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Field Personnel Certification Program Overview

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.

WHICH WORKSHOP DO I NEED?

Single-Strand Unbonded

High-rise, slab-on-ground, and light commercial buildings in the US are typically constructed with unbonded monostrand/single-strand post-tensioning:

 

Multistrand Bonded or Unbonded

Bridges and infrastructure projects are typically constructed with multistrand (bonded/grouted or unbonded/flexible fillers) post-tensioning:


How Do I Achieve Level 2 Certification?

If you already have Level 1, you can obtain Level 2 certification in the following ways:

    • If you originally took a Level 1&2 Unbonded workshop, scored higher than 80% on your exam, you can just obtain the work experience, submit the affidavit, and Level 2 certification will be issued. You have up to 4 years from your original certification date to submit the work experience.
    • If you originally took a Level 1 Unbonded workshop, you may register for the last two days of a Level 1&2 workshop, sit for the exam, submit the work experience to obtain Level 2 certification.

    • If you originally took a Level 1&2 Multistrand and Grouted workshop, scored higher than 80% on your exam, you can just obtain the work experience, submit the affidavit, and Level 2 certification will be issued. You have up to 4 years from your original certification date to submit the work experience.
    • If you originally took a Level 1&2 Multistrand and Grouted workshop, scored between 70-79% on your exam, you must retake the entire workshop, exam, and submit the work experience affidavit to obtain Level 2 Multistrand and Grouted certification.

    • If you originally took a Level 1&2 Repair workshop, scored higher than 80% on your exam, you can just obtain the work experience, submit the affidavit, and Level 2 certification will be issued. You have up to 4 years from your original certification date to submit the work experience.

Certification Workshop Policies

Refund / Cancellation / Transfers

PTI will refund registration fees if cancelled 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.

Venue size limitations may require some classes to place a cap on registration prior to the workshop. Workshops fill quickly, register early to ensure your space.

For registrations 7 days or closer to the workshop, a $75 administrative surcharge will be added.

Language of Instruction, Exams, and Workbooks

Instruction language of these workshops is English. All attendees must understand, speak and read basic English. For Spanish workshops please contact PTI.

Spanish workbooks and exams may be requested at the time of registration. If not requested in advance, they will not be available from the instructor at the workshop.

Professional Development Hours

It is the responsibility of the attendee to verify that the PDH contact hours earned at the workshop meet the requirements of the state board of professional licensure for continuing education credits.

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.
Certification Renewals

PTI Certification for Field Personnel is valid for 4 years and can be renewed every 4 years. To renew your PTI Personnel Certification, click here.

Need a New Certification Card?

If you lost or need a new certification card, please fill out the form:

Certification Card Replacement Form

Find Certified Personnel

You can find current PTI-certified personnel online by visiting this page.

Special Request Workshops – We will come to you!

PTI offers the same workshops in a Special Request format. You choose the days that work best for your company, provide the venue (your office conference room or a nearby hotel), and PTI will send an instructor. Save travel and lodging costs for your employees and have the convenience of scheduling a workshop when it best fits your schedule. To start the process and learn more, click here.


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Workshop Fees

Workshop Type
2019 Prices in USD
PTI Member Nonmember
Advance Price * Regular Price Advance Price * Regular Price
Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation
$370 $420 $415 $465
Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Installer & Inspector
$580 $630 $655 $705
Level 2 Unbonded PT Installer & Inspector: Days 2-3 Only
$390 $440 $440 $490
Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Repair, Rehabilitation, & Strengthening
$485
$535
$535
$595
Level 1 & 2 Slab-on-Ground Installer-Stressor
$380 $430 $435 $485

Level 1 & 2 Multistrand and Grouted PT Specialist
$620 $670 $750 $800
Level 1 & 2 Multistrand and Grouted PT Inspector
$200
$250
$225
$275
*Advance pricing is available to attendees that register at least 30 days prior to the workshop
For registrations 7 days or closer to the workshop, a $75 administrative surcharge will be added

 Register now for the remaining 2019 PTI Certification Workshops.  Workshop prices increase to the following in 2020:

Workshop Type
2020 Prices in USD
PTI Member Nonmember
Advance Price * Regular Price Advance Price * Regular Price
Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation
$405 $460 $460 $515
Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Installer & Inspector
$640 $695 $735 $790
Level 2 Unbonded PT Installer & Inspector: Days 2-3 Only
$465 $520 $570 $625
Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Repair, Rehabilitation, & Strengthening
$535
$595
$610
$680
Level 1 & 2 Slab-on-Ground Installer-Stressor
$415 $470 $480 $535

Level 1 & 2 Multistrand and Grouted PT Specialist
$685 $745 $840 $900
Level 1 & 2 Multistrand and Grouted PT Inspector
$225
$285
$255
$310
*Advance pricing is available to attendees that register at least 30 days prior to the workshop
For registrations 7 days or closer to the workshop, a $100 administrative surcharge will be added

