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ACI Concrete Strength Tester (CST)


Pass Basic Math test at least 30 days prior to enrolled class date.

Course Description:

The Kansas Department of Transportation requires this course for persons who perform compression and flexural strength testing on concrete in order to meet design specifications.

Learning Objectives:

     Cap a cylindrical concrete specimen.

     Practice use of unbonded caps to determine compressive strength.

     Test flexural strength of concrete.

     Test the compressive strength of cylindrical concrete specimens.


American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Strength Workbook included in course fee



Dates and Locations:

April 21-22, 2014 – Salina – K-State Salina Construction Lab

Class Start Time:

Both Days: 9:00 a.m.

Testing Information:

Exam: This course requires a written exam and a performance exam which are given on the last day. Score: A score of 60% on each portion of the written exam plus a 70% overall score is required to pass. Failure on any part of the written exam requires a full retest. Failure on any performance sub test requires retest on the entire performance exam.

Re-takes: Anyone needing to re-take the written and/or performance exams will be notified by mail from the CIT office with the re-take dates available.  Re-takes are given on a testing day and must be taken within one year of the original test date.

Written re-take fee: $145. Performance Re-take fee: $110