There is a pre-test briefing where the Examiner will go through the tasks with the candidates.
While you are waiting to take your test, you will have sufficient time to read the description of the tasks to be performed and review the operator’s manual and load chart for the Concrete Pump that you will operate.
Once you have completed the Practical Exam:
The Examiner will record your performance.
The Examiner is not permitted to review your score sheet or discuss your performance on the test.
Exam results will be emailed to you within approximately five (5) business days.
Note: It is the candidate’s responsibility to be familiar with the equipment on-site. The Practical Examination is structured so that the candidate can use the machinery which he/she is used to.
During the Practical Examination, you are under the direction of the Examiner and must follow the Examiner’s directions at all times.
Once you have completed all components of the assessment you will be informed by the assessor and you may leave the testing area. Only personnel involved in the administration of the test should be present in the immediate vicinity of the concrete pump.
The Practical Examination is a 1-day event.
Sub-tasks are not timed. Assessors are looking for competence in each area.
One working day is adequate time to complete all required tasks to demonstrate competence in all areas of concrete pump operating from start to finish.
If at any time during the examination, you commit an “unsafe” act, you will be disqualified from continuing with the test.
The Examiner has the authority to stop the test at any time for safety reasons. Please ask the Examiner if you have any questions.
If you are disqualified due to an unsafe act, your case will be reviewed by BCCSA and Fulford Certification, and you will be notified as to your eligibility for rescheduling your Practical Examination.
The Examiner will ask if you have read the candidate information and instructions and will answer any questions you may have. He/she will review with you the weather conditions and ask you to sign a statement indicating that you understand the instructions for the test and agree with the Examiner’s assessment of the weather conditions.
Weather Conditions & Equipment Problems
The Examiner will check the wind speed and record weather conditions on your score sheet.
The Examiner has the responsibility to determine if weather conditions/equipment problems are such that a test needs to be suspended. If the test is interrupted due to weather conditions/equipment problems, the procedure for restarting will be as follows:
You will resume the test at the beginning of the task you were performing at the time of the interruption.
If you resume the test on a different machine, you will have the option of starting the entire test over from the beginning.
If the test is delayed to a different day, the test must be restarted from the beginning.
The full fee applies if the candidate is a no-show to the appointment.
Over 7 days before the Exam
2-7 days before the Exam
1-2 days before Exam
24 hours or less before Exam
NOTE: The Practical Examination normally requires that an Assessor to be present for the full day of pumping. In an instance where for unforeseen circumstances, one or two components of the examination were not completed, the Candidate may be able to book a part-day of assessment. This part-day of assessment will be at the discretion of the Test Coordinator and the Assessor. In such a case the part-day assessment fee would be $650.