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Asphalt Training & Testing

The Superpave Asphalt Qualification Program operates under principles set forth by Kentucky specifications and federal mandates requiring that knowledgeable, well-trained employees be involved in paving operations. These measures insure cost-effectiveness and quality workmanship. This training program reviews Kentucky procedures, familiarizes experienced technologists with important new practices, and provides an overview of information used on a daily basis in HMA testing. The Superpave Asphalt Program offers two different qualifications: Superpave Plant Technologist (SPT) and Superpave Mix Design Technologist (SMDT).

Exam results are distributed as pass or fail, an 80% is a passing score. For the SMDT Qualification and Requalification, the exams are composed of two sections whereby the participant must score an 80% on both portions to qualify/requalify as a Superpave Mix Design Technologist.

Training is in-person only. 

NOTE: Payment is required in advance, except for employees of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

All result documentation will come from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Division of Materials.

Who Should Attend

Asphalt Training and Testing Courses are designed for anyone involved in the mix design, production, quality control, placement or inspection of asphalt pavements on highways, airfields, and developments in Kentucky. These classes are open to local and state government employees, private industry, and anyone in the general public with interest in learning more about asphalt pavement.




  • Superpave Plant Technologist Qualification: A five-year qualification that prepares an individual to perform daily inspection, process-control, and acceptance of verification testing as defined in the Kentucky Standard Specifications. This qualification is required before attending the Superpave Mix Design Technologist Qualification school.
  • Superpave Mix Design Technologist Qualification: A five-year qualification that prepares an individual to perform, submit, adjust, or approve mix designs as defined in Kentucky Standard Specifications.


  • SPT/SMDT Requalification: $125
  • Superpave Plant Technologist Qualification: $800
  • Superpave Mix Design Technologist Qualification: $800