Asphalt Quality Control Technician, Level 2

The Bituminous Construction Branch conducts Level 2 QCT certification for internal and external customers as part of the OMR’s technician program. Certification cards are awarded as part of the program.

Program Information

This program is designed to provide training to the Quality Control Technician in process control adjustments to the asphalt plant operations and improve overall quality in bituminous materials.

Requirements

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Certification
Asphalt QCT Level 2 - Initial : The Bituminous Construction Branch conducts Level 2 QCT certification for internal and external customers as part of the OMR's technician program. Certification cards are awarded as part of the program. This program is designed to provide training to the Quality Control Technician in process control adjustments to the asphalt plant operations and improve overall quality in bituminous materials. Certification requires that the learner must have been previously certified as a Level 1 QCT and demonstrate field competencies to District TMOS.
Recertification
Asphalt QCT2 Renewal: The current OMAT Technician Recertification Program requires recertification of Level 2 Quality Control Technicians every three years. There are two ways in which to get the 18 hours required for recertification. Option 1: Take 12 hours of QCT Level 2 Training Workshops (one per year) OR a QCT Level 2 Training Workshop (6 hours) plus six hours of other eligible supplemental training and three annual IA Evaluations (2 hours each for a total of six hours). Option 2: One QCT Level 2 Training (6 hours), plus 12 hours of other eligible supplemental training. This supplemental training may be obtained by attending one of the following: The Annual Joint Contractor/DOT Bituminous Construction Workshop, Georgia Quality Initiative (GQI) Conference, Asphalt Quality Paving Conference, Southeastern Asphalt User/Producer Group (SEAUPG), an additional QCT Level 2 training class, GDOT Current IT or Computer Acceptance Sample Data System (6 hours), or an OMAT approved Industry sponsored training (proof of attendance and detailed description of training required). Regardless of other eligible training hours, one IA evaluation per certification period is required of any certified technician who has performed any acceptance testing for GDOT.

A copy of the Hot Mix Asphalt Level 2 Quality Control Technician Certification Study Guide is available.

Failure to Meet Training Requirements

If the QCT Level 2 has not attended the required amount of training, he or she must retake the certification written test to continue performing QCT Level 2 duties. The test will only be mandatory for new certifications and persons who do not accumulate the required training hours per 3 year period prior to certificaiton expiration.

Waiver of Testing Requirements

Written and performance testing requirements for recertificaiton will be waived if a Level 2 QCT attends at least 18 hours of training per 3 years, prior to certitification expiration and actively performs or reviews Level 2 QCT duties for a minimum of 6 months per year for the 3 year period. The Level 2 QCT certification is valid for 3 years.

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 Bituminous Branch of the Office of Materials.