Training

All training classes will be three-days in length and focus on providing a basic understanding and knowledge of the TxDOT Test Procedures and Specifications. These classes are not pre-requisites to any certification class and participants will not earn certification.

Level 1A Training Test Procedures Covered:

Tex-200-F, Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates (Part 1 & 2)
Tex-204-F, Design of Bituminous Mixtures (VMA Only)
Tex-206-F, Compacting Specimens using the Texas Gyratory Press (TGC)
Tex-207-F, Determining Density of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures (Parts 1, 6 and 8)
Tex-212-F, Determining Moisture Content of Bituminous Mixtures (Part 2)
Tex-217-F, Determining Deleterious Material and Decantation Test for Coarse Aggregates
Tex-221-F, Sampling Aggregate for Bituminous Mixtures, Surface Treatments and LRA
Tex-222-F, Sampling Bituminous Mixtures
Tex-225-F, Random Selection of Bituminous Mixture Samples (Part 1)
Tex-227-F, Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity of Bituminous Mixtures
Tex-233-F, Preparing Control Charts for Asphaltic Concrete Paving Projects
Tex-235-F, Determining Draindown Characteristics in Bituminous Mixtures
Tex-236-F, Determining Asphalt Content from the Asphalt Paving Mixtures by Ignition Method
Tex-241-F, Superpave Gyratory Compacting of Test Specimens of Bituminous Mixtures
Tex-400-A, Sampling Flexible Base, Stone, Gravel, Sand and Mineral Aggregates
Tex-500-C, Sampling Bituminous Materials, Pre-molded Joint Fillers and Joint Sealers (Part 1 & 2)
Tex-530-C, Effect of Water on Bituminous Paving Mixtures.

Level 1B Training Test Procedures and Topics Covered:

Specifications
Surface Preparation
Mix Placement
Thermal Segregation
Compaction
Acceptance
Troubleshooting
Tex-207-F, Determining Density of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures (Parts 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
Tex-222-F, Sampling Bituminous Mixtures
Tex-225-F, Random Selection Bituminous Mixtures Samples (Part 2)
Tex-244-F, Thermal Profile of Hot Mix Asphalt
Tex-246-F, Permeability of Water Flow of Hot Mix Asphalt
Tex-500-C, Sampling Bituminous Materials, Pre-Molded Joint Fillers and Joint Sealers (Part 1 & 2)

Level 1C Training Test Procedures Covered:

Tex107-E, Determining the Bar Linear Shrinkage of Soils
Tex-200-F, Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates (Part 1 & 2)
Tex-203-F, Sand Equivalent
Tex-212-F, Determining Moisture Content of Bituminous Mixtures (Part 2)
Tex-217-F, Determining Deleterious Material and Decantation Test for Coarse Aggregates
Tex-221-F, Sampling Aggregate for Bituminous Mixtures, Surface Treatments and LRA
Tex-224-F, Determinig Flakiness Index
Tex-280-F, Determining Flat and Elongated Particles
Tex-400-A, Sampling Flexible Base, Stone, Gravel, Sand and Mineral Aggregates
Tex-401-A, Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregate
Tex-402-A, Fineness Modulus of Fine Aggregate
Tex-406-A, Decantation Test for Concrete Aggregate
Tex-408-A, Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregate
Tex-413-A, Determining Deleterious Material in Mineral Aggregate
Tex-460-A, Determining Crushed Face Particle Count
Tex-461-A, Degradation of Coarse Aggregate by Micro-Deval Abrasion

SB 101 Training Test Procedures Covered:

Tex-101-E Preparing Soil and Flexible Base Material for Testing (Parts I and II)
Tex-102-E Determining Slaking Time
Tex-103-E Determining Moisture Content in Soil Materials
Tex-104-E Determining Liquid Limits of Soils
Tex-105-E Determining Plastic Limit of Soils
Tex-106-E Calculating the Plasticity Index of Soils
Tex-107-E Determining the Bar Linear Shrinkage of Soils
Tex-110-E Particle Size Analysis of Soils (Part I)
Tex-116-E Ball Mill Method for Determining the Disintegration of Flexible Base Material
Tex-400-A Sampling Stone, Gravel, Sand and Mineral Aggregates
Tex-600-J  Sampling and Testing Lime (Part I)

SB 201 Training Test Procedures Covered:

Tex-100-E Surveying and Sampling Soils for Highways
Tex-101-E Preparing Soil and Flexible Base Material for Testing (Part II)
Tex-113-E Determination of Moisture-Density Relationships of Soils And Base Materials
Tex-114-E Laboratory Compaction Characteristics and Moisture-Density Relationship of Subgrade and Embankment Soils
Tex-142-E Laboratory Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes
Tex-400-A Sampling Stone, Gravel, Sand, and Mineral Aggregates
Tex-600-J Sampling and Testing Lime (Part I)

SB 202 Training Test Procedures Covered:

Tex-100-E Surveying and Sampling Soils for Highways
Tex-101-E Preparing Soil and Flexible Base Material for Testing (Part II)
Tex-117-E Triaxial Compression for Disturbed Soils and Base Materials
Tex-120-E Soil Cement Testing
Tex-121-E Soil-Lime Testing
Tex-128-E Determining Soil pH
Tex-400-A Sampling Stone, Gravel, Sand and Mineral Aggregates
Tex-600-J Sampling and Testing Lime (Part I)