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›› Introduction
›› License Types
›› Types of Work


Inspection Courses

Reinforced Concrete:
›› Batch Plant
›› Concrete II
›› Concrete Intensive
›› Pre/Post-Tension
›› Shotcrete Intro.
›› Shotcrete Recert.

Steel & Welding:

›› Steel & Welding I
›› Steel & Welding II
›› Steel & Welding Intensive

Masonry Inspection

Ultrasonic Technician
›› Certification Program

Magnetic Particle Testing Level II

Special Inspector Certification Renewal

Lateral Framing Special Inspection

Proprietary Anchors Inspection

Plan Reading

›› In-Place Density
›› Embankment and Base
›› Aggregate
›› Asphalt II

WAQTC Asphalt II

WAQTC Asphalt II

Class Dates: February 3rd
Class Time: 8 AM to 4 PM
Classroom Location: Lake Washington Technical Institute
Laboratory Training Dates: February 3th or 5th (Laboratory training slots to be assigned)
Laboratory Location: AAR Testing (7126 180th Ave. NE C101 Redmond, WA)
Written Exam Date: February 6th
Written Exam Time: 8:00AM - 10:00AM or 10:00AM - 12:00PM (Exam time to be assigned)
Written Exam Location: WSDOT NW Region Training Facility | 6431 Corson Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98108
Practical Exam Dates: February 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, or 13th
Practical Exam Times: (each examinee will be assigned a time slot on one of the exam days)
Practical Exam Location: AAR Testing (7126 180th Ave. NE C101 Redmond, WA), or CTL (400 Valley Ave NE Suite 102 Puyallup, WA)

Laboratory (L)
EXAM Written (W)
Performance (P)
T 168 Sampling of Bituminous Paving Mixtures C W, P
R 47 Reducing Samples of Asphalt Mixtures C, L W, P
T 329 Moisture Content of Asphalt Mixtures C, L W, P
T 308 Binder Content of HMA by Ignition C, L W, P
T 209 Theoretical Maximum SPG of HMA C, L W, P
T 166 Bulk SPG of Compacted HMA C, L W, P
R 166 Sampling of Asphalt Materials C, L W, P
T 30 Mechanical Analysis of Extracted Aggregate C, L W, P
T 312 Asphalt Mixture Specimens by Gyratory C, L W, P
TM 13 Volumetric Properties of HMA C W
  • Attendance of training sessions is required prior to taking the written and practical exams.
  • Students must pass the written exam before taking the practical exam.
  • After successfully passing both the written and practical exams, WAQTC certification numbers will be issued by WSDOT.
  • WAQTC certification is accepted in the following states: AK, CO, HI, ID, NM, OR, TX, UT, and WA

You will receive an Asphalt II manual with the WAQTC FOP procedures for the test methods listed above. You can also download these test procedures at www.waqtc.org

Instructor:  Chris Christensen, PE. Senior Project Manager, AAR Testing. Chris is a registered professional engineer in Washington, Alaska, Nevada and Utah. He has been a WAQTC examiner for the past 13 years. He has worked on dozens of airport and highway projects during his 25 years of experience in the construction testing and inspection industry.

Cost:   NWCEL Member $700, Nonmember $750

Registration:  Please email Chris Christensen at chris@nwcel.org with student name and company affiliation. Class size is limited to a maximum of 24 students.