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2014 Inertial Profiler Certification Program

Dates: April 28-30; May 1, 5-8

Location: MnROAD Research Facility


Inception: MnDOT began its profiler certification program in 2002.




Inertial Profiler Certification Procedures: 2014 MnDOT Inertial Profiler Certification Program


Operator Certification: Any profiling conducted on a MnDOT Pavement Surface Smoothness Specification project must be performed by a certified Inertial Profiler operator. In order to become a certified operator, one must successfully complete an online training course and examination. The certification course and exam are free of charge.


Equipment Certification: All inertial profilers used on MnDOT projects must be certified prior to official data collection. Certification is held each spring at the MnROAD Research Facility in Albertville, MN.


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