VDOT Materials Certification Schools

Important Changes to Note for Materials Certification Schools in 2017

Beginning In 2017,  the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will no longer be the provider for the Materials Certification Schools. 

These courses will now be delivered through a partnership between VDOT, the Virginia Education Center for Asphalt Technology (VECAT) with Germanna Community College and the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA).

VECAT, through Germanna Community College, is hosting the:

  • Asphalt Field Level 1 and Level 2
  • Asphalt Plant Level 1 and Level 2
  • Asphalt Plant Mix Design/Aggregate Properties
  • Slurry Surfacing and Surface Treatment

courses, which are now available either online or in a traditional (instructor-led) setting. 

For more information on courses and registration click here  or contact Dave Laraway at 540-937-2902 For information on the VECAT program, contact Carter Iseman at 804-288-3169.

The CCWA is hosting the:

  • Soils and aggregates compaction
  • Concrete field
  • Concrete plant
  • Central mix aggregate plant
  • Pavement marking

courses which are available in a traditional (instructor-led) setting.

For more information on CCWA courses and registration click here or contact CCWA at 804-523-2292.

Students will be required to register for classes online at the GCC and CCWA sites.  Access to test grades and certification credentials will ONLY be available through VDOT University Virtual Campus,  so all students must have a valid account there.  Grades and certifications are issued within 15-30 business days after the testing date.

For questions or concerns regarding MCS grades or certification status, contact Farrah Pinckney-Semere at 804-328-3158 or  MaterialsCertification@vdot.virginia.gov.  

If you are currently participating in VDOT's Materials Certification Schools, you can access the course schedules, enroll online, and access your Materials Certification Card all via the VDOT University Virtual Campus

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VDOT University Virtual Campus Users connect at: https://VirtualCampus.VDOT.Virginia.gov 

Click here to access guidelines for the VDOT Materials Certification Schools Program (Section 114, Manual of Instructions) (PDF, 72 KB)

Materials Certification Schools Study Guides 

 2016 Asphalt Field Level 1 and 2 Certification (PDFs)

Asphalt Field, Introduction (937b)
Asphalt Field, Chapter 1 (937 b)
Asphalt Field, Chapter 2 (1433 kb)
Asphalt Field, Chapter 3 (1658 kb)
Asphalt Field, Chapter 4 (2126 kb)
Asphalt Field, Chapter 5 (1736 kb)
Asphalt Field, Chapter 6 (1042 kb)
Asphalt Field, Chapter 7 (1927 kb)
Asphalt Field, Chapter 8 (664 kb)
Asphalt Field, Chapter 9 (1879 kb)
Asphalt Field, Chapter 10 (937 b)
Asphalt Field, Appendix A (1096 kb)
Asphalt Field, Appendix B (637 kb)
Asphalt Field, Appendix C (1402 kb) 

2016 Asphalt Plant Level 1 and 2 Certification (PDF)

Asphalt Plant, Introduction and Chapter 1 (937 b)
Asphalt Plant, Chapter 2 (937 b)
Asphalt Plant, Chapter 3 (1433 kb)
Asphalt Plant, Chapter 4 (1658 kb)
Asphalt Plant, Chapter 5 (2126k b)
Asphalt Plant, Chapter 6 (1736 kb)
Asphalt Plant, Chapter 7 (1042 kb)
Asphalt Plant, Chapter 8 (1927 kb)
Asphalt Plant, Chapter 9 (664 kb)
Asphalt Plant, Chapter 10 (1879 kb)
Asphalt Plant, Appendix A (1096 kb)
Asphalt Plant, Appendix B (637 kb)
Asphalt Plant, Appendix C (1402 kb)
Asphalt Plant, Appendix D (797 kb)
Asphalt Plant, Appendix E (637 kb)
Asphalt Plant, Spec Handout (797 kb)

2016 Central Mix Aggregate Certification (PDF)

Central Mix Aggregate, Introduction and Chapter 1 (41 kb)
Central Mix Aggregate, Chapter 2 (2086kb)
Central Mix Aggregate, Chapter 3 (168 kb)
Central Mix Aggregate, Chapter 4 (143 kb)
Central Mix Aggregate, Chapter 5 (31 kb)
Central Mix Aggregate, Chapter 6 (143 kb)
Central Mix Aggregate, Appendix A (163 kb)
Central Mix Aggregate, Appendix B (28 kb)
Central Mix Aggregate, Appendix C (3998 kb)
Central Mix Aggregate, Appendix D (45 kb) 

2016 Concrete Plant & Field Certification (PDF)


Concrete Plant & Field, Introduction (39 kb)
Concrete Field, Chapter 1 (64 kb)
Concrete Field, Chapter 2 (570 kb)
Concrete Field, Chapter 3 (2234 kb)
Concrete Field, Chapter 4 (27 kb)
Concrete Field, Chapter 5 (29 kb)

