Course Description

Five courses are offered: Superpave QC/QA New Certification, Superpave QC/QA Re-certification, HMA Aggregate Consensus Tests, Tensile Strength Ratio (TSR), and Binder Ignition Oven. The full Superpave QC/QA (new certification) course lasts five days, the Superpave QC/QA re-certification course runs for two days, and the HMA Aggregate Consensus Tests, TSR, and Binder Ignition Oven courses are one day long. 

The Superpave QC/QA courses are divided into modules as shown below.

Module
Topic
1
Introduction to Superpave
2
Mix Design Overview
3
Plant Operations
4
HMA QC Plan
5
HMA Sampling
6
Gyratory Compactor Operations
7
Rice Specific Gravity
8
Asphalt Content
9
Tensile Strength Ratio
10
Quality Level Analysis
11
Record Keeping
12
Contract Administration

 

The HMA Aggregate Consensus Tests, TSR, and Binder Ignition Oven course formats include lecture and laboratory sessions. Successful completion of proficiency tests and written exams are required to obtain certification.