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Technical Certification Program

Print or download the listed course materials, and bring them to class.

Bridge Construction Inspector Certification (BCIC)

Prerequisites for certification


  • Aggregate Production Tester
  • Concrete Field Tester
  • Concrete Field Inspector
  • Grading and Base Tester

MnDOT eLearning courses

AASHTO/TC3 Construction Inspection of Structures Series E-Learning courses

Expiration and recertification options

  • This certification expires after five seasons.
  • A recertification must be completed before the end of the fifth season.
  • Once a certification is expired, you must complete the full certification course again to be certified.

Class logistics

  • Learning mode: In person
  • If you need to register: Learn about the certification process and then register for the class.
  • Logistics: See the Registration Confirmation and Class Reminder emails from Lake Superior College for class dates, time, location, and directions. Time will be provided for on- or off-site lunch. No meals or beverages will be provided.
  • Learning differences and accommodations: If you have a disability or learning issue, either permanent or temporary, which might affect your ability to perform in a class, the online exam, or the performance exam, contact Suzanne Johnsrud, 218-428-1002, to discuss possible accommodations.

What to bring to class

Print and bring to class 

Print or bring to class on a tablet/laptop

Print on large paper (11x17) or bring on tablet/laptop

Fillable forms to bring on tablet/laptop

For electronic use only – not optimized for printing

Reference books/manuals to bring (electronic or hard copy)  

Also bring to class

  • Calculator
  • Paper and pencil/pen
  • Laptop/tablet (recommended)
  • Face mask (for health and safety, if needed)
  • Lunch, snacks, and beverages

About the certification exams

Written exam process

  • The written exam is in two parts, one given each week and open to you at noon on the two Friday class days.
  • You must complete the exam within one week after it is open for you, meaning the same day the following week.
  • For each exam, you will have 120 minutes to complete the 75 questions online.
  • You must score 70% or higher on both exams to pass. If you score 60-69% on either, you may request a retest.
  • Your final score will be the average of the two scores.
  • Find your exam to take them when they are open for you.

Written exam topics (approximate percentage of exam)

  • TBD

Materials allowed during the written exam

This is an open book exam. You may use the training manual and all other course materials during the exam. A calculator is provided within the online exam.

Performance exam

  • None