American Concrete Institute

Tilt-Up Supervisor


In order to attain ACI Certification as a Tilt-Up Supervisor and Technician, you must successfully complete both the ACI written and performance examinations.

Tilt-Up Supervisor is a person who has demonstrated proficiency in and an understanding of overall on-site administrative and technical management for producing tilt-up projects by passing the ACI written examination and meeting work experience requirements.

Tilt-Up Technician is a person who has an understanding of overall on-site administrative and technical management for producing tilt-up projects by passing the ACI written examination, but who lacks sufficient work experience to qualify as a tilt-up supervisor.

Who Should Attend

This program is for anyone who tests concrete in the field; testing lab technicians, contractor quality control personnel, architect/engineer inspectors and ready mixed concrete personnel. The examinee must be familiar with test procedures, come prepared to demonstrate knowledge and ability to perform these tests and be dressed for working with concrete.


Typically, the agenda for the course follows this schedule:

8:00 AM
8:30 AM
Written Exam

Scope and Knowledge

This program requires demonstration of the knowledge covered on the Job Task Analysis (JTA):

JTA for ACI Certification of Tilt-Up Supervisor and Technician

The JTA is a detailed list of specific points of knowledge that may be included in the examination for this ACI Certification program. ACI urges candidates to use the JTA to prepare for the certification exam.

Certification Requirements

For Tilt-Up Supervisor

ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who obtain a passing grade on the written examination, possess five years (7500 hours) of verifiable construction experience, three years (4500 hours) of which must be experience in tilt-up construction. Of those 4500 hours of tilt-up work experience, 2000 hours must be supervisory experience in the following specific areas; the number of hours required in each category is shown beside in parentheses:

  1. Safety, Communications, and Procedures (100)
  2. Planning and Scheduling (200)
  3. Structural Systems (100)
  4. Site Preparation and Foundations (100)
  5. Slabs on Grade (160)
  6. Forming and Layout (240)
  7. Concrete Properties and Placement (440)
  8. Erection and Bracing (440)
  9. Panel Finishes and Finishing Buildings (220)
Certification is valid for a period of five years from the date of successfully completing all requirements.

For Tilt-Up Technician

ACI will grant certification to those applicants who pass the written examination but do not possess the necessary work experience to be granted full Tilt-Up Supervisor certification.

Certification is valid for a period of five years from the date of successfully completing all requirements.

For Recertification

Recertification for both Tilt-Up Supervisor and Technician requires successful completion of either:

A) The then-current written examination, OR

B) Submission and verification of records reflecting a minimum of 10 hours of approved continuing education during the previous five-year period. Courses shall be from listings pre-approved by the ACI C650 Committee and the Tilt-Up Concrete Association from offerings at conventions, exhibitions, or similar venues.

NOTE: Individuals who have allowed their certification to lapse by two years or more can only re-certify by successfully completing the current written exam.

Registrant Responsibilities

A picture ID is required to attend the course.

Registrants are advised to bring pencils and a calculator.

Safety gear is required: steel-toe shoes, and safety glasses.

Bring water and dress appropriately for the weather.

Mobile devices are not allowed during the test.

Course and Test Management

The ACI Certification Program is conducted by a local sponsoring group. This group is the Oklahoma Ready Mix Concrete Association and is responsible for scheduling and conducting all review courses and examination sessions, payment of all bills and establishment and collection of all registration fees. The ACI Certification Department assists the local sponsoring group in setting up the program and manages the daily operation of the program. This includes the publication and distribution of all books and exams, grading, maintenance of certification records and issuance of a certification to successful candidates.

Study materials will be sent upon receipt of registration and payment of fees. You will not be considered registered until payment is received.

Cancellations and Rescheduling

If a registrant is unable to attend, retests must be scheduled for one of the next two sessions. Reschedules must be received two weeks prior to the test date for the registrant to reschedule at no penalty.  If less than 2 weeks notice is given, a $100 administrative fee will be charged and must be paid before reschedule is processed.

No Call, No Show to the exam will forfeit the entire exam registration fee.

Registrant Substitutions can be made at any time without penalty.

If a test is canceled by ORMCA due to weather, illness, or other reason, ORMCA's responsibility will be limited to the return of registration fees only or reschedule at no penalty to the registrant.