Training

 

FLAGGER COURSES
FLAGGER CERTIFICATION COURSE & EXAM

This course teaches the trainee the importance of flaggers in a construction zone and prepares them for the certification exam that follows the course. Certification is good for two years. A card will be mailed to you upon completion of the course with 80% or better on the exam.

There is no charge for the flagger certification. You will need to set up an account in SDLearn with a valid email and mailing address.

Click here to set up an account.  Already have an account? Click here.


An email with login information will be mailed to you shortly. It may take up to 24 hours to access the class.

This class is NOT mobile friendly and must be completed on a computer.
FLAGGER INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION

Become certified to train flaggers that will be working in South Dakota. 

Training Objectives:

  • Understand the contents of the Flagger Study Manual
  • Understand the contents of the Flagger Certification Instructor’s Guide  
  • Understand the Flagger Certification Administrative process 
  •  Understand how to use the materials required in flagger training and examination 
Upon completion of this course, each participant is provided a basic certification training packet including: One Flagger Instructor Packet , 10 Flagger Manuals , 20 Flagger Proof of Certification Forms.  

There is no charge for the flagger instructor certification. You will need to set up an account in SDLearn with a valid email and mailing address.

Click here to set up an account.  Already have an account? Click here.


An email with login information will be mailed to you shortly. It may take up to 24 hours to access the class.

This class is NOT mobile friendly and must be completed on a computer.

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CERTIFICATION COURSES
ACI CONCRETE FIELD TESTING CERTIFICATION

ACI EVENTS 

View most recent information and updates: https://sdrmca.org/Certifications

For the ACI Concrete Testing Certification and Concrete Strength Testing Certification

  1. The ACI courses will be handled through SDRMCA, register at www.sdrmca.org
  2. Bring:  Mask, Photo ID, Photocopy of your student id if student, workbook, #2 pencils, non-programmable calculator, PPE-safety glasses, gloves, steel toe/work boots-shoes .
  3. If you would like to complete the ACI+DOT portion of the class, it is now available online. REGISTER HERE. A link will be sent to you within 48 hours. 

DATESTIMESLOCATION
Dec. 12-13. 2023  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  Sioux Falls Ramkota 
 Feb 13-14, 2024   8:00 am - 4:00 pm  Brookings Square Event Center
 Feb. 28-29, 2024   8:00 am - 4:00 pm  Rapid City Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza
Mar. 19-20, 2024   8:00 am - 4:00 pm  Ft. Pierre Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center


ACI's Concrete 
Field-Testing Technician Certification covers seven ASTM testing standards.  The seven standards are: 

  • ASTM C 31 - Making and Curing Test Specimens in the Field 

  • ASTM C 138 - Density, Yield, and Gravimetric Air Content 

  • ASTM C 143 - Slump 

  • ASTM C 172 - Sampling 

  • ASTM C 173 - Air Content by the Volumetric Method (Roll-a-Meter) 

  • ASTM C 231 - Air Content by the Pressure Meter 

  • ASTM C 1064 - Temperature 

You must pass both a written and performance exam to become certified. Certifications last for 5 years. To become re-certified you must again pass a written and performance exam.  
ACI CONCRETE STRENGTH TESTING TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

ACI EVENTS: 

View most recent information and updates: https://sdrmca.org/Certifications

For the ACI Concrete Testing Certification and Concrete Strength Testing Certification

  1. The ACI courses will be handled through SDRMCA, register at www.sdrmca.org
  2. The class size will be 35 or less.  Masks will be required.  Seating spaced min of 6 ft.
  3. Performance Exam:  Masks, gloves, steel toes, safety glasses will be required.  All equipment will be sanitized with alcohol wipes provided by SDRMCA before use by the next person. 

DATES
TIMESLOCATION
March 21, 2024  7:30 am  - 5:00 pm  Pierre Region Materials Lab
104 S Garfield
Pierre

A Concrete Strength Testing Technician is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform, record, and report the results of four basic laboratory procedures related to the determination of concrete compressive and flexural strength.

