Event Details

Concrete Construction Special Inspector Certification Program

  • 08 Aug 2017
  • 8:30 AM
  • 11 Aug 2017
  • 1:00 PM
  • ACI Office - 3900 Claymore Road, Ste. 160 Houston, Texas 77043
  • 8


  • Session will review and test for the CCSI program. The appropriate manual/books will be sent once registered.

Registration is closed

Concrete Construction Special Inspector (CP-21) Certification Program

This is a four day program that includes three days of classroom review on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; followed by the written and plan reading exams on Friday. The package price includes the review, the exams, all certification fees and the ACI technical resource materials for this program (CP-21)

It is important to note that the written exam is "open book" and the CP-21 pack documents are the only materials permitted to be used during this testing session. If you have already purchased these materials prior to registration, you can delete them from the registration fee, but you must bring the CP-21 to the first day of class or you will not be permitted to continue in the session (and will be required to pay a rescheduling fee).

Register on-line here by clicking on the "Register" button at the bottom left side of this page.

A Concrete Construction Special Inspector is a person qualified to inspect and record the results of concrete construction inspection based on codes and job specifications. The program covers inspection during preplacement, placement, and post-placement operations.

An Associate Concrete Construction Special Inspector is a person who is knowledgeable about inspection procedures for concrete construction, including preplacement, placement, and post-placement operations; but does not have the experience required to qualify as an ACI Concrete Construction Special Inspector.
Scope and Knowledge 

The programs require a knowledge of concrete construction, including plans reading, formwork installation and removal, reinforcements, embedments, sampling and testing freshly mixed concrete, conveying, placing, consolidation, finishing, jointing curing, and protection. The technical resource materials used in these programs include the following: ACI PUBLICATIONS

CP-21 Program

  • SP-2 - Manual of Concrete Inspection
  • ACI Concrete Terminology
  • 117 - Tolerances for Concrete Construction and Materials
  • 213R - Guide for Structural Lightweight-Aggregate Concrete
  • 301 - Specifications for Structural Concrete
  • 302.1R - Floor and Slab Construction
  • 304R - Measuring, Mixing, Transporting and Placing Concrete
  • 304.2R - Placing Concrete by Pumping Methods
  • 305R - Hot Weather Concreting
  • 306R - Cold Weather Concreting
  • 308R - Curing Concrete
  • 309R - Consolidation of Concrete
  • 318 - Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete
  • 347 - Formwork for Concrete


Manual of Standard Practice (MSP)

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Comfort Suites

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

Sheraton Houston West Hotel

11440 Clay Road (across from Terracon)
Houston, Texas 77041

Continental Breakfast

4606 Westway Park Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77041

Restaurant Onsite

11191 Clay Road
Houston, Texas 77041

Restaurant Onsite

NOTE: Registration is non-refundable after July 1, 2016  


Mark Dornak (979) 314-1727                 

John Mills (713) 329-2505   

Review of the materials and test will be administered by:     

Luke M. Snell, P.E. Mr. Snell a Senior Materials Engineer at Western Technologies, Phoenix Arizona and is an Emeritus Professor from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. His research interests include Construction Materials and Concrete Construction.  He has done extensive consulting work on Construction and Concrete Problems throughout the United States, Saudi Arabia, Mongolia, and Algeria. He has also written over 400 articles on Concrete, Construction Materials, and Construction Education.  Snell is currently the Chair of ACI’s History Committee. He has been instrumental in starting ACI chapters in Mongolia, Algeria, and Ethiopia and he has worked with India, China, Taiwan, Singapore and Saudi Arabia to start Concrete Certification programs.  Luke is an ACI Fellow, was named one of the Ten Most Influential People of the Year in the Concrete Industry by Concrete Construction and Concrete Producer magazines in 2007; Construction Laureate of Mongolia (2007). He recently was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Aria University of Sciences and Sustainability and the ACI Certification Award.

Luke is a licensed Professional Engineer in Missouri, Illinois, and Arizona






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