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SCDOT Certification

Registration & Payment

Required registration forms

Please email both completed forms to Jamie Wurdinger at

  1. Registration Form [pdf]: Write level(s) registering for and preferred class date(s).
  2. Experience Form (mandatory) [pdf] Applicants are required to have a minimum level of familiarity and at least six months experience with the related test procedures, forms, specifications, and general operations. Registrations submitted without a signed experience form will be forfeited. 
    1. If you do not have a certified technician to sign the experience form, you may email Temple Short a brief description of your work experience and/or resume requesting an experience waiver. 


ACI required for release of certification

ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I: SCDOT Certification is only valid with current certification as a Concrete Field Testing Technician by the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Although ACI Certification is not a pre-requisite to attend the SCDOT course, proof of ACI certification must be submitted to our offices no later than one year from successful completion of the course in order for us to release your SCDOT certification. Thereafter, ACI certification must be independently maintained to avoid possible suspension of your SCDOT Technician Certification. For American Concrete Institute (