All trainees seeking Pile Driving Inspection qualification must:
Obtain on-site experience in which he/she has directly observed, inspected, and recorded the full installation of at least fifteen (15) driven piles under the supervision of a CTQP qualified Pile Driving Inspector (PDI). At least ten (10) of the piles inspected shall be driven with an open-ended Diesel Hammer on FDOT projects.
The course will be two (2) days followed by a multiple-choice exam on the second day that covers the principles and practices, materials, and equipment used for pile installation. An open book, the written examination (limited to 2.5 hours, multiple-choice) is administered on the last day. The passing score for the written examination is 70%.