Training

For the Concrete Plants Certification, Concrete Paving Certification, Earthwork Certification, Structures Certification, Aggregate Testing Certification or Soils Testing Certification

  1. Please register to attend the in-person certification course if you are certifying for the first time. Appropriate COVID protocols will be used in delivering the in person course.
  2. Anyone that has been previously certified (taken the course or recertification test) does not need to attend the course. You will be allowed to recertify for another 4 years through the Region Materials Engineers. Contact the Region office nearest you to schedule an appointment.
  3. Certification course manuals can be found online for viewing/printing at the following site: https://dot.sd.gov/doing-business/certification-accreditation/manuals-documents

 For the ACI Concrete Testing Certification and Concrete Strength Testing Certification

ACI EVENTS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED:
Due to rising cases and group training concerns associated with COVID-19, SDRMCA will be temporarily suspending our ACI training events until spring.
During this time, SDRMCA/SDDOT will be reviewing ways to move our training to virtual methods, test in smaller groups, and move outdoors whenever possible.

  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. 

 For the QC/QA Asphalt Concrete Certifications

  1. Classes will be offered on-line via Microsoft Teams after the first of the year. Register at https://www.dakota-asphalt.org
  2. The training will be a combination of on-line live sessions via the Microsoft Team platform and downloaded resources from the DOT that will be posted on the DAPA Training site and will be the responsibility of the class attendee to download, review and complete. 
  3. The attendee will receive via surface mail the SDDOT 2020-2021 QC/QA Training Manual and other class information (e.g. workbook problems, calculation sheets, etc.).
  4. 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.

Please see the certification page for more information.


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 TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED:

Due to rising cases and group training concerns associated with COVID-19, SDRMCA will be temporarily suspending our ACI training events until spring.
During this time, SDRMCA/SDDOT will be reviewing ways to move our training to virtual methods, test in smaller groups, and move outdoors whenever possible.


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. 


DATESTIMESLOCATION
  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
DOT Large Training Room (B17)
700 E Broadway
Pierre
  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
DOT Training Room A
5316 W 60th St N
Sioux Falls
  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Highway Patrol Conference Room
2735 W US Hwy 12,
Aberdeen
  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Large Training Room A
3200 Eglin St
Rapid City
 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
DOT Training Room A
5316 W 60th St N
Sioux Falls 


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.  

Please note: The morning of the 2nd day involves training done for the DOT employees and emphasizes the differences between SDDOT & ACI. This portion of the training course is mandatory for DOT employees and while we strongly encourage all others to attend, it is strictly voluntary for them to do so.  

ACI CONCRETE STRENGTH TESTING TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

ACI EVENTS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED:

Due to rising cases and group training concerns associated with COVID-19, SDRMCA will be temporarily suspending our ACI training events until spring.
During this time, SDRMCA/SDDOT will be reviewing ways to move our training to virtual methods, test in smaller groups, and move outdoors whenever possible.

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

  1. Please register to attend the in-person certification course if you are certifying for the first time. Appropriate COVID protocols will be used in delivering the in person course.
  2. Anyone that has been previously certified (taken the course or recertification test) does not need to attend the course. You will be allowed to recertify for another 4 years through the Region Materials Engineers. Contact the Region office nearest you to schedule an appointment.
  3. 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
01/04/2021
to
01/06/2021
(M)10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(T) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(W) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
DOT Training Room A
5316 W 60th St N
Sioux Falls
01/11/2021 **FULL**
to
01/13/2021
(M)10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(T) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(W) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
DOT Training Room A
5316 W 60th St N
Sioux Falls
01/25/2021
to
01/27/2021
(M)10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(T) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(W) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Highway Patrol Conference Room 
2735 W US Hwy 12
Aberdeen
02/08/2021
to
02/10/2021
(M)10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(T) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(W) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Materials Lab   
104 S Garfield
Pierre
03/08/2021**FULL**
to
03/10/2021
(M)10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(T) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(W) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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

