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. Eligible Virginia residents can receive a 66% discount on these courses!
Inspector Certification Courses
VDOT SiteManager for Inspectors. Class Fee: $450 ($150; FastForward Price for eligible Virginia Residents)
This two-day program is designed for the highway construction inspector and will provide an overview of the Site Manager software program as it pertains to road construction. The software is a common tool for managing statewide construction inspection, contract administration and contract payment activities for VDOT. It utilizes the latest technology to provide engineers, technicians, and construction administrators with the tools to help them effectively and efficiently manage VDOT’s construction program. Passing of the final exam (>70%) is required to receive certification, which is provided by VDOT.
Learn more about the class starting on 05/21/19 (CCWA – Midlothian).
Learn more about the class starting on 12/16/19 (CCWA – Midlothian).
*** There will be a VDOT SiteManager for Inspectors class in NOVA scheduled in November, please check back for more details.***
VDOT Plan Reading for Inspectors. Class Fee: $600 ($200; FastForward Price for eligible Virginia Residents)
This 3 day course provides an overview of plan reading as it pertains to road construction and is designed for the highway construction inspector. This course will cover how to utilize VDOT standards and specifications, identify plans and include sheets, terms, symbols, and use of a scale to determine distance and lengths on a set of plans by applying basic math concepts and computing earthwork quantities from cross section sheets. Passing of the final exam (>70%) is required to receive certification, which is provided by VDOT.
VDOT Documentation and Record Keeping for Inspectors. Class Fee: $600 ($200; FastForward Price for eligible Virginia Residents)
This 3 day course is designed for the highway construction inspector. The course will cover the importance of contract documents, bids. proposals and contracts, plans, specifications and standards and an overview of good documentation practices including use of math to document construction activities and complete inspection forms. A basic introduction to SiteManager software is also included. Passing of the final exam (>70%) is required to receive certification, which is provided by VDOT.
VDOT Surveying for Inspectors. Class Fee: $624 ($208; FastForward Price for eligible Virginia Residents)
This 2 day course is designed for highway construction inspectors. The course will cover road construction surveying topics such as determination of elevation, benchmarks, sources of information, use of field notebooks, proper use and accuracy of equipment and how to read the rod. The course includes a field exercise using a surveying level set. Passing of the final exam (>70%) is required to receive certification, which is provided by VDOT.
Learn more about the class starting on 08/13/19 (CCWA – Midlothian).
Learn more about the class starting on 12/02/19 (CCWA – Midlothian).
***There will be a VDOT Surveying for Inspectors class in NOVA scheduled in August, please check back for more details.***
VDOT Roadway Construction and Drainage for Inspectors. Class Fee: $795 ($265; FastForward Price for eligible Virginia Residents)
This 4 day course is designed for highway construction inspectors. The course will cover road construction development, funding and bidding, resources available, use of plans, specifications, standards, contracts and the basics of inspection for roadway construction and drainage. Passing of the final exam (>70%) is required to receive certification, which is provided by VDOT.
VDOT Structures and Bridges for Inspectors. Class Fee: $1125 ($375; FastForward Price for eligible Virginia Residents)
The objective of the 5 day Structures & Bridges for inspectors 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. Passing of the final exam (>70%) is required to receive certification, which is provided by VDOT.
Materials Certification Courses
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.
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.
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, go to the VRMCA web site at http://www.vrmca.com/aci/.
Pavement Marking 2019 Class Fee: $250
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.
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.
VDOT: Basic Work Zone Traffic Control (WZTC) Certification Class Fee: $150
The Basic course is required for all persons with duties that include direct responsibility for placement and removal, and maintenance of work zone traffic control devices. VDOT requires WZTC training every four (4) years.
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VDOT: Intermediate Work Zone Traffic Control (WZTC) Certification Class Fee: $300
The Intermediate course is required for all persons with duties that include inspection of work zone traffic control, supervisory responsibilities, VDOT Work Zone Traffic Control Coordinator responsibility, Traffic Control Supervisors and personnel with responsibility for the development of work zone safety policies and procedures. VDOT requires WZTC training every four (4) years.
Soils and Aggregate Compaction Certification Proficiency Exam Dates
Tuition must be paid at the time of online registration by VISA or MasterCard.
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.
Call 804-523-2292 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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 email@example.com. Refund checks are distributed by the Virginia Department of the Treasury and may take up to six weeks for processing.
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.
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- 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
- For ALL VDOT University Virtual Campus Users connect via the following link: https://virginiadot.csod.com
Frequently Asked Questions
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 email@example.com. 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.
Use the links below to download a pdf of current VDOT Manuals: