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.

Click here to enroll in the class.


An email with login information will be mailed to you within 2-3 business days. 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.  

Click here to enroll in the class.

An email with login information will be mailed to you within 2-3 business days. This class is NOT mobile friendly and must be completed on a computer.

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CERTIFICATION COURSES
ACI CONCRETE 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
December 14, 2021
to 
December 15, 2022 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ramkota Amphitheater 2
3200 W Maple St
Sioux Falls
March 2, 2022
to
March 3, 2022 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza
505 N 5th St
Rapid City
 March 24, 2022
to 
March 25, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
DOT Large Training Room (B17)
700 E Broadway
Pierre


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
   (F) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm DOT Large Training Room (B17)
700 E Broadway
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.

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
01/03/2022 (FULL)
to
01/05/2022
(M)10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(T) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(W) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
SD DOT Region Training Room A
5316 W 60th St N
Sioux Falls
01/24/2022 (FULL)
to
01/26/2022
(M)10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(T) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(W) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
SD Highway Patrol Conference Room 
2735 W US Hwy 12
Aberdeen
02/07/2022
(FULL)
to
02/09/2022
(M)10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(T) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(W) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
SD DOT Region Materials Lab   
104 S Garfield
Pierre
03/07/2022
to
03/09/2022

(M)10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(T) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(W) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
SD DOT Region Large Training Room  
3200 Eglin St
Rapid City
03/14/2022
to 
03/16/2022
(M)10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(T) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(W) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
SD DOT Region Large Training Room  
3200 Eglin St
Rapid City

If you need to take the class,  register here -- CLICK HERE.For questions, more information,  email dotlms@state.sd.us or call 605.773.2371

The recertification test is now available online, complete the form and login information will be emailed to you.

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, Steve Weisz, steven.weisz@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

For the 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

DATES
TIMESLOCATION
12/14/2021 (FULL)
to
12/16/2021
(T)1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(W)8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(TH)8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Drifters Event Center
325 Hustan Ave
Fort Pierre

If you need to take the class,  register here -- CLICK HERE. For questions, more information,  email dotlms@state.sd.us or call 605.773.2371

The Concrete Paving Recertification Test can now be completed online. To register, CLICK HERE. A link will be emailed to you within 3 business days.

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, Steve Weisz, steven.weisz@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
 01/18/2022
to
01/20/2022
(T)1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(W)8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(TH)8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Becker Hansen Building
700 Broadway
Pierre

If you need to take the class,  register here -- CLICK HERE.
For questions, more information,  email dotlms@state.sd.us or call 605.773.2371

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, Steve Weisz, steven.weisz@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
03/21/2022
to
03/23/2022
(FULL)
(M) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(T) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(W) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Ramkota Amphitheater I
920 W Sioux Ave
Pierre 

If you need to take the class,  register here -- CLICK HERE.
For questions, more information,  email dotlms@state.sd.us or call 605.773.2371

The Earthwork Recertification Test can now be completed online. To register, CLICK HERE. A link will be emailed to you within 3 business days.

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, Steve Weisz, steven.weisz@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 8, 2022
to
February 9, 2022
 (T) 8:00 - 5:00
(W) 8:00 - 5:00 
Becker Hansen Large Training Room
700 E Broadway
Pierre, SD 57501
 February 22, 2022
to
February 23, 2022
 (W) 8:00 - 5:00
(TH) 8:00 - 5:00  
Courtyard by Marriott
580 Watiki Way
Box Elder
March 1, 2022
to
March 2, 2022 (FULL)
(T) 8:00 - 5:00
(W) 8:00 - 5:00 
Sheraton
1211 N W Ave
Sioux Falls

To register for the class or the online recertification test, CLICK HERE.
 
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 SDDOT LMS.


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

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

For the QC/QA Asphalt Concrete Certifications

  1.  Register at https://www.dakota-asphalt.org
  2. Recertification testing for those who qualify (first 4-year renewal after last full class completion is the only period allowed for Recertification).

 

CERTIFICATION:
To register for the CLASS, go to  https://www.dakota-asphalt.org.
RECERTIFICATION:
DOT employees may register for the RECERTIFICATION test on the LMS.
Non-DOT  may register for the RECERTIFICATION test HERE.  
QC/QA ASPHALT CONCRETE ROADWAY INSPECTION CERTIFICATION (DAPA)

For the QC/QA Asphalt Concrete Certifications

  1.  Register at https://www.dakota-asphalt.org
  2. 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.

 

CERTIFICATION:
To register for the CLASS, go to  https://www.dakota-asphalt.org.
RECERTIFICATION:
DOT employees may register for the RECERTIFICATION test on the LMS.
Non-DOT  may register for the RECERTIFICATION test HERE.  
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 DOT Materials manual and a handheld calculator.