If you need 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, John Koch, john.koch@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. Please register to attend the in-person certification course if you are certifying for the first time. Appropriate COVID protocols will be used in delivering the in person course.
  2. Anyone that has been previously certified (taken the course or recertification test) does not need to attend the course. You will be allowed to recertify for another 4 years through the Region Materials Engineers. Contact the Region office nearest you to schedule an appointment.
  3. 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
12/15/2020
to
12/17/2020
(T)1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(W)8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(TH)8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ramkota Amphitheater I
920 W Sioux Ave
Pierre

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

If you need 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, John Koch, john.koch@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

  1. Please register to attend the in-person certification course if you are certifying for the first time. Appropriate COVID protocols will be used in delivering the in person course.
  2. Anyone that has been previously certified (taken the course or recertification test) does not need to attend the course. You will be allowed to recertify for another 4 years through the Region Materials Engineers. Contact the Region office nearest you to schedule an appointment.
  3. 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: $15

DATES
TIMESLOCATION
 01/19/2021
to
01/21/2021
(T)1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(W)8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(TH)8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center  
210 Verendrye Dr
Fort Pierre

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

If you need 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, John Koch, john.koch@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

  1. Please register to attend the in-person certification course if you are certifying for the first time. Appropriate COVID protocols will be used in delivering the in person course.
  2. Anyone that has been previously certified (taken the course or recertification test) does not need to attend the course. You will be allowed to recertify for another 4 years through the Region Materials Engineers. Contact the Region office nearest you to schedule an appointment.
  3. 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
03/22/2021
to
03/24/2021
(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 
03/29/2021
to 
03/31/2021
(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 for the first time,  register here -- CLICK HERE.
For questions, more information,  email dotlms@state.sd.us or call 605.773.2371

If you need 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, John Koch, john.koch@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

  1. Please register to attend the in-person certification course if you are certifying for the first time. Appropriate COVID protocols will be used in delivering the in person course.
  2. Anyone that has been previously certified (taken the course or recertification test) does not need to attend the course. You will be allowed to recertify for another 4 years through the SDDOT Learning Management System. 
  3. 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 2, 2021
to
February 3, 2021
 (T) 8:00 - 5:00
(W) 8:00 - 5:00 
American Inn
312 Island Dr
Fort Pierre
 February 17, 2021
to
February 18, 2021 
 (W) 8:00 - 5:00
(TH) 8:00 - 5:00  
Hilton Garden Inn South
5300 S Grand Cir
Sioux Falls
February 23, 2021
to
February 24, 2021 
(T) 8:00 - 5:00
(W) 8:00 - 5:00 
Grand Gateway Hotel
1721 N Lacrosse St
Rapid City

To register for the class for the first time or the 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. Classes will be offered on-line via Microsoft Teams after the first of the year. Register at https://www.dakota-asphalt.org
  2. The training will be a combination of on-line live sessions via the Microsoft Team platform and downloaded resources from the DOT that will be posted on the DAPA Training site and will be the responsibility of the class attendee to download, review and complete. 
  3. The attendee will receive via surface mail the SDDOT 2020-2021 QC/QA Training Manual and other class information (e.g. workbook problems, calculation sheets, etc.).
  4. 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.


To register for the CLASS,
GO TO  https://www.dakota-asphalt.org.
To register for the RECERTIFICATION test,
CLICK HERE. (Available in December.)


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

For the QC/QA Asphalt Concrete Certifications

  1. Classes will be offered on-line via Microsoft Teams after the first of the year. Register at https://www.dakota-asphalt.org
  2. The training will be a combination of on-line live sessions via the Microsoft Team platform and downloaded resources from the DOT that will be posted on the DAPA Training site and will be the responsibility of the class attendee to download, review and complete. 
  3. The attendee will receive via surface mail the SDDOT 2020-2021 QC/QA Training Manual and other class information (e.g. workbook problems, calculation sheets, etc.).
  4. 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.

To register for the CLASS,
GO TO  https://www.dakota-asphalt.org.
To register for the RECERTIFICATION TEST,
CLICK HERE. (Available in December.)
QC/QA ASPHALT CONCRETE MIX DESIGN & PRODUCTION CONTROL CERTIFICATION (DAPA)

For the QC/QA Asphalt Concrete Certifications

  1. Classes will be offered on-line via Microsoft Teams after the first of the year. Register at https://www.dakota-asphalt.org
  2. The training will be a combination of on-line live sessions via the Microsoft Team platform and downloaded resources from the DOT that will be posted on the DAPA Training site and will be the responsibility of the class attendee to download, review and complete. 
  3. The attendee will receive via surface mail the SDDOT 2020-2021 QC/QA Training Manual and other class information (e.g. workbook problems, calculation sheets, etc.).
  4. 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.

