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1 Construction Inspection Certification Program (CICP) Devin Townsend, P.E.

2 Overview of the CICP Goal: Develop a strategic plan for implementing a Construction Inspector Certification Program Objective: Determine inspection disciplines Develop the minimum certification requirements for inspectors Compile a manual describing the inspection categories, cert requirements, and a program implementation plan.

3 Overview of the CICP Why? Establish standard training minimum for Construction Inspection Personnel Develop knowledge base for employees Improve consistency in training across the state Prepare NDOR for possible future certification requirements Administered through NDORs Learning Management System

4 Involvement in CICP The CICP Team 3 District Construction Engineers HR Workforce Development Manager, Highway Project Manager Materials & Research Sponsors: Deputy Director of Operations Construction Engineer & Materials Engineer 3 District Engineers Program Management Engineer Stakeholders: Deputy Director-Engineering, DEs, DH, DCEs, PMs, FHWA.

5 CICP Research & Planning Other State DOTs training programs Analysis for easy correlation with NDOR business practices Which training resources? Existing No cost Establish a link to other NDOR reference materials.

6 Manual Identified Key Disciplines Based on Construction Manual Sections Identify Skills and Proficiencies within each discipline Basic, Intermediate, Advanced

7 Curriculum & Matrix Highlights Identifies courses that provide the proficiency skills in each discipline Required and Optional Most employees will have the majority of required training already Intended to be a living curriculum.

8 Curriculum & Matrix Highlights Construction Project Personnel Construction Technician I & II (CT I & II) Entry level inspectors Engineer I & II (E I & II) Engineering grads w/ FE Construction Technician III (CT III) Lead inspector Construction Technician IV (CT IV) Survey Party Chief Runs smaller projects Highway Project Manager

9 Curriculum & Matrix Highlights Existing requirements for CTI to CTII Math, Plan Reading, Bridge Plan Reading. Required CTII Content Basic Certification Classes + Web-based training Sampling/Testing: ACI, Earthwork, etc. WBT classes: FHWA Ethics, Office, PPE classes, etc.

10 Curriculum & Matrix Highlights Required CTIII/E I & II Content Traffic, MS Office classes, HR Soft skills Required CTIV/PM Content Critical Path Schedules, PM Conference, NDOR Supervisors Class.

11 Implementation Preliminary Phase Planning (Complete) Phase 1: Roll Out Now – Oct 1 st, months to complete required classes Phase 2: Full Implementation All Employees will be certified at their level New employees: 6 months to complete reqs Existing employees who advance: 1 year to complete reqs

12 Continuing Maintenance Requirements (CMRs) Beginning Oct 1 st, 2016 Continued development 2 classes per year Optional classes in the matrix CMR classes cannot be repeated for credit for 5 years

13 Training Histories Compilation of multiple training tracking systems Courses taken over the last 5 years will count towards the requirement History will be in the EDC Something Missing? Each employee is asked to review their training histories

14 CICP Challenges Change in Culture First, Non-professional, certification requirement Ease of Administration Gathering Training Histories Different tracking systems Communication 450+ employees affected Employee Buy In

15 Questions?

16 Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TC3)

17 TC3 Overview Partnership State DOTs, AASHTO, FHWA/NHI, and Industry Provide national guidance and facilitate coordination of the development of training products Construction, Maintenance, and Materials technical focus Standardize technical training materials Develop a national core curriculum for use by any agency

18 Recent Changes After 12 years working in close partnership with FHWA AASHTO Technical Service Program Approved by AASHTO Board of Directors at the 2013 spring meeting Trade Mark Rebranding

19 AASHTO Partnership Opportunity for a broader and more influential reach Goals and mission are aligned Both are state-run organizations with state- serving interests No federal restrictions Ability to move toward a self-sustaining program, as opposed to operating year-to- year

20 Course Development Process: 1. Call for Course requests are sent out and the responses summarized. 2. An analysis is conducted to make sure there isnt already web based courses available. 3. Courses are prioritized for consideration 4. Courses are checked against the competency matrices to make sure course goals are aligned 5. The course requests that meet the criteria are then prioritized. 6. Courses are included in a new development contract Development Goal: 20 hours of web based training developed per year

21 TC3 Benefits Provide quality, relevant course materials developed by subject mater experts from around the nation. Helps State DOTs, FHWA, and others leverage resources and save money

22 Recent Updates TC3 Mobile App Release – January 2014 New Council Members - February 2014 New Committee Structure – February 2014 A look into the Future Recruit More State Support Self-Sustaining Program Expand Curriculum Outreach to new Industry Partners AASHTO TC3 Training Platform

23 Questions?

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