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Asphalt Quality Control Technician, Level 1

The Testing Management Branch administers Level 1 certification examinations for internal and external customers as part of the OMR Technician Certification Program.


 

Program Information

This program is designed to provide asphalt plant training and administer certification exams to the Quality Control Technician in the performance of Acceptance Sampling & Testing and ensure high quality materials meeting the specifications are incorporated into the work and construction achieves the specified end.

Contact: acasteel@dot.ga.gov


 

 Requirements: Certification / Recertification

Certification
Asphalt QCT Level 1 : The Testing Management Branch administers Level 1 certification examinations for internal and external customers as part of the OMR Technician Certification Program. This program is designed to provide asphalt plant training and administer certification exams to the Quality Control Technician in the performance of Acceptance Sampling & Testing and ensure high quality materials meeting the specifications are incorporated into the work and construction achieves the specified end. Certification will consist of a written exam and field exam. Certificate will be valid for 3 years.
Recertification
Renewal requirements are based on technician type stated below: Testing Technicians: A Testing Technician will be defined as a technician who has performed an acceptance test within the last 12 months. Testing Technician¿s will be required to have two IA Evaluations, and one current acceptance data collection program class within a three year period to maintain their certification without having to re-test. Non- Testing Technicians: A non- Testing Technician will be defined as a technician who has not performed an acceptance test with the last 12 months but holds the RTT or QCT certification. Non- Testing Technician will be allowed to maintain their certification without having any credit hours or IA evaluations or re-testing in three year period. However, Non-Testing Technicians will not be allowed to run any acceptance test which requires a certified technician without FIRST having a field evaluation done by Testing Management. If a Non-Testing Technician that has 10 or more years of continuous work experience in materials testing in a management position but has not been evaluated because they have not performed an acceptance test on a regular basis then the Branch Chief has the discretion to review their work experience and determine if an evaluation is necessary to maintain their certification.

Examinations

The written and field examination will be mandatory for all new certification candidates.  Certified technicians that fail to accumulate the required training hours within the 3 year period prior to certification expiration will be required to take the written test and complete an IA evaluation.

 

Independent Assurance (IA) Program

In response to FHWA recommendations, GDOT's Independent Assurance (IA) Program has been modified to a System Basis Program.  As such, all active certified Level 1 and level 2 QCT Technicians are required to participate in the IA Program.  This consists of sampling and testing proficiency evaluations when scheduled by GDOT. 

Any active technician who, for whatever reason, does not have at least one satisfactory IA Evaluation within their three year certification period cannot renew with only training hours or by retaking the written exam and must be completely certified again.  If your certification period is ending and you have not had an IA evaluation, it is recommend that you contact the IA Program at least six months before your expiration date to schedule an evaluation. 

If you have any questions about the IA process, please contact the Quality Assurance Branch Supervisor at (404) 608-4781.

 

DISCLAIMER: This page and the information linked to it are for informational purposes only. To ensure current  certification program information, please contact the Testing Management Branch of the Office of Materials.