VDOT Materials Certification Schools
Important Changes to Note for Materials Certification Schools in 2018
Beginning in 2018, there will no longer be a recertification program. All individuals will be required to take the full course (either an instructor led class or an online/self-study class) every five years. If an individual’s certification expires in 2018 they will need to complete the course in 2018 to avoid a lapse in certification.
Also beginning in 2018, the Aggregate Properties Certification will be discontinued. All facets of this certification will be incorporated into the Asphalt Plant Mix Design Class. Current holders of the Aggregate Properties Certification will therefore need to take the Asphalt Plant Mix Design Class to maintain the certification upon expiration of their current Aggregate Properties Certification.
In addition to these changes the Pavement Marking Certification will no longer be offered as an instructor led course. It is now an online class available through the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA).
The MCS courses are currently being delivered through a partnership between VDOT, the Virginia Education Center for Asphalt Technology (VECAT) with Germanna Community College (GCC) and the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA).
VECAT, through Germanna Community College (GCC), is hosting the following courses, which are now available either online or in a traditional (instructor-led) format:
Asphalt Field Level 1 and Level 2
Asphalt Plant Level 1 and Level 2
Asphalt Plant Mix Design/ Aggregate Properties
For more information on courses and registration contact Ben Shermam, 540-937-2901. For information on the VECAT program, contact Carter Iseman, 804-288-3169.
The CCWA is hosting the following courses, which are available in a traditional (instructor-led) format or as a self-study option, allowing the students to challenge the Materials Certification exams:
Soils and Aggregates compaction
Central Mix Aggregate Plant
For more information on CCWA courses and registration click here or contact CCWA at 804-523-2290 or 804-523-2292.
Students are required to register for classes on the GCC and/or CCWA web sites. ALL students must have a valid account on VDOT University. Access to test grades will be first done on GCC and CCWA and certification credentials will ONLY be available through VDOT University Virtual Campus, so ALL students must have a valid account on VDOT University. Grades and certifications are issued within 15-30 business days after the testing date.
For questions or concerns regarding MCS grades or certification status, contact Farrah Pinckney-Semere at 804-328-3158 or MaterialsCertification@vdot.virginia.gov .
If you are currently participating in VDOT's Materials Certification Schools, you can access your Materials Certification Reports via the VDOT University Virtual Campus:
VDOT University Virtual Campus Users connect at: https://VirtualCampus.VDOT.Virginia.gov
Materials Certification Schools Proficiency Checklist
Central Mix Aggregate (CMA) Checklist:
All re-certifications are discontinued, if your certification is exipiring this year you must successfully complete the requirements of the instructor-led or Self-study course. Some courses also require that the proficiency be demonstrated at a VDOT approved locations. Enrollment can be completed on through Germanna Community College or CCWA. That list has been provided below:
- Asphalt Plant Level 1 - Physical demonstration of proficiency - scheduled by Germanna CC
- Asphalt Plant Level 2 - Physical demonstration of proficiency - scheduled by Germanna CC
- Asphalt Plant Mix Design - Physical demonstration of proficiency - scheduled by Germanna CC
- Central Mix Aggregate Plant - Physical demonstration of proficiency - scheduled by VDOT
- Concrete Field - Current ACI must be submitted to MaterialsCertification@vdot.virginia.gov
- Soils and Aggregate Compaction - Physical demonstration of proficiency - scheduled by CCWA
To learn about CHANGES up to 2018, please review the following:
- MCS Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- 2013 Program Changes (PDF)
- 2016 ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Certification Program Schedule (PDF)
- Nuclear Radiation Certifications can now be obtained online through third party vendors (PDF)
If you need more in-depth questions contact the Materials Certification Schools team:
Farrah Pinckney-Semere 804-328-3158
Scott Manning (804) 229-5118