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Kansas State Polytechnic

Professional Education and Outreach
2310 Centennial Road
Outreach Center
Salina, KS 67401-8196

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Drilled Shaft Inspection (DSI)

The CIT Program provides the following methods for obtaining certification:

1. Register for the Drilled Shaft Inspection class and pass the written exam. This option is required for initial certification.
Prerequisite: Pass Basic Math test and Basic Inspection class at least 30 days prior to enrolled class date.

2. Register for the Drilled Shaft Inspection Recertification exam and pass the written exam. The Recertification option allows a person to take the written exam for recertification without attending class. If this option is chosen, the individual is expressing their knowledge and ability to perform test procedures without coaching. This option is recommended for individuals who have at least five years experience. The Drilled Shaft Inspection workbook will be mailed to the address on the registration.
Prerequisite: Must hold a current Basic Inspection certification.

Course Description:

This class is designed to provide KDOT inspectors the basic tools to inspect drilled shafts utilizing Kansas specifications. This course focuses on the background behind design construction and repair of drilled shafts and meets the qualification standards required by the Federal Highway Administration.

Learning Objectives:
  • How and why drilled shafts are designed
  • Geologic issues with all phases of drilled shafts
  • The role the inspector will play in the construction of the drilled shafts.
  • Equipment utilized
  • Construction methods of the installation of drilled shafts
  • Specifications for the installation of drilled shafts
  • How to handle and who to contact when things do not go as planned.

Workbook included in course fee

You Must Bring:           


Pen and/or pencil

Testing Information:

Exam: This course requires a written exam.

Score: A score of 70% or higher is needed to pass.