JOINT TRAINING & CERTIFICATION PROGRAM



COVID-19 Response

In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the JTCP has temporarily suspended delivery of the program through May 22nd. Those who were enrolled in a suspended class will be contacted individually with options for refunds or transfer into a new section.

Extensions: Caltrans may grant extensions to existing certifications for technicians who currently hold or have a recently expired certification. Technicians requesting extension should contact Caltrans JTCP personnel at JTCP@dot.ca.gov with subject line “Extension Request.”

Provisional Certifications: Those new technicians needing certification through these canceled sessions in order to work project direct, will be provided an opportunity for a *Provisional* certification to keep projects moving forward. A *Provisional* certification will require the technician to pass a written and practical examination at their laboratory (or other predetermined location) under the watch of the Caltrans Independent Assurance personnel. The technician must be enrolled in, and paid for a future JTCP session (see website for available dates). The technician will be required to attend the in-person class at the future date for which they signed up. Technicians requesting *Provisional* certification should fill out the “Technician Training and Evaluation Record TL-0121” and “Employer Affidavit of Testing Proficiency TL-0122” (both available here ) and submit them to JTCP@dot.ca.gov using the subject line of “Provisional Certification Request”.


About

The Joint Training and Certification Program (JTCP) was established by Caltrans Materials Engineering and Testing Services to achieve consistent training and certification for all technicians involved in the transportation construction industry throughout California. The purpose of the JTCP is to improve the quality of the pavement construction practices that Caltrans and other agencies obtain, and to help reduce conflict and delay on construction projects within the state. The JTCP was developed in partnership with CSULB’s College of Engineering.

Caltrans and contractor personnel attend the same classes, work together, and receive equivalent training. This practice fosters respect within the industry, while generating increased consistency. The JTCP also enables individuals and agencies to verify progress and certifications held by other individuals.

This is the OFFICIAL program to obtain the necessary certifications for work requiring Caltrans testing certifications (both industry and agency).

Click here to visit Caltrans JTCP website.


Courses
Training and certification are offered in:

Hot Mix Asphalt I

The Joint Training and Certification Program (JTCP) has developed a two-part series certification program in Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) for construction materials lab technicians. To help reduce conflict and delay on construction projects within the state, Caltrans, in partnership with CSULB, has developed a series of joint training and certification programs.


Hot Mix Asphalt II

The Joint Training and Certification Program (JTCP) has developed a two-part series certification program in Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) for construction materials lab technicians. To help reduce conflict and delay on construction projects within the state, Caltrans, in partnership with CSULB, has developed a series of joint training and certification programs.


Soils & Aggregates

The Joint Training and Certification Program (JTCP) has developed a certification program in Soils and Aggregates testing for construction materials lab technicians. To help reduce conflict and delay on construction projects within the state, Caltrans, in partnership with CSULB, has developed a series of joint training and certification programs.


Portland Cement Concrete

The Joint Training and Certification Program (JTCP) has developed a certification program in Portland Cement Concrete testing for construction materials lab technicians. To help reduce conflict and delay on construction projects within the state, Caltrans, in partnership with CSULB, has developed a series of joint training and certification programs.