California Asphalt Pavement Association
Representing the asphalt pavement industry in California

JOINT TRAINING & CERTIFICATION PROGRAM RESOURCE PAGE


The Joint Training and Certification Program (JTCP) was established by the Caltrans Materials Engineering and Testing Services (METS) 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 California State University, Long Beach, College of Engineering. The concept has been endorsed by the construction industry, including CalAPA, and the association is an active supporter of the program.


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. The JTCP is the OFFICIAL program to obtain the necessary certifications for work requiring Caltrans testing certifications (both industry and agency). CalAPA has created this resource page to help members and others to learn more about the JTCP program, including providing links to class schedules and other information.


CSULB Joint Training & Certification Website


Schedule, registration & more

Click HERE to go to the main Joint Training & Certification Program website, which is part of California State University, Long Beach School of Engineering.

HELPFUL LINKS TO ADDITIONAL RESOURCES



Caltrans Joint Training & Certification web page


Background on the Joint Training & Certification Program

Click HERE to go to the main Joint Training & Certification Page on the Caltrans website, which contains background information on the program.

CalAPA 'Asphalt Insider' newsletter article


Report on instructor recruitment

Click HERE to view the Oct. 23, 2017 issue of the CalAPA official industry newsletter, "Asphalt Insider," with an update on the JTCP program.

Official Caltrans press release announcing launch of Joint Training & Certification Program


July 10, 2017 announcement

Click HERE to view the official Caltrans press release issued July 10, 2017 formally announcing the launch of the Joint Training & Certification Program.

CalAPA 'Asphalt Insider' newsletter article


Report on launch of program

Click HERE to view the July 17, 2017 issue of the CalAPA official industry newsletter, "Asphalt Insider," reporting on the launch of the JTCP program.

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CalAPA 'Asphalt Insider' newsletter article


Report on release of 2018 training schedule of classes

Click HERE to view the Jan. 29, 2018 issue of the CalAPA official industry newsletter, "Asphalt Insider," with an update on the JTCP program, including the release of the 2018 class schedule.