Asphalt Roadway Technician Re-Certification


Course Description

The Asphalt Roadway Technician (ART) Course is intended to assure competency in proper testing procedures and everyday field tasks. Individuals who complete the course will be re-certified to perform Asphalt Roadway Technician duties on SCDOT projects. The re-certification course contains a general overview as well as a review of all specification and procedural changes that may have occurred. The participants are also required to perform mathematical problems that occur while working as a roadway technician. The instructors for the course are made up of knowledgeable asphalt industry consultants, equipment manufacturers, academia, contractors and SCDOT representatives.

Course Outline
To become re-certified, participants must attend a two (2) day course and pass a written exam with a score of 80% or higher. The exam is open notes and open book. Topics covered include:

  • Responsibilities of an ART
  • Materials Overview
  • Equipment Overview
  • Plant Operations and Mix Design Overview
  • Paving Preparation
  • Mix Placement
  • Mix Compaction
  • Density and Control Strips
  • SCDOT Specifications
  • SCDOT Testing Procedures
  • Industry-Specific Math Problems:
  • Tack Rate
  • Asphalt Mix Rate
  • Control Strips
  • Core Locations
  • Nuclear Gauge Shot Locations
  • Density
  • Pavement Slope

Entry Requirements/What to Expect


  • Current Asphalt Roadway Technician Certification

Frequency of Re-certification
The certification period is five years. An individual will be informed, by way of a letter mailed to the technician's last address of record, when the certification period is nearing the expiration date. If the technician was last registered for certification by his/her employer, the last address of record may be the employer's address. However, it is the responsibility of the individual to keep Tri-County Technical College and the Technician Certification Board advised of his/her current address. The individual is also responsible for registering for the re-certification course, attending the re-certification course, and passing the written exam (open notes and open book) with a score of 80% or higher.

Re-certification Date Policy (as of June 2005)
The SCDOT Technician Certification Board hereby requests that the certification expiration dates for re-certifications obtained within one year prior to the technician's original date of expiration be issued based on the original expiration date. For example, if a technician's certification expires April 2006, and that technician passes a re-certification exam in April 2005, his/her certification will be extended five years from the original April 2006 date to April 2011. However, if that technician chooses to attend a re-certification course in March 2005 and passes the exam, the re-certification will be valid from March 2005 to March 2010 (because the technician passed the exam outside of the one-year window). If that technician does not obtain the re-certification before April 2006, then his/her certification expires on that date.  

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(864) 646-1700
Toll-free (within the 864 Area Code) at 1-866-269-5677, ext. 1700

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Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

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Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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