A scheme that has been developed in recognition that the construction industry requires a means of identifying expert nozzlemen.

Sprayed concrete applications are one of the most essential activities in underground construction. Appropriately trained and certified operators are of vital importance. A poor application technique not only generates unnecessary material waste through rebound and overspraying, poor quality but can also compromise the structural integrity of the site, and thus jeopardise safety. The EFNARC Nozzleman Certification Scheme is an answer to the construction industry’s need to have a neutral and objective procedure for sprayed concrete Nozzleman certification.

The Nozzleman Certification Scheme operates through experienced and trained Examiners who facilitates a training course for Nozzlemen.

The Nozzleman course includes concrete theory together with an online exam to guarantee an objective assessment. Cutting-edge virtual reality training is provided through our simulator providers. Practical spraying experience and practical assessment is another important part of the course.

The Examiner himself has a wide experience of underground construction and sprayed concrete and has been independently accredited by EFNARC through attendance at an Examiner course.

The scheme is currently limited to wet, robotic sprayed concrete and has been developed primarily for international experts.

On behalf of EFNARC, the International Centre for Geotechnics and Underground Construction (CUC) is offering courses for the certification of the Nozzleman Examiner and the Nozzleman.


How does your company benefit from the Nozzleman Examiner Certification?

  • Helps to ensure that the company is up to date with safety compliance and quality standards
  • Greater independence and flexibility as the examiner can train colleagues more professionally
  • Gives your Nozzleman a chance to develop within the company
  • The international course opens networking opportunities that can be beneficial to your company

Next Dates:

Next course:

Tue 7th - Thurs 9th May, 2024.




Day 1

09.00 am to 05.00pm

  • Introduction to course procedure
  • concrete technology (theory)

Day 2

08.00 am to 05.00 pm

  • Concrete technology (practical demonstration)
  • Sprayed concrete application (theory and practical)
  • Assessment of sprayed concrete application
  • Operation of EFNARC Nozzleman scheme

Day 3

08.00 am to 04.00 pm, Assessment of participants

  • Theoretical (written test)
  • Practical (assessment of nozzleman)
  • Oral examination




Course Fees: (GST/VAT incl.)

  • CHF 4'300 per person
  • CHF 3'800 EFNARC members

Course fee includes:

  • Course lessons providing a summary of all contents of the certification.
  • Assessment of participants as basis for certification. Certification by EFNARC and publication on EFNARC website.
  • Lunch, dinner and transfer between Hagerbach Test Gallery and the hotel.

Course fee does not include:

  • Hotel accommodation & breakfast (will be arranged by course organisation on behalf of the participants).
  • Transfer from and to the airport.
  • Costs of overnight stay.
  • Flights/travel


  • latest 4 weeks prior to the course


  • If there are too few course applications the course will be cancelled. 3 weeks notice will be given, if that is the case.
  • Cancellations by participants are only accepted in written from and must be received by at least 4 weeks before the course starts.


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