Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Below are commonly asked questions concerning MnDOT Technical Certification. You can get more information on the Technical Certification Program by downloading the Technical Certification Handbook.
1. How do I become certified?
One becomes certified by successful completion of a MnDOT Technical Certification course, usually 2-3 days, followed by an examination. Some classes require a hands-on performance evaluation as part of the examination. Class registration for MnDOT Technical Certification courses starts every year on Oct. 1 on the Aggregate and Ready Mix website at: http://armofmn.com/training
2. I am certified in another state. Do I still need Mn/DOT certification?
Yes. To work in Minnesota on a project that requires technical certification, you will need Mn/DOT Certification.
3. I am a registered engineer. Must I be certified?
All personnel who perform field or laboratory materials sampling or testing, or concrete or bituminous mix designs on federal aid, state aid and state trunk highway projects, must be certified. This includes registered, professional engineers. A registered engineer may exercise the test-out option for certification. The years of experience requirement for test-outs will be considered fulfilled due to the extensive training received by degreed engineers. See page 17 of the Technical CertificationHandbook for more information on testing out for certification. You can also download the application and instructions from the Forms and Publication page.
4. What happens if my MnDOT certification expires? Can I take a re-certification course to regain my expired certifications?
No. If your certification expires, you must repeat the original courses, or test-out to regain certification. Both options require payment of the appropriate course fee.
For more information on the Technical Certification testout process, see page 17 of the Technical Certification Handbook. You can also download the application and instructions from the Forms and Publication page.
5. How do I find out when my certifications expire?
Every year this office mails a certification card to each certified individual. This card shows the date each certification expires. Certifications marked in red must be renewed the next training season. If you did not receive a card, or you think the card contains an error, contact us.
6. Where do I find more information on Technical Certification?