Concrete Plant, Chapter 1 (39 kb)
Concrete Plant, Chapter 2 (5494 kb)
Concrete Plant, Chapter 3 (51 kb)
Concrete Plant, Chapter 4 (31 kb)
Concrete Plant, Chapter 5 (260 kb)
Concrete Plant, Chapter 6 (31 kb)
Concrete Plant, Chapter 7 (260 kb)

Concrete Plant and Field, appendices introduction (20 kb)
Concrete Plant and Field, Appendix A (35 kb)
Concrete Plant and Field, Appendix B (57kb)
Concrete Plant and Field, Appendix C (33 kb)
Concrete Plant and Field, Appendix D (65 kb)

2016 Pavement Marking Certification (PDF)


Pavement Marking, Introduction (32 kb)
Pavement Marking, Chapter 1(169 kb)
Pavement Marking, Chapter 2 (747 kb)
Pavement Marking, Chapter 3 (51 kb)
Pavement Marking, Chapter 4 (24 kb)
Pavement Marking, Chapter 5 (82 kb)
Pavement Marking, Chapter 6 (38 kb)
Pavement Marking, Chapter 7 (44 kb)
Pavement Marking, Chapter 8 (38 kb)
Pavement Marking, Chapter 9 (87 kb)
Pavement Marking, Chapter 10 (42 kb)
Pavement Marking, Chapter 11 (158 kb)
Pavement Marking, Chapter 12(126 kb)
Pavement Marking, Appendix A(17k b)
Pavement Marking, Appendix B (146 kb)
Pavement Marking, Appendix C(69 kb)
Pavement Marking, Appendix D (50 kb)
Pavement Marking, Appendix E (23 kb)
Pavement Marking. Appendix F (93 kb)

2016 Slurry Surfacing Certification (PDF)

Slurry Surfacing, Manual (.pdf 1693kb)

2016 Soils and Aggregate Compaction Certification (PDF)


Soils and Aggregate Compaction, Introduction (31 kb)
Soils and Aggregate Compaction, Chapter 1 (516 kb)
Soils and Aggregate Compaction, Chapter 2 (2901 kb)
Soils and Aggregate Compaction, Chapter 3 (1173 kb)
Soils and Aggregate Compaction, Chapter 4 (1217 kb)
Soils and Aggregate Compaction, Chapter 5 (3603 kb)
Soils and Aggregate Compaction, Chapter 6 (3018 kb)
Soils and Aggregate Compaction, Chapter 7 (.611 kb)
Soils and Aggregate Compaction, Chapter 8 (606 kb)

Soils and Aggregate Compaction, Appendix A (55 kb)
Soils and Aggregate Compaction, Appendix B (30 kb)
Soils and Aggregate Compaction, Appendix C (20 kb)
Soils and Aggregate Compaction, Appendix D (54 kb)
Soils and Aggregate Compaction, Appendix E (61 kb)
Soils and Aggregate Compaction, Appendix F (1773 kb)
Soils and Aggregate Compaction, Appendix G (322 kb)

 

2016 Surface Treatment Certification (PDF)

Surface Treatment, Manual  (1219 kb)

 

Asphalt Mix Design and Aggregate Properties

This manual is provided after candidate has completed all pre-requisites. 

 

Virginia Testing and Specifications  (.pdf 1mb)

SuperPave Federal Workbook

 

Materials Certification Schools Proficiency Checklists

Asphalt Checklists:

Asphalt Plant, Level I Technician Proficiency Checklist
Asphalt Plant, Level II Technician Proficiency Checklist
Asphalt Mix Design Proficiency Checklist

Central Mix Aggregate (CMA) Checklist:
Central Mix Aggregate Proficiency Checklists

Concrete Plant Checklist:
Concrete Plant Proficiency Checklists

Soils Checklists:
Soils Proficiency Checklist

 Re-certifications:

All re-certifications are free and require the completion of the online registration. Some also require that the proficiency be demonstrated at a VDOT approved locations. That list has been provided below:  

  • Asphalt Plant Level 1 - Physical demonstration of proficiency
  • Asphalt Plant Level 2 - Physical demonstration of proficiency
  • Asphalt Plant Mix Design - Physical demonstration of proficiency
  • Central Mix Aggregate Plant - Physical demonstration of proficiency
  • Concrete Field - Current ACI must be submitted
  • Concrete Plant - Closed Book written proficiency exam
  • Soils and Aggregate Compaction - Physical demonstration of proficiency

To learn about changes before 2017, review the following:

 

If you have more in-depth questions contact the Materials Certification Schools team: 

MaterialsCertification@vdot.virginia.gov

Farrah Pinckney-Semere 804-328-3158 

Scott Manning 804-229-5118

 

Page last modified: Aug. 9, 2017