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Current Announcements (updated 07/12/2016)


6.4.1 Pile Driving Inspector (PDI) Qualification Requirements

All trainees seeking Pile Driving Inspection qualification must:  (1) Obtain on-site experience in which he/she has directly observed, inspected, and recorded the full installation of at least fifteen (15) driven piles under the supervision of a CTQP qualified Pile Driving Inspector (PDI). At least ten (10) of the piles inspected shall be driven with an open ended Diesel Hammer where the trainee must use the saximeter.TM The supervising CTQP qualified PDI shall include a note in the first page of the Pile Installation log as evidence for the required experience, indicating the name of the trainee and stating the trainee has inspected the full installation of the pile. Trainees must confirm work experience when taking the CTQP Pile Driving Inspector Exam or report work experience through the CTQP website (IA Re-qualification Program).

6.4.2 Drilled Shaft Inspector (DSI) Qualification Requirements

All trainees seeking Drilled Shaft Inspector qualification must:  (1) Obtain on-site experience in which at least he/she has directly observed, inspected, and recorded the full installation of at least ten (10) shafts under the supervision of a CTQP qualified Drilled Shaft Inspector (DSI). At least five (5) of the drilled shafts inspected shall be on shafts constructed using the wet method. The CTQP qualified DSI shall include a note in the first page of the Drilled Shaft Excavation log as evidence for the required experience, indicating the name of the trainee and stating the trainee has inspected the full installation of the shaft. Trainees must confirm work experience when taking the CTQP Drilled Shaft Inspector Exam or report work experience through the CTQP website (IA Re-qualification Program).


Attention Asphalt Plant Level 1 Providers:


Course materials and exam updates for Asphalt Plant Level 1, Release 5 - No Recall Necessary.

The course materials and exams for Asphalt Plant Level 1, Release 5 are updated. The FDOT is not issuing a recall for the Asphalt Plant Level 1, Release 5 written/proficiency exams. Providers with Asphalt Plant Level 1, Release 5 exams may use their existing Release 5 inventory. Providers with Asphalt Plant Level 1, Release 5 written/proficiency exams in inventory should refer to a 4/28/2016 email from CTQP, subject line "Asphalt Plant level 1, Release 5".


Asphalt Plant Level 1, Release 6 exams are available for future orders. DVDs with the course material updates are being mailed to FDOT Asphalt Plant Level 1 Providers.

Course material updates are being placed on the CTQP website.
Course material changes include:
Module 6 slide 36 corrected equation
Manual contains M6 S36 changes and FM inserts

Please contact CTQP if you have any questions.

Attention Asphalt Paving Level 1 Providers:


Course materials and exam updates for Asphalt Paving Level 1, Release 6 - No Recall Necessary.

The course materials and exams for Asphalt Paving Level 1, Release 6 are updated. The FDOT is not issuing a recall for the Asphalt Paving Level 1, Release 6 written/proficiency exams. Providers with Asphalt Paving Level 1, Release 6 exams may use their existing Release 6 inventory.

Course material changes include:
Module 1 slide 11 & 12 - updated slide to 52-28
Correct appendices/manual/TOC

Please contact CTQP if you have any questions.

FDOT has created request forms to simplify the request process for becoming a CTQP Provider or CTQP Instructor.
Provider Request form # 700-010-51
Instructor Request form # 700-010-41
The Construction Training Qualification Manual will be updated, requiring these forms for making these requests. The Proctor Request form has been updated
Proctor Request form # 700-010-50
These forms are available on the CTQP website under Provider Policies and Procedures, and at the FDOT Forms library.


Per section 1.14.3 of the CTQM, CTQP has implemented new expiration date rules effective 12/2/2015.
The implemented rules are:

  1. For trainees who are re-qualifying an existing qualification (only qualifications listed below),
  2. If a trainee completes the requirements early (within the last 365 days of their current qualification), the new qualification will expire 5 years from the current qualification expiration date, NOT THE DATE OF THE EXAM.
Example
If a qualification is expiring on 11/28/2015 and the trainee takes the exam to re-qualify on 10/28/2015 (which is within 365 days of expiration), the new 5 year expiration date extends from the current expiration date, NOT THE DATE OF THE EXAM.