Workshop / Certification Requirements


Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation (2 day workshop)
Workshop attendance prerequisites:
  •   None
Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation Certification Requirements:
  • Full workshop attendance

  • Exam score: min. 70%

  • Field work experience: none

Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Installer & Inspector (3 day workshop)

Workshop attendance prerequisites:
  •   None
Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation Certification Requirements:
  •   Full workshop attendance

  •   Installer exam score: min. 70%

  •   Field work experience: none

Level 2 Unbonded PT Installer Certification Requirements:
  • Full workshop attendance

  • Exam score: min. 80%

  • Field work experience: Total of 500 hours, of which minimum 150 hours in installation and minimum 150 hours in stressing
Level 1 Unbonded PT Inspection Certification Requirements:
  •   Full workshop attendance

  •   Installer exam score: min. 70%

  •   Field work experience: none
Level 2 Unbonded PT Inspector Certification Requirements:
  • Full workshop attendance

  • Exam score: min 80%

  • Field work experience: Total of 500 hours, of which minimum 150 hours of installation inspection and minimum 150 hours of stressing inspection
Level 2 Unbonded PT Installer & Inspector (2 day workshop)
Workshop attendance prerequisites:
  • Current certification Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation


Level 2 Unbonded PT Installer Certification Requirements:
  • Current certification Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation

  • Full workshop attendance

  • Exam score: min 80%

  • Field work experience: Total of 500 hours, of which minimum 150 hours in installation and minimum 150 hours in stressing

Level 2 Unbonded PT Inspector Certification Requirements:
  • Current certification Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation

  • Full workshop attendance

  • Exam score: min 80%

  • Field work experience: Total of 500 hours, of which minimum 150 hours of installation inspection and minimum 150 hours of stressing inspection
Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Repair, Rehabilitation & Strengthening (2 day workshop)
Workshop attendance prerequisites:
  • Current certification Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation, OR
     
  • Current certification Level 2 Unbonded PT Installer or Inspector

Level 1 Unbonded PT Repair Certification Requirements:
  • Current certification Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation, OR Current certification Level 2 Unbonded PT Installer or Inspector

  • Full workshop attendance

  • Exam score: Minimum 80%

  • Field work experience: None

Level 2 Unbonded PT Repair Specialist Certification Requirements:
  • Current certification Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation, OR Current certification Level 2 Unbonded PT Installer or Inspector

  • Full workshop attendance

  • Exam score: Minimum 80%

  • Field work experience: 800 hours of unbonded PT, of which a minimum of 150 hours in repair, rehabilitation, or strengthening PT work and 150 hours in stressing of repair work

Level 1 & 2 Slab-on-Ground Installer-Stressor (2 day workshop)
Workshop attendance prerequisites:
  • None
Level 1 Slab-on-Ground Installer-Stressor Requirements:
  • Full workshop attendance

  • Exam score: min 70%

  • Field work experience: None

Level 2 Slab-on-Ground Installer-Stressor Certification Requirements:
  • Full workshop attendance

  • Exam score: min 80%

  • Field work experience: Total of 500 hours, of which minimum 150 hours in installation and a minimum 150 hours in stressing

Level 1 & 2 Multistrand & Grouted PT Specialist (3 day workshop)
Workshop attendance prerequisites:
  • None
Level 1 Multistrand & Grouted PT Installation Certification Requirements:
  • Full workshop attendance

  • Exam score: min 70%

  • Field work experience: None

Level 2 Multistrand & Grouted PT Specialist Certification Requirements:
  • Full workshop attendance

  • Exam score: min 80%

  • Field work experience: Total of 1,500 hours, of which minimum 250 hours in installation, minimum 250 hours in stressing, and minimum 250 hours in grouting

Level 1 & 2 Multistrand & Grouted PT Inspector (1 day workshop)
Workshop attendance prerequisites:
  • Current certification Level 1 Multistrand & Grouted PT Installation, OR

  • Current certification Level 2 Multistrand & Grouted PT Specialist, OR
 
  • Level 1 & 2 Multistrand & Grouted PT Specialist workshop attendance immediately before this workshop

Level 1 Multistrand & Grouted PT Inspector Certification Requirements:
  • Current certification Level 1 Multistrand & Grouted PT Installation, OR

  • Current certification Level 2 Multistrand & Grouted PT Specialist

  • Full workshop attendance

  • Exam score: min 70%
 
  • Field work experience: None

Level 2 Multistrand & Grouted PT Inspector Certification Requirements:
  • Current certification Level 1 Multistrand & Grouted PT Installation , OR

  • Current certification Level 2 Multistrand & Grouted PT Specialist

  • Full workshop attendance

  • Exam score: min 80%

  • Field work experience: Total of 500 hours, of which minimum 100 hours in installation inspection, minimum 100 hours in stressing inspection, and minimum 100 hours in grouting inspection