Asphalt Testing Solutions

Construction Training & Qualification Program (CTQP)

Asphalt Testing Solutions & Engineering is an approved provider of the Florida Department of Transportation’s Construction Training & Qualification Program (CTQP).  Download and complete the Class & Exam Registration Form to reserve your class.  For your convenience we also offer private classes and/or challenge exams at your facility!  Contact us for more information.

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ATS Jacksonville is committed to the health and safety of our employees, customers and students.  At this time we are able to accommodate those who need to test for their CTQP certifications or renew them for:

 
  • Asphalt Paving Levels 1 & 2
  • Asphalt Plant Levels 1 & 2
  • Asphalt QC Manager 

We have two different training facilities available to support the requirements of the CDC guidelines for social distancing, and we can also provide private classes and/or challenge exams at your facility as long as you can provide a space that adheres to the CDC guidelines for social distancing.

CTQP Plant Level 1 Test

Course Descriptions

Asphalt Plant Level 1 | To assure that all test results used for quality control, verification, dispute resolution and acceptance of asphalt mix are performed in accordance with standard test methods so that the test results reflect the actual characteristics of the asphalt mixtures and that specification requirements are met.

Course Objectives

  • Sampling of Bituminous Materials (FM 1-T040)
  • Sampling of Hot Mix Bituminous Paving Mixtures (FM 1-T168)
  • Bulk Specific Gravity of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures (FM 1-T166)
  • Maximum Specific Gravity of Bituminous Paving Mixtures (FM 1-T209)
  • Standard Method for Preparing and Determining the Density of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Specimens by Means of the SHRP Gyratory Compactor (AASHTO TP 4-97)
  • Quantitative Determination of Asphalt Content from Asphalt Paving Mixtures by the Ignition Method (FM 5-563)
  • Mechanical Analysis of Extracted Aggregate (FM T-30)

Class Duration | Three Days, exam on third day

Exam Requirements | A multiple choice, written exam is required.  A proficiency exam is required.  The trainee will be expected to demonstrate skills in FM 1-T209, FM 1-T166, FM 5-545, AASHTO TP-4 and FM 5-563. The trainee has two chances to pass each test. Two failures in one area constitute failure of the proficiency examination.

Credit Hours:

  • 16 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • 0 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Asphalt Plant Level 2 | To assure that personnel operating or inspecting an asphalt production operation (at a plant) are familiar with FDOT specification requirements, good materials management, and equipment operation necessary to produce a Superpave mixture which will meet the mix design criteria and mix production requirements.

Course Objectives

  • Aggregate Storage and Feeding Systems
  • Asphalt Cement Supply Systems
  • Aggregate Drying and Heating Systems
  • Exhaust Fan Systems
  • Emission Control Systems
  • Production and Drying Efficiency
  • Batch Type Facilities
  • Surge Storage Equipment
Class Duration | Three Days, exam on third day
 

Exam Requirements | A multiple choice, written exam is required.  

Credit Hours:

  • 16 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • 0 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Asphalt Paving Level 1 | To ensure that test results used for quality control, verification, dispute resolution and acceptance of asphalt pavements are performed in accordance with the standard test methods.

Course Content

  • Practice for Random Sampling of Construction Materials (ASTM D3665)
  • Rolling Straight Edge
  • Core Sampling and Temperature Measurement
  • Density of Soils and Bituminous Concrete Mixtures in Place by the Nuclear Method (FM 1-T-238)

Class Duration | One day including course and exam

Exam Requirements | A multiple choice, written exam is required.  A proficiency exam is required. The trainee will take a proficiency examination and is expected to correctly demonstrate skills in measurement of surface tolerance, cross slope and nuclear density. The trainee has two chances to pass each test. Two failures in one area will constitute failure of the proficiency examination.

Credit Hours:

  • 8 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • 0 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Asphalt Paving Level 2 | To assure that personnel responsible for inspecting asphalt pavement construction (paving and compaction) are familiar with FDOT specification requirements, good construction practices and equipment operation necessary to place and compact a Superpave mixture which will meet requirements for smoothness, texture, density, cross slope and thickness.

Course Content

  • Project Administration
  • Surface Preparation
  • HMA Delivery
  • HMA Placement
  • HMA Compaction
  • Balancing Production Rates
  • Field Testing and Inspection
Class Duration | Three Days, exam on third day
 

Exam Requirements | A multiple choice, written exam is required.  

