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SCDOT Courses General Information


Registration Fees: 
Students are only considered "registered" once payment is received.  Participants are not guaranteed a spot in the class until the registration fee has been received by Tri-County Technical College and the student has received a registration confirmation from the College. 

Refund Policy: 
The registration fee is refundable if cancellation for a registrant is received by 5:00 pm EST on the fifth business day* prior to the start of the class.  Participants may be substituted at any time prior to the course at no extra cost; however, you must notify the College prior to the start date of the course. 

*Business days are Monday through Friday but do not include College holidays when the College is closed for business. 

Hotel registration is separate from course registration. Lodging details for various course locations are listed below. 

Lodging for courses held at Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, SC:

  • Comfort Inn Clemson
  • To ensure your group-rate registration, please call the hotel directly and specify "SCDOT Course" when you make your reservations.
  • Hotel Telephone number: (864) 643-2226
  • Hotel Website:
  • Cost: $79.95 (single or double) plus tax
  • Complimentary deluxe hot breakfast bar at the hotel is included in this cost but is subject to change based on COVID.  
  • Complimentary "Mix & Mingle Manager's Reception" on Monday & Wednesday nights from 6pm until 7pm

Lodging for courses held in Columbia, SC:

  • Wingate by Wyndham Columbia/Lexington
  • To ensure your group-rate registration, please call the hotel directly and specify "Tri-County Technical College rate" when you make your reservations.   
  • Hotel Telephone number: (803) 999-5176
  • Hotel Website: 
    • Cost: $95.00 plus tax (standard room)
    • Cost: $115.00 plus tax (king suite room)
  • Complimentary hot deluxe breakfast at the hotel is included in this cost but is subject to change based on COVID.  

Required Supplies: 
Calculator and pencils

Dress Code: 
Lecture sessions: Informal/comfortable
Laboratory or field testing sessions: Long pants and closed-toe shoes required (no sandals).

If a participant attends a course and does not pass the written exam, but he/she makes a grade of at least 60/100, he/she will be allowed to take a retest*. The dates/times of the retest will be provided to each participant eligible to take a retest. The retest must be taken within 30 days of receiving notification of the retest dates/times.

*Retests are only allowed for students taking a course with an exam.  There is no retest option for individuals taking an "exam only" re-certification other than Coarse Aggregate Level 1, which has no associated course. 

Retaking a Class: 
If a participant either makes a grade of less than 60/100 on the original test or fails the retest, that participant must retake the entire class.

Replacement Certification Cards:
If an individual needs a replacement card or cards, please email the request to  There will be a $10.00 fee for the requested replacement cards; however, multiple cards may be included in the same request for a single $10.00 fee. 

Application for SCDOT Technician Certification Class: 
At the start of each course, all course participants will be asked to read and sign the following form called "Application for SCDOT Technician Certification" If you answer "yes" to Question #2 on this form, your certification will be subject to approval by the SCDOT Technician Certification Board even if you pass the written exam.


For more information regarding the SCDOT Certification Program, please contact our Customer Resource Center at (864) 646-1700 or


For more information, call (864) 646-1700 or toll free 866-269-5677, Ext 1700 (within the 864 area code) or e-mail