ASTM C109 / C109M Standard Test Method for Comprehensive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars -- eLearning Course

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About the Series

ASTM's Construction Materials Technician Series enables QA/QC technicians in the construction industry to advance their skills using leading, self-guided, computer-based training. The series is ideal for those preparing to become certified testing technicians through the American Concrete Institute (ACI), National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), or a state agency such as the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Each course includes:

  • Self-guided training complete with video demonstrations, checklists, concept presentations, and a glossary.
  • Quiz with automatic grading.
  • Certificate upon successful completion of course and passing score on quiz.

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About the Course

This course covers determination of the compressive strength of hydraulic cement mortars, using 2-in. or [50-mm] cube specimens.

The course can be completed in about one hour.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the apparatus and materials used for determination of the compressive strength of hydraulic cement mortars.
  • Identify temperature, humidity, and test specimen requirements.
  • Recall procedure for preparation of specimen molds.
  • Recall specimen preparation procedure including: water-cement ratios, tamping procedure, and storage requirements.
  • Identify procedure for determination and calculation of compressive strength.
  • Describe procedure for faulty specimens and retests.


Anyone who runs the C109 test method or who needs an understanding of the test method and how it is properly run.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Demonstration Videos
  • Procedural Outlines
  • Glossary
  • Quiz
  • Referenced Materials
  • Certificate

  • 7.1 Temperature (Duration: 1:05)
  • 6.1 Graded Standards Sand (Duration: 1:02)
  • 9.1 Preparation of Specimen Molds (Duration: 1:35)
  • 10.4.2 Molding Test Specimens (Duration: 2:05)
  • 10.3.1 Determination of Flow (Duration: 1:25)
CEUs and Certification

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.

Reference Materials Included


Certificate Program

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