ACI Updates Flatwork Finishing Certification Program Names and Requirements

Flatwork Finishing Certification by ACIThe American Concrete Institute (ACI) has updated the names and requirements for its Flatwork Finishing Certification program.

The ACI has renamed ACI Concrete Flatwork Technician to ACI Concrete Flatwork Associate. They also renamed ACI Concrete Flatwork Tradesman, ACI Concrete Flatwork Finisher; and ACI Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Technician as ACI Advanced Concrete Flatwork Finisher.

To earn a new ACI Concrete Flatwork Associate certification, individuals need to pass a written exam. Additionally, to earn a new ACI Concrete Flatwork Finisher certification, individuals need to pass a performance exam and have 1,500 hours of documented work experience. To earn a new ACI Advanced Concrete Flatwork Finisher certification, individuals need to both pass a written exam and either have 4,500 hours of work experience or have 1,500 hours of work experience and pass a performance exam. Additionally, the ACI Concrete Flatwork Finisher and ACI Advanced Concrete Flatwork Finisher programs will have an optional re-certification method through submittal and verification of approved continuing education and work experience.

“These changes are designed to better reflect the knowledge, skills, and responsibilities of certified personnel; provide more flexible and convenient recertification options; and encourage personal growth within the concrete flatwork finishing sector,” said John W. Nehasil, ACI Managing Director, Certification.

ACI will begin immediately issuing credentials with the new program names to those individuals earning certification.  Individuals who have already been certified with the retiring program names will not receive new credentials now, but will upon upgrade or re-certification.

For further information about the program updates, contact the ACI Certification Department at 248.848.3790.  To verify an individual’s ACI Certification, visit or download the new ACI Certification Verify app on your Apple device.  To learn more about ACI Certification, including the Flatwork Finishing Certification visit

About ACI

The American Concrete Institute is a leading global authority for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources. It is also aimed at promoting educational, training and certification programs. Founded in 1904, ACI has its headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA. It also has a regional office in Dubai, UAE, and a resource center in Southern California.

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