Asphalt Facts

#88 - Research in the U.S. and Europe shows that quiet asphalt reduces highway noise by 3 to 5 dB(A) and more.
#93 - When asphalt pavement is reclaimed, the stone and asphalt cement in it are just as valuable as all-new materials.
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NDDOT and SDDOT Bituminous Certification Training Update

Thursday, November 19, 2020

From the NDDOT and SDDOT:  Due to impacts of the COVID pandemic, the NDDOT and SDDOT have elected to convert all training and certification testing for the QC/QA Bituminous Certification Program including written certification testing and laboratory proficiency testing to remote/virtual means for 2020-2021 training season.  Information will be forthcoming shortly documenting the necessary resources, layout and registration periods and virtual sessions for the classes listed as follows:

Introduction to Asphalt

Pavement (Roadway) Inspection

Aggregate Testing

Asphalt (Hot) Mix Testing

Certification Renewal Classes (NDDOT)

Recertification classes for the SDDOT have already been posted for online/virtual instruction and testing and are available through the SDDOT web site and shortly through a link on the DAPA web page.  The Asphalt Mix Controller (Production and Mix Control) course is still scheduled as a conventional course/certification for late March/April 2021 but is under consideration for conversion is well depending on the impacts of the pandemic and restrictions in place under CDC guidelines.