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VDOT Materials Certification Schools


The Community College Workforce Alliance and VDOT are excited to announce a collaboration for certification training.  Classes will be provided through CCWA.  Instruction will comply with VDOT procedures and specifications.  Accreditations will also be provided by VDOT.  Our VDOT Hotline is 804-523-2290 (We will respond to your call within 3 business days).

Central Mix Aggregate Plant                                                              Class Fee:  $300

This three-day program will encompass testing of aggregates, job mixes, specifications, production sampling and stockpiling, automated data processing forms, pay quantities, titration, quality assurance and modified acceptance programs. Class includes 1/2 day of lab. Students must pass a proficiency examination to be certified. Calculator, safety glasses, and safety shoes are required.

VDOT SELF-STUDY: Central Mix Aggregate Plant

Concrete Plant                                                                                       Class Fee:  $250

This two-day program will encompass components of concrete, ACI Concrete Mix Design, moisture content and batch weight calculations, requirements for inspection of plant and equipment, responsibilities of producer’s Quality Control Technician and VDOT Monitor, automated data processing. Calculator is required.

July 18 & 19.  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  Location : CCWA – Chester

Oct 1 & 2.  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  Location : CCWA – Workforce Development and Conference Center

VDOT SELF-STUDY: Concrete Plant

Concrete Field                                                                                       Class Fee:  $250

This two-day program will encompass components of concrete, field inspection and repair of hydraulic cement concrete structures, responsibilities of contractor’s technician and VDOT inspections, automated data processing and specifications. Students must obtain an ACI field Level I Certification to be certified. For information on ACI, visit www.vrmca.com/aci.

May 16 & 17.  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  Location : VDOT – Hampton Roads District Office

Jul 16 & 17.  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  Location : CCWA – Workforce Development and Conference Center

Oct 3 & 4.  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  Location : CCWA – Workforce Development and Conference Center

VDOT SELF-STUDY: Concrete Field 

For more information on ACI, go to the VRMCA web site at http://www.vrmca.com/aci/

Pavement Marking                                                                              Class Fee:  $250

Beginning Spring 2018 the Pavement Marking course will be online. The online class is as a self-paced / self-study class and is equivalent to the instructor-led program. It is intended to be a self-directed independent study program – no classroom time. The program involves instruction regarding layout and pre-marking materials, application, quality control testing, visual inspection and troubleshooting of pavement markings and markers. Once registered, study materials and online class information will be emailed.* Please allow 14 business days to receive your study materials and online link to the Pavement Marking course.

Click here to register for Pavement Marking online.

Soils and Aggregate Compaction                                                    Class Fee:  $350

This four-day program will encompass nuclear density testing, one-point proctor and ‘’Speedy’’ moisture, construction and testing of embankments and subgrade, pipe installation, roller patterns and reports. Calculator is required.

Jun 18 – 21.  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  Location : CCWA – Workforce Development and Conference Center

Oct 9 – 12.  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  Location : CCWA – Midlothian Center

VDOT SELF-STUDY: Soils and Aggregate Compaction

Sitemanager                                                      Class Fee:  $450

This program is a common tool for managing statewide inspection, contract administration and contract payment activities, it utilizes the latest technology to provide engineers, technicians, and construction administrators with the tools to help them effectively and efficiently manage the State’s construction program.

Learn more about the class starting on 07/30/18 (CCWA – Midlothian Center).

There will also be a class starting on 11/19/18 (CCWA – Midlothian Center).

Plan Reading                                                      Class Fee:  $600

The objective of the Plan Reading course is for the Construction Inspector to understand how to utilize VDOT standards and specifications, identify plans and included sheets, terms and symbols, use of a scale to determine distance and lengths on a set of plans, apply basic math concepts and compute earthwork quantities from cross-section sheets.

 

Learn more about the class starting on 08/14/18 (CCWA – Workforce Development and Conference Center).

There will also be a class starting on 12/05/18 (CCWA – Workforce Development and Conference Center).

Documentation & Record Keeping                  Class Fee:  $600

The objective of the Documentation & Record Keeping course is for the Construction Inspector to understand the importance of contract documents; bid proposals and contracts, plans, specifications, standards, overview of good documentation practices, using math to document construction activities, and completion of inspection forms. Students need to bring laptops.

Learn more about the class starting on 08/07/18 (CCWA – Workforce Development and Conference Center).

There will also be a class starting on 11/26/18 (CCWA – Workforce Development and Conference Center).

Surveying                                                                Class Fee:  $624

The objective of the Surveying for Inspectors course is for the Construction Inspector to understand determination of elevation, benchmarks, sources of information, use of field notebook, proper use and accuracy of the equipment and how to read the rod.

Learn more about the class starting on 08/01/18 (CCWA – Midlothian Center).

There will also be a class starting on 11/29/18 (CCWA – Midlothian Center).

