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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
  • Multistrand Bonded or Unbonded

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

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 Unbonded certification, you can obtain Level 2 Unbonded 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 have Level 1 Multistrand and Grouted certification, you must retake the entire workshop and submit the work experience affidavit to obtain Level 2 Multistrand and Grouted certification.

Certification Workshop Policies

Refund / Cancellation / Transfers

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.

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.

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
Prices in USD
PTI Member Nonmember
Advance Price * Regular Price Advance Price * Regular Price
Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation (L1U) $370 $420 $415 465
Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Installer $580 $630 $655 $705
Level 2 Unbonded PT Installer: Days 2-3 Only
$390 $440 $440 $490
Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Inspector (UPTI)
$100
$100
$150
$150
Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Ironworker (Accelerated) (L1&2U-IW) $550 $600 $625 $675
Level 3 Unbonded PT Repair, Rehabilitation, & Strengthening (L3U-R)
$485
$535
$535
$595
Level 1 & 2 Slab-on-Ground Installer-Stressor (SOG I-S) $380 $430 $435 $485

Level 1 & 2 Multistrand and Grouted PT Specialist (L1&2M) $620 $670 $750 $800
Level 1 & 2 Multistrand and Grouted PT Inspector (MPTI)
$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

 

Workshop / Certification Requirements

Workshop Type, Duration, and Attendance Prerequisites
Certification Achievable
from this Workshop
Level 1 Requirement
Level 2 Requirement
Exam Score
Field Work
Experience
Exam Score
Field Work Experience
Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation
  • - 2 days
  • - Attendance prerequisites: none
Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation
70%
none
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Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Installer
  • - 3 days
  • -  Attendance prerequisites: none
Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation
Level 2 Unbonded PT Installer
70%
none
80%
Total 500 hours with
  • - Min. 150 installation, and
  • - Min. 150 stressing
Level 2 Unbonded PT Installer
  • - 2 days (days 2 & 3 of the Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Installer workshop)
  • -  Attendance prerequisite: Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation certification
Level 2 Unbonded PT Installer
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80%
Total 500 hours with
  • - Min. 150 installation, and
  • - Min. 150 stressing
Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Inspector Addition
  • - 3 hour addition
  • -  Attendance prerequisite:
    • Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation certification eligibility*, and
    • Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Installer workshop attendance, or
    • Level 2 Unbonded PT Installer workshop attendance
Level 1 Unbonded PT Inspector
Level 2 Unbonded PT Inspector
80%
none
80%
Total 500 hours with
  • - Min. 150 inspection of installation, and
  • - Min. 150 inspection of stressing
Level 1 & 2 Slab-on-Ground Installer-Stressor
  • - 2 days
  • -  Attendance prerequisites: none
Level 1 Slab-on-Ground Installation
Level 2 Slab-on-Ground Installer-Stressor
70%
none
80%
Total 500 hours with
  • - Min. 150 installation, and
  • - Min. 150 stressing
Level 1 & 3 ** Unbonded PT Repair, Rehabilitation & Strengthening
  • - 2 days
  • -  Attendance prerequisites:
    • Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation certification, or
    • Level 2 Unbonded PT Installer certification
Level 1 Unbonded PT Repair
Level 3 Unbonded PT Repair Specialist
80%
none
80%
Total 800 hours with
  • - Min. 150 installation of repair, and
  • - Min. 150 stressing of repair

Level 1 & 2 Multistrand & Grouted PT Specialist
  • - 3 days
  • -  Attendance prerequisites: none
Level 1 Multistrand & Grouted PT Installation
Level 2 Multistrand & Grouted PT Specialist
70%
none
80%
Total 1500 hours with
  • - Min. 250 installation, and
  • - Min. 250 stressing, and
  • - Min. 250 grouting
Level 1 & 2 Multistrand & Grouted PT Inspector
  • - 1 day
  • -  Attendance prerequisites: 
    • Level 1 Multistrand & Grouted PT Installation certification eligibility***, and
    • Level 1 & 2 Mulistrand & Grouted PT Specialist certification class attendance
Level 1 Multistrand & Grouted PT Inspector
Level 2 Multistrand & Grouted PT Inspector
80%
none
80%
Total 500 hours with
  • - Min. 100 inspection of installation, and
  • - Min. 100 inspection of stressing, and
  • - Min. 100 inspection of grouting

* If you currently hold an active Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation certification, register for days 2 & 3 of the Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Installer workshop. If you do not currently hold an active Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation certification, register for the full 3-day Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Installer workshop. Certification as an Unbonded PT Inspector is contingent on passing as Level 1 Unbonded PT Installation.
** Due to the specialized nature of Unbonded PT Repair, there is no Level 2 Unbonded PT Repair certification available.  Extensive experience as well as classroom knowledge, is necessary to achieve Level 3 Unbonded PT Repair Specialist certification.
*** If you currently hold an active Level 1 Multistrand and Grouted PT Installation certification or higher, you are eligible for the Level 1 & 2 Multistrand & Grouted PT Inspector workshop.  If you do not currently hold an active Level 1 Multistrand & Grouted PT Installation certification, you must register for the 3-day Level 1 & 2 Multistrand & Grouted PT Specialist workshop.  Certification as a Multistrand & Grouted PT Inspector is contingent on passing as Level 1 Multistrand & Grouted PT Installation.