Construction Training Program News - September

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September 2021

Construction Training and Certification Updates and More

Welcome to the Construction Training and Certification Program newsletter. In this issue, we will provide you with important information, updates, and resources that will help you plan for needed training and certification in the 2021-2022 training season.



How do I set up a Workday External Learner Account?

As of June 16, 2021, all training offered by the State of Oregon requires that registration be made through the Workday Learning Management System. All external learners not employed by the State of Oregon and who participate in certification or continued education training offered through the State of Oregon, need to set up a new Workday Learning account. Please see step-by-step Job Aid to walk through the account set-up process.

How do I get a copy of my historical iLearn Transcript?

If you need your iLearn Transcript and were unable to print it out prior to June 15, you may request a copy through DAS here. (click on iLearn Transcript Request Form)


What is the 2021-2022 Construction Training Schedule?

We are happy to announce the release of the 2021-2022 Construction Training Schedule. Please note that we are still in the process of securing venues for some of our spring courses, so not all offerings are on Workday. Be sure to keep checking our Construction Training and Certification webpage for the latest updates.

How will the Construction Training Program address COVID-19 Protocols?

All in-person training courses will follow COVID-19 guidelines as mandated by the governor as well as rules established by the hosting venue. Current requirements include a face covering be worn indoors with participants maintaining a 6-foot distance. If a participant is experiencing symptoms, they are requested to stay home and seek medical attention as appropriate.


2021 Training Opportunities 

In-person Courses | Now in Workday Learning

Structure Coating Inspector Workshop | 10/12-13
Chip Seal Forum |10/19 In-Person | Virtual Format
Certified General Inspector (CGCI) | 11/1-5, 12/6-10
Certified Drilled Shaft Inspector (CDSI) | 11/16-18
Annual Pavement Forum | 11/18 In-Person | Virtual
Traffic Control Supervisor/Technician Training (Recert)| 11/30 - Virtual
Certified Environmental Inspector (CECI) | 12/1-2
Traffic Control Supervisor/Technician Training (Full Cert) |12/7-9 - Virtual
Erosion Sediment Control Manager (ESCM) | 12/14

*All in-person courses are subject to change in regards to class size, conversion to a virtual format or cancellation pending COVID-19 restrictions.

Self-guided Online Courses | Now in Workday Learning | Always Available

ADA Curb Ramp Inspection Certification Training Units 1-9 and ADA Curb Ramp Inspection Exam
Certified Traffic Signal Inspector
Certified Traffic Signal Inspector - Recertification

Challenge Exams

Challenge exam events will be reinstated and a schedule will be posted once state buildings are re-opened to the public.



Construction Materials Technician Training

Construction material technician training will be administered through our Industry Partners: Asphalt Pavement Association of Oregon, American Concrete Institute of Oregon and Oregon Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association. For information, visit APAO, ACI and OCAPA websites for current enrollment details.


Meet the Construction Training Team

Art Nunez, Sr. Quality Assurance and Inspector Certification Training Program Specialist
Oversees ODOT’s Inspector Certification Training Program and is an instructor for the following courses: Certified General Construction Inspector, Certified Drilled Shaft Inspector, Certification Environmental Inspector and the Erosion Sediment Control Manager.

Sean Parker, Sr. QA and Technician Certification Training Program Specialist
Oversees ODOT’s Technician Certification Program through a collaboration with the Asphalt Pavement Association of Oregon, the Oregon Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association and the American Concrete Institute – Oregon Chapter.

Mike Stennett, Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Provides program and policy development in construction quality assurance, construction inspector and technician training, and testing laboratory inspection and certification.

Barbara Harriman, Construction Program and Certification Training Specialist
Oversees the administration of the training program, manages training certifications and is a Workday Learning System Specialist.

Sue Herring, Construction Program and Training Specialist
Oversees the Construction Training Program website and training materials.

Beth Sell, Construction Training Program Coordinator
Coordinates training program venues, course materials and administration, and is a Workday Learning System Specialist.


Construction Project

For more information regarding the Inspector Certification Program and the Technician Certification Program, please see Inspector Certification Program and Technician Certification Program.