Structure and Bridge Division

Bridge Construction Best Practices

Bridge Construction Training

CCWA/CITBC | Staunton BCIS | NHI | AASHTO TC3 | NICET | FHWA | UVA TTA | SSPC | NACE | AISC | Lincoln Electric | AWS | ACI | PTI | ASBI

Bridge Construction Inspection Training/Certification
Develop the knowledge and skills to properly inspect bridge construction to ensure and improve quality, ensure statewide uniformity, and establish minimum competencies for bridge construction inspection personnel. Provide bridge construction inspectors with the basic tools and resources needed for effective bridge construction inspection.     

Sources of Training:

Community College Workforce Alliance: 
Construction Inspectors Training Bridge Course (CITBC).   Five Days.  Modules – 34.  Developed by Structure and Bridge Division, Construction Division, and HR Workforce Development. 

Staunton District: Bridge Construction Inspection School (BCIS) 2018.  Six Days.  Modules – 30
Developed by Staunton District Structure and Bridge and Other District Sections.

National Highway Institute (NHI) Courses Related to Bridge Construction.

AASHTO TC3 (Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council) Training through VDOT University.

NICET Certification Highway Construction Inspection.  4 levels of certification.  It is not bridge specific.

FHWA Resource Center Available Training for General Construction and Bridge Construction Specific (Must identify specific training needs and coordinate 1-year in advance). 

UVA Transportation Training Academy (UVA TTA) Training (No bridge specific training).

Industry Offered Training

Steel Structures Painting Council (SSPC).

National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)

NACE 1 day Bridge Course for coating inspection of bridges.

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

High Strength Bolt Training Companies:

Lincoln Electric

American Welding Society (AWS)

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

Post-tensioning Institute (PTI)

American Segmental Bridge Institute (ASBI)

ASBI Grouting Flyer.

Information on ASBI Grouting Certification Program, purpose, certification and training certificate requirements, and recertification and re-examinations. Training locations and dates may change, but program information will remain the same. No registration fee for State DOTs. PDFs.  

Page last modified: April 22, 2021