DATES
TIMESLOCATION
01/05/2022 (FULL)
to
01/07/2022
(W) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(TH) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(F) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
SD DOT Region Training Room A                   
5316 W 60th St N,
Sioux Falls
01/26/2022 (FULL)
to
01/28/2022
(W) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(TH) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(F) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
SD Highway Patrol Conference Room
2735 W US Hwy 12
Aberdeen 
02/09/2022 (FULL)
to
02/11/2022
(W) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(TH) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(F) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
SD DOT Region Materials Lab
104 S Garfield
Pierre
 03/09/2022 
to
03/11/2022
(W) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(TH) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(F) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
SD DOT Region Large Training Room                   
3200 Eglin St
Rapid City
03/16/2022
to
03/18/2022
(W) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(TH) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(F) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
SD DOT Region Large Training Room                   
3200 Eglin St
Rapid City

If you need to take the class for the first time,  register here -- CLICK HERE.
For questions, more information,  email dotlms@state.sd.us or call 605.773.2371

The recertification test is now available online, complete the form and login information will be emailed to you.

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, Steve Weisz, steven.weisz@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
 02/14/2022
to
02/17/2022
(M)1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(T)  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(W)8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(TH)8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ramkota Amphitheater I             
920 W Sioux Ave
Pierre

If you need to take the class,  register here -- CLICK HERE.
For questions, more information,  email dotlms@state.sd.us or call 605.773.2371

If you need to take the RECETIFICATION, 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, Steve Weisz, steven.weisz@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 135046 Stream Stability & Scour at Highway Bridges

Register at NHI.FHWA.DOT.GOV

Cost: $800

Pre-requisites: 135091 Basic Hydraulic Principles Review, 135086 Stream Stability Factors and Concepts, and 135087 Scour at Highway Bridges: Concepts and Definitions. 

DATE 

TIME 

CITY 

LOCATION 

May 10-12, 2022

 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Pierre

 Becker Hansen Building
 700 E Broadway
 Room B17

The National Highway Institute's (NHI) 3-day Stream Stability and Scour at Highway Bridges course provides participants with comprehensive training in the prevention of hydraulic-related bridge failures. Course participants will receive training in conducting a stream stability classification and qualitative analysis of stream response and make estimates of scour at a bridge opening.

Material for the course comes primarily from two Hydraulic Engineering Circulars (HEC), "Evaluating Scour at Bridges" (HEC-18), 5th Edition (2012), and "Stream Stability at Highway Structures" (HEC-20), 4th Edition (2012). The effects of stream instability, scour, erosion, and stream aggradation and degradation are covered. Quantitative techniques are provided for estimating long-term degradation and for calculating the magnitude of contraction scour in a bridge opening. Procedures for estimating local scour at bridge piers and abutments for simple and complex substructures are also provided. A comprehensive workshop integrates qualitative analysis and analytical techniques to determine the need for a Scour Plan of Action for correcting stream instability and scour problems. For this 3-day course, the host agency will need to select 3 optional topics (out of 8 possible topics). Course instructors will contact the host prior to the course to complete a pre-course questionnaire, determine optional topics to be taught, and discuss the course schedule.

This comprehensive training provides preventive techniques for identifying, analyzing, and calculating various hydraulic factors that impact bridge stability. Public and private sector engineers responsible for maintaining the integrity of highway bridges will find it invaluable.

Prior to the beginning of the course, participants are strongly encouraged to enroll in the following Web-based training (WBT) courses: 135091 Basic Hydraulic Principles Review, 135086 Stream Stability Factors and Concepts, and 135087 Scour at Highway Bridges: Concepts and Definitions. Mastery of the concepts covered in these WBTs will enhance participation in the Instructor-led training.

NHI 130053 Bridge Inspection Refresher

Register at https://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/home.aspx 
Cost: $900

DATE 

TIME 

CITY 

LOCATION 

December 6-8, 2022

 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Sioux Falls

Holiday Inn City Centre
100 W 8th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605.339.2000

The major goals of this course are to refresh the skills of practicing bridge inspectors in fundamental visual inspection techniques; review the background knowledge necessary to understand how bridges function; communicate issues of national significance relative to the nations' bridge infrastructures; re-establish proper condition and appraisal rating practices; and review the professional obligations of bridge inspectors.

