Field Grade I Test Technician Frequently Asked Questions

    **** AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ****

    In regards to requests for accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is not the Sponsoring Group’s responsibility to judge whether or not the individual could do the job if certification is granted. The Sponsoring Group’s only concern is whether or not the individual’s request for accommodation can be provided for and is reasonable. Under the act, the individual making the request must provide written documentation from a doctor or other healthcare provider. The individual must also provide a reasonable amount of lead time to fulfill the special request. We recommend that you include your ADA policy on your web site and/or certification registration forms. The following is provided as an example: 

    “If you have a disability that may impact your participation in this activity, please check here and append a statement regarding your disability-related needs. Someone will contact you prior to the program to discuss accommodations. We cannot assure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior written notification of need.”

    Upon receipt of a request for ADA accommodation please contact John Nehasil at john.nehasil@concrete.org for further instruction. Be sure to copy aciscc@cox.net on your request!

    SESSION SCHEDULE
    First Wednesday Date Review 5:30pm to 9:30pm
    First Saturday Date Review 7am to 1pm
    Second Wednesday Date Review 5:30pm to 9:30pm
    Last Saturday Date TEST 7am to 1pm
    ******Please note these days and times can change so be sure to check the schedule!

    How do I register and confirm my registration?

    1. PROCESS:
      1. TO REGISTER: YOU CAN NOW AND MUST REGISTER ONLINE IF YOU NEED TO SEND US A CHECK BYPASS THE PAYMENT TO DO SO!  FAILURE TO REGISTER ONLINE MAY RESULT IN NOT GETTING THE SESSION YOU NEED! View these session below for the month you want to take it and click Register!  If you are allowed to proceed to pay this means you are in that session and are completely confirmed, unless you bypass payment to pay with a check.  Then you must send in a copy of your registration and check 2 weeks before the session starts.  Please note you will receive invoices until the payment is paid in full!  Failure to pay 2 weeks prior to session start date may result in cancelation fees and removal from session! When you register unless you have paid membership dues everyyear you will continue as a guest!

      2. CHECK PAYMENTS: IF YOU PAY BY CHECK CLICK THE BYPASS PAYMENT OPTION, SEND US THE PAYMENT RECEIPT YOU RECEIVE ONLINE WHEN YOU REGISTER AND CHECK! Please note you will receive invoices until the payment is paid in full! Failure to pay 2 weeks prior to session start date may result in cancelation fees and removal from session!

      3. ONCE YOU REGISTER ONLINE: THE SESSION ALLOWS YOU TO PROCEED TO PAYMENT THIS MEANS YOU ARE IN THAT SESSION!  To Confirm your name in a session: please click here 2017 Event List, then click the box of events and find you your session then click VIEW to view the list of attendees.  Once you register your receipt will have the information on the sessions as well and if the system allows you to get to the payment process this means you are in that session!

      4. SOLD OUT SESSIONS: If a session is full will be able to sign up on a wait list.  However, there are no guarantees you will get in a full session on this list! We suggest signing up for an open session and adding to your comments you would like to be notified if someone cancels out of an earlier session.

      5. IF YOU NEED TO SEE THE ADDRESS FOR THE SESSION THEY ARE LISTED BELOW!

      Contact Heather Caya at aciscc@cox.net if you need to reschedule or cancel. The fee will be $75 for either. This must be done 48 hours before the session starts!


    Can I be on the waiting list for a class that is marked full?
    SOLD OUT SESSIONS: If a session is full will be able to sign up on a wait list.  However, there are no guarantees you will get in a full session on this list! We suggest signing up for an open session and adding to your comments you would like to be notified if someone cancels out of an earlier session.

    Can I pay at the first class?
    No. All classes must be prepaid at the time of registration. Instructors are not allowed to handle payments. You would be asking them to do something wrong. 

    Can I pay by credit card over the phone?
    No. Pay online!

    Can I pay by money order?
    Yes. 

    How do I get a receipt?
    Once you register the system will send you a receipt.

    What if I forget which class I am in? 
    ONCE YOU REGISTER ONLINE: THE SESSION ALLOWS YOU TO PROCEED TO PAYMENT THIS MEANS YOU ARE IN THAT SESSION!  To Confirm your name in a session: please click here 2017 Event List, then click the box of events and find you your session then click VIEW to view the list of attendees.  Once you register your receipt will have the information on the sessions as well and if the system allows you to get to the payment process this means you are in that session!


    Where can I get information on classes to be held outside of the Los Angeles area such as San Diego, Las Vegas or northern California?
    Go to the following website for telephone numbers or class information: http://www.concrete.org or call (248) 848-3700. (Please note: On any website, information on the Southern California classes may not be current or accurate.) Calling (877) 562-2241 is best for Southern California class information. 

    Can I obtain a book before the class starts?
    It's not necessary; the book will be handed out during the first class. If you feel a particular need to study ahead of time, call ACI at (248) 848-3700 to purchase a book. You'll be paying for it twice since it is also included with the class. It is not possible to subtract the additional book from the class price. 

    Is there anything I should bring with me to the class?
    Yes, a pencil. The workbook will be provided at the first class. 

    How do I reschedule my class?
    Email aciscc@cox.net You will need to tell us why you need to reschedule, what session you are currently in and what OPEN session you would like to move to and pay the reschedulinmg fee of $75

    If I can't attend, can someone else be substituted?
    Yes. Simply have the substitute report to your class, and at the first session inform the instructor whom he or she is substituting for. For example, "I'm John Smith. I am substituting for Jane Jones." Then John Smith and only John Smith will be officially tested. 

    How do I cancel my class?
    Email to aciscc@cox.net a written request to cancel stating what class you are currently assigned to. This written request must be received by the ACI-SCC office no later than 48 hours before the original class to which you were assigned begins in order for you to receive a refund of your class fee, minus a $75 handling charge. If you wait longer than 48 hours before the class is to begin, you lose your registration fee entirely. 

    How do I register to re-take a written exam?
    Written Only exam registration can be online you simply go to the session that is either sold out or still open and click the $225 Written Only ticket and purchase.

    How do I register to re-take a performance exam?
    Performance Only exam registration can be online you simply go to the session that is NOT SOLD OUT and click the $225 Performance Only ticket and purchase.

    Does ACI certification require previous work experience?
    No. But the ICC Special Deputy Inspector certification may. Contact ICC for more information. (562) 699-0541.

    Does this course qualify for ICC continuing education credit?
    Possibly. Contact ICC at (562) 699-0541. 

    How many times can I take the tests if I fail?
    You can retest as many times as you wish as long as you do it within one calendar year from the date you first took the test. You will be charged the retest fee each time. 

    How long is my license good for?
    Five years from the date you take your exam regardless of when your previous certification expires. 

    If I have a disability can I take the test?


    Can I take or re-take my written exam on a computer?
    Possibly. Consult http://www.concrete.org for agencies that may offer the test in this manner. You will need to schedule with ACI-SCC anyway to get take the performance portion, so you really don't save any time or money by taking the test this way. 

    Do I have to attend all the training classes?
    No, but it is strongly suggested that you do. 

    What do I do if I miss a class?
    Go to the next class and continue with the program. The instructor should be able to catch you up. If you do not pass the written test, you can schedule a written re-test sooner than you can schedule a performance re-test or reschedule your entire class. 

    What happens if it rains or snows?
    The classes are held rain or shine. 

    I lost my wallet card and need a replacement. Who should I contact?
    Contact ACI International at (248) 848-3700. 

    I don't have my test results yet. What should I do?
    Results take 4-6 weeks, and you are the first to know. If after 6 weeks you still don't know, contact ACI International at (248) 848-3700.