The Joint Training and Certification Program (JTCP) includes 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.
Participants in Soils and Aggregates will receive training and certification in various CTM and ASTM methods pertaining to Soils and Aggregates testing in the field.
This course has been developed for anyone seeking a basic understanding of soils and aggregates.
To complete the prerequisite students must review provided resource material, view course videos, and pass an assessment quiz. Students must successfully pass the prerequisite course before registering in the Training & Lab course.
This certificate program consists of completing an online prerequisite, in-class training, and a lab.
The medium of instruction and language of the course will be English.
The timely delivery of transportation improvement projects requires highly skilled, knowledgeable materials sampling and testing technicians. To help reduce conflict and delay on construction projects within the state, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with CSULB, has developed a joint training and certification program in Soils and Aggregates testing for construction materials lab technicians.
The goal of this program is to ensure that all materials testers — both in the public and private sector — possess equal knowledge and skill in performing lab tests. This will, in turn, help ensure consistent testing, promote quality improvement, and foster positive working relationships between public and private sector employees.Participants in this program will receive training and certification in various California Test Methods (CTM) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) methods pertaining to Soils and Aggregates testing in the field.
Note: In accordance with the IA Manual Amendment, “Testers must attend all training days for the HMA I, HMA II, and/or S&A modules including the recertification modules prior to receiving a JTCP Certificate of Training Completion for the module(s) and taking the associated exams.”