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PTI offers training and certification workshops for field personnel shown to comply with requirements of IBC, ACI 318, and ACI 301. Proper training and education of personnel involved in post-tensioning (PT) field operations—installers, inspectors, engineers, and others—are vital to ensuring the performance, serviceability, durability, and safety of PT concrete construction. Please refer to the  workshop descriptions for certification requirements and detailed flyers below outlining important course information and pricing.

Level 1 Unbonded PT – Field Installation

This 2-day workshop outlines the basic body of knowledge that should be possessed by all personnel involved in the installation and inspection of single strand unbonded  post-tensioning (PT) systems. It also serves as an effective introduction for personnel new to post-tensioning,while at the same time providing support and organization for experienced persons. The course and study manual are also offered in Spanish by requesting a special request workshop.

Click here for Level 1 Unbonded PT – Field Installation certification information flyer with a form to register by e-mail, fax, or phone. 

Workshop prerequisite

  • None

Certification requirements

  • Workshop attendance
  • Exam minimum score: 70%
  • Work experience: None
 


Slab-on-Ground Installer-Stressor

This 2-day workshop is designed specifically for installation and stressing of single strand unbonded post-tensioning (PT) systems for residential and light commercial slabs-on-ground. It outlines the basic body of knowledge that should be possessed by all personnel involved in the installation and stressing of PT in these light foundation systems. Hands-on training is included and it requires the student to demonstrate a proficiency of the necessary skills for working with single strand unbonded post-tensioning systems.

Click here for Slab-on-Ground Installer-Stressor certification information flyer with a form to register by e-mail, fax, or phone.

Workshop prerequisite

  • None

Certification requirements

  • Workshop attendance
  • Exam minimum score: 70%
  • Work experience: 500 hours (working with unbonded PT on SOG or superstructure projects); click here for an affidavit form to prove your experience.





Level 1&2 Unbonded PT Inspector

This comprehensive workshop combines information from Level 1 Unbonded PT –Field Installation and Level 2 Unbonded PT Inspector into a 3-daycourse and replaces PTI's traditional Level 2 Unbonded PT Inspector program. The 3-day model is designed to reduce travel expense and allow inspectors, building officials, engineers, and industry personnel to obtain Level 2 Unbonded PT Inspector certification in a shorter window of time. This workshop will enhance the knowledge and capabilities of inspectors and other key personnel involved in the field inspection of single strand unbonded post-tensioning (PT) systems.

If you already have Level 1 Unbonded PT – Field Installation certification and need the Level 2 Unbonded PT Inspector certification,please refer to the information flyer for special pricing and attendance requirements.

Click here for Level 1&2 Unbonded PT Inspector certification information flyer with a form to register by e-mail, fax, or phone.

Attendees of this workshop can receive Level 1 or Level 2 certification based on exam performance and the following requirements:

Workshop prerequisite

  • None

Certification requirements for Level 2 Unbonded PT Inspector

  • Workshop attendance
  • Exam minimum score: 80%
  • Work experience: 500 hours (installation or inspection of unbonded PT on superstructure projects); click here for an affidavit form to prove your experience.  Work experience may be submitted anytime within four years of the initial certification.

Certification requirements for Level 1 Unbonded PT – Field Installation

  • Workshop attendance
  • Exam minimum score: 70% (If you already hold Level 1 Unbonded PT – Field Installation certification, passing score of minimum 70% constitutes renewal.)
  • Work experience: None

 


Level 1&2 Unbonded PT Ironworker (Accelerated)

This intensive and comprehensive 2-1/2 day workshop is designed specifically for personnel with extensive prior field experience. It extends the knowledge and capabilities of field personnel in superstructure PT and all other unbonded PT applications. Hands-on training is included and it requires the student to demonstrate a proficiency of the necessary skills for working with single strand unbonded post-tensioning (PT)systems.

Click here for Level 1&2 Unbonded PT Ironworker (Accelerated) information flyer with a form to register by e-mail, fax, or phone.

