Overview

As an approved provider of the Construction Training Qualification Program (CTQP) and the Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) training required by the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida International University’s College of Engineering & Computing offers the quality training and flexibility needed for skilled technicians and engineers of federally funded transportation projects.

Construction Training Qualification Program(CTQP): Training and examinations in concrete, asphalt, aggregate, earthwork, geotechnical, quality control management, and structures and grouting for qualification and certification under the Florida Department of Transportation Construction Training Qualification Program (CTQP).

The ever-changing technology in the highway and bridge construction sector, and the federal mandate for using skilled technicians and engineers to work on federally funded transportation projects, have prompted the Florida Department of Transportation to establish a rigorous training and certification program.

Maintenance of Traffic (MOT): 

Training and examinations in intermediate, intermediate refresher, advanced and advanced refresher for qualifications and certification under Florida Department of Transportation MOT program.

 

Upcoming CTQP Courses

CURRENTLY, NO CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED.

Upcoming MOT Courses

CURRENTLY, NO CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED.

Written Exam Only

CURRENTLY, NO CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED.

Pricing for Written Exams ONLY
Asphalt Plant 1 $180.00
Asphalt Plant 2 $255.00
Concrete Batch Plant Operator $205.00
FDOT Concrete Lab Tech $205.00
Qualified Sampler Technician $205.00
CTQP - Learn More | Course Manual

The Division of External Programs in partnership with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at FIU has passed a rigorous screening and is a qualified provider in the following areas:

  • Aggregate Technician Training and Qualification Program
  • Asphalt Inspection Training and Qualification Program
  • Concrete Training and Qualification Program
  • Earthwork Training and Qualification Program
  • Geotechnical Training Program
  • Quality Management
  • Structures Training and Qualification Program
  • Final Estimates Training and Qualifications Program

Course Manual

Only trainees who register for a full course will receive the course manual for free on the first day of the course.

Trainees registering for “Exam-Only” recertification sessions or those who would like to purchase a manual for use as a reference, please click here to download your copy (use “guest” as username and password)

MOT - Learn More

Work zone traffic control is an important function necessary in providing a safe environment in those areas where workers and transportation modes may compete for common or adjacent space. Every reasonable effort should be made to reduce the risk of injury to both the worker and the transportation system user in these areas of potential conflicting interests. In order to achieve this goal, proper training of all personnel involved in the planning, design, supervising, implementations and maintenance of work zone traffic control is necessary.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has established a Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) program. This program function includes establishing procedures, standards, and specifications involving work zone traffic control issues and to oversee training courses for approval that are submitted in compliance with this procedure. For this purpose, FDOT has developed a list of approved training courses. The objective of these training courses is to provide every person involved with Work Zone Traffic Control with constant and consistent education to ensure that Department standards are followed in planning, designing, supervising, implementing, and maintaining work zone traffic control.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at FIU has passed the rigorous screening and is a qualified provider in the following MOT certification areas:

  • Intermediate
  • Intermediate Refresher
  • Advanced
  • Advanced Refresher

Training or refresher courses, for all category levels, are required every four years for all persons to continue to be qualified to perform their assigned duties. Persons who have maintained current certification by retesting from an approved provider may take a training or refresher course to comply with this procedure.

Intermediate Training

(1) This course is required for all persons with duties that include any of the following activities:
(a) Direct responsibility for placement of work zone traffic control devices;
(b) Direct responsibility for field maintenance of work zone traffic control devices;
(c) Inspection of the placement or operational function of work zone traffic control devices;
(d) Drafting or electronic generation of work zone traffic control plans.

Sixteen hours of classroom instruction on the Design Standards and MUTCD. The minimum intermediate training classroom and field demonstration areas to be covered shall be Part 6 of the MUTCD, Index 600 series (in detail) of the Design Standards and students participating in workshop exercises selecting and setting up two sample work zones. Flagging operations shall be covered in enough detail that a person who successfully completes this course is capable of providing basic training as described above. A written test with at least 15 questions on traffic control devices, 30 questions on the minimum design standards for traffic control on the State Highway System.

Intermediate Refresher

The refresher courses shall consist of an overview of the initial course with concentration on the applicable changes that have occurred in the most recent four years to the Utility Accommodation Manual (UAM), Design Standards, Part 6 of the MUTCD, Florida’s Plans Preparation Manual (FPPM), Florida’s Construction Project Administration Manual (FCPAM), and Florida’s Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction (FSSRBC). Course length for refresher courses shall be determined by the sponsor/provider. The written test for each refresher course shall meet the same requirements as the initial course test for that category with approximately 25% of the test questions related to recent changes.

