ACI Concrete Strength Tester (CST)

Prerequisite:

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.

Books:

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

Cost:

$365

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