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  • Testing at the WACEL office is available Monday through Friday (August 21 to 25, 2017).  Examinees should arrive between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm. 

Please contact Chris Worley at 301-652-7925 or to confirm availability.

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Upcoming Events

Register for meetings, training classes and practical exams, and keep up-to-date on the latest program updates and changes.

Soils Class

Saturday, September 9, 2017
ABC - Virginia
42680 Trade West Drive
Sterling, VA  20166
8:30am – 5:00pm


Concrete Class

Saturday, August 26, 2017
ABC – Virginia
42680 Trade West Drive
Sterling, VA  20166
8:30am – 5:00pm


Concrete Practical


Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Vulcan Materials
5408 Industrial Drive
Springfield, VA 22151


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WACEL Membership Meetings

Plan now to attend upcoming WACEL Membership Meetings.  The September 13th meeting topic is Compacted Concrete Paving (CCP), a New Paving Technology for Paving Parking Areas, Local Roads & Streets and the October 10th meeting topic is Supplementary Cementitious Materials & Changes to ACI 306R-16 “Guide to Cold Weather Concreting”.

Upcoming meeting dates: September 13 and October 10.

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WACEL Certification Program

WACEL certification or equivalent certification is required by all metropolitan area jurisdictions.

Find Certified Technicians

Register to take an exam


Accreditation Programs

WACEL membership requires that all laboratories in the WACEL service territory be accredited by WACEL or an equivalent accreditation program.

WACEL membership requires that all inspection agencies participate in an Inspection Agency Audit Program or an equivalent audit program.

Learn more about the laboratory accreditation program

Learn more about the inspection agency audit program


WACEL offers membership to Engineering Laboratories and Inspection Agencies that are directed and managed by full-time professional engineers.

Engineering Laboratories

Engineering Laboratories


Inspection Agencies

Inspection Agencies


Government Entities that Recognize WACEL Programs


Montgomery County

Prince George's County

Maryland State Highway Administration


Other Cities/States

State of New Jersey

City of Houston, Texas


Arlington County

City of Alexandria

Fauquier County

Loudoun County

Prince William County

Stafford County

Spotsylvania County

Federal and Public Agencies

The Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

Naval Engineering Facilities Command (NAVFAC) Chesapeak Division

Testing On Demand at WACEL HQ

7508 Wisconsin Avenue, 4th Floor, Bethesda, MD, 20814   |   Phone: 301-652-7925   |   Fax: 301-907-9326