Learning from PACA

PACA members and non-members alike have access to a range of classes and educational opportunities that help them compete in a diverse and changing market. PACA is committed to educate and inform its members and/or the industry through in-person and online programs and events, ranging from the PACA Safety Conference, to the Young Leaders / LDG Conference, to the PA Politics 101 (advocacy outreach), to the Summer Summit and the Annual Meeting.

In all, PACA delivers close to ten events per year on a variety of topics and subjects taught by top notch speakers and content experts, not including all the active committees that meet throughout the year. 

Industry Events


PACA also supports learning to benefit all industry stakeholders.  We recognize that our diverse industry can only succeed by strengthening all.

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American Concrete Institute (ACI) Certification

The ACI is a nationally recognized organization that provides industry-specific certification in 21 different subjects.

PACA offers exams for Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I (spring and fall semesters annually), Flatwork Finisher / Technician (as needed) and Strength Testing (as needed) certifications.

In addition, PACA holds classroom tutorials each spring and fall annually to help individuals prepare for the ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I exam.

PACA Annual Meeting

Each fall, PACA holds an Annual Meeting at the beautiful Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Not only is this PACA's largest meeting of the year, it is also serves as the Association's annual business meetings and features updates from state agencies, board elections, awards presentations and outstanding keynote speakers.

PACA Summer Summit

The Summer Summit, held each June, is PACA's executive level retreat.  The Summit features a little of everything - education, camaraderie, and an ounce of competitive edge!  High-end speakers, laid back networking and some friendly fun and games make this event one that you should not miss.  

Features PACA's annual Golf Outing and Sporting Clays Tournament.

PA Politics 101

PACA's PA Politics 101 is the opportunity to learn how to be more influential in the state political scene to benefit both your company and your family.  

PACA Safety Conference

In partnership with the Mine Safety & Health Administration, this event is the preeminent safety conference of the year, offering six (6) of the eight (8) hours of Part 46 refresher requirements.

Young Leaders / LDG Conference

Designed for the under age 40 members of PACA focusing on leadership and team building to stress that leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

Specifier Training

The Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association is an American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System Provider.

Our instructors bring the presentations right to your door.  More information...