Farmington Hills, Mich. -- The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the launch of a new program for U.S. military veterans who obtain an ACI certification.

Funded through a contribution of $50,000 from CMEC Holdings, to the ACI Foundation, the program provides rebates of $250 to help ease the financial burden of earning an ACI certification in concrete field testing, concrete construction inspection, flatwork finishing, or one of ACI’s other 20+ certification programs.

This rebate program was developed to provide recognition and appreciation to U.S. veterans for their service, and to help meet the growing demand for ACI-certified personnel. U.S. veterans who obtain ACI certifications in multiple programs may apply for the rebate separately for each certification. Rebates may be claimed only once for each first-time certification and are available to U.S. veterans earning their certification on or after June 1, 2018.

“Earning an ACI certification provides an opportunity for growth and demonstration of knowledge–positioning individuals to be at the forefront of the concrete construction job market,” said John W. Nehasil, managing director of certification for ACI. “ACI welcomes the opportunity to work with the ACI Foundation and CMEC to ease the financial burden of earning one of our industry-leading certifications.”

Full eligibility requirements and application instructions are available on ACI's certification website.

For more information, visit www.concrete.org.