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).  See our class schedule below and 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.

AVAILABLE DATES FOR CHALLENGE EXAMS

  • March 25, 2020 —– Asphalt Plant Level 1
  • March 25, 2020 —– Asphalt Plant Level 2
  • March 25, 2020 —– Asphalt Paving Level 1
  • March 25, 2020 —– Asphalt Paving Level 2
  • March 25, 2020 —– QC Manager
  • March 30, 2020 —– Asphalt Plant Level 1
  • March 30, 2020 —– Asphalt Plant Level 2
  • March 30, 2020 —– Asphalt Paving Level 1
  • March 30, 2020 —– Asphalt Paving Level 2
  • March 30, 2020 —– QC Manager 
CTQP

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

 

 

 

Available Classes & 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
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