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Indiana Department of Transportation

INDOT > Current Programs > Certified Technician Program Certified Technician Program

Effective Immediately: NO electronic devices may be used during Certified Technician Program testing! This includes laptops, tablets, and smart phones. All materials may be printed for use during testing. A basic scientific calculator (without graphing function) may be used during testing.

INDOT developed the Certified Technician Program (CTP) as a means to increase the number of experienced professionals able to perform construction contract inspections. The Certified Technician Program is comprised of six areas of certification, with each exam lasting three hours:

  • Bridge Construction & Deck Repair
  • Concrete Paving
  • Construction Earthworks
  • Construction Procedures Part 1
  • Construction Procedures Part 2
  • Hot Mix Asphalt Paving

Starting with the January 1993 Highway Letting, persons performing the daily onsite inspection for any federally funded Local Public Agency (LPA) project must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be a licensed Professional Civil Engineer
  • Hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university
  • Be certified under INDOT's Certified Technician Program

INDOT is committed to making its programs accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation or special assistance for this program due to a disability, please contact us at 317-232-5150.

Qualifications & Training

To qualify through the CTP, the individual must be certified in the specific subject area (one of the six courses listed above) related to the type of work that comprises 50 percent or more of the total work to be done on the project. For example, certification in Bridge Construction and Deck Repair would be required for bridge projects. Certification is obtained by passing the applicable CTP course exams with a score of 70 or higher. All individuals will be notified by either phone or e-mail with the results of their exam.  

All training manuals are available at the bottom of this page.  The Indiana Standard Specifications manual is also used as supplemental material for the exams.  The examinee is allowed to use the course manual and INDOT's Standard Specifications manual during the exam. If the exam is not passed, the participant may retake the exam at the next regularly scheduled exam (usually four weeks later).

Individuals that are Certified HMA Field Supervisors shall be certified in the Hot Mix Asphalt Paving subject area and individuals that are Certified PCCP Field Supervisors shall be certified in the Concrete Paving subject area.

Certified Technician Program Testing Calendar & Registration

At the bottom of this page is the link to the calendar of exam dates that INDOT sponsors.

Location

State Police Post/INDOT Traffic Management Center
8620 E. 21st. Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219
317-899-8600

Map to the testing location

Registration & Payment **Effective Immediately**

The cost of the Certified Technician Program is $100 per exam. The fee is NOT transferable but can be reimbursed if the testing request is cancelled in the registration system by 3:00 pm the day before the exam. Late cancellations may result in loss of payment.

Preregistration and payment are required one week prior to the test date. Preferred payment is by credit card.

If payment cannot be made by credit card, email TalentManagement@indot.in.gov, request an invoice, and provide the participant’s name, email, job title, company name (if applicable), company address (or personal address), telephone and test date, time and exam subject(s). One invoice will be generated per person. The invoice will be sent return email within 3 business days. Payment must be received one week prior to the test date for eligibility to sit for the exam. Reimbursement is available if the invoiced participant cancels via email by 3:00 pm the day before the exam.

2016 Testing Events  

Below are the testing dates for the 2016 calender year. Each link will take you the calender page where you can register for the training session. Please note there are morning and afternoon sessions available.

Certified Technician Program Manuals

Contact Information

Derrick Hauser
Field Engineer - Construction Management
IGCN 100 N Senate Ave., Room N925
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-6727
dhauser@indot.in.gov