 Scope and Knowledge:

The program requires a working knowledge of the following ASTM practices and test methods:

  •  C617/C617M—Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
  • C1231/C1231M—Unbonded Caps for Concrete CylindersC39/C39M—Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
  • C78/C78M—Flexural Strength of Concrete

 This program requires demonstration of the knowledge and hands-on skills covered on the Job Task Analysis (JTA):

 JTA for ACI Certification of Concrete Strength Testing Technician

The JTA is a detailed list of specific points of knowledge and skills that may be included in the examinations for this ACI Certification program. ACI urges candidates to use the JTA to prepare for the certification exams.

 Certification Requirements:

ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who meet both of the following requirements:A passing grade on the ACI written examination, andSuccessful completion of the ACI performance examination.

 The one-hour written examination is closed-book and consists of approximately 40 multiple-choice questions. There are at least eight questions on each of the practices and test methods. To pass the written examination, both of the following conditions must be met:

  •  At least 60% correct for each of the required practices and test methods, and
  • A minimum score of 70% overall.

The performance examination is also closed-book and requires actual demonstration of the required practices and test methods. The examinee is judged on his/her ability to correctly perform all of the required steps for each procedure.

 Recertification is necessary every five years* and requires successful completion of both the written and performance examinations.

DOT+ FRESH CONCRETE TESTING CERTIFICATION
ACI+DOT

The ACI+DOT portion is to fill the gaps between the SDDOT tester policies and procedures that differ from the SD Ready Mix Concrete Association ACI class. It is required for all SDDOT employees and  contractors working with the DOT.

If you would like to complete the ACI+DOT portion of the class, it is now available online. REGISTER HERE.  You will need to create an account in our new SDLearn Learning Management System. 

If you have previously taken SDDOT Certification courses, it may state you have an account with us already. If so, please contact Michele at dotlms@state.sd.us  or 605.773.2371 for her to activate your account and reset your password.

You will be able to use this account to access all SDDOT trainings.
AGGREGATE TESTING CERTIFICATION

For the  Aggregate Testing Certification or Soils Testing Certification

Certification course manuals can be found online for viewing/printing at the following site: https://dot.sd.gov/doing-business/certification-accreditation/manuals-documents

15 hours /3-day course
Cost: $75 

Please bring a DOT Materials manual and a handheld calculator. This course is conducted prior to the Soils Testing Course. 

DATESTIMESLOCATION
FULL
January 8 (M)
January 9 (T)
January 10 (W)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sioux Falls DOT Training Room A & SF Area Shop
5316 W 60th St N
Sioux Falls
FULL
January 22 (M)
January 23 (T)
January 24 (W)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sioux Falls DOT Training Room A & SF Area Shop
5316 W 60th St N
Sioux Falls
FULL
January 29 (M)

January 30 (T)
January 31 (W)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aberdeen HP Conference Room and DOT Area Shop
2735 US 12
Aberdeen
FULL
February 5 (M)
February 6 (T)
February 7 (W)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pierre Region Materials Lab Classroom
104 S Garfield
Pierre
FULL
March 4 (M)
March 5 (T)
March 6 (W)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rapid City Region Lab and Meeting Room
2300 Eglin St
Rapid City

To register, you will need to create an account in our new SDLearn Learning Management System If you have previously taken SDDOT Certification courses, it may state you have an account with us already. If so, please contact Michele at dotlms@state.sd.us  or 605.773.2371 for her to activate your account and reset your password. You will be able to use this account to access all SDDOT trainings. Once you have an account, you can log in at https://sdlearn.csod.com.


If you have questions about the recertification test
, contact the DOT Region office nearest you:
     Aberdeen Region Materials Engineer, Jeff Steen, jeff.steen@state.sd.us, 605.626.2244
     Mitchell Region Materials Engineer, Caleb Horstman, caleb.horstman@state.sd.us, 605.995.3320
     Pierre Region Materials Engineer, Jason Smith, jason.smith@state.sd.us, 605.773.4857
     Rapid City Region Materials Engineer, Matt Stone, matt.stone@state.sd.us, 605.394.1620
An invoice will be mailed after the class. No shows will be billed, please call a day before to cancel your registration if you cannot attend.

