The CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification course (or CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specs – Course & Exam, or CFIS ) is among the FDOT-CTQP training that Encobridge offers you. In this article, we make all the information you need to know about this course available to you. However, if you are already well informed on the subject and want to skip the informative part, you can go directly to the registration page for the CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specs – Course & Exam course and register. You can also register other people who are going to take the course. You just have to check if there is capacity, since the number of people per course is limited.
This course is necessary for technicians and professionals involved in projects of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the construction of highways and bridges who need to inspect and accept the concrete material of the projects. The current federal laws of the United States (CFR 637B) require that the personnel involved in the reception, verification, and quality control of the materials must be formally qualified and certified. The objective of this course is to ensure that FDOT personnel (or anyone involved in their transportation infrastructure projects) comply with federal regulations.
The information that we will be providing you here about the CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification Course is 100% reliable. Although we will use some other sources (always official), the main sources for this article are the Concrete Field Inspector Specification course manual, provided by the FDOT on their official web server (we will give you the download link later in this article), and the Construction Training and Qualification Manual , especially its chapter 4, dedicated to detailing all the courses of the “Concrete Training and Qualification Program”. This last document came into force on July 1, 2002, and was revised on August 5, 2022, so it is in force until today as general regulations for CTQP Certification courses .
The CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification course that Encobridge offers you
In order for everything we are saying to be well understood, it should be clarified that the CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification course taught by Encobridge is part of the group of courses related to concrete within the FDOT-CTQP Certification. Going a step further, having a current CTPQ Concrete Field Inspector Specification qualification is often a prerequisite for qualifying through other FDOT-CTPQ concrete program courses offered at Encobridge.
Encobridge offers you a wide range of courses to achieve the CTQP Certification. Encobridge Inc. is an authorized provider of the Florida Department of Transportation Construction Training Qualification Program (FDOT-CTQP) certification. Choose Encobridge for your CTQP Certification, as we have been approved by Miami Dade County in numerous technical categories and are included in the list of Approved CTQP Providers & Instructors on the official FDOT website. We have 10 years’ experience in the sector. Countless professionals and technicians have been trained and qualified with Encobridge courses for the FDOT CTQP Certification.
One of the main objectives of Encobridge is to offer a wide variety of solutions to close the so-called “skills gap.” That is to say: We function as a training provider that allows employees to reach better positions, for which they need to be qualified and certified. Those who earn the CTQP certification are officially registered in the FDOT database, which opens up many job opportunities. At Encobridge, we work to train and graduate technical staff and professionals and thus help meet the growing demand for qualified personnel in the construction and infrastructure industry. That is why the CTPQ Concrete Field Inspector Specification qualification is part of our training plan for the CTQP Certification.
If you have any doubts or questions you have about our courses, you can count on our assistance. We receive inquiries from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On the Contact page of the website, you have all our contact details and other information, including our location on the map, our postal address, our working hours, our email address, telephone number, and contact form.
CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification course descriptions
To comply with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 637B) Quality Assurance Procedures for Construction (QAPC) in force in the USA, all personnel and laboratories used in the acceptance of materials (Quality Control, Verification, Resolution, Independent Assurance, and Independent Verification ) must be formally qualified.
In order to meet this requirement, concrete inspectors who perform sampling and testing on FDOT projects must be qualified, and a qualified technician is required to maintain their qualification. This qualification process involves passing the Department’s Concrete Courses, including this CTPQ Concrete Field Inspector Specification course, which is based on the FDOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, January 2017 version of the specifications.
The technician will also be responsible for all contract documents, specifically for your project. The Construction Training Qualification Program (CTQP) is a response to 23CFR 637B (QAPC), which requires each State of the USA to guarantee the qualification of the personnel who perform construction inspection services in federal road projects. By adhering to highway construction standards and specifications, and combining this with a strong Quality Assurance Program, we will ensure that the State of Florida receives the quality of workmanship it pays for.
CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification course at a glance (summary table)
Before going into more details of the CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification course, you will probably find it very useful to grasp the entire main structure of the course at a glance. That is why we have reproduced here the fragment dedicated to the CTPQ Concrete Field Inspector Specification course within an official FDOT table dedicated to giving a synopsis of all asphalt courses.
