2019 HMA Technician Certification Classes

Levels I, II & CMDT

The Mississippi Asphalt Pavement Association, Inc. (MAPA) offers a program of education and certification for practicing Asphalt Pavement Technicians.

The goals of this program are to provide a group of experienced technicians to design and monitor asphalt mixtures. The intent of this program is to improve the quality and performance of hot mixed asphalt pavements through knowledge and understanding of the product.

The program will provide the training and certification for three levels of technicians. These levels include CAT-I Testing Technician, CAT-II Quality Management Technician, and CMDT Mixture Design Technician. ​

Certified Asphalt Technician – I (CAT-I)

The CAT-I will be responsible for the daily sampling, testing, data charting, and process monitoring at the HMA plant. Prospective candidates will be required to have basic math skills, the ability to use a calculator and meet one of the following requirements:

  1. A. A minimum of three months of hands on experience under the supervision of a current CAT-1.
  2. B. Successful completion of an industry conducted class on the Introduction to Basic Asphalt Technology.
  3. C. A minimum of two years of current experience in the HMA industry doing Quality Control testing.

The training will consist of a 2-4-day program of class and laboratory sessions. The laboratory phase will provide hands on experience for the required QMP program. Certification will be based on the successful completion of a written examination and demonstrated competence in the required field sampling and testing program.


Certified Asphalt Technician – II (CAT-II)

The CAT-II will be responsible for the successful operations of the quality control program at the HMA plant and the necessary adjustments to the process to maintain the mixture within the required control limits. Prospective candidates shall have successfully completed the CAT I program. Certification will be based on the successful completion of a written examination Certified Asphalt Technician – II (CAT-II)


Certified Mixture Design Technician(CMDT)

The CMDT will be responsible for testing according to MDOT design procedures for the development of a JMF for HMA mixtures. Prospective candidates will be required to have basic math skills, the ability to use a calculator and meet one of the following experience requirements:

  1. A minimum of three months experience as a CAT-I.
  2. A minimum of three months experience under the supervision of a current CMDT.
  3. A minimum of two years of current experience in the HMA industry doing Quality Control or Mixture Design testing.

The training will consist of a 5-day program of class and laboratory sessions. Certification will be based on the successful completion of a written examination and the submittal of a mixture design conducted according to MDOT design procedures.


Recertification

Certification shall be valid at all levels for a period of five years. Recertification for active technicians (those technicians working a minimum of 500 hours at the certification level) shall consist of attendance at a one-day review class. Recertification for non-active technicians (those, technicians working less than 500 hours at the certification level) shall · consist of the technician retaking the required examination and demonstrating the required for the certification level. Recertification will only be required for the highest level of certification obtained.

Note: People attending for re-certification examinations are welcome to attend the review portion of that class the week before taking the exam.

Location

Pat McGowan Workforce Center
Holmes Community College
Ridgeland, MS 39157

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Instructor

Randy Ahlrich, Ph.D., P.E.
Burns Cooley Dennis, Inc.
601-856-2332

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Schedule

Level I
Certification And Testing

Jan 27 / Mon. 9:00-5:00
Jan. 28 / Tue. 8:00-5:00
Jan. 29 / Wed. 8:00-12:00


Level I
Recertification

Jan. 29 / Wed. 8:00-12:00

Level II
Certification And Testing

Jan. 29 / Wed. 1:00-5:00
Jan. 30 / Thurs. 8:00-5:00
Jan. 31 / Fri. 8:00-12:00


Level II
Recertification

Jan. 31 / Fri. 8:00-12:00

CMDT
Certification And Testing

Feb. 10 / Mon. 9:00-5:00
Feb. 11-13 / Tue.-Thurs. 8:00-5:00
Feb. 14 / Fri. 8:00 – 12:00


CMDT
Recertification

Feb. 28 / Fri. 8:00-12:00

Registration

HMA Technician Certification

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MAPA Members

$1,690.00 Per Person
$725.00 Per Person
$1,820.00 Per Person
$830.00 Per Person
$2,725.00 Per Person
$860.00 Per Person

Non MAPA Members

$2,035.00 Per Person
$1,050.00 Per Person
$2,170.00 Per Person
$1,145.00 Per Person
$3,085.00 Per Person
$1,200.00 Per Person

Level I Certification and Testing - MAPA Member

Level I Recertification - MAPA Member

Level II Certification and Testing - MAPA Member

Level II Recertification - MAPA Member

Level III Certification and Testing - MAPA Member

Level III Recertification - MAPA Member

Level I Certification and Testing - Non MAPA Member

Level I Recertification - Non MAPA Member

Level II Certification and Testing - Non MAPA Member

Level II Recertification - Non MAPA Member

Level III Certification and Testing - Non MAPA Member

Level III Recertification - Non MAPA Member

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When paying by credit card, a 3% transaction fee will be added to your total.

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Mail checks made out to MAPA to: 711 N. President St. Jackson, MS 39202

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+ 3% Online Transaction Fee

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