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DFI Tunneling and Underground Committee has planned a dynamic time of learning to review the design, materials, equipment, construction, and QA/QC issues during this Shotcrete Short Course.


View the Course Program and Schedule and make plans to join us. The schedule is subject to change.


This event will feature 2.5-days of coursework and demonstrations with an optional 1.5-day EFNARC certification exam with practical assessments at the end of the course.

EFNARC Nozzleman Certification - This Program is No Longer Available


Immediately following the course, DFI will offer an optional 1.5-day EFNARC Nozzleman Certification Program, at an additional fee of $1,200. An EFNARC examiner will be available during the classroom and the field demo portions of the course, as well as to administer the EFNARC written exam and to assess the nozzleman candidates’ shooting ability. Upon successful completion of the course, exam and practical assessment, internationally recognized certificates will be issued by EFNARC.


To apply for the certification, please follow these steps:


1. Register for the Shotcrete Short Course by clicking here.

2. When you register, be sure to add the EFNARC Nozzleman Certification to your registration and download the application.

3. Complete the application, with all attachments, and upload it to DFI’s ShareFile for review.

4. When your application is received, DFI will send you a receipt via email.

5. When your application receives a determination, you will receive an email from the Course Director.

6. If approved to take the certification, view the Course Schedule for dates and times.

7. If you are not approved to take the certification, you may be refunded the cost of the certification.

8. If you pass the certification, you will be notified by the Course Director and receive a certificate of completion at a later date.

9. If you do not successfully pass the certification, there are no refunds.


Questions? Email DFI at or Dan Millette, Course Director, at

Information About Professional Development Hours


An increasing number of professional engineering licensing organizations require members to pursue professional development on a formal basis. DFI is pleased to provide a general Certificate of Participation for all its technical programs. This certificate is accepted by most licensing boards and serves as documentation of your pursuit of continuing education credits. There are some states that may not accept the general DFI certificate. Attendees are responsible for determining whether DFI PDHs are accepted by their respective licensing board. For this course, an estimated 20.5 general PDHs are offered.


NEW! For New York State Licensed Engineers:

The New York State Educational Department now certifies the PDHs earned by attendees at DFI’s conferences, seminars and workshops. At this time, there are no special documentation requirements from NYSED for course presenters and attendees.

Reminders for Speakers


Please note the following deadlines as you prepare your presentation.


Information/Materials Required:

August 9
Brief Presentation Summary
(2-3 sentences only)
Please include:
  • Title of your presentation.
  • Individual presenter names, professional designations (P.E., Ph.D., etc.), company names for EACH presenter for the printed conference program.
Presenter Bio(s)
Short biographical paragraph FOR EACH PRESENTER as a Microsoft Word document (view sample).
Presentation Release Form
Please download, complete and submit at upload link.
August 23
Final PowerPoint Presentation
  • View DFI’s Presentation Guidelines for important information about the appearance of your PowerPoint.
  • Slide Format: 4:3 (standard).
  • Rule of thumb: one slide per minute of presentation time.
  • Corporate logos may only appear on the first and last presentation slide. (unless your organization is a not-for-profit entity, e.g., university, association).
  • Ensure you have permission to use or own the rights to photographs that appear in your PowerPoint.
  • Your presentation will be loaded and run on DFI’s laptop in the Session Room.
A/V Request
Please download, complete and submit at upload link. Special requests may not be accommodated without DFI receiving this form in advance.

You may continue to update your presentation and submit the final version until the conference. After a certain date, you will need to bring your presentation to the Speaker Preparation Meeting the morning of your presentation using a flash drive. The event staff will load it to DFI’s laptop. All speakers are encouraged to bring a back-up of their presentation on a flash drive.


Please be aware of the importance of limiting commercial aspects in your presentation and to focus on technical features. DFI reserves the right to later not accept a presentation that is too commercial. Additionally, unless your organization is a not-for-profit entity, corporate logos may appear on the first and last presentation slide only. Reference the Presentation Guidelines for details.

Please email the DFI Events Team at if you cannot adhere to these deadlines.

Again, thank you for presenting at DFI’s 2019 Shotcrete Short Course.

Online Registration


Please register for the DFI Shotcrete Short Course today by clicking here. Speaker registration for this course is complimentary for one speaker per presentation. Two speakers may share the complimentary registration for a discount, if they choose, otherwise additional speakers should register at their applicable registration level.


You may register for this course using a major Credit Card, Debit Card, PayPal, Check or Purchase Order. Check payments due within 30 days of registration and made payable to DFI. Cancellations must be made in writing by mail, email or fax.



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Memo for Payments: DFI Shotcrete 2019


For wire payments, contact


All payments are net 30 days from the date of registration.

Refunds for Registration will not be issued after Friday, August 23, 2019. However, you may transfer your registration to another course attendee.


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