ACPA Operator Certification Program

  ACPA Certification: Insist On It!

The ACPA offers the only nationally recognized safety certification program for concrete pump operators. We've certified over 5,000 concrete pump operators nationwide, to help them achieve the highest degree of professionalism - and to maintain the strictest standards for safety.

Certification Benefits

  • Point-by-point exams ensure that operators are fully knowledgeable of safety in all aspects of their jobs.
  • Certification has been shown to improve safety, decrease accident rates in the workplace, and has become a critical standard for customers looking for reliable, high-quality pumping contractors.
  • Recertification keeps operators focused on correct practices and complete safety procedures.

Certification Requirements

As of January 1, 2022 - As a prerequisite for ACPA Operator Certification, an operator must complete the 5.0 Operator Safety Training Presentation, which can be fulfilled in one of three ways:

  1. Complete the ClickSafety online safety training presentation course 
  2. Instruction from an ACPA Authorized Training Administrator
  3. Attend a “live” ACPA Operator Safety Seminar

Once the education requirement is met, the operator has the option of taking the written version of the Certification Test, or the online version.

Please note: The 4.01 ACPA Operator Safety Training video will no longer fulfill the education requirement for ACPA Certification.

Certification Discount

Certification is available at a 60% discount for ACPA members. Please view the Certification Procedure for details on pricing.


Online Safety Training for Boom Pump Operators
via ClickSafety

ACPA members will receive a 50% discount. Be sure to enter the
ACPA member discount code when checking out. For help with
the discount code, please contact the ACPA National Office at 614.431.5618.

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ACPA Operator ONLINE Certification Testing

Skip the shipping time, skip the S&H fees and go straight to testing!

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Certification Account Management

View the certification status of your company's pump operators, test scores and edit employee information. 

Note: If you do not already have an account, contact Shawna Mitchell to obtain one. Account holder should be the person who oversees certification testing.

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Certification Available

  • 2 - Portable Line Pump
  • 3 - Large Line Pump/Non-Portable
  • 4 - Boom Pump
  • 5 - 50 Meter and Larger Boom
  • 6 - Separate Placing Boom
  • 7 - Conveyor

ASME B30.27 Compliance 

ACPA Certified operators have met the requirements for the ASME B30.27-3.1.2 (b) (2) - 2014 standard that requires a satisfactory completion of a written examination covering operational characteristics, controls, power line avoidance, stability requirements, and emergency control skills, as well as characteristic and performance questions appropriate to the material placement system type for which qualification is sought.

    Current Test Version(s) Accepted By the National Office

    The new version of the ACPA Certification Test, Version 03.22, took effect on April 27, 2022.

    If you have any other versions, you'll need to replace them. To replace, simply send any unused, old tests to the ACPA National Office and we will replace them with the new version FREE of CHARGE.

    We CANNOT process older versions of the test under our customized grading system. Any older versions received that are not listed above will be returned for re-testing. Please call the ACPA National Office at 614-431-5618 with any questions.

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