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The American Concrete Institute is recognized for certification in all forms of concrete technology by the International Code Council. ACI certification as a concrete construction special inspector requires a combination of training and experience plus passing exams.
A building inspector works with the construction and engineering crews from beginning to end of a project to ensure that the entire construction meets current construction codes for quality, health and safety. A concrete inspector inspects the building plans and product, but he is only concerned with the concrete portion of the construction.
ACI offers a certification program to become a concrete construction special inspector. You must first complete ACI certification as a concrete field technician, grade 1. In addition, you must have at last five years' work experience in the field of concrete construction or a combination of schooling and work experience.
The ACI offers training programs through local support groups that train in a specific jurisdiction.Training and testing will be done on location. As of 2010, ACI does not offer a distance learning option of concrete special inspector training.
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