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11/30/2017 Member News
INDOT Certified Asphalt Lab Technician Program

The INDOT Certified Asphalt Technician Program (ICAT), presented in partnership with the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI), is a 4-day certification course which educates participants on the testing and controlling of asphalt mixtures.  Aggregate suppliers will learn the impact that aggregate properties have on asphalt quality control through classroom instruction and “hands-on” laboratory instruction.  This annual course will be held on January 22-25, 2018 at Heritage Group’s new facility, The Center, located at 6320 Intech Way in Indianapolis.  Registration is at  For questions, please contact APAI’s Technical Director, Kirsten Pauley at (317) 258-0132 or

Course Agenda




8:00 to 9:00 am Registration

9:00 to 11:45 am Course Overview and Aggregate Fundamentals

11:45 am to 12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 to 2:30 pm Aggregate Sampling and Testing

2:30 to 4:30 pm Aggregate Laboratory and PWL Introduction

4:30 pm Optional Review Session at The Center

7:00 pm Optional Review Session at Hotel


8:30 to 11:45 am Asphalt Binder and Volumetrics

11:45 am to 12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 to 2:30 pm Aggregate Blending and PWL Practice

2:30 to 4:30 pm Asphalt Laboratory

4:30 pm Optional Review Session at The Center

7:00 pm Optional Review Session at Hotel


8:30 to 11:45 am Plants, Field Testing, Audits, & Equipment Calibr.

11:45 am to 12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 to 1:30 pm Quality Control Troubleshooting

1:30 to 2:30 pm INDOT and Contractor Q&A Panel

2:30 to 4:30 pm Exam Review

4:30 pm Optional Review Session at The Center

7:00 pm Optional Review Session at Hotel


8:30 am to 12:30 pm Exam

If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to contact


Kirsten Pauley, PE (APAI’s Technical Director) at (317) 258-0132 or


This course, presented by the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI) in partnership with INDOT, is designed to give participants a working knowledge of the principles associated with testing and controlling asphalt mixtures and aggregate


properties. Those who attend this course will have the "know-how" to meet all specification requirements for testing and controlling asphalt mixture properties during production at a Certified Hot Mix Asphalt Producer facility.




Although the course will have wide application because of the subject matter presented, it is designed for personnel who are required to be certified for QC/QA asphalt production testing. The participants will include asphalt producer contractors, aggregate suppliers, testing laboratories, engineering consultants, and state and local agencies.

Attending this class and passing the exam will result in successful certification. Certified technicians will need to demonstrate proficiency testing for their district in accordance with ITM 583. Upon


request, PDH’s will be provided.




The course is designed to provide personnel with technical and practical knowledge through classroom


instruction and "hands-on" laboratory experience. Topics include asphalt and aggregate sampling and laboratory testing, INDOT specifications, mix design basics, INDOT’s acceptance procedures including percent within limits (PWL) pay factor calculations, plants, field testing, INDOT audits, equipment calibration, and quality control troubleshooting.




This year, APAI and INDOT recognized the need to update course programming and to re-


brand the program as "ICAT". In collaboration with Ivy Tech, the training committee has thoroughly revised content of powerpoint presentations, course manual, and exam to focus on the highest priority learning objectives for attendees.


The program will be held at Heritage


Group’s new facility, The Center, located at 6320 Intech Way, Indianapolis, 46278. The Center is located west of I-465 and south of 71st Street near Indiana Wesleyan University West.




The cost of the class is


$720 for APAI member firms and all governmental agency personnel, including INDOT employees. Non-member firms will be charged $820 per attendee. The course fee covers the student manual and Texas Instruments scientific calculator. The manual will be available for pick-up at the APAI Winter Conference and Trade Show on December 14th at the Indianapolis Marriott East.



With the launch of APAI’s new website, all registration will be online


at Payment will be by credit card only. Registration will open on November 1st, 2017 and will be limited to the first 60 attendees due to laboratory space limitations. There is no cancellation fee on or before January 8th. After that, a $100 cancellation fee may apply.




A block of guest rooms is


being held under the name "INDOT Certified Asphalt Technician Program" at the Residence Inn by Marriott Indianapolis Northwest located at 6220 Digital Way, Indianapolis 46278 for the nights of Sunday, January 21st through Wednesday, January 24th. Reservations can be made by phone at (317) 275- 6000. The group rate is $119 plus tax. Unsold rooms will be released on January 15th, and, after that date, rooms may not be available. The hotel is less than ½ mile from The Center. Optional help sessions will be held in the lobby of the hotel Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm.


Coffee and pastries will be provided for breakfast each morning, and, new this year, lunch is included and will be served at The Center.





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