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South Carolina Department of Transportation Concrete Short Course Information


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Level 1 - $375
Level 1 & 2 - $475

    • January 28 - 29, 2014 (Deadline Jan. 24)
    • February 25 - 26, 2014 (Deadline Feb. 14)
    • March 12, 2014 (Deadline Mar. 8) *RETEST ONLY*
    • March 25 - 26, 2014 (Deadline Mar. 14)
    • May 13 - 14, 2014 (Deadline Apr. 30)
    • June 10 - 11, 2014 (Deadline May 30)
    • June 25, 2014 (Deadline June 18) *RETEST ONLY*
    • July 15 - 16, 2014 (Deadline July 9)
    • August 19 - 20, 2014 (Deadline Aug. 8)
    • September 16 - 17, 2014 (Deadline Aug. 23)
    • September 30, 2014 (Deadline Sept. 24) *RETEST ONLY*
    • October 1 - 2, 2014 (Deadline Sept. 20)
    • November 18 - 19, 2014 (Deadline Nov. 7)
    • December 10, 2014 (Deadline Nov. 22) *RETEST ONLY*
    • December 16 - 17, 2014 (Deadline Dec. 6)

Contact Information

For more information regarding courses, times and dates, registration, or location and directions please feel free to contact the Program Coordinator:

Rebecca Wessinger
Telephone: (803)777-8318
Fax: (803)777-1727
Email

Concrete Technician Certifications:

The SCDOT Concrete Technician Certification has been redesigned into two separate certifications to qualify for working on SDCOT projects. The two certifications are now the SCDOT Concrete Technician - Batching Certification (Level 1) and the SCDOT Concrete Technician - Field Inspection Certification (Level 1 and 2). Both of these certifications require that an ACI Level I Field Technician certification be kept current during the life of the SCDOT certification being held. The SCDOT Concrete Technician - Batching Certification is a prerequisite for the SCDOT Concrete Technician - Field Inspection Certification and must have been successfully completed in order to qualify for the inspection certification.

LEVEL 1: The SCDOT Concrete Technician - Batching Certification is designed for the Ready Mix Concrete Producer and others that wish to have the authority to fill out the 700.04 Forms at the batch plant and gain an understanding of the SCDOT requirements of concrete batching operations and the principles of SCDOT concrete mix design.

LEVEL 1 & 2: The SCDOT Concrete Technician - Field Inspection Certification is designed for the SCDOT employee, consultant firms, and testing laboratories that wish to have the ability to assist in concrete inspections on the actual construction projects for the Department and will cover the requirements from pre-placement to final acceptance of concrete structures under the SCDOT guidelines..

For someone seeking SCDOT Concrete Technician Certification in level 1 or level 1 & 2, please fill out a Registration Form, include the level (or levels) you are applying for, your preferred date from the class schedule listing and fax it to Rebecca Wessinger at 803-777-1727. These classes usually fill quickly, so early pre-registration is recommended.

Level 1 course fee is $375.

Level 1 & 2 course fee is $475.

Payment for the course must be submitted prior to the deadline as posted on the schedules page. Registration is not guaranteed until payment and completed registration and experience forms have been received by our offices, as per SCDOT Technician Certification Board Policy download SCDOT Technician Certification Board Policy.

A Technician Experience Form is required for all applicants who wish to attend the SCDOT Concrete Technician Certification review class and examination. In order to be certified by the SCDOT as a Concrete Technician, an individual must have a minimum level of familiarity and at least six months experience with the related test procedures, forms, specifications, and general operations. Signatures on this form attest that as of the date signed, the applicant has the required minimum experience in these areas. This form must be submitted with the registration form, or prior to the one-month deadline for the class, along with a copy of the applicant's previous Concrete certification or the rater's current Concrete certification. Registrations without the appropriate, completed experience form submitted by the registration deadline will have their class space forfeited.download PCC-TechCertExperForm.pdf

SCDOT Certification is only valid with current certification as a Concrete Field Testing Technician by the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Although ACI Certification is not a pre-requisite to attending the SCDOT written examination held at USC, proof of ACI certification must be submitted to our offices no later than one year from successful completion of the written examination. SCDOT Concrete Technician certification may be granted only after both courses have been completed. ACI certification must then be independently maintained to avoid possible suspension of SCDOT Technician Certification. For American Concrete Institute (ACI) Technician Certification information and scheduling, please refer to their website www.concrete.org or contact Mary Baer at (704) 588-9601.