This course is based on the "Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual," 2002 (updated in 2006) with reference to the AASHTO Manual as defined by the National Bridge Inspection Standards regulation.

Core course topics include inspector qualifications and duties, bridge mechanics, record keeping and documentation, fatigue and fracture in steel bridges, traffic safety features, safety, National Bridge Inventory (NBI) component ratings, superstructure type identification, inspection techniques and case studies for decks, superstructures, bearings, substructures, channels and culverts, and a mock bridge inspection classroom exercise.

NHI 130078 Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges
Register at https://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/home.aspx
Cost: $900


DATE 

TIME 

CITY 

LOCATION 

 May 3-6, 2022

 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(final day, May 6; 8:00 am to Noon)

Sioux Falls 

Holiday Inn City Centre
100 West 8th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605.339.2000

 The course curriculum for this training reflects current practices, while addressing new and emerging technologies available to bridge inspectors. In addition, the course features exemplary training; hands-on workshops for popular types of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) equipment; and a case study of an inspection plan for a fracture critical bridge.

The first day of the training focuses on the concept of fracture critical members (FCMs), FCM identification, failure mechanics, fatigue in metal, and an overview of NDE methods. Day two includes demonstration sessions and hands-on applications of NDE techniques for dye penetrant, magnetic particle testing, Eddy current testing, and ultrasonic testing. Days three and four emphasize inspection procedures and reporting for common FCMs, including problematic details, I-girders, floor beams, trusses, box girders, pin and hanger assemblies, arch ties, eyebars, and cross girders/pier caps. The course will conclude with a case study detailing the preparation of an inspection plan of a fracture critical bridge. Additionally, the course instructors will tailor discussions of topics based on State needs and requirements.

"This training will help inspectors evaluate bridges more thoroughly and will provide them with additional knowledge in how structures work and what can take place when they don't work," states Bill Drosehn, district bridge inspection engineer for the Massachusetts DOT.


NHI 130126 Strut & Tie Modeling for Concrete Structures

Register at NHI.FHWA.DOT.GOV

Cost: $970

DATE 

TIME 

CITY 

LOCATION 

April 5-6, 2022

 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am  - noon

 Fort Pierre

Drifters Event Center
325 Hustan Ave
Fort Pierre


STM provides engineers with a simplistic analysis and design tool for deep concrete bridge elements and disturbed regions that would otherwise require a rigorous refined analysis. STM has long been established as a reasonable analysis tool for disturbed regions and deep beams. However, this modeling tool has had difficulty being integrated into our bridge design state-of-practice, which has resulted in inappropriate use of the simplistic elastic beam theory design for deep beams and disturbed regions. In some cases, it has resulted in poor in-service performance. This training course serves as a significant step in providing the knowledge transfer necessary for STM to be used more frequently and more effectively.

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

  • Describe the fundamentals of STM, including its definition, theory, and historical background
  • Explain the application of STM in bridge design, including identification of B-regions and D-regions and specific applications to bridge superstructures and substructures
  • Describe the required procedures for STM model development and design
  • Explain element-level considerations in STM, including struts, ties, and nodal zones
  • Summarize serviceability considerations in STM, including crack control, shear stress check, and sizing of members to minimize diagonal cracking
  • Explain the STM provisions presented in AASHTO LRFD
  • Apply STM fundamentals and procedures through a comprehensive design example
NHI 380032A Roadside Safety Design

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Cost: $550

DATE 

TIME 

CITY 

LOCATION 

 Oct. 18-20, 2022

 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Pierre

 Becker Hansen Building
 700 E Broadway
 Pierre, SD 57501


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.


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OTHER TRAININGS

CONSULTANT ENGINEER TRAINING
6 hours

DATE 

TIME 

LOCATION 

Monday, March 7

 1:00 - 2:30

Monday, March 14

1:00 - 2:30

Monday, March 21 1:00 - 2:00 https://state-sd.zoom.us/j/93945796135?pwd=WE80NG5ldHEzblowQjlvWE5rTDRvUT09 

Thursday, March 31 1:00 - 2:30 https://state-sd.zoom.us/j/99447332579?pwd=eTNhWjkyV2tJc09sWWNmVUFNeS9VZz09 C


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






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