Current News


  • First and foremost, let’s do everything we can to stay safe.  As such, the WACEL office as well as ALL CLASSES will be temporarily closed for all testing until APRIL 30, 2020 to help prevent the potential spread of the coronavirus and in keeping with the recommendations of the CDC and other public health officials.  

Thank you for your understanding of this action. 

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


  • WACEL had a very informative presentation by Tracy Barnhard with AASHTO re:source on Quality Management System Reviews at the September Membership Meeting.  Thank you, Tracy, for taking the time to review how AASHTO handles this compared to internal audits and how this relates to R18.  For those that were unable to attend or would like a copy of the presentation, please click here.



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Sterling, VA 20166
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WACEL Membership Meetings

The March 26, 2020 General Membership Meeting has been postponed due to the ongoing concerns for public health and safety.

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Accreditation Programs

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