Attendees of this workshop can receive Level 1 or Level 2 certification based on exam performance and the following requirements:

Workshop prerequisite

  • 2000 hours in the last 5 years (minimum of 100 hours of stressing) of unbonded PT work on superstructure projects, OR
  • 4000 hours total (minimum of 200 hours of stressing) of unbonded PT work on superstructure projects, OR
  • Current Level 1 Unbonded PT – Field Installation certification plus 500 hours in the last 5 years (minimum 50 hours of stressing) of unbonded PT work on superstructure projects.

Certification requirements for Level 2 Unbonded PT Ironworker

  • Workshop attendance
  • Exam minimum score: 80%
  • Work experience: See prerequisite; click here for affidavit form to prove your experience.

Certification requirements for Level 1 Unbonded PT – Field Installation

  • Workshop attendance
  • Exam minimum score: 70% (If you already hold Level 1 Unbonded PT – Field Installation certification, passing score of minimum 70% constitutes renewal.)
  • Work experience: See prerequisite




Level 1&2 Bonded PT Field Specialist

This comprehensive 3-day workshop covers the installation and various types of duct systems, diverse methods for installation of prestressing steel(including strand and bar), stressing equipment operation and procedures, as well as operation of grouting equipment and grouting techniques.


Click here for Level 1&2 Bonded PT Field Specialist information flyer with a form to register by e-mail, fax, or phone.

Attendees of this workshop can receive Level 1 or Level 2 certification based on exam performance and the following requirements:

Workshop prerequisite

  • None

Certification requirements for Level 2 Bonded PT Field Specialist

  • Workshop attendance
  • Exam minimum score: 80%
  • Work experience: 1500 hours installation or inspection of grouted PT (500 placing + 500 stressing + 500 grouting); click here for an affidavit form to prove your experience. Work experience may be submitted anytime within four years of the initial certification.

Certification requirements for Level 1 Bonded PT – Field Installation

  • Workshop attendance
  • Exam minimum score: 70%
  • Work experience: None

 


General Workshop Information

Workshop refund/cancellation/transfer policy—PTI will refund registration fees if canceled in advance of the workshop as follows: 100% of the fees will be refunded for requests made more than 21 days in advance of the workshop. The fee less an $85 cancellation charge will be refunded for requests made 8 to 21 days in advance. No refunds will be issued for requests made within 7 days of the workshop. A registration can be transferred to another workshop of the same type within the same calendar year within 3 days of the workshop; in such case a transfer fee of $85 will be charged. NO Exceptions to this policy can be granted as PTI makes commitments with venues ahead of time. 

PTI reserves the right to cancel or reschedule workshops at any time, and in such case will refund 100% of the registration fees. If PTI cancels or reschedules a workshop in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted at the e-mail address you provided when registering.

Please click here to update your contact information. 

PTI Policy for Renewals of PTI Field Personnel Certification

PTI Certification for Field Personnel is valid for 4 (four) years and can be renewed every 4 (four) years as outlined in the following provisions.
1.
Four years after the original certification, PTI certification can be extended for additional 4 years by passing an online exam. The request for renewal must be obtained by PTI within 3 month before (for renewal) and 3 months after (for reinstatement) the certification expiration date that is shown on the certification card. NO Exceptions will be granted for late renewals. Early renewal might be acceptable under some circumstances.
2.
If the certification renewal is not requested within the period of time under Item 1 the renewal is no longer available. An attendance of another certification workshop will be necessary to get certified again. 
3.
Eight years after the original certification and in subsequent 4 year increments, PTI certification can be extended for additional 4 years by passing an online exam and by completing an online Certification Renewal Webinar. In addition, Level 2 certifications require a Work Affidavit certifying additional continuing PT work experience since the last certification renewal of at least 25% of the requirements for the initial certification. If the continuing PT work experience is not documented the renewal will only be for Level 1 until such continuing PT work experience is obtained.
4.
The new renewal requirements will be announced during all certification workshops and apply fully to all new certifications after September 1, 2014.
5.
The new renewal requirements will be announced at all renewal exams and will be in force at the next renewal; if the candidate is taking the first or any subsequent renewal exam it will be fully applicable to the next renewal.

Click here to renew your PTI Personnel Certification.

PTI Policy for Exam Re-Takes

You may re-take any exam up at any of our regularly scheduled locations within one year of your initial workshop.  Two re-takes are allowed by registering here.  The exam will be proctored during the last day of the workshop. 

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