Construction Training Program News - January

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January 2024

Construction Training Program Updates and More

Last truss of the old Van Buren Bridge being removed.

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




2023-2024 Construction Training and Certification Schedule

Workday Learning System

If you are external to ODOT, you will need to set up a Workday Learning account to view or enroll in our courses here. 

Important Announcements

The 2024 ADA Curb Ramp Inspector and Contractor initial certification and recertification training and exams are now live on Workday Learning. The Initial certification curriculum includes online training, online exam and practical field exam.

The recertification curriculum includes only the online training and online exam. For you to qualify for the recertification curriculum, you must be currently certified. If your certification has expired, you must go through the initial certification curriculum.

The 2024 Traffic Signal Inspector training and exam will be back online February 1, 2024.

Upcoming Events

The Statewide Resident Engineer Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 8 at the Chemeketa Eola Center in West Salem. This meeting is for ODOT Resident Engineers, Consultant Resident Engineers, Assistant Resident Engineers, Construction Specialists, Contract Administration, and FHWA representatives. Register here.

The AGC | ODOT Annual Meeting will take place on Friday, February 9 at the Salem Convention Center. This meeting is for ODOT Statewide Project Delivery Branch representatives, ODOT Resident Engineers, Consultant Resident Engineers, Assistant Resident Engineers, Senior Construction Coordinators, Senior Construction Specialists, Local Public Agency representatives, ODOT Transportation Project Managers, ODOT Office of Equity and Civil Rights, ODOT Construction Procurement Office, FHWA construction representatives, and the Construction Contractor/Subcontractor community.

  • Register here if you are with ODOT, a Local Agency, a Consultant or with FHWA
  • Register here if you are a contractor or subcontractor and a member of AGC
  • If you are a DBE or small business, please email Emma Chinh-Ngo, to be manually registered on the AGC registration system.

The Paving Conference and Safety Symposium will take place on February 14-15 at the Salem Convention Center. The Oregon Asphalt Pavement Conference is the result of a partnership between APAO and the Oregon Department of Transportation, and a commitment to continuous improvement and education. For more information, see


2024 Training Opportunities 

In-person Courses | Now in Workday Learning

Asphalt Concrete Pavement Inspector | 1/30, 3/19 Enroll
Bridge Construction Inspector | 3/4, 4/8 Enroll
CAT II for Quality Assurance | 3/5-6 Enroll (ODOT only)
Chip Seal Training | 4/9 Enroll In-person or Virtual (ODOT only)
Contract Administration Workshop | 3/12-13, 3/20-21 Enroll (ODOT/Consultants)
Drilled Shaft Inspector | 3/12 Enroll
Environmental Construction Inspector | 3/6 Enroll
Erosion Sediment Control Manager | 3/5 Enroll
General Construction Inspector | 3/18, 4/22 Enroll
General Construction Inspector RECERT | 4/2 Enroll
Inspector Workshop | 2/22 Enroll
Quality Control Compliance Specialist Workshop | 2/27 Enroll
Structure Coating Inspector Workshop | 4/30-5/1 Enroll
Survey Fundamentals for Construction Inspection | 3/1, 4/17 Enroll
Traffic Signal Inspector (In-Person) | 2/27, 2/29 Enroll

Digital Courses | Now on Workday Learning

2024 ADA Curb Ramp Inspector and Contractor Initial Certification includes an online exam and in-person field exam to receive a 2-year certification.   

Step 1 – ADA Curb Ramp Inspector and Contractor Training Enroll
Step 2 – ADA Curb Ramp Inspector and Contractor Exam Enroll 
Step 3 – ADA Curb Ramp Certified Field Exam Enroll 

2024 ADA Curb Ramp Inspector and Contractor RECERT includes training and online exam only to recertify for a 2-year certification. (To qualify for the recertification curriculum, you must be currently certified.)

Step 1 – ADA Curb Ramp Inspector and Contractor RECERT Training Enroll
Step 2 – ADA Curb Ramp Inspector and Contractor Exam B Enroll 

Challenge Exams

Monthly inspector certification challenge events will be offered at the ODOT Salem Materials Lab on the following dates: 2/15, 3/14, 4/18. To register for a future challenge exam, please complete the ODOT Inspector Exam Registration Form. See the Inspector Certification web page for links to electronic study resource 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.


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 the 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.