On June 29, 1995, The Federal Highway Administration issued a requirement as
part of the Quality Assurance Procedures for Construction. The Code of Federal
Regulations, (CFR) 637.207, requires that after June 2000, all "sampling
and testing" shall be executed by qualified laboratories and qualified sampling
and testing personnel. This rule permits the use of data for materials
acceptance from the contractors, provided they and their laboratories have been
qualified by FDOT.
What is CTQP?
CTQP is a program through which Construction technicians and contractors can
receive training and become qualified to test materials to improve the quality
of Florida's roads.
CTQP offers training/qualifications in aggregates, asphalt, concrete,
earthwork, geo-technical construction methods, structures and construction cost
accounting for FDOT.
A significant part of the CTQP mission includes maintaining an internet
accessible database to track all the qualification data related to courses as well as Trainees. This is handled by
the CTQP Administrator's website which you are accessing now. This website is designed to support CTQP qualification
inquiries from trainees, employers and FDOT management.
Historically, four industry/FDOT teams worked on the
quality of the technical content of the courses. They reviewed the submittals
of the training consultants and monitored
the technical content of the courses and exams. Additionally, a Database
team was responsible for guiding the development of the systems required to
handle the demands of the QC2000 initiative. These five teams were led
by the following FDOT employees:
||Sherry Valdez (interim)
These duties are now handled by the CTQP Technical
Review Teams (TRT) on behalf of FDOT. Click here for TRT contact information.
Asphalt Lab Facilities
FDOT constructed two Asphalt Laboratory training
facilities now used for CTQP, one is on the site of the FDOT's old State Materials Office which has now been
transferred to the University of Florida in Gainesville.
The other is at the Florida Turnpike's Snapper Creek service plaza on the turnpike in south Dade County.
Training for courses that do not require use of an asphalt laboratory may also be offered by
CTQP course Providers at other more convenient locations secured by the CTQP
course Providers. A list of those CTQP course Providers can be accessed by
everyone involved for making these training labs
Advisory Committee & TRTs
The Technical Review
Teams and the Advisory Committee are the keys to the success of CTQP.
Members from industry associations, Federal Highway Administration, and FDOT
along with contractors and consultants comprise the Advisory Committee. They
provide general program direction and deal with policy issues.
for TRT contact information.
instructor from Williams Earth Sciences, Inc. demonstrates the Speedy
Moisture Test for ECI 1.
FDOT approved Providers will be handling the registration process for individual class sessions. Satisfactory
completion of required self-study courses and other work experience will be
verified at the district level prior to registration. To register for a course,
click on the link to the training Providers at the end of this paragraph, select a Provider and follow
their instructions. Please contact the Provider of the class session you have chosen to make inquiries about acceptable methods of payment.
For an updated list of our CTQP Training Providers, click here.