Credit Hours:

  • 17 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • 1.7 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

QC Manager | To ensure the Contractor’s Quality Control Managers, as well as key Department personnel, gain a working understanding of the key program elements.

Course Objectives

  • How to develop a QC plan
  • How the department handles QC plans
  • What happens when a QC plan is disapproved

Class Duration | Two days, exam on second day

Exam Requirements | A written exam is required

CTQP Qualifications

  • Pass QC Manager written exam
  • Hold at least one of the following qualifications:
    • Asphalt Plant Level 2
    • Asphalt Paving Level 2
    • Concrete Field Tech Level 2 (Full ACI-CTCI Cert)
    • Concrete Lab Tech Level 2
    • Earthwork Level 2
  • Requalification Requirement
    • Qualification in this area is indefinite unless revoked in accordance with the CTQP

PRICING & DATES

 
Available Courses & Exams with Pricing
Course & Exam
Full Course (all inclusive)
Written Exam Only
Proficiency Exam Only
Asphalt Plant – Level 1
$650
$195
$275
Asphalt Plant – Level 2
$550
$195
NA
QC Manager
$425
$195
NA
Asphalt Paving – Level 1 
$475
$195
$250
Asphalt Paving – Level 2
$575
$195
NA

Challenge one of the above exams Contact us to schedule.

 

SCheduled Course Dates
Asphalt Plant – Level 1
** 3 Days **
Nov 30 – Dec 2
Jan 12 – 14
Feb 10 – 12
March 8 – 10
Asphalt Plant – Level 2
** 3 Days **
December 14 – 16
February 17 – 19
March 17 – 19
QC Manager
** 2 Days **
December 15 – 16
January 26 – 27
February 24 – 25
March 30 – 31
Asphalt Paving – Level 1
** 1 Day **
January 18
February 1
March 1
Asphalt Paving – Level 2
** 3 Days **
January 19 – 21
February 15 – 17
March 15 – 17

Email us at classes@ats.consulting to reserve your spot or to challenge an exam!

*CANCELLATION BY ATS:
If ATS decides to cancel any class/exam/proficiency, a full refund of fees paid will be given in the form of a credit OR refund check if desired.  Valid reasons for cancellations of any class or exam/proficiency would include, but not limited to, weather conditions or lack of student registration.  If the decision to cancel any class/exam/proficiency is made, ATS will notify the contact person responsible for registering the student via email or phone.  ATS will not be responsible for any costs incurred for lodging or travel expenses.

Full cancellation policy can be found on the class registration form.

Instructors

STEVE MCREYNOLDS, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Steve McReynolds, ATS Director of Operations, has presented on numerous subjects in the asphalt industry.  With 20 years of industry knowledge and experience Steve is considered the “Asphalt Technical Expert” among peers.

His broad spectrum of construction knowledge (Threshold Engineering Inspection, Construction Site Environmental Inspection and CMEC Certified Concrete Cylinder Compression Strength) and extensive application of project specification requirements proves valuable when addressing questions about compliance regarding state and local government regulations.

Steve’s classes: Pavement Preservation, QC & QA Basics and Importance, The Evolution & Changes of Superpave Asphalt, CTQP Paving Level 1, CTQP Paving Level 2

Tanya Nash Pavement Materials Asphalt Engineer
TANYA NASH, P.E., PAVEMENT ENGINEER

Tanya Nash, P.E., ATS Pavement Engineer, is nationally known for her dedication and contributions to the industry and a valuable resource to industry peers.  Tanya has served on many state and national committees and research projects expanding her knowledge in asphalt properties and characteristics.  Tanya’s experience to the vast uses and challenges of asphalt pavements and products worldwide along with her technical insight paired with her experience in research and field operations adds to her credibility among industry professionals.

Tanya’s classes: Pavement Preservation, Mixture & Binder Additives, The Future of Balanced Mix Design & Performance Testing, The Evolution & Changes of Superpave Asphalt, 100% RAP Roads, CTQP Asphalt Plant Level 1, CTQP Asphalt Plant Level 2

Asphalt Testing Solutions Quality Control Lab Manager
RHONDA HALE, LAB MANAGER

Rhonda Hale, ATS Lab Manager has over 19 years of industry experience from the Florida DOT and is a valuable asset regarding innovation of processes, procedures and techniques.  Her labs consistently exceed the required level of efficiency due to her management of proper accreditations and equipment calibrations.  Rhonda has a passion for educating and sharing/exchanging ideas with industry professionals.

Rhonda’s classes: QC & QA Basics & Importance, CTQP QC Manager

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