 Training Objectives: 

  • SD 108 - Determine Moisture Content 
  • SD 201 - Learn Correct Sampling Methods 
  • SD 202 - Understand Minimum Sample Sizes, Perform Sieve Analysis of Aggregate Material, Learn Procedure for Concrete Aggregate Testing 
  • SD 203 - Determine the Flakiness Index of Aggregate Material 
  • SD 206 - Test for Material Finer Than A #200 Sieve 
  • SD 207 - Determine the Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index 
  • SD 208 - Determine Percentage of Lightweight Material in Fine Aggregate 
  • SD 211 - Determine Percentage of Crushed Particles/Fractured Faces 
  • SD 213 - Learn How to Reduce Samples To Testing Size 
  • SD 214 - Determine Percentage of Lightweight Material in Coarse Aggregate 
 
CONCRETE PAVING CERTIFICATION

Concrete Paving Certification

  1. Certification course manuals can be found online for viewing/printing at the following site: https://dot.sd.gov/doing-business/certification-accreditation/manuals-documents

15 hours/3-day course
Cost: $150

   
December 12 (T)
December 13 (W)
December 14 (T)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Becker Hansen Building
700 E Broadway
Pierre, SD 57501

To register, you will need to create an account in our new SDLearn Learning Management System.  If you have previously taken SDDOT Certification courses, it may state you have an account with us already. If so, please contact Michele at dotlms@state.sd.us  or 605.773.2371 for her to activate your account and reset your password. You will be able to use this account to access all SDDOT trainings. Once you have an account, you can log in at https://sdlearn.csod.com.

If you have questions about  the course,  contact the DOT Region office nearest you:
     Aberdeen Region Materials Engineer, Jeff Steen, jeff.steen@state.sd.us, 605.626.2244
     Mitchell Region Materials Engineer, Caleb Horstmancaleb.horstman@state.sd.us, 605.995.3320
     Pierre Region Materials Engineer, Jason Smith, jason.smith@state.sd.us, 605.773.4857
     Rapid City Region Materials Engineer, Matt Stone, matt.stone@state.sd.us, 605.394.1620

An invoice will be mailed after the class. No shows will be billed, please call  a day before to cancel your registration if you cannot attend.


This course will give you the knowledge to see that the construction operations are producing results that meet specifications.

Training Objectives:

  • Learn the Role of an Inspector
  • Discuss What to Look for During Inspections
  • Explain the Need for Inspections
  • Explain How to Fill Out Required Documentation
  • Prepare Reports
  • Pass the 60-Question Certification Exam with a Minimum of 70%
CONCRETE PLANTS CERTIFICATION

For the Concrete Plants Certification
Certification course manuals can be found online for viewing/printing at the following site: https://dot.sd.gov/doing-business/certification-accreditation/manuals-documents

11.2 hours/3-day course
Cost: $150

DATES
TIMESLOCATION
FULL
January 16 (T)
January 17 (W)
January 18 (T)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Capital University Center
925 E Sioux Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

To register, you will need to create an account in our new SDLearn Learning Management System.  If you have previously taken SDDOT Certification courses, it may state you have an account with us already. If so, please contact Michele at dotlms@state.sd.us  or 605.773.2371 for her to activate your account and reset your password. You will be able to use this account to access all SDDOT trainings.  Once you have an account, you can log in at https://sdlearn.csod.com.

To schedule  a time to take  the recertification test, contact the DOT Region office nearest you:
     Aberdeen Region Materials Engineer, Jeff Steen, jeff.steen@state.sd.us, 605.626.2244
     Mitchell Region Materials Engineer, Caleb Horstman, , caleb.horstman@state.sd.us , 605.995.3320
     Pierre Region Materials Engineer, Jason Smith, jason.smith@state.sd.us, 605.773.4857
     Rapid City Region Materials Engineer, Matt Stone, matt.stone@state.sd.us, 605.394.1620

An invoice will be mailed after the class. No shows will be billed, please call  a day before to cancel your registration if you cannot attend.


Training Objectives:

  • Understand Basic Concrete Plant Operations
  • Understand What Concrete Plant Equipment Requires Checking
  • Discuss How to Conduct the Concrete Plant Equipment Inspections
  • Make Concrete Mix Design Adjustments
  • Understand Minimum Samples and Tests
  • Understand Certification Requirements of Materials
  • Discuss How to Perform Daily Batching Inspections
  • Prepare Report
EARTHWORK CERTIFICATION

For the Earthwork Certification

Certification course manuals can be found online for viewing/printing at the following site: https://dot.sd.gov/doing-business/certification-accreditation/manuals-documents

16 hours/3-day course
Cost: $150

Please bring a handheld calculator.

