Construction Training Program News - October

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October 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.


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Creating a Workday External Learner Account 

Please see step-by-step Job Aid (Choose "State of Oregon" as your Affiliation)

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)


2021-2022 Construction Training Schedule

Please be sure to keep checking our Construction Training and Certification webpage for the latest updates.

Challenge Exams

There will be no challenge exams offered in 2021 due to the closure of state buildings to the public. We hope to resume our challenge exam offerings on the first Tuesday of each month starting in January of 2022 pending COVID mandates.



Instructor Spotlight

We would like to introduce Andrew Blower, Senior Structural Coatings Engineer for the Structure Services unit. Andrew will be the new instructor for the Structure Coatings course and brings a wide range of experience and knowledge to this technical area. Andrew has been with ODOT since July 2009 and joined the Construction Structure Services unit in January 2021. Previous to his current position he worked for 11 years as an electrical designer and corrosion engineer with ODOT's Bridge Section. Andrew also serves as vice chairman for the Western Bridge Preservation Partnership, a branch of AASHTO’s Technical Services Program.


2021 Training Opportunities 

In-person Courses | Now in Workday Learning

Certified General Inspector (CGCI) | 11/1-5 (Salem), 12/6-10 (Portland) Almost Full
Certified Drilled Shaft Inspector (CDSI) | 11/16-18 (Salem) Room Available
Annual Pavement Forum | 11/18 In-Person | Virtual (Salem) ODOT Only 
Traffic Control Supervisor/Technician Training (Recert)| 11/30 (Virtual) ODOT Only
Certified Environmental Inspector (CECI) | 12/1-2 (Salem) Room Available
Traffic Control Supervisor/Technician Training (Full Cert) |12/7-9 (Virtual) ODOT Only
Erosion Sediment Control Manager (ESCM) | 12/14 (Salem) Room Available

*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



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.


Construction Project

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