- Development of a 75 question written examination - The exam covers information on adhesive concrete anchor installation in regards to preparing for installation, drilling anchor holes, cleaning anchor holes, injecting adhesive using cartridge systems, installing adhesive capsule systems, and installing anchors. The exam was vetted in December 2010, under the direction of Professional Testing Services of Orlando, Fla.
- Creation of a "Generic Manufacturers Printed Installation Instructions" (MPII) - In working with the Concrete Anchor Manufacturers Association (CAMA), a generic set of installation instructions was developed for use the performance portion of the certification program.
- Development of the performance exam portion of the program - Candidates must be able to read, comprehend, and execute the Generic Manufacturers Printed Installation
- the installation of an anchor in a vertical-down position, and
- the ability to inject adhesive to the proper depth into simulated holes in an overhead (vertical-up) position with both a rigid applicator tip and flexible stinger end with piston plug in a manner that produces results meeting program requirements.
ACI and CRSI completed two pilot programs earlier this year with a total of 35 participants taking both the written and performance examinations.
The ACI/CRSI Adhesive Anchor Installer Certification program is planned to go to market in early summer of 2011, before the release of ACI 318-11. In the meantime, ACI and CRSI are working on the completion of a study package and all documents and assisting Local Sponsoring Groups that offer ACI certifications around the world with program start-up.
Additionally, ACI and CRSI plan to start the development of a training program to accompany the examination program.
For more information about ACI Certification programs, please visit www.concrete.org.