Our History

OUR HISTORY

Exceptional service for over 59 years!

Our mission is to provide quality service and to continue expanding our capabilities, increasing our efficiency, and elevate the superior level of customer service we now provide to achieve exceptional value for customers.  We are a leader in construction inspections. From soil compaction to structural steel and concrete inspection, you can be assured that your job has met or exceeded all applicable codes and standards. Our team continuously strives to exceed your needs.

Certified Testing Laboratories was founded by Joseph F. Citardi in 1958, as a New York City based concrete testing laboratory.   Shortly thereafter, he joined with several other testing labs:

 

Craig Testing in Bordentown, NJ

Allentown Testing in Bethlehem, PA

Astrotech Testing in Harrisburg, PA

 

They performed on-site inspections for all aspects of ASTM E-329 including: concrete, soils, steel erection, welding, non-destructive and independent quality assurance as required by clients.

 

Mr. Citardi grew his business as CTL became involved in almost every aspect of testing and inspection services as indicated in the IBC – International Building Code, Special Inspection Services and ICC – International Code Compliance certification and accreditation.

 

Sadly, Mr. Citardi passed in late 2016, but his business and services continue to grow led by the outstanding group of highly credentialed tester / inspectors that he hired and trained.

OUR LEADERSHIP

CERTIFICATIONS

ADHESIVE ANCHOR INSTALLATION
-Anchor Installer, Piston-Plug & Retaining-Cap Systems

 

FIELD CONCRETE TESTING
-Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I

 

LABORATORY CONCRETE TESTING
-Concrete Strength Testing Technician
-Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician – Level 1
-Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician – Level 2

 

AGGREGATE TESTING
-Aggregate Testing Technician – Level 1

 

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION
-Associate Concrete Construction Inspector
-Concrete Construction Special Inspector

-Welding Inspector
-Radiographic Interpreter

– Registered PennDOT Business Partner
– PennDOT Certified Concrete Field Testing Technicians

-Industrial Radiography Radiation Safety Personnel (Radiation Safety Certification)

 

ASNT LEVEL II CERTIFICATIONS:
-Radiographic Testing (RT)
-Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
-Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
-Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)
-Visual Testing (VT)

 

ASNT LEVEL III CERTIFICATIONS:
-Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
-Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)
-Visual Testing (VT)

 

ASNT LEVEL III CONSULTANT’S CERTIFICATIONS:
-Electromagnetic Testing (ET)
-Radiographic Testing (RT)
-Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
-Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
-Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)
-Visual Testing (VT)

-Soils Special Inspector
-Structural Masonry Special Inspector
-Reinforced Concrete Special Inspector
-Structural Steel & Bolting Inspector
-Structural Welding Inspector
-Spray-Applied Fireproofing Special Inspector

Certified Testing Labs is a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Certified Testing Labs is certified by the American Welding Society (AWS)
Certified Testing Labs is certified by the International Code Council (ICC)
PennDOT
Certified Testing Labs is certified by the American Society for Non-destructive Testing (ASNT)
Certified Testing Labs is a accredited by the AASHTO Accreditation Program (AAP)