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Grade & Drain II

Grade & Drain Level II builds upon information that is provided in the Grading Level I course.  The purpose of the course is to provide additional training to inspection personnel who are involved with grade and drain construction of roadways. Topics discussed during the course include the following: construction and design of cut slopes in rock, geotextiles, karst topography (sinkholes), subgrade stabilization, structural backfill.  Each individual that successfully completes the course will be awarded a Grading Level II qualification. 
Who should attend this course? 
State, contractor, and consultant personnel who are qualified as a Grade Level I inspector and will be responsible for performing and/or inspecting work within the topics described above.  Contractor and consultant personnel who are responsible for overseeing quality control on KYTC grade and drain construction projects. 

Policy:  The Grade and Drain qualification program was created in accordance with FHWA’s “Quality Assurance Procedures for Construction” policy and KM 64-001-08, which both state that all sampling and testing data to be used in the acceptance decision or the IA program shall be executed by qualified sampling and testing personnel. Participants must successfully complete Level I training before attending Level II. Grade and Drain Level I is a prerequisite for Grade and Drain Level II. In order to take Grade and Drain Level II a participant must successfully pass the Grade and Drain Level I exam with a passing score.

The qualification for both training's are valid for five years. After five years, an individual will need to take both Level I and Level II in accordance in which they are due to renew.

Dates & Locations



  • Introduction
  • Cut Slopes
  • Karst Topography
  • Geosynthetics
  • Subgrade Stabilization
  • Structural Backfill
  • Exam


$175 - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Employees
$200 - All other agencies

Download a PDF Registration Form