Roadway & Drainage                                          Class Fee:  $795

The objective of the Roadway & Drainage course is for the Construction Inspector to understand the project development process; funding and bidding, learn resources available, use of plans, specifications, standards and contract, basics of inspection for roadway construction and drainage.

Learn more about the class starting on 07/17/18 (CCWA – Workforce Development and Conference Center).

There will also be a class starting on 12/17/18 (CCWA – Workforce Development and Conference Center).

Structures & Bridges                                           Class Fee:  $1125

The objective of the Structures & Bridges course is to cover the general and critical inspection points that an Inspector needs to know to ensure that a contractor is meeting VDOT standards and specifications requirements when building or restoring Virginia’s Structures and Bridges.

Learn more about the class starting on 07/23/18 (CCWA – Midlothian Center).

There will also be a class starting on 12/10/18 (CCWA – Workforce Development and Conference Center).

Registration Process

Tuition must be paid at the time of online registration by VISA or MasterCard.  

Online Registration

Enrollment and payment for all personnel in the Materials Certification Schools must be done online.

Click on a date next to a location to register.

Registration Assistance

Call 804-523-2292 or email us at help@ccwa.vccs.edu for assistance.

Refunds

Participants may withdraw and receive a full refund provided a written request is received at least five business days before the class is scheduled to begin.  No refunds are provided after this time.  Withdrawals may be completed by notifying CCWA in writing by email to help@ccwa.vccs.edu.  Refund checks are distributed by the Virginia Department of the Treasury and may take up to six weeks for processing.

Canceled Classes

Each course is offered on the condition of adequate enrollment; CCWA reserves the right to cancel or discontinue any course because of low enrollment or for other reasons deemed sufficient.  Necessary changes in this schedule may be dictated by enrollment, personnel requirements, or availability of facilities.

Continuing Education Options

All classes in this schedule offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Continuing Professional Education (CPE).  The number of CEUs awarded depends upon successful course completion and varies according to course length.  For each hour of actual instruction 0.1 CEU is awarded.  For CPEs, students simply need to request them from CCWA before class.

Mailing Lists

To request more information or to unsubscribe from the mailing list, please write to help@ccwa.vccs.edu.

Miscellaneous Notes

  • Full attendance is required.
  • Study materials are supplied on the first day of the course.
  • A valid Photo ID must be presented to take all examinations.
  • Students must successfully complete a written and any required hands-on proficiency examinations to be certified.
  • All students must have an account on VDOT University to access grades and certification credentials.
  • Class attendance for general knowledge is permitted, but preference will be given to those needing certification to perform their job duties
  • Certifications are intended for personnel performing materials acceptance sampling/testing or those required by VDOT specification to be certified. 

All classes start at 8:30 AM and end at 4:30 PM.  Schedule updates and weather cancellations available at:  http://CCWATRAINING.ORG/VDOT

How do I register for a VDOT certification course at CCWA?

You must access our website www.ccwatraining.org and create a profile, which will allow you to add courses to your cart and check out using a credit card.  Additionally, you may contact us at the VDOT hotline (804-523-2290) to set up third-party-billing.

Where is my VDOT certification/transcript?

VDOT Univeristy is the location to access a copy of your official VDOT transcript/certification. It can be found here.  www.virginiadot.org/business/virtualcampus.asp

How do I set up my test?

To schedule a test for either a self-study course or a VDOT certification retest, email trainer@ccwa.vccs.edu.  We will reply with a list of testing centers that you can contact to either use their open hours or make a reservation if the site accepts them.  THEN, you must contact us again no later than 7 days ahead of your scheduled test time so that we can make arrangements for your test.

I failed my exam LAST YEAR, do I need to pay the fee again THIS YEAR in order to retake the test?

Yes, certifications are offered on a yearly basis, you must either attend a scheduled course, or purchase the self-study option in order to sit for an exam.

Must I attend an in-person instructor-led course in order to sit for an exam?

No, Self-study becomes available in the Spring, which includes a copy of the book and an opportunity to sit for the exam. The fee is the same as an in-person course.

I have a large group of people at my business that need the certifications, do you offer on-site, or custom dates?

Yes, if you are interested in this option, please contact John McGarry at 804-523-2290

What is required for certification?

A certification candidate must score a 70 or above on the proctored computer based examination and complete the required proficiency tests by December 1 of the current calendar year, no extensions will be given. Failure to complete all certification requirements by December 1st will result in non-certification.

Soils Proficiency examinations may be taken up to December 14, but must be scheduled by December 1, no extensions will be given.

ACI proficiency tests are not offered by CCWA, proof of certification must be submitted to VDOT by December 31st.

**All testing and proficiencies must be completed in the same calendar year. **

What is a Self-Study Course?

Self-study courses are designed for persons with industry experience who desire certification and do not wish to attend an instructor-led course. Self-study courses are not recommended for persons without industry experience. It only includes a copy of the book and an opportunity to sit for an examination, there is no online learning component or additional content available.