The Shotcrete Inspector Certification program began out of the need in the industry to have knowledgeable individuals inspecting shotcrete projects. Shotcrete contractors often find themselves having to educate project inspectors on the details needed for quality shotcrete placement. Shotcrete is a superior placement option in many cases, yet unfortunately, the expertise in evaluating the work is often non-existent. Many contractors and specifiers are faced with situations on jobsites where the lack of shotcrete-specific knowledge from the inspector has either limited the use of shotcrete or created potential litigious situations. The industry needs a knowledgeable on-site inspector, not necessarily an expert in contract documents or even a laboratory tester. As is the case with form-and-pour concrete, an inspector who has demonstrated basic shotcrete knowledge will