DATES
TIMESLOCATION

March 18 (M)
March 19 (T)
March 20 (W)

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 12:00 pm 
 Becker Hansen Building
700 E Broadway
Pierre, SD 57501

March 20 (W)
March 21 (T)
March 22 (F)

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 12:00 pm 
 Becker Hansen Building
700 E Broadway
Pierre, SD 57501

To register, you will need to create an account in our new SDLearn Learning Management System.  If you have previously taken SDDOT Certification courses, it may state you have an account with us already. If so, please contact Michele at dotlms@state.sd.us  or 605.773.2371 for her to activate your account and reset your password. You will be able to use this account to access all SDDOT trainings.  Once you have an account, you can log in at https://sdlearn.csod.com.

If you have questions about  the recertification test, contact the DOT Region office nearest you:
     Aberdeen Region Materials Engineer, Jeff Steen, jeff.steen@state.sd.us, 605.626.2244
     Mitchell Region Materials Engineer, Caleb Horstman,  caleb.horstman@state.sd.us ,605.995.3320
     Pierre Region Materials Engineer, Jason Smith, jason.smith@state.sd.us, 605.773.4857
     Rapid City Region Materials Engineer, Matt Stone, matt.stone@state.sd.us, 605.394.1620

An invoice will be mailed after the class. No shows will be billed, please call  a day before to cancel your registration if you cannot attend.


Training Objectives:

  • Understand the Role of the Inspector for Construction Work Involving Earthwork, Pipe Installation and Erosion Control
  • Discuss What to Look for During Inspections; Explain How to Fill Our Required Documentation; Prepare Reports; Explain How to Handle Non-Specification Material
  • Understand Where and When to Perform Tests
  • Pass a Written Examination with a Minimum of 70%

 

EROSION & SEDIMENT CONTROL CERTIFICATION

For the Erosion & Sediment Control Certification

Certification course manuals can be found online for viewing/printing at the following site: https://dot.sd.gov/doing-business/certification-accreditation/manuals-documents

11.5 hours
Cost: $150

Please bring your copy of the 2015 South Dakota Spec Book.

DATESTIMESLOCATION
February 6 , 2024- 
February 7, 2024
 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Becker Hansen Building, B17
700 E Broadway
Pierre, SD 57501
February 21, 2024 - 
February 22, 2024
 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Box - courtyard by Mariott
580 WaTiki Way
Box Elder, SD 57719

February 27 - 2024 -  
February 28, 2024

 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Best Western Ramkota
3200 W Maple St
Sioux Falls, SD 57107

To register, you will need to create an account in our new SDLearn Learning Management System.  If you have previously taken SDDOT Certification courses, it may state you have an account with us already. If so, please contact Michele at dotlms@state.sd.us  or 605.773.2371 for her to activate your account and reset your password. You will be able to use this account to access all SDDOT trainings.  Once you have an account, you can log in at https://sdlearn.csod.com.

For questions, more information or multiple registrations,  email dotlms@state.sd.us or call 605.773.2371

An invoice will be mailed after the class. No shows will be billed, please call  a day before to cancel your registration if you cannot attend.


This course will cover what is required by South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (SD DENR) in order to meet the mandates of state and federal legislation. All SDDOT contracts must have a certified Erosion Control Supervisor who understands the requirements for erosion and sediment control for construction.

Training Objectives:

  • Discuss Best Management Practices (BMP’s) for controlling sediment and erosion and managing Storm Water
  • Understand the Selection Criteria for BMP’s
  • Design Methods and Processes
  • Understand Installation Details and Potential Problems
  • List Maintenance and Management Practices for Temporary BMP’s

 

 

QC/QA ASPHALT CONCRETE AGGREGATE TESTING CERTIFICATION (DAPA)

