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2-2023-Superpave Field Laboratory Technician Certification Training

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Superpave Field Laboratory Technician Certification Training is a four (4) day face to face course offered jointly by Kansas State University (K-State) and the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). This course is intended to certify engineers, technicians, and other personnel who will be involved in the construction of Superpave Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) pavements using Quality Control and Quality Assurance (QC/QA) specifications in the State of Kansas. Instruction will be provided by a selected group of instructors from KDOT, industry, and K-State. Successful completion of the course and certification (subjected to a combined passing score on two written tests and a laboratory proficiency test given at the end of the course) will be required for all KDOT and contractor personnel performing tests on these projects.

The training will be held in person on the campus of Kansas State University.

Session 1 - January 23-26, 2023

Session 2 - February 6-9, 2023

Session 3 - February 20-23, 2023

Session 4 - March 6-9, 2023


The following sessions will be included in the course:

  • Overview of Superpave volumetric mixture design
  • Asphalt mixture volumetrics
  • Hands-on training for the required tests Gyratory Compaction, Bulk Density, Maximum Specific Gravity (Rice), Ignition Oven Binder content, and moisture-Sensitivity (Modified Lottman) for Superpave HMA construction
  • Superpave mixture data analysis and interpretation as required in the QC/QA special provisions 
  • Written and laboratory proficiency tests


Before You Can Take This Class - Have you completed the Aggregate Field Tester course?

The Superpave training requires you attend the Aggregate Field Tester (AGF) course offered by K-State Salina. You will not receive your Superpave certification until you have passed the AGF exam. We highly recommend you complete this exam BEFORE taking the Superpave training.


To learn more about this pre-requisite training, contact K-State Salina Professional Education and Outreach office via phone at (855) 552-0079 or


Who Should Attend

Engineers, technicians, and other HMA personnel who intend to perform testing on Superpave HMA projects with QC/QA Specifications in the State of Kansas.


Course Completion Certificate 

Each participant will receive a course completion certificate upon completion of the training. It remains your responsibility to verify with your state/or governing agency/or professional development committee that these continued education hours will be accepted.


Quiz Outs

Quiz out and laboratory performance testing will be offered on the last day of the course. Please indicate on the registration form if you plan to quiz out and the type of test you will be taking.

You may also audit this course. You can participate in the class as an audit but will not be tested on the final day. An audit student will not be certified. Please be aware that the fee to audit this course is the Regular Registration fee.

Quiz Out’s: due to your experience in Superpave HMA Lab testing, on Thursday (day of your performance testing) each Quiz Out should be familiar with the lab equipment at the university, no guidance or assistance will be given to you on Thursday.

Submit your DTMT 296 Form

If you are taking the Quiz Out option, please submit a copy of your DTMT 296 form to Kelli Park-Fuhrmann at sends e-mail) prior to attending the session. If you don't have a copy of the form and you have not been witnessed in the last two years you should register for the full session.  


Performance Tests

The written exam is for individuals who are renewing their certifications and who have been witnessed in the last 2 years. Each individual must submit with registration DTMT 296 screen print from CMS and provide with your registration.


The parking pass is complimentary for the Superpave training. A parking link will be provide to you via email before the event. Each individual should place your order for your parking permit by 11:59 PM the day before the event.

Cancellation Policy

Kansas State University may cancel or postpone this program because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the program is canceled or postponed, registration fees will be refunded but we cannot be held responsible for other costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Registration fees will not be canceled and refunds will not be issued if the program is held but the registrant is unable to attend due to travel delays or cancellations caused by inclement weather, or due to other extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of Kansas State University.

Refund Policy

If you must cancel your registration, please do so as soon as possible. Substitutions are accepted. Registration fees, less a $50.00 processing fee, will be refunded if notice is received in the The registration office one week before scheduled event. Due to guarantees we must give prior to the program, refunds are not available if notice of cancellation is given after the deadline. To cancel or modify your registration, please send a written request to with the event name in the subject line. Registrants who do not cancel their registration by the deadline are responsible for the total registration fee even if they not attend the event and have not paid the registration fee.

Special Assistance

Participants who need accommodations due to a disability or who have special dietary requirements should indicate services needed at the time of registration. Please allow up to two weeks advance notice to arrange for accessibility needs. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Early notification is requested to ensure appropriate accommodations can be provided. Questions regarding registration, please email

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February 06, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
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