Division of Materials and Tests
Concrete Technician Certification Program
Course Title: Concrete Plant Quality Control Technician Course
Certification Level: Grade II
A Concrete Field Testing Technician is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform and record the results of seven basic test methods.
Scope of Course
The program requires a working knowledge of the following AASHTO/ASTM standards:
AASHTO T 2/ASTM D 75 - Sampling of Aggregates
AASHTO T 248/ASTM C 702 - Reducing Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size
AASHTO T 27/ASTM C 136 - Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates
AASHTO T 11/ASTM C 117 - Materials Finer than 75-mm (No. 200) Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by Washing
AASHTO T 255/ASTM C 566 - Total Evaporable Moisture Content of Aggregate by Drying
Supervisor's approval and written recommendation
Completion of Concrete Certified Field Testing Technician Course, Grade I
A basic understanding of concrete testing, placement, and inspection
Familiarity with applicable TDOT Standard Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, and Special Provisions
Mathematical skills through basic algebra
TDOT will grant certification to those applicants who meet both of the following requirements:
1) A passing grade on the written examination; and
2) Successful completion of the performance examination.
The one-hour written examination is "open book" and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. To pass the written examination, a minimum score of 70% overall is requred.
The performance examination takes place immediately after the written examination. The performance examination requires that the student demonstration the knowledge and ability to perform each of the five required standards. Evaluators may ask questions during the performance of the tests in order to determine more accurately the students knowledge of the standards. The student is evaluated on his ability to correctly perform and describe all of the required procedures for each standard.
Recertification is necessary every five (5) years and requires that the technician attend the classes and successfully complete the written and performance examinations.
*NOTE: Cheating on any level WILL ABSOLUTELY NOT BE TOLERATED and will result in immediate expulsion from the course and a notification of supervisors and directors.
The use of cell phone calculators WILL NOT be permitted during exam.
Text: TDOT Concrete Plant Quality Control Technician - Grade II. Available online in spring of 2003.
A study guide for the student covering information and procedures on the standards and test methods listed above:
AASHTO T 2/ASTM D 75
AASHTO T 248/ASTM C 702
AASHTO T 27/ASTM C 136
AASHTO T 11/ASTM C 117
AASHTO T 255/ASTM C 566
TDOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction - Sections 500, 600 and 900
TDOT Supplemental Specifications
Presentation slides: Presented in class.
Handouts: Distributed in class.
A Valid Photo ID must be presented upon check-in