Current News

  • The WACEL Board of Directors voted on during the April meeting to require the Soils I Field Practical to be submitted prior to taking the written exam.  This is effective August 1, 2018.


  • WACEL Study Guides and videos demonstrating concrete testing are now available online.  Click here to go to the Resources Section.


  • Testing at the WACEL office is available on Tuesday through Friday (October 16-19, 2018).  Testing is NOT available on Monday (October 15, 2018).  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, October 13, 2018
ABC - Virginia
42680 Trade W Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
8:30am – 5:00pm


Concrete Class

Saturday, October 27, 2018
ABC - Virginia
42680 Trade W Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
8:30am – 5:00pm


Concrete Practical


Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Vulcan Materials
5408 Industrial Drive
Springfield, VA 22151


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WACEL Membership Meetings

Plan now to attend upcoming WACEL Membership Meetings.  The October 11th meeting topic is "ACI 562 Concrete Repair Code" by Mr. Steven R. Bruns, P.E./Certification Manager for the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and the November 8th meeting topic is "Insulating Concrete Forms for Commercial Construction".

Steven's October presentation will provide an overview of the development and organization of the new ACI 562 Concrete Repair Code and 562 Guideline that were jointly prepared by ICRI and ACI.  He will discuss the content, reasons for and motivation behind the development of the Repair Code, the overall philosophy and organization of the material as well as the future direction of the Repair Code.  Included in his presentation are the relevant elements of Chapter 17 in the International Building Code (IBC).

Attendees will receive one-hour Continued Education Credit (CEU) for attending this presentation.

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WACEL Certification Program

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

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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.

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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

Fairfax County

Fauquier County

Loudoun County

Prince William County

Stafford County

Spotsylvania County

Federal and Public Agencies

American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA)

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