Current News


  • The WACEL Concrete Class Scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2018 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  The next Concrete Class is scheduled for Saturday, January 5, 2019.
  • WACEL has been tapped by Prince George’s County to help it revamp it's Third Party Inspection Program.  On Friday, December 9, 2018, we were represented at the inaugural meeting of this effort. County officials informed us that the legal department is requiring the Department of Inspections to obtain a signed copy of Attachment 5 of the existing TPIP Program in order to sign off on projects.  We realize that almost no one has ever signed Attachment 5 in the past, but moving forward for the time being you will have to submit Attachment 5Attachment 5 is the final inspections report and Attachment 6 is the Third-Party Inspection Program Certification Form.  Both are now required until the update to the TPIP program has been completed.


  • 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 Monday through Friday (December 5-7, 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, January 5, 2019
ABC - Virginia
42680 Trade W Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
8:30am – 5:00pm


Concrete Class

Saturday, January 19, 2019
ABC - Virginia
42680 Trade W Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
8:30am – 5:00pm


Concrete Practical


Tuesday, December 11, 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 November 8th meeting topic is Insulating Concrete Forms for Commercial Construction.  Mr. Gregg Lewis, AIA, LEED AP/Executive Vice President, Strategy - National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.

Gregg will discuss the basic design criteria and construction elements of commercial and institutional buildings build with Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF).  Included in his discussion will be ICF building's improved energy efficiency characteristics and resilience to natural disasters such as fire, flood, wind, and earthquakes.  Gregg will also discuss the relevant elements of Chapter 17 of 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.

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Government Entities that Recognize WACEL Programs


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Maryland State Highway Administration


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Loudoun County

Prince William County

Stafford County

Spotsylvania County

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Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA)

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

Naval Engineering Facilities Command (NAVFAC) Chesapeak Division

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