NRMCA Pervious


NRMCA Pervious Concrete Technician

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This one day course is sponsored by OCAPA in cooperation with National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA). This course includes classroom instruction as well as hands on training with Pervious Concrete. This course may qualify for Professional Development Hours.
 
The goal of this certification program is to ensure that knowledgeable contractors are selected to place the product and thereby minimize the chance for failure.

Three levels of certification are available:
        
         I.            A Pervious Concrete Technician is a person who demonstrated knowledge about proper procedures to place, compact, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect pervious concrete pavements, but who lacks the requisite field experience to qualify as a pervious concrete Installer or Craftsman.
 
       II.            A Pervious Concrete Installer is a person who has demonstrated the ability to place, compact, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect pervious concrete pavements and has documented a limited project-based field experience in placing pervious concrete.
 
      III.            A Pervious Concrete Craftsman is a person who has demonstrated the ability to place, compact, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect pervious concrete pavements and has documented a higher level of field time-based experience in placing pervious concrete.

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Scope and Knowledge

The program requires knowledge in the following areas of concrete construction:

a.  Basic concrete technology
 
b.  Pervious concrete materials and mix proportioning
 
c.  Proper use of tools and equipment
 
d.  General design principles of pervious concrete pavements
 
e.  Pervious concrete construction
 
f.   Maintenance and troubleshooting
 
Certification Requirements

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) Pervious Concrete Contractor certification program includes certification of personnel at the following levels:

I.      Pervious Concrete Technician
 
II.     Pervious Concrete Installer
 
III.    Pervious Concrete Craftsman
 
 
Pervious Concrete Technician:

Personnel achieving the following criteria will obtain certification as a Pervious Concrete Technician.

·   Pass the NRMCA Pervious Concrete Contractor Certification Written Examination with a score of 75% or greater administered by a Local Sponsoring Group approved by NRMCA.
 
Pervious Concrete Installer:

Personnel achieving the following criteria will obtain certification as a Pervious Concrete Installer.

·   Pass the NRMCA Pervious Concrete Contractor Certification Written Examination with a score of 75% or greater administered by a Local Sponsoring Group approved by NRMCA
 
·   Possess a current ACI Flatwork Finisher Technician or Craftsman certification at the time of application
 
·   Complete a Performance Evaluation administered by a Local Sponsoring Group approved by NRMCA – Form PCC10.
 
·   Provide project experience documentation of successful construction of a minimum of 3 projects with a total area exceeding 10,000 square feet (1000 m²) – Form PCC8.
 
Pervious Concrete Craftsman:

Personnel achieving the following criteria will obtain certification as a Pervious Concrete Craftsman.

·   Pass the NRMCA Pervious Concrete Contractor Certification Written Examination with a score of 75% or greater administered by a Local Sponsoring Group approved by NRMCA
 
·   Possess a current ACI Flatwork Finisher Technician or Craftsman certification at the time of application
 
·   Work Experience:
 

OPTION A: Complete a Performance Evaluation administered by a Local Sponsoring Group approved by NRMCA and document work experience constructing pervious concrete pavement exceeding 1500 hours – Forms PCC10 and PCC9, respectively.

                                       
OR
 
OPTION B: Provide documentation of work experience constructing pervious concrete pavements exceeding 3000 hours – Form PCC9.  NRMCA Pervious Concrete Contractor Certifications shall be valid for a period of five [5] years. The expiration date for the certification shall be based on the date of completion of the written examination.
 
Exam Information

The two-hour written examination is "closed book," consisting of approximately 50 multiple-choice questions. The passing grade for the written examination is 75%.


Pervious Concrete Installer & Craftsman:

During the performance evaluation, each examinee must demonstrate procedures for placing, compacting, finishing, edging, jointing and beginning curing a pervious concrete slab. The examiner will observe and evaluate the techniques used and record passing or failing grades on the various individual procedures. A passing grade is defined as "no significant variation from proper procedure and no more than two variations from proper technique in the use of the tools."

The project experience or work experience must include placing, consolidation, finishing, edging, jointing and curing of pervious concrete, and must be documented on the Installer Application form or the Craftsman Application.


Cancellations, Rescheduling & Substitutions


CANCELLATION POLICY: All Cancellations, Reschedules and Substitutions are subject to a $50 processing fee. Cancellations must be made at least 14 days before the start of the class to receive a refund. Material fees are non-refundable.
 
RESCHEDULING: Rescheduling to another class must be made at least 14 days before the start of the class.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS: Substitutions are only allowed between students within the same firm at least 14 days before the start of the class.
 
NO SHOWS: "No-shows" will not be rescheduled or refunded. Classes are subject to cancellation based upon the number of registrants. Registrants will be notified no later than 7 days prior to the start of the class of any cancellations. Prices are subject to change without notice. No credits will be carried over past June 30th of current year. Photo ID will be required for all exams.