How do I register for LabCAT Level A, B, C, C minus Design, E, or S?
Registration forms are available on the Technician Registration page found under LabCAT. Print both the Technician Registration and Technician Prerequisite Form, complete and submit. Submit the forms via: email: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: (303) 741-6146, or USPS. You may also request forms by calling Diane at (303) 741-6148 ext 154.
How do I register for Asphalt Paving Materials Inspector certification?
The registration form is available on the Inspector Registration page found under LabCAT. Print the Inspector Registration & Prerequisite Form, complete and submit. Submit the form via: email: email@example.com, fax: (303) 741-6146, or USPS. You may also request the form by calling Diane at (303) 741-6148 ext 154.
How often do I need to recertify?
Asphalt Technician and Asphalt Paving Materials Inspector certifications are valid for 3 years. The 3-year certification period begins with the month you became certified and expires 3 years (EOM) plus 1 day. Example: January 2016 to February 1, 2019.
Does CDOT require Level A certification for Asphalt Inspectors?
Level A is an initial prerequisite. However, the Level A certification may be current or expired.
Do I have to keep Level A current if I am an Inspector?
No. CDOT does not require Inspectors to keep their Level A current. However, if you are in the field testing Level A you need to keep your certification current.
Does a PE qualify to sign the Technician Prerequisite Form for laboratory procedures?
Only if he/she holds current LabCAT certification in the level(s) you are testing for.
The company I work for does not have an Asphalt Technician who is qualified to sign my Technician Prerequisite Form for lab procedures. What should I do?
You may go outside your company to have the Technician Prerequisite Form signed. For Level A only, you may attend the RMAEC training course “Introduction to PC/OA Testing”. Upon successful completion of the training, the RMAEC Instructor will determine if you are proficient in the lab procedures. If so, the Instructor will sign the Prerequisite Form.
When may I add a higher certification Level to an existing Level?
If Level A certification is current and a higher level is desired, the higher level may be added at any time during the three-year period of Level A. Any added levels will expire on the Level A expiration date.
Is it possible to lose my LabCAT certification?
Yes, your certification can be revoked if in the opinion of the LabCAT Board of Directors, the technician is thought to have knowingly committed acts, which are detrimental to the integrity of the certification program or the construction industry in general. Please refer to the Policy and Procedure Manual for additional details.
I’m certified in another state. Do I still need certification in Colorado?
Yes. The certification program is unique to Colorado Laboratory and Field Tests. While certain tests may be similar in other states or agencies, small differences may exist. Therefore, to insure knowledge of current CDOT laboratory and field tests, certifications from other state programs will not be honored.
Is there a policy regarding registration cancellations?
Yes. Registration closes at 2:00 pm on the Wednesday prior to the session start date. Cancellations or reschedules made after 2:00 pm on the Wednesday prior to the session start date will be assessed a cancellation/reschedule fee of $100. Please refer to the Policy and Procedure Manual for additional details.
Are there certification prerequisites?
Yes. Technicians testing for Levels A, B, C, C minus Design, E, or S are required to pre-qualify for their initial certification by level. Prerequisites include: Testing Experience, Verification of Proficiency in Lab Procedures as required by level, and a Liability Release. Please reference the Technician Prerequisite Form for details.
Asphalt Paving Materials Inspectors are also required to pre-qualify for their initial certification. Required prerequisites include: Inspection / Work Experience, Understanding of Inspection Elements, and a current or expired Level A certification.
Questions? Please contact Diane (303) 741-6148 ext. 154
6880 S. Yosemite Ct. Suite 110
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone (303) 741-6148 ext. 154
Fax (303) 741-6146
Revised November 2016