TCA Company Certification Program
The goal of the TCA Company Certification Program is to provide a marketable and universally accepted verification program for assuring the experience, quality and performance of Tilt-Up concrete producers.
This certification program is designed to certify the companies that manage the overall Tilt-Up construction process. It is acknowledged that many companies and different trades are involved in one way or another in the process, and this program does not attempt to certify each individual company or trade that may be used on a project; rather it is meant to be used to certify the construction company that is ultimately responsible for the overall production and quality of the finished Tilt-Up concrete elements.
The program puts the burden on the TCA Certified Company to hire responsible individuals and sub-contractors to insure that the finished product is produced safely and in accordance with project specifications and the minimum standards of this program. The program does include requirements for the certification of some of those individuals and trades as a means of quality assurance.
Tilt-Up Supervisor and Technician Program
The Tilt-Up Supervisor and Technician Certification Program is a collaborative effort between the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the TCA. ACI is a technical and educational society with 30,000 members and 93 chapters in 30 countries and is the recognized leader in concrete codes and standards as well as certification.
The TCA provides the promotion and performance component to expand the recognition and delivery of certification to the industry. ACI provides the structure and analytical component of the program.
Private exams for companies can be coordinated through the TCA with approved examiners. Contact us at TCA headquarters for our reference list of approved examiners.
A 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.
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.
The work experience must include 200 hours of supervisory experience in each of the following ten (10) specific areas:
- Plan reading
- Site preparation and foundations
- Slabs on grade
- Placement and properties
- Structural Systems
A 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.
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.
Re-certification is necessary every five (5) years, and requires successful completion of a written examination.