ASTM C617 / C617M Standard Practice for Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens -- eLearning Course

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About the Course

This course covers apparatus, materials, and procedures for capping freshly molded concrete cylinders with neat cement and hardened cylinders and drilled concrete cores with high-strength gypsum paste or sulfur mortar.

The course takes approximately 1 hour to complete and includes instructional video content, interactive knowledge checks, and a self-grading quiz. Downloadable resources include a pdf of the standard.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify capping equipment used for the capping of cylindrical concrete specimens, including plate thickness requirements by type and heating mechanism for melting pot.
  • Recognize material requirements for the capping of cylindrical concrete specimens, including considerations for remixing and the use of fillers or extenders.
  • Recall steps for capping both fresh and hardened concrete specimens.
  • Define requirements for protection of specimens after capping.


Anyone who runs the C617 test method or who needs an understanding of the test method and how it is properly run.

Certificate and CEUs

CEUs: .1 or 1 PDH

Certificate: A certificate is available upon successful completion of the course and an 80% or higher score on the exam.

ASTM Standards Referenced


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