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Inspection Recertification Exams

Inspection Re-certification Description

These four written exams (Basic Inspection, Structures, Asphalt Inspection, and Concrete Paving Inspection) are for previously certified individuals who are renewing their certification.

You Must Bring:

2014 Construction Manual and 2016 Part V

2015 Standard Specifications for State Road and Bridge Construction Volumes I & II Edition


Non programmable calculator

Testing Information:

Exam: There are four Re-certification exams:

Basic Inspection, Structures, Asphalt Paving, and Concrete Paving. The Basic Inspection exam must be passed to hold certification in Structures, Asphalt Paving or Concrete Paving.

Score: A score of 70% or higher on each exam is needed to pass the class

Basic Inspection Class (BI)

Learning Objectives:
  • Focus on various aspects of contact administration.
  • Review standard specifications, documentation manual, and construction manual.
  • Examine the CMS to document a construction project.
  • Learn frequently used templates and appropriate data input.
  • Understand traffic control and pavement markings.
  • View traffic control plan and the materials, installation, maintenance, and payment of pavement markings.
  • Introduce types of earthwork equipment and their use.
  • Learn about the excavation, removal of existing structures, waste and borrow, erosion and pollution control, and compaction earthwork.
  • Examine the use of slope and grade stakes.
  • Review base materials and their use.
Testing Information:

Exam: One exam is given for each section of this course: Contract Administration; Traffic Control and Pavement Markings; Grading and Bases

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

Structures (STR)

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the many parts of structure construction and their specifications.
  • Learn the specifications that apply to structures.
  • Discuss the materials incorporated into structures.
  • Determine the documentation for various structures.
Testing Information:

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

Asphalt Inspection (AI)

Learning Objectives:
  • Examine the methods of construction and how to inspect each.
  • Understand the construction of bituminous pavements.
  • Learn the types of bituminous mixtures and the types of plant tests required.
  • Discuss the types of equipment used to produce, place, and compact bituminous surfaces.
  • Learn what the inspector should look for and proper documentation.
Testing Information:

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

Concrete Paving Inspection (CPI)

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the materials, equipment, placement, and inspection of concrete pavement.
  • Examine quality control/quality assurance concepts, aggregate base fundamentals, concrete plant fundamentals, and concrete paving fundamentals.
  • Learn inspection and documentation requirements.
Testing Information:

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