Advanced Training

(1) This course is required for personnel with responsibility or authority to decide on the specific maintenance of traffic requirements to be implemented. These positions include the following:
(a) The engineer responsible for the work zone traffic control plan development;
(b) The work zone traffic control supervisor.

This course is not required for submitting Traffic Control Plans for utility work, unless such persons have to sign and seal the Traffic Control Plans in accordance with the UAM.

Twenty hours of classroom instruction on the Design Standards, MUTCD, Florida’s Plans Preparation Manual (FPPM), Florida’s Construction Project Administration Manual (FCPAM), and Florida’s Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction (FSSRBC). The minimum advanced training classroom and field MOT review areas to be covered shall be an in-depth and comprehensive review of Part 6 of the MUTCD and Design Standards (Index 600 series), FPPM (Vol. I, Ch. 10, & Vol. II Ch. 19), FCPAM Ch.9, FSSRBC (Sections 8-4, 8-6.1, 102), design exercises and problem solving of MOT on traffic control plans. Participating in design work samples of rural multilane, urban multi-lane, interstate, high volume multi-access urban multi-lane, and traffic control plan exercises that include the design of an MOT traffic plan (that requires special treatment not covered in the MUTCD or the Design Standards) and plan exercises that contain dysfunctional elements that require problem solving is required. Flagging operations shall be covered in enough detail that a person who successfully completes this course is capable of providing basic training as described above. A written test with at least 30 questions on traffic control devices, 30 questions on the minimum design standards for traffic control on the State Highway System.

Advanced Refresher

The refresher courses shall consist of an overview of the initial course with concentration on the applicable changes that have occurred in the most recent four years to the Utility Accommodation Manual (UAM), Design Standards, Part 6 of the MUTCD, Florida’s Plans Preparation Manual (FPPM), Florida’s Construction Project Administration Manual (FCPAM), and Florida’s Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction (FSSRBC). Course length for refresher courses shall be determined by the sponsor/provider. The written test for each refresher course shall meet the same requirements as the initial course test for that category with approximately 25% of the test questions related to recent changes.

CTQP Exam Fees

As part of our continued effort to better serve our clients, we offer packaged deals at discounted rates. Charter a class, and we will bring the class to you, and give you our special price. Contact us for more details on this and other offers.

Course Registration includes the Manual

Aggregates Course and All Exam(s) Course Only Written Exam Proficiency Exam
Qualified Sampler Technician
N/A
  $ 0
$ 205
N/A
LBR Technician
$ 375
$ 170
$ 205
N/A

 

Asphalt Course and All Exam(s) Course Only Written Exam Proficiency Exam
Asphalt Paving – Level 1
 $ 375
 $ 35
$ 185
$ 155
Asphalt Paving – Level 2
 $ 550
$ 285
$ 265
N/A
Asphalt Plant – Level 1
N/A
N/A
$ 200
N/A
Asphalt Plant – Level 2
N/A
N/A
$ 255
N/A
Asphalt Mix Design
N/A
N/A
$ 255
N/A

 

Concrete Course and All Exam(s) Course Only Written Exam Proficiency Exam
FDOT Concrete Field Inspector Specification
$ 505
$ 325
$ 180
N/A
FDOT Concrete Lab Technician
N/A
N/A
$ 205
N/A
Concrete Batch Plant Operator – Exam Only
N/A
N/A
$ 205
N/A
 For ACI certificates, register through CMEC.

 

Earthwork Course and All Exam(s) Course Only Written Exam Proficiency Exam
Earthwork Construction Inspection – Level 1
$ 480
$ 75
$ 180
$ 225
Earthwork Construction Inspection – Level 2
$ 405
$ 225
$ 180
N/A

 

Geotech Course and All Exam(s) Course Only Written Exam Proficiency Exam
Drilled Shaft Inspection*
$ 705
$ 450
$ 255
$150
(Included if registered for the full program)
Pile Driving Inspection
$ 755
$ 475
$ 280
N/A
*Please note that the proficiency exam must be completed by the trainee if this is the first time they are becoming certified or if the certification has already expired

 

Others Course and All Exam(s) Course Only Written Exam Proficiency Exam
QC Manager
N/A
N/A
$ 180
N/A
Final Estimates – Level 1
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Final Estimates – Level 2
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
CTQP Exam Fees

As part of our continued effort to better serve our clients, we offer packaged deals at discounted rates. Charter a class, and we will bring the class to you, and give you our special price. Contact us for more details on this and other offers.

