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.

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 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. 13, 2022 to
Dec. 14, 2022

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ramkota Amphitheater 2
3200 W Maple St
Sioux Falls
Feb. 14, 2023 to 
Feb. 15, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dakota Events Center
720 Lamont St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Mar. 1, 2023 to 
Mar. 2, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza
505 N 5th St
Rapid City
Mar. 21, 2023 to 
Mar. 22, 2023
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
March 23, 2023  (F) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm SD DOT 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.

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.
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
1/9/2023 
1/10/2023
1/11/2023
(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

FULL
1/23/2023
1/24/2023
1/25/2023

(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

FULL
1/30/2023

1/31/2023
2/1/2023
(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
FULL
2/6/2023
2/7/2023
2/8/2023
(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
FULL
3/6/2023

3/7/3023
3/8/2023
(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, 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

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
FULL
Dec. 13
Dec. 14
Dec. 15
(T)1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(W)8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(TH)8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Becker Hansen Building, Room B17
700 E Broadway
Pierre, SD 57501

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, 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 17, 2023

January 18, 2023
January 19, 2023
(T)1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(W)8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(TH)8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Becker Hansen Building, B17
700 Broadway
Pierre, SD 57501

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, 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
Mar. 20, 2023
to
Mar. 22, 2023

(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, 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 7, 2023 to 
February 8, 2023
 (T) 8:00 - 5:00
(W) 8:00 - 5:00 
Becker Hansen Large Training Room (B17)
700 E Broadway
Pierre, SD 57501
February 22, 2023 to 
February 23, 2023
 (W) 8:00 - 5:00
(TH) 8:00 - 5:00  
Courtyard by Marriott
580 Watiki Way
Box Elder
February 28, 2023 to 
March 1, 2023
(T) 8:00 - 5:00
(W) 8:00 - 5:00 
Ramada Best Western
3200 W Maple St
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

 

 

ASPHALT CONCRETE AGGREGATE TESTING CERTIFICATION (DAPA)

For the  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 9, 2023
January 10, 2023
(M) 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
(T) 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
 SD DOT Region Materials Lab   
104 S Garfield
Pierre
March 6, 2023
March 7, 2023
(M) 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
(T) 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
SD DOT Region Materials Lab   
104 S Garfield
Pierre 


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.  


ASPHALT CONCRETE HOT MIX TESTING CERTIFICATION (DAPA)

For the  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 11, 2023
January 12, 2023
January 13, 2023
(W) 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(TH)8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(F) 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
SD DOT Region Materials Lab   
104 S Garfield
Pierre
March 8, 2023
March 9, 2023
March 10, 2023
 (W) 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(TH)8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(F) 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
SD DOT Region Materials Lab   
104 S Garfield
Pierre

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.  
ASPHALT CONCRETE MIX DESIGN & PRODUCTION CONTROL CERTIFICATION (DAPA)

For the  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).

 

DATESTIMESLOCATION
March 27, 2023
March 28, 2023
March 29, 2023
March 30, 2023
(M) 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(T)  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(W) 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(TH)8:00 am to 5:00 pm
 SD DOT Region Materials Lab   
104 S Garfield
Pierre
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.  
ASPHALT CONCRETE ROADWAY INSPECTION CERTIFICATION (DAPA)

For the  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.

 

DATESTIMESLOCATIONS
December 6, 2022
December 7, 2022
December 8, 2022
(T) 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(W) 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(TH) 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Casey Tibbs Center
210 Verendrye Dr
Fort Pierre
     
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
(FULL)
1/11/2023
1/12/2023
1/13/2023
(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

1/25/2023
1/26/2023
1/27/2023
(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 
FULL
2/1/2023

2/2/2023
2/3/2023
(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
2/8/2023
2/92023
2/10/2023
(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
(FULL)
3/8/2023

3/9/2023
3/10/2023
(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, 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
Feb. 13, 2023
to
Feb. 16, 2023
(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

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, 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 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.


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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.

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