American Concrete Institute Offers New Shotcrete Certification Program

Shotcrete certifcation by ACIThe American Concrete Institute (ACI) is now offering a Shotcrete Inspector certification program. This program will certify individuals who demonstrate the knowledge and experience required to properly inspect the placement of shotcrete. Comprehension of the responsibilities and qualification requirements of a Shotcrete Nozzleman are necessary.

The Shotcrete Inspector program joins several others in a set of concrete inspection certification programs also offered by the Institute. It was developed by ACI Committee C661 (Shotcrete Inspector) with the assistance of ACI Committee C660 (Shotcrete Nozzleman) and the American Shotcrete Association. The program requires successful completion of the written examination. Additionally, one must have an active or previous certification as an ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician. The certification must be Grade I and also demonstrate satisfactory work experience that includes a role in shotcrete construction. The program also accepts approved shotcrete education programs to satisfy up to two (of the three) years of this required experience. (See the Education Verification Form for Shotcrete Inspector for further details).

“With shotcrete continuing to grow in use and demand in concrete construction projects, ACI developed this program as a means to certify personnel who prove they have advanced knowledge of shotcrete inspection practices and can help bring enhanced quality to shotcrete construction,” said Randle Emmrich, Chair, ACI C661 – Shotcrete Inspector.

The American Concrete Institute offers more than 30 certification programs and maintains nearly 120,000 active certifications around the world. The Shotcrete Inspector program is available now through ACI sponsoring groups. Additional information on the program, including a detailed job task analysis, is also available at

About the American Concrete Institute

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

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