For the  QC/QA Asphalt Concrete Certifications

  1. Register at https://www.dakota-asphalt.org
  2. The attendee will receive  the SDDOT  QC/QA Training Manual and other class information (e.g. workbook problems, calculation sheets, etc.)
  3. Recertification testing for those who qualify (first 4-year renewal after last full class completion is the only period allowed for Recertification) will be offered online through SDLearn
DATESTIMESLOCATION
January 8-9, 2024  Starts @ 1 PM (CT) on Jan. 8th   Central Materials Lab
(104 S. Garfield Ave. Building B, Pierre, SD 57501)
March 11-12, 2024  Starts @ 1 PM (CT) on March 11th 

 Central Materials Lab
(104 S. Garfield Ave. Building B, Pierre, SD 57501)



CERTIFICATION:
To register for the CLASS, go to  https://www.dakota-asphalt.org.
RECERTIFICATION:
DOT employees may register for the RECERTIFICATION test on SDLearn
Non-DOT  may register for the RECERTIFICATION test HERE.  


QC/QA ASPHALT CONCRETE HOT MIX TESTING CERTIFICATION (DAPA)

For the  QC/QA Asphalt Concrete Certifications

  1.  Register at https://www.dakota-asphalt.org
  2. The attendee will receive  the SDDOT  QC/QA Training Manual and other class information (e.g. workbook problems, calculation sheets, etc.).
  3. Recertification testing for those who qualify (first 4-year renewal after last full class completion is the only period allowed for Recertification) will be offered online through SDDOT LMS.
DATESTIMESLOCATION
January 10-12, 2024  Starts @ 8 AM (CT) on Jan. 10th   Central Materials Lab
(104 S. Garfield Ave. Building B, Pierre, SD 57501)
March 13-15, 2024  Starts @ 8 AM (CT) on March 13th   Central Materials Lab
(104 S. Garfield Ave. Building B, Pierre, SD 57501)

CERTIFICATION:
To register for the CLASS, go to  https://www.dakota-asphalt.org.
RECERTIFICATION:
DOT employees may register for the RECERTIFICATION test on SDLearn
Non-DOT  may register for the RECERTIFICATION test HERE.  
QC/QA ASPHALT CONCRETE MIX DESIGN & PRODUCTION CONTROL CERTIFICATION (DAPA)

For the  QC/QAAsphalt Concrete Certifications

  • The attendee will receive the SDDOT QC/QA Training Manual and other class information (e.g. workbook problems, calculation sheets, et
  • Recertification testing for those who qualify (first 4-year renewal after last full class completion is the only period allowed for Recertification) will be offered as an in-person exam.
DATESTIMESLOCATION
March 25-28, 2024  Starts @ 1 PM (CT) on March 25th   Central Materials Lab
(104 S. Garfield Ave. Building B, Pierre, SD 57501)
CERTIFICATION:
To register for the CLASS, go to  https://www.dakota-asphalt.org.
RECERTIFICATION:
DOT employees may register for the RECERTIFICATION test on SDLearn.
Non-DOT  may register for the RECERTIFICATION test HERE.  
QC/QA ASPHALT CONCRETE ROADWAY INSPECTION CERTIFICATION (Asphalt Institute)
***NEW 2024 Requirements for QC/QA Asphalt Concrete Roadway Inspection***
 
2024 Certification for QC/QA Asphalt Concrete Roadway Inspection will include:
1.  Registering and passing all 8 modules of the online Paving Inspector Certification (PIC) Course from the Asphalt Institute
2.  Attending SDDOT Specification Overview Microsoft Teams Meeting
       Passing Online SDDOT Certification Exam

Asphalt Institute’s Paving Inspector Certification (PIC)
  • Each person will need to create a login account here before registering.
    • Make sure to register for the “Entire Course” (All 8 Modules) - $495
    • Click the SSO button and then sign in using the same credentials that you have used before. For the entire course, select the Learning Management System once you are logged in.
    • Be sure to confirm accessibility with your company’s IT policies and procedures for viewing this class on your laptop or desktop. There could be a firewall issue preventing the screen to appear. You may need to try multiple browsers to access properly.
    • Payment is made through PayPal, either with the registrant’s own PayPal account or via credit card through PayPal’s “Check out as a guest” option. For payment instructions, please see the Learning System Checkout and Payment Page
  • This is an online course that is self-paced.  It will save your progress and you can return to finish any module. 
  • You will have 6 months from enrollment to complete all 8 modules.
  • The estimated time to complete all 8 modules, including exams, is 16 hours.
  • Exams are open-book and open notes.
    • 80% minimum score to pass a module (retakes are allowed).
  • Includes a digital copy of MS-22: Construction of Quality Asphalt Pavements Manual.

