JOINT TRAINING & CERTIFICATION PROGRAM



NEW for 2021

Recertification: For the first recertification to any JTCP module (3 years after the initial training), you may opt out of the associated module training days (this excludes the PCC module).

Qualified Test Methods: If you elect to opt out of the training, you can only be recertified in test methods obtained during your initial JTCP certification. Test methods that you had opted out of during your initial training will not be considered for certification. To opt back into any test method, you will need to complete the associated module training in its entirety.

CT 306 Certification: For those recertifying in HMA I, the new test method CT 306 Part 2 – Reducing Rubberized Asphalt Mixtures will be included in the written and practical exams. Recertifying testers that have opted out of the training will be responsible for reviewing and understanding CT 306 on their own time prior to test day.

Handbook Request: If you intend to opt out of training as a recertifying tester, but wish to receive the latest Student Handbook ahead of time, please mark your choice while enrolling in the class. You will need to include a valid mailing or shipping address with your request.

Exam Schedule: Written and practical exams will be conducted on the final day of each session:

Written exams: Any time between 8 AM and Noon
Practical exams: Any time between 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, administered on a
first-come/first-served basis

Extensions: Caltrans may grant extensions to existing certifications for technicians who currently hold or have a recently expired certification. Technicians requesting extension should contact Caltrans JTCP personnel at JTCP@dot.ca.gov with subject line “Extension Request.”


About

The Joint Training and Certification Program (JTCP) was established by Caltrans Materials Engineering and Testing Services to achieve consistent training and certification for all technicians involved in the transportation construction industry throughout California. The purpose of the JTCP is to improve the quality of the pavement construction practices that Caltrans and other agencies obtain, and to help reduce conflict and delay on construction projects within the state. The JTCP was developed in partnership with CSULB’s College of Engineering.

Caltrans and contractor personnel attend the same classes, work together, and receive equivalent training. This practice fosters respect within the industry, while generating increased consistency. The JTCP also enables individuals and agencies to verify progress and certifications held by other individuals.

This is the OFFICIAL program to obtain the necessary certifications for work requiring Caltrans testing certifications (both industry and agency).

Click here to visit Caltrans JTCP website.


Courses
Training and certification are offered in:

Hot Mix Asphalt I

The Joint Training and Certification Program (JTCP) has developed a two-part series certification program in Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) for construction materials lab technicians. To help reduce conflict and delay on construction projects within the state, Caltrans, in partnership with CSULB, has developed a series of joint training and certification programs.


Hot Mix Asphalt II

The Joint Training and Certification Program (JTCP) has developed a two-part series certification program in Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) for construction materials lab technicians. To help reduce conflict and delay on construction projects within the state, Caltrans, in partnership with CSULB, has developed a series of joint training and certification programs.


Soils & Aggregates

The Joint Training and Certification Program (JTCP) has developed a certification program in Soils and Aggregates testing for construction materials lab technicians. To help reduce conflict and delay on construction projects within the state, Caltrans, in partnership with CSULB, has developed a series of joint training and certification programs.


Portland Cement Concrete

The Joint Training and Certification Program (JTCP) has developed a certification program in Portland Cement Concrete testing for construction materials lab technicians. To help reduce conflict and delay on construction projects within the state, Caltrans, in partnership with CSULB, has developed a series of joint training and certification programs.