Construction Training Program News - May

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May 2023

Construction Training and Certification Updates and More

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Welcome to the Construction Training and Certification 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 2022-2023 training season.


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Important Announcement

The construction training season is almost at an end with only a handful of classes left for the season. We will announce our 2023-2024 training season on Workday Learning and our training webpage in early September 2023. 2022-2023  ODOT Construction Training Schedule 

This Just In!

We have added one more General Construction Inspector course in Roseburg on May 15-19 - enroll now as this is the last class of the season. 

Don't forget the Inspector Overview classes for General Construction June 26-28 (enroll) and Asphalt Concrete Pavement Inspector June 29-30 (enroll). These shortened courses are for ODOT interns who need a quick overview of the construction program and/or those seeking an introduction to prepare for the General or ACP inspector certification or recertification.


Don’t miss the upcoming AASHTOWare Project Consultant and Contractor Q&A events in June and July. These question-and-answer sessions will provide an AASHTOWare Project (AWP) introduction where you will discover how to use the program with ODOT projects.

These events will be offered in-person at the Salem Materials Lab or virtually. 

AASHTOWare Consultant Q&A (in-person) | 6/16, 7/11 - enroll
AASHTOWare Consultant Q&A (virtual) | 6/16, 7/11 - enroll
AASHTOWare Contractor Q&A (in-person) | 6/21, 7/14 - enroll
AASHTOWare Contractor Q&A (virtual) | 6/21, 7/14 - enroll


2022-2023 Training Opportunities 

In-person Courses | Now in Workday Learning

Certified General Construction Inspector | 5/15-19 Roseburg
General Construction Inspector - Overview/Recertification | 6/26-28
Asphalt Concrete Pavement Inspector - Overview/Recertification | 6/29-30

Self-guided Online Courses now available on Workday

Certified ADA Curb Ramp Inspector and Contractor Training (2023)
Certified Traffic Signal Inspector Training (2023)

Challenge Exams

Monthly inspector certification challenge events will be offered at the ODOT Salem Materials Lab on 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17. To register for a future challenge event, please complete the ODOT Inspector Challenge Exam Request Form. For electronic study materials, go to the Inspector Certification webpage and select the specific course for links to the class materials.



Transportation Curriculum Coordination (TC3) 


Plan Reading Series (1 hour) - New to Construction? Go through the first module prior to an inspector training course. You can familiarize yourself with the basics of plan reading.

Math Module - If it has been a while since your last math class, this is useful as background for all of the certification courses. 

The above training is free if you are an employee of a government agency. When enrolling please use PROMO CODE: D5X3-B3D9-52CB-4XCX and include your government email address to complete training without a fee.


Workday Learning External Account

If you are an external learner to ODOT, you will need to set up a Workday Learning account to access our courses.  Please set up your account here and be sure to choose "State of Oregon" as your affiliation. After you establish your account and go to sign in, you will need to choose "Sign in using a Personal Device".


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 the Inspector Certification Program and the Technician Certification Program.