 SDDOT Specification Overview and Certification Exam (Microsoft Teams)

 After completing all 8 Modules of the Asphalt Institute’s Paving Inspector Certification (PIC) Course, email a copy of the completed course certificate to Shea.Lemmel@state.sd.us at least one week prior to the start of Meeting 1 or Meeting 2.

  • You will only need to attend 1 of the Meetings.
  • You will need to have a webcam.
  • Meetings will cover SDDOT Specifications (~ 1 hour).
  • Online Exam will follow the meeting and is open book/notes.  (70% min. to pass)

SDDOT Specification Overview and Certification Exam DATESTIMESLOCATIONS
January 18, 2024 9;00 am  Microsoft Teams
 April 4, 2024 9:00 am  Microsoft Teams
CERTIFICATION:
To register for the CLASS, go to  Asphalt Institute's Paving Inspector Certification (PIC)
Questions: call  Shea Lemmel at (605) 773-2730
RECERTIFICATION:
You may register for the RECERTIFICATION test on SDLearn.
 
SOILS TESTING CERTIFICATION

For the Soils Testing Certification

Certification course manuals can be found online for viewing/printing at the following site: https://dot.sd.gov/doing-business/certification-accreditation/manuals-documents

15 hours/3-day course
Cost: $75

Please bring a current DOT Materials manual and a handheld calculator.

DATES
TIMESLOCATION
January 10 (W)
January 11 (T)
January 12 (F)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sioux Falls DOT Training Room A & SF Area Shop
5316 W 60th St N
Sioux Falls
January 24 (W)
January 25 (T)
January 26 (F)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sioux Falls DOT Training Room A & SF Area Shop
5316 W 60th St N
Sioux Falls
January 31 (W)
February 1 (T)
February 2 (F)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aberdeen HP Conference Room and DOT Area Shop
2735 US 12
Aberdeen
February 7 (W)
February 8 (T)
February 9 (F)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pierre Region Materials Lab Classroom
104 S Garfield
Pierre
FULL
March 6 (W)
March 7 (T)
March 8 (F)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rapid City Region Lab and Meeting Room
2300  Eglin St
Rapid City

To register, you will need to create an account in our new SDLearn Learning Management System.  If you have previously taken SDDOT Certification courses, it may state you have an account with us already. If so, please contact Michele at dotlms@state.sd.us  or 605.773.2371 for her to activate your account and reset your password. You will be able to use this account to access all SDDOT trainings.  Once you have an account, you can log in at https://sdlearn.csod.com.

If you have questions about the recertification test, contact the DOT Region office nearest you:
     Aberdeen Region Materials Engineer, Jeff Steen, jeff.steen@state.sd.us, 605.626.2244
     Mitchell Region Materials Engineer, Caleb Horstman, caleb.horstman@state.sd.us, 605.995.3320
     Pierre Region Materials Engineer, Jason Smith, jason.smith@state.sd.us, 605.773.4857
     Rapid City Region Materials Engineer, Matt Stone, matt.stone@state.sd.us, 605.394.1620

An invoice will be mailed after the class. No shows will be billed, please call  a day before to cancel your registration if you cannot attend.


Training Objectives:

  • SD 103 - Classify Soils and Aggregate
  • SD 104 - Establish the Moisture-Density Relationship of Soils, Aggregates and Mixtures
  • SD 105 - Determine the In-Place Density of Soils and Granular Materials
  • SD 106 - Determine the Density of Soil In-Place
  • SD 108 - Determine Moisture Content
  • SD 110 - Determine In-Place Density of Granular Materials with a Thickness of 3" or Less
  • SD 114 - Determine In-Place Moisture Content and Density of Soil and Aggregate, including Lime Treated Material, by The Nuclear Method
  • SD 114 & SD 219 - Determine Target Dry Density and In-Place Density of Salvage/Recycled Materials Using the Nuclear Meter

 

 

STRUCTURES CERTIFICATION

For the Structures Certification

Certification course manuals can be found online for viewing/printing at the following site: https://dot.sd.gov/doing-business/certification-accreditation/manuals-documents

26 hours/4-day course
Cost: $150

Text and handouts provided. Please bring a handheld calculator and the SD DOT Spec Book.