All course prices are listed below. Fees paid will include :

  • Manual
  • Exam
  • Standards
  • Certificate*
  • Wallet Card*

*Certificates and Wallet Cards

Certificates and Wallet Cards are valid for four (4) years from the ending date of the class session.  No certificates or wallet cards will be available at the class session. A certificate and wallet card will be sent to the participants who have paid their course fee and have successfully passed the exam.  Any participant who does not achieve a passing score of 70% or higher will receive a letter indicating such.  We ask you to allow up to two (2) weeks for your results to arrive at the address you provided at the time of registration.


As part of our continued effort to better serve our clients, we offer packaged deals at discounted rates. Charter a class, and we will bring the class to you, and give you our special price. Contact us for more details on this and other offers.

MOT Course Course Fee Course Schedule Course Duration
$ 320
 2 days
16 hrs
$ 220
1 day
8 hrs
$ 495
 3 days
20 hrs
$ 270
1 day
8 hrs

 

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy

If a request for cancellation is received in writing at least seven (7) calendar days before the class starts, a full refund will be given in the form of credit for another class. If a student cancels or reschedules a class session less than seven (7) calendar days before the class is scheduled to begin or is a “no show” for the class session, the fee for the class session and proficiency exam (if applicable) and a charge of fifty dollars ($50.00) will be assessed. Rescheduling requests will be processed once payment is made.

Exam Information and Results | Certificates

Below is information regarding duration and book rules for each CTQP exam. Trainees registering for Exam-Only sessions with “Open Book” are advised to download the manual from the FDOT website (Use “guest” as username and password). Course manuals will NOT be provided during Exam-Only sessions. Trainees are to bring their own references and specs.

Written Exam Open/Closed Book Duration
Aggregate Lab Testing Technician Open 2 hours
Aggregate Testing Technician Open 2 hours
Asphalt Mix Design Open 4 hours
Asphalt Paving Level 1 Open 2 hours
Asphalt Paving Level 2 Open 4 hours
Asphalt Plant Level 1 Open 2 hours
Asphalt Plant Level 2 Open 4 hours
Concrete Batch Plant Operator Open Book Study Guide and/or Materials Manual Only 2 hours
FDOT Concrete Field Inspector Open 2.5 hours
FDOT Concrete Lab Technician Open Book, Open Spec 2 hours
Drilled Shaft Inspection Open Book, Open Spec 2.5 hours
Earthwork Construction Level 1 Closed 2 hours
Earthwork Construction Level 2 Closed Book, Open Spec, Open Indexes 2 hours
LBR Open 1 hour
Pile Driving Inspection Module A Open 2.5 hours
QC Manager Closed 2 hours
Qualified Sampler Open 1 hour

 

Certificate Printing

Print your own certificate

Group Discounts

Group discounts of 10% off are available to employee groups of 6 or more per course. To obtain a group pricing discount or to learn more about group training options, please contact us.

Refund Policy

Any remaining balance of a canceled CTQP/MOT program’s payment can be applied to another course from the same CTQP/MOT program within one year of the program date. After one year, the balance is nonrefundable.*Full tuition is nonrefundable under these conditions:

    1. The registrant or substitute does not enroll in another program within one year of the original start date, and/or
    2. The registrant or substitute defers or transfers more than two times.
    3. The registrant doesn’t attend class and has not given prior notification of absence.

*The FIU College of Engineering and Computing Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering reserves the right to cancel the course and return all fees in the event of insufficient enrollment. FIU has the right to change, without notice, any statement in this bulletin concerning, but not limited to, curricula, courses, faculty, tuition, fees, policies and rules. If course or curriculum changes take place after the program begins, every effort will be made to implement the changes in the best interest of participants. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is not responsible for travel or related costs under any circumstances. Participants may want to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance in the unlikely event that a program is cancelled or they cannot attend for personal or professional reasons. The liability of FIU is limited to the registration fee.

 

GROUP RATES

Discounts available for groups of 6 or more

CONTACT US

Email:ctqp@fiu.edu
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