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Technician and Inspector Certification Program

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PURPOSE

The purpose of the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) Technician and Inspector Certification Program is to improve the quality assurance of Embankments, Subgrades, Base Course, Asphalt and Portland Cement Concrete by the certification of industry and Division of Highways personnel. The Division first started this program in 1965 and currently has approximately 1300 Technicians / Inspectors certified to date.


It is the Division's intent to conduct a cooperative program of training, study, and examination so that personnel of the producer, contractor, and the Division of Highways will be able to better assure, by their increased technical knowledge, the level of quality required by the governing specifications.


The purpose of the schools is to provide helpful information and instruction for persons preparing to take the technician/inspector examinations. These courses are designed to provide instruction for persons with a basic foundation in the subject matter. See MP 106.03.50 Section 7.2.


The following disciplines except the Aggregate Sampling Inspector have a 3-4 day class held at Cedar Lakes or Materials Division. The first written examination for the calendar year is given on the day after the last day of class. To pass the written examination, the applicant must obtain a score of at least 70 percent. There will be two written examinations per certification topic each year.


Quality Assurance Program Administrator
Shane Harper - (304)-414-6624 - office; (681)-317-2925​ - cell

 
qaschoolscoordinator@wv.gov



CLASSES

The WVDOH have resumed training classes. See the calendar of classes below to learn more. These classes will be held at Cedar Lakes or Materials Division in Charleston, WV. The location will be listed on the Contractor's Association of WV Registration page.

Radiation Safety is the first part of Soil and Aggregate Compaction and Asphalt Field & Compaction. The certifications for this class expire 3 years from the date of issue. For example, a certification issued January 15, 2022 will expire on January 15, 2025.​

Registration is open until the Friday before class begins; Fall classes require a minimum of 15 students enrolled 14 calendar days before class starts. If this minimum is not met, the class will be canceled. 

WVDOH employees must have supervisor approval before registering for any classes.

Enrollment will be updated every Friday.​

Certifications expire December 31st on the third year after the certification is issued. For example, a certification that has been issued on January 15, 2022 will expire on December 31, 2025.

 Note: Please see class calendar for start times.

​Class*
​Training Dates
​Enrolled
​Wait List

​Registration Deadline
​Minimum Required
​Soil and Aggregate Compaction Technician
Radiation Safety, January 8 @ 8:00 AM
January 8-12, 2024

@ Cedar Lakes ​

​​64

​​
​N/A

​Asphalt Field & Compaction Technician
Radiation Safety, January 16 @ 12:30 PM
January 17-19, 2024

@ Cedar Lakes
​80

​N/A

​Aggregate TechnicianJanuary 22 - 26, 2024 @ Cedar Lakes
33


N/A
PCC Inspector
January 29 - February 2, 2024 @ Cedar Lakes
47


N/A
​Asphalt Plant TechnicianFebruary 12 - 16, 2024 @ MCS&T
38 - FULL
N/A

​PCC Technician
February 26 - March 1, 2024 @ MCS&T
25 - FULL


N/A



* Please follow directions in link at the bottom of this page to creat a CourseMill account before attending class.


Material Certification Technical Development Hours (TDH) Allowed

*Aggregate Sampler, ACI PCC Inspector, Radiation Safety, and Recertification does NOT have TDH.


​Class
​TDH
​Aggregate Technician
​30
​Asphalt Field and Compaction
​15
​Asphalt Plant Technician
​30
​PCC Inspector
​30
​PCC Technician
​30
​Soil & Aggregate Compaction Technician
​30


Registration for Classes

Visit the Contractor's Association of WV page.


WVDOH Employees Registration for Classes

Select a class or classes from the list of schools and inquire with your District Training Coordinator. District Training Coordinators: Please use the Contractor's Association of WV page to register employees.

Online Classes

This option is currently only available to WVDOH employees.

The online option is self-paced and available in place of in-person classes. The written exam and practical are still in-person. To register, click on the class title to open the registration form and follow the written directions.​

CLASS
TRAINING DATES
ENROLLED
TEST DATE
Soil and Aggregate Compaction Technician​
​January 22, 2024 -May 3, 2024
​7
​April 30, 2024




RECERTIFICATIONS

All certifications that were issued in 2021 are expiring in 2024 and will be required to recertify. There will be a 30 to 35 question exam and approximately 30 minute practical at Materials Division on the dates they are given. If a technican fails to recertify before December 31, they must retake the class, full exam, and practical to obtain their certification again. Please refer to MP 106.03.50 Section 8.6 Recertification, and the 5th Edition Technician Certification Handbook 2021 Section 16.2. Click on the link below to sign up for recertifications.

Industry and WDOH Recertifications​​​

Please bring the following items to the exam: 

 


 

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​Schools
Aggregate Technician​ Portland Cement Concrete Technician
Aggregate Sampling Inspector Portland Cement Concrete Inspector
Soil and Aggregate Compaction Technician Asphalt Plant Technician
Asphalt Field and Compaction Technician Asphalt Preservation Technician


Class Calendar
2024 Calendar

Helpful Links
Applications, Forms, Class Manuals and other Helpful Links​ 

Technician Inspector Certification Program (TICP)​ (106.03.50)
5th Edition Technician Inspector Certification Handbook
Reciprocity and Apprentice Materials Procedures​ (106.03.51)
2023 Standard Specifications Roads and Bridges​
2024 Supplemental Sp​ecifications​

Online Testing
How to create an Online Learning account​ - in CourseMill 7.1

CourseMill 7.1 Login​
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