DATES
TIMESLOCATION
February 12 (M)
February13 (T)
February 14 (W)
February 15(T)
 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Ramkota Amphitheater II
920 W Sioux Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

To register, you will need to create an account in our new SDLearn Learning Management System.  If you have previously taken SDDOT Certification courses, it may state you have an account with us already. If so, please contact Michele at dotlms@state.sd.us  or 605.773.2371 for her to activate your account and reset your password. You will be able to use this account to access all SDDOT trainings.  Once you have an account, you can log in at https://sdlearn.csod.com.

If you have questions about the recertification test, contact the DOT Region office nearest you:  
      Aberdeen Region Materials Engineer, Jeff Steen, jeff.steen@state.sd.us, 605.626.2244
      Mitchell Region Materials Engineer, Caleb Horstman, caleb.horstman@state.sd.us , 605.995.3320
      Pierre Region Materials Engineer, Jason Smith, jason.smith@state.sd.us, 605.773.4857
      Rapid City Region Materials Engineer, Matt Stone, matt.stone@state.sd.us, 605.394.1620

An invoice will be mailed after the class. No shows will be billed, please call  a day before to cancel your registration if you cannot attend.

This course has two parts, a 30-minute online portion and a 4-day instructor-led portion.

Training Objectives:

  • Understand the Concepts of the Basic Types of Structures, Their Components and Associated Terminology
  • Understand the Various Methods of Construction of Structures and Proper Inspection Procedures
  • Understand the Various Methods of Structure Rehabilitation and Proper Inspection Procedures
  • Pass the 50 Question and Problem Certification Written Examination with a Minimum of 70%

 

 


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ENVIRONMENTAL COURSES


NHI TRAININGS
NHI 380032A Roadside Safety Design

Register at NHI.FHWA.DOT.GOV

Cost: $550

DATE 

TIME 

CITY 

LOCATION 

 April 16-18, 2024

 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Rapid City

 Black Hills State University
4300 Cheyenne Boulevard, Box Elder, SD 57719


This course provides an overview of the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide. At the end of the course, you will be able to apply the clear zone concept to all classes of roadways; recognize unsafe roadside design features and elements and make appropriate changes; identify the need for a traffic barrier; and apply other highway hardware core competencies.

This course is intended for experienced safety and design engineers.

NHI 310110 Federal Aid Highwayd 101 Training

Register at https://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/home.aspx 
Cost: $400

DATE 

TIME 

CITY 

LOCATION 

June 6 -7, 2023 

 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Pierre

Becker Hansen Building, Room B17
700 E Broadway Ave
Pierre, SD 57501


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the elements and project development phases of the Federal-aid Highway Program
  • Describe the financial aspects and requirements of the Federal-aid Highway Program
  • Describe how the Federal-aid Highway Program fits with other laws (23 U.S.C. and other laws that affect the Federal-aid Highway Program)
  • Identify the requirements and key approval points for using Federal-aid Highway funding
  • Identify how Federal initiatives such as civil rights, safety, and innovative financing impact the Federal-aid Highway Program
  • Explain the function of the Stewardship & Oversight Agreement
  • Identify the flexibility inherent in the Federal-aid Highway Program

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OTHER TRAININGS

CONSULTANT ENGINEER TRAINING
6 hours

DATE 

TIME 

LOCATION 

TBD

TBD  

Consultant Engineer training regarding the new consultant selection processes, work order and payment issue. Plans quality, federal and state ethics laws, environmental/wetland issues, E-Construction, bridge design calculations, bridge ratings, and bridge rehabilitation techniques for BIG grants.
SD HIGHWAY PLANS READING COURSE
This course is an introduction into reading and understanding the composition and layout of highway plans. The self-instructional course is in the Highway Plan Reading Manual PDF. In order for the links to work for the supplemental materials, you must download and extract all of the .zip file.

SD Highway Plans Reading Course
Utility Plans Reading Course





Title VI Training

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Michele Beeler
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Brenda Thomas
Training Coordinator
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