CTQP CONCRETE FIELD INSPECTOR SPECIFICATION COURSE AT A GLANCE
|objective||To assure that job site concrete tests including quality control, quality assurance, verification, and dispute resolution tests for concrete construction, used as part of the acceptance program, are performed in accordance with the Standard Test Methods, project specifications and other contract documents.|
|Course Content||FDOT specifications on the field placement sampling and testing of Portland Cement Concrete.|
|Duration of Class||Three days (2½ days of course, and an exam on the third day).|
|Examinations||For exam details, review the Qualifications Table Quick Reference:
Required. 2½-hour open book exam consisting of 50 questions.
|Prerequisites||None. Recommend Plan Reading and Construction Math self study courses.|
|Student responsibility||– Current Florida driver license.
– Be on time.
|What we will provide||– Florida-specific training materials.
The objective of the CTPQ Concrete Field Inspector Specification course is to train technicians who must ensure that the concrete of the infrastructures of FDOT projects or those involved with the department comply with the project specifications and other contract documents. This requires standard testing to ensure the quality and parameters of concrete on the job site, including quality control, quality assurance, verification testing, and dispute resolution.
To access this training, the CTQP course Concrete Field Inspector Specification, you can see below the Florida Department of Transportation Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction Sections 346, 347, 400 and 415, and the FDOT specifications on the field placement sampling and testing of Portland Cement Concrete.
The course content is given as directed by the Construction Training & Qualification Program from the Florida Department of Transport (FDOT). The content of the CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification course is divided into five modules:
- Section 346 Portland Cement Concrete
- Section 347 Portland Cement Concrete Class NS
- Section 400 Concrete Structures
- Reinforcing for Concrete
To the 5 modules that we have just listed, 2 appendices are added that complete the content of the CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification course:
- A-1 Updated Specifications 2018
- A-2 CTQM Chapter 4
Duration of Class
CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification is a 2 1/2 day course. In the course manual (whose download link we will give you in the FAQ section of this article), the agenda or class schedule is established in this way:
- 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Day 1 & 2
- 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon – Day 3
In the second session of the third day, the written exam is administered, which, as we will see, lasts between 2 hours and 2 and a half hours.
To qualify for the CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification course, no competency exam is required. You only need to pass the written exam, which is administered at the end of the third day of the course. As we said before, the written exam usually lasts 2 hours or 2½ hours. Taking the course is optional, as it is not mandatory to have passed the course in order to take the exam. The exam has 50 questions and is open book. The examination method is to pose several answers for each question, and the applicant has to choose one of the answers.
Our Encobridge instructors for the CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification course are highly qualified and have extensive theoretical and practical experience, both in the civil engineering sector, transport infrastructure, and road projects, as well as in teaching and the instruction of the Construction Training Qualification Program (CTQP) Certification of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
People who have taken the CTQP Certification courses that we teach at Encobridge have very good opinions about the preparation of the instructors, the consistency of the content, the convenience of the rhythms of classes and exams, the competitiveness of prices, and the importance of taking these courses for any person or company that wants to do business with the Florida Department of Transportation or participate in its projects. By following this link , you will be able to see some of the opinions expressed by Encobridge course participants regarding the courses and the instructors.
What are the student’s responsibilities?
In the context of this course, “responsibilities” refer to certain conditions or rules that the applicant must comply with, in order to identify himself in the course, and also so that the course runs smoothly and is beneficial for himself and others. other students in terms of attention and time. In this case, the responsibilities are:
- Attend the course punctually.
- Have a valid driver’s license from the State of Florida.
- Rely on the course manual provided by the provider.
- Ask questions whenever you have questions or do not understand the content.
- No smoking on the premises.
- Keep the cell phone off.
Course cancellation information
You can complete all the initial steps of the procedure online to register and participate in one of our courses to obtain a CTQP Certification, including the CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification. On our website, registration is done in much the same way as any digital purchase. Once you select the city, and that on the calendar and the map you choose the date and time and confirm the place, by clicking or tapping on the registration button, you add the course to the cart, and you can proceed to checkout.
As long as there is still capacity, you can register more than one participant (by inserting their name and email address). Each of the added participants will be included in the cart as a product and will be added to the total cost of the purchase. We receive credit card payments through Stripe, a 100% secure and internationally renowned digital banking platform. Encobridge does not process or store your credit card data: The entire transaction occurs encrypted and directly through Stripe, with all the high levels of security of said financial institution.
If you later need to cancel your participation in the Encobridge course for which you have registered, use our data and contact us. It can be by phone or through our contact form . It is advisable that cancellations are made as early as possible before the course starts. This opens the opportunity for other people to take advantage of that training course.
How long does it take to grade the exam?
Exams for this course and others are scored electronically by the CTQP Administrator. Once the applicant finishes the exam, they must allow up to 2 weeks before obtaining the qualification. Results will be posted on the website and/or emailed to the student.
CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification guide
The CTPQ Concrete Field Inspector Specification course manuals (and the other courses) have been developed specifically for FDOT qualifications. These manuals are provided in print as part of the fees for each course, but are also available in digital format on the FDOT website. Applicants who wish to obtain a copy of the training course manual prior to the course should contact their provider’s office for the latest charges for such a copy of the manual.
As we said, you can also find the manuals with the content of the CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification course (and the other CTQP Certification courses), on the FDOT official website server. In these manuals, the content of the course is arranged point by point . You can access the manual download directory by following this link to the official FDOT website server . To enter the download directory, two types of authentication can be used:
- Those who are already clients, must access using the username and password of their FTP account.
- Visitors who are not customers can access using the username “Guest”, and leaving the password box blank.
After entering the download directory of the FDOT server, all you have to do is click or tap on the desired document, and the download will automatically start, or your browser will ask you for the location where you want to save the document (this depends on your device or your browser settings). The vast majority of directory entries (for example, the one that corresponds to the CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification course ), are actually packages that contain various compacted documents, which you will have to download and uncompress to your device or computer before you can read them. That is why in most cases you will not be able to read the documents in the browser itself before downloading them.
IMPORTANT: You must have enough free space on your device or hard drive, since the CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification course manual package is large (+60 MB), and as we say, due to its format (usually a .ZIP containing several PDF documents) you will not be able to read them online.
What happens if I do not pass the exam?
The more practical objective of the course is to pass the written exam and obtain the CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification qualification. The written exam is the only exam, since this course does not require a proficiency exam. Any applicant who does not pass the written exam may request another exam. Before being eligible to retake the exam, the applicant must complete the application and pay the appropriate fee.
CTQP Certification lookup
FDOT’s online checker is not only useful to find out if an instructor or provider is qualified and authorized to teach FDOT-CTQP courses. It also allows you to locate CTQP instructors and course providers. By following the link provided below, you can verify a CTQP Certificate at any time using the search engine on the official website of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT):
Once you access the search page of the official FDOT website, you will see a drop-down menu that allows you to choose whether to search based on a name or based on a TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number). After choosing between these 2 variants, you will only have to enter in the form the name and surname of the owner of the CTQP Certificate that you need to verify, or the first 9 digits/letters of your driver’s license.
Interesting facts about CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification
- Personnel qualified by the CTQP Concrete Field Inspector Specification have technical, specialized and up-to-date information on the FDOT website. This resource allows the classification and verification, at the laboratory level, of the qualities of the materials to be used in the projects, through the reports of the Materials Acceptance and Certification System (MAC Resources).
- Providers authorized to deliver the FDOT Concrete Field Inspector Specification course are also authorized to deliver the Concrete Batch Plant Operator qualification exams.
- To qualify for the Concrete Field Technician qualification (both Level 1 and 2) and the Concrete Laboratory Technician Level 2 qualification, one of the prerequisites is to have passed the FDOT Concrete Field Inspector Specification course written exam.
How long does it take to requalify?
Due to constant changes in technical specifications, materials, and manufacturing, placement, and supervision processes, the CTPQ Concrete Field Inspector Specification certification is valid for five years (or 60 months). After this time has elapsed, it is necessary to requalify and obtain a new certification. Near the end of that 5-year period, CTPQ Concrete Field Inspector Specification qualified technicians must submit a new requalification application. There is a separate fee for requalification and reexamination.
Requalification for all concrete qualifications requires taking and passing both the current written and proficiency exams (or just the written exam in courses that do not include a proficiency exam, such as the CTPQ Concrete Field Inspector Specification). Any applicant who fails to requalify during the 60th month of their previous qualification will lose their qualification after the last day of the 60th month. If the qualification expires, the applicant must reapply for qualification.
In which cases can the Asphalt Paving (Level 1) certification be revoked?
As clarified in Chapter 1 of the FDOT Construction Training & Qualification Manual CTQM , revocation (or suspension) of a qualification is an action that the State Construction Office may take for the purpose of revoking or suspending a technician’s qualification. previously qualified. If qualification revocation or suspension occurs , the affected technician will not be able to perform those testing, acceptance and quality control activities in which FDOT requires CTQP qualified persons. A CTQP qualification can be revoked for one of two reasons:
- Due to lack of competence: If the technician performs samples, tests or reports in an erroneous manner, not indicated by the regulations.
- For Falsifying Records: If the technician falsifies Florida Department of Transportation records, their qualification will be subject to revocation for up to two years or more by the SCTA.