with prior approval. NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY. Other specific rules apply (see application for details). 


NOTICE: Our 2023 ACI & Plant exams will be held in Maine on April 29th in Old Town; May 6th in Westbrook; and December 2nd in Westbrook. Five weeks prior to each exam, the applications will be posted here for download.


Review the ACI Study Booklet

For the ACI exams, once your payment is received, we will mail you the ACI study booklet that you will need to review prior to taking the exam. Make sure you complete all of its practice exams! The ACI study booklet no longer includes the ASTM-published Standard Testing Procedures. These can be purchased through the ASTM website or possibly accessed through your employer or a local library. Previous ACI study booklets do include these ASTM test procedures.

Review the MCTCB Study Guide

For the MCTCB Plant exam you can download below our study guide with a list of testing procedure references.

Watch some Videos

These six videos are very helpful when preparing for the Performance part of the ACI exam. We strongly suggest that you also get some hands-on testing experience before taking the exam. Click “Watch on YouTube” to see all of the six videos.

For the verbal portion of the Performance Exam: C172/C172M – 17—Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete please refer to the study booklet and its practice exams.

Take the Exam

On the day of the exam bring a #2 pencil (NO PENS) and a calculator. You will want to bring your ACI study booklet with you to study during the downtime between your taking the Written and Performance Exams.

NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED AT THE EXAM SITE. If found with one, the examinee won’t be allowed to continue the exam; the exam will be void; and the examinee will receive no refund.

Exam Locations

Auburn Concrete, 93 Scott Drive, Westbrook, Maine, and

Owen J. Folsom, 299 Gilman Falls Ave, Old Town, Maine.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I apply for the exam? Go to the top of this page and read through the steps on this website and on the application, when posted.
  • I failed the Written (or Practical) portion of the exam. What do I do now? You will need to re-apply and re-take the Written (or Practical) Exam within a year of the failed exam. You may take it through MCTCB or another sponsoring group with their upcoming exams listed on the ACI website : https://www.concrete.org/certification/sessioncalendar.aspx
  • What is your Refund Policy? 1. Cancellations for the ACI exams received by the Thursday just prior to your exam date will receive a Partial Refund of the exam amount less a $75 fee to cover booklet-related expenses. 2. Cancellations received prior to your exam date for the MCTCB Plant exam will receive a Full Refund. 3. Cancellations received after the Thursday just prior to your ACI exam date and No-shows for ANY exam will receive No Refund. 4. Carryovers to a later exam date are not accepted. 5. Substitutions (with no additional study booklet mailed) will be accepted only with prior approval. NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY. Other specific rules apply (see application for details).
  • When will I receive my Study Booklet? Typically within a week after we receive your payment.
  • Where can I get a copy of the ASTM Standard Testing Procedures? The ACI study booklet no longer includes the ASTM-published Standard Testing Procedures. These can be purchased through the ASTM website or possibly accessed through your employer or a local library. Previous ACI study booklets do include these ASTM test procedures.
  • How do I study for the MCTCB Plant Exam? Download our study guide above with a list of testing procedures references. Study the information given by these references.
  • Can I change exam locations? Possibly, but only with prior approval from MCTCB.
  • When will I get my exam results? For the ACI exams, ACI typically mails your results to you within 4 weeks of your taking the exam. For the MCTCB Plant exam, MCTCB typically mails your results within 2 weeks of your taking the exam.
  • Do I need to wear PPE’s to the exam? You are not required to wear a hard hat or reflective vest but should wear steel toe shoes, gloves, and work clothes.
  • Are there COVID-19 requirements for taking the exam? Any Covid-19 -related requirements are listed on the application.

How can I ask MCTCB another question? Check out our CONTACT page.

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