JOINT TRAINING & CERTIFICATION PROGRAM



NEW for 2021

Registration: 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) provided you enroll in a session that occurs before your certification expiration date. To opt out of training, please enroll into a regular training session for the associated module, then choose the option that states, “I am registering for RECERTIFICATION ONLY and will opt out of the training.” You can then attend on examination day only.

Note: You will not be considered a recertifying tester if you have enrolled in a session that occurs after your certification expiration date. If your certs have expired, you will be required to attend the entire training.


Qualified Test Methods: If you elect to enroll in RECERTIFICATION ONLY and 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 enroll in a regular session and 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.

Handbooks: If you have enrolled in RECERTIFICATION ONLY and wish to receive the latest Student Handbook, please mark your choice while enrolling in the class. You will need to include a valid mailing or shipping address with your request.

Schedule: For RECERTIFICATION ONLY enrollees, exams will be administered on the associated training module’s exam day (Thursday for HMA II, Friday for HMA I and Soils & Agg) under the following schedule::

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.