To register for the CLASS,
GO TO  https://www.dakota-asphalt.org.
To register for the RECERTIFICATION TEST,
CLICK HERE. ( Available in December.)
QC/QA ASPHALT CONCRETE ROADWAY INSPECTION CERTIFICATION (DAPA)

For the QC/QA Asphalt Concrete Certifications

  1. Classes will be offered on-line via Microsoft Teams after the first of the year. Register at https://www.dakota-asphalt.org
  2. The training will be a combination of on-line live sessions via the Microsoft Team platform and downloaded resources from the DOT that will be posted on the DAPA Training site and will be the responsibility of the class attendee to download, review and complete. 
  3. The attendee will receive via surface mail the SDDOT 2020-2021 QC/QA Training Manual and other class information (e.g. workbook problems, calculation sheets, etc.).
  4. 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.

To register for the CLASS,
GO TO  https://www.dakota-asphalt.org.
To register for the RECERTIFICATION TEST,
CLICK HERE. (Available in December.)
SOILS TESTING CERTIFICATION

For the Aggregate Testing Certification or Soils Testing Certification

  1. Please register to attend the in-person certification course if you are certifying for the first time. Appropriate COVID protocols will be used in delivering the in person course.
  2. Anyone that has been previously certified (taken the course or recertification test) does not need to attend the course. You will be allowed to recertify for another 4 years through the Region Materials Engineers. Contact the Region office nearest you to schedule an appointment.
  3. 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
01/06/2021
to
01/08/2021
(W) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(TH) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(F) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
DOT Training Room A                   
5316 W 60th St N,
Sioux Falls
01/13/2021
to
01/15/2021
(W) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(TH) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(F) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
DOT Training Room A                    
5316 W 60th St N,
Sioux Falls
01/27/2021
to
01/29/2021
(W) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(TH) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(F) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Highway Patrol Conference Room
2735 W US Hwy 12
Aberdeen 
02/10/2021
to
02/12/2021
(W) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(TH) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(F) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Materials Lab
104 S Garfield
Pierre
 03/10/2021**FULL**
to
03/12/2021
(W) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(TH) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(F) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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

If you need 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, John Koch, john.koch@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

  1. Please register to attend the in-person certification course if you are certifying for the first time. Appropriate COVID protocols will be used in delivering the in person course.
  2. Anyone that has been previously certified (taken the course or recertification test) does not need to attend the course. You will be allowed to recertify for another 4 years through the Region Materials Engineers. Contact the Region office nearest you to schedule an appointment.
  3. 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
 02/08/2021
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02/11/2021
(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 for the first time,  register here -- CLICK HERE.
For questions, more information,  email dotlms@state.sd.us or call 605.773.2371

If you need 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, John Koch, john.koch@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
STORM WATER POLUTION PREVENTION PLAN (SWPPP)

11.5 hours
Cost: $150
  

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

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 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROCEDURES MANUAL TRAINING

6 hours
Cost: $150
  

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 TBD

 

 

 

 This course aims to provide participants with the information needed to ensure environmental compliance procedures are met for South Dakota DOT environmental documents and projects. The course will help participants understand the environmental commitments on construction projects and guide them on how to utilize the Environmental Procedures Manual (especially Chapters 4 and 5), DOT-272 (Contractor’s Required Submittals) and Section A Plan Notes (Estimate of Quantities of Environmental Commitments) to ensure all environmental compliance is met. 

 Learning Objectives: 

  •  Understand and Utilize the Environmental Procedures Manual 
  • Look up Environmental Commitments 

  • Understand Section A notes on Environmental Commitments  

  • Use chapters 4 and 5 of the Manual 

 


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OTHER TRAININGS
CONSULTANT ENGINEER TRAINING
6 hours

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 TBD -- February

 

 

 


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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