Old version of expiration date: 10/28/2020

New version of expiration date: 11/28/2020

Qualifications Affected:
Asphalt Paving Level 1
Asphalt Paving level 2
Asphalt Plant level 1
Asphalt Plant level 2
Final Estimates Level 1
Final Estimates Level 2
Concrete Batch
Earthworks level 1
Earthworks level 2
Pile Driving
Drilled Shaft


FDOT's CTQP Exam Policy:

FDOT has issued Construction Bulletin 03-15 concerning CTQP Exam policies.
Link to bulletin: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/construction/memos/bulletins/CY1516/CBull03-15.pdf

Below are bulleted statements from the Bulletin.
  • Providers are only to provide and proctor exams for coursed in which they are approved to provide 
  • Providers are to provide proficiency exams in addition to written exams if it is required for the qualification
  • Proctoring oversight of proficiency exams must be by an approved Instructor in the Specialty Area of the exam
  • Providers must post all courses and exam sessions to the schedule on the CTQP website

Effective immediately Providers will be able to purchase only exams in which they are approved to provide Providers will be given a 90 day grace period to utilize or return for refund any exam in their passion in which they are not an approved provider. This grace period will conclude no later than February 28, 2016.



FDOT Extension Policy Notice:

FDOT has established the policy that extensions will be granted only in the event of extreme circumstances, such as death, illness or natural disaster


CTQP Holiday Schedule:

CTQP will be closed on Friday, January 1st, 2016, Friday, January 2nd, Monday, May 30th, Friday, July 1st, Monday July 4th, and Monday, September 5th.

CTQP will also be closed on, Thursday, November, 24th and Friday, November 25th. Providers, please submit all Rush Orders by EOB on Tuesday, November 22nd if you need the exams by Wednesday, November 23rd because CTQP will NOT be shipping exams on Wednesday, November 23rd.

CTQP will also be closed on, Monday, December 26th. Providers, please submit all Rush Orders by EOB on Thursday, December 22rd if you need the exams by Friday, December 23rd because CTQP will NOT be shipping exams on Friday, December 23rd.

CTQP will also be closed on Monday, January 2nd, 2017.

Please contact the CTQP Administrator with any questions at 813-864-2595 or info@ctqpflorida.com.


New CTQP Rush Order Policy:

CTQP will no longer fill RUSH Orders on Fridays after 1pm. If Providers submit a RUSH Order after 1pm Friday, the Order will be filled the following working day. Please contact CTQP with any questions.


Computer-Based Training Material:

We are pleased to announce the availability of Computer-Based Training (CBT) for Asphalt Paving Level 1, Asphalt Paving Level 2, Augercast Pile, Concrete Field Inspector Specifications, Concrete Lab Technician Specifications, Earthwork Construction Inspection Level 1, Earthwork Construction Inspection Level 2, Final Estimates Level 1, MSE Wall Inspector, and Quality Control Manager. Each course includes a number of study modules and offers a practice examination for the student to test their knowledge. The practice exams use scrambled questions and are not the same as the exams offered by the providers for qualification. The CBTs and the practice exams are offered free of charge.

Please follow the steps below or click on the link below to go to the CBTs directly. Once you arrive at the portal the courses will be listed in CBT format. You will be asked to set up a user name and password, and to provide contact information the first time you access the CBT. On subsequent visits, you can login as an existing user.

To access these CBTs, click 'Course Preparation Materials' from the menu on the left side of the page, under the heading 'Documents'. There, under the heading 'Course Materials' is a link titled 'CTQP Computer-Based Training' or click on the link below to go directly to the CBTs.

CTQP Computer-Based Training


IA Re-Qualification Program:
As of May 13, 2016, the IA Re-Qualification Program launched and will encompass the former Qualification Application, the former Personal Data Sheet, and will allow Trainees to Re-Qualify an Existing Level 1 Qualification if the minimum requirements are met.

Use if you:

  • Need to Create/Edit your Personal Information (DL #, Phone Numbers, Email, Etc.)
  • Need to Report a Requirement (ACI, Nuclear Safety Certs, Work Experience, Grouting, and Post Tensioning Certs) to CTQP.
  • Need to automatically Re-Qualify an existing level 1 qualification (Allowed for those that meet FDOT's minimum requirements)



CTQP Combined Course Schedules, Examination Schedules, and Prices for All CTQP Training Providers

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