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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. 

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 REQUIRED.  Exam scheduled on last day of class.

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 REQUIRED.  Exam scheduled on last day of class.

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.  Exam scheduled on last day of class.  Students must obtain an ACI Field Level I Certification to be certified.

For more information on ACI, go to the VRMCA web site at

Pavement Marking                                                                              Class Fee:  $250

This two-day program involves classroom instruction regarding layout and pre-marking materials, application, quality control testing, visual inspection and troubleshooting of pavement markings and markers.   Students must pass a proficiency examination to be certified.  Exam scheduled on last day of class.

Soils and Aggregate Compaction                                                    Class Fee:  $350

This four-day program will encompass nuclear density testing, sand cone testing, one-point proctor and “Speedy” moisture, construction and testing of embankments and subgrade, pipe installation, roller patterns and reports.  CALCULATOR REQUIRED.  Exam scheduled on last day of class.

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

Classroom Courses will resume January 2018.  Registration for Self-Study is available for the classes below:

Central Mix Aggregate Plant School
Concrete Field School
Concrete Plant School
Pavement Marking School
Soils & Aggregate Compaction School

Central/Richmond Region

Community College Workforce Alliance
John Tyler Community College – Chester Campus
13101 Jefferson Davis Highway
Nicholas Center – Suite 102
Chester, VA  23831
(804) 523-2292

Central/Richmond Region

Community College Workforce Alliance
Reynolds Community College – Parham Road Campus
1651 E. Parham Road, Suite 100
Richmond, VA  23228
(804) 523-2292

Northern Region

Lord Fairfax Community College
Workforce Solutions
173 Skirmisher Lane – Carl and Emily Thompson Conference Room
Middletown, VA 22645-1745
(540) 868-7021

Western Region

Piedmont Virginia Community College – Main Campus
North Mall Meeting Room- Room 228
501 College Drive – Dickinson Building Parking lot
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Eastern Region

Tidewater Community College
Center for Workforce Solutions – Rooms 114/116
7000 College Drive
Suffolk, VA  23435
(757) 822-1234 

Southwest Region

Virginia Highlands Community College
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
One Partnership Circle, Room 240
Abingdon, VA 24212
(276) 619-4300 

Southwest Region

Virginia Western Community College
Greenfield Education and Training Center, Lecture Hall – Room 212
57 South Center
Daleville, VA  24083
(540) 966-3984

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 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  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.

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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.
  • Guidelines for the Materials Certification Schools Program are found in Section 115 of the Materials Division’s Manual of Instructions. Current revisions to this section may be found at:
  • 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

If you are currently participating in VDOT’s Materials Certification Schools, you can access the course schedules, enroll online, and access your Materials Certification Card all via the VDOT University Virtual Campus: