PT Education Resources

PTI strives to ensure that practicing structural engineers are familiar with and capable of designing post-tensioned structures and that architects are familiar with the advantages of post-tensioning. Field staff including construction management personnel and inspectors should be familiar with the requirements for quality PT construction. With these goals in mind, the following education programs have been developed:

Certification Workshops

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. In addition to programs for practicing professionals, PTI is committed to the education of future engineers through the following programs:


PTI offers on-demand webinars that address key aspects of post-tensioning design, construction, repair, and inspection. These modules can be viewed at your convenience. A quiz is administered at the end of the video for PDH credit.

Technical Sessions at the PTI Convention

The Spring PTI Convention is a 4-day event dedicated entirely to post-tensioning which includes technical sessions, committee meetings, networking events, and an industry trade show.

Academic Resources – Introductory PT Lectures

PTI's Education Committee has developed a prototype course curriculum that may be used as is or adapted to teach post-tensioning concepts to engineering and architecture students. The course materials include Power Point presentations.