SCDOT Certification is only valid with current certification as a Concrete Field Testing Technician by the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Although ACI Certification is not a pre-requisite to attending the SCDOT written examination held at USC, proof of ACI certification must be submitted to our offices no later than one year from successful completion of the written examination. SCDOT Concrete Technician certification may be granted only after both courses have been completed. ACI certification must then be independently maintained to avoid possible suspension of SCDOT Technician Certification. For American Concrete Institute (ACI) Technician Certification information and scheduling, please refer to their website www.concrete.org or contact Mary Baer at (704) 588-9601.

Cancellations: to the deadline for the class date; substitutions (all completed paperwork must be submitted) may be arranged with Rebecca Wessinger up to three business days before the scheduled class date. Payment, registration form, and signed experience form must be submitted to our office prior to the deadline of the scheduled class date or the attendee will be dropped from the class.

Renewing Certification:

NOTE: If applying for recertification, please include a copy of your certificate with your registration forms.

For those who need to renew their Concrete Technician certification, the same steps will need to be taken regardless whether the certification has lapsed. The class is only review and is not intended for those who do not have prior experience in the areas to be covered; therefore, recertification is not treated any differently than initial certification.

As of June 1, 2005, the SCDOT Technician Certification Board has determined that the certification expiration dates for recertification obtained one year prior to the technician's original date of expiration will be issued from the original expiration date. For example, if a technician's certification expires April 2006, and that technician passes a recertification examination in April 2005, the certification will then be extended five years from the original expiration in April 2006 to April 2011. However, if that technician chooses to attend and pass a recertification examination in March 2005, the recertification will be valid from March 2005 to March 2010; in such a case, the technician passed the examination outside of the one-year window. If a technician does not pass a recertification examination prior to the original expiration date in April 2006, the certification will expire on the original expiration date.

PAYMENTS:

All payments must be made prior to the deadline specified for the scheduled course or examination date. Payment for all certification courses may be submitted by check or money order, made payable to the University of South Carolina and mailed to USC Civil & Environmental Engineering, Attention Rebecca Wessinger, 300 Main St. C223, Columbia, SC 29208.

Credit Card payments are accepted via our Civil and Environmental Engineering Marketplace. Required registration forms must still be sent to Rebecca Wessinger. Access our Marketplace with the following link:

Civil and Environmental Engineering Marketplace

NOTE: Please be sure to send the check or money order submitted with a copy of the registration form or otherwise indicating the class date and the names of the person(s) who are registering. Payment received without such information will be returned to the sender.

Registration for any class is not guaranteed until payment has been received.

LODGING:

For overnight accommodations, we suggest the following:

  • Courtyard Marriott of Downtown Columbia located at 630 Assembly Street. Visitors can take advantage of the USC rate of $129 per night by calling 803-799-7800 to make reservations (be sure to mention the USC discount code UQJ), or log on to www.marriott.com, look for the 'Special Rates' section under "Find a hotel", check the selection 'Corporate/promotional code' and enter UQJ in the code box to the right.
  • Sheraton Columbia Downtown located at 1400 Main Street. USC Guest may stay with a USC rate of $129 per night by calling 1-888-627-9298 (Please ask for the special rate code for USC-IPCE rate of $129.00) or visit Sheratoncolumbiahotel.com. Shuttles can be arranged to take you to and from the Swearingen Engineering Center.

If you are an SCDOT employee, please request the government rate for your overnight stay. You may be required to show proof of employment at time of check-in. (the $129 rate is not approved for reimbursement by the SCDOT)



FORM DOWNLOADS:


Concrete Technician Forms:


SCDOT Concrete Technician Certification is only valid with current certification as a Concrete Field Testing Technician by the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Although ACI Certification is not a pre-requisite to attending the SCDOT written examination held at USC, proof of ACI certification must be submitted to our offices no later than one year from successful completion of the written examination. ACI certification must then be independently maintained to avoid possible suspension of your SCDOT Technician Certification. For American Concrete Institute (ACI) Technician Certification information and scheduling, please refer to their website www.concrete.org or contact Mary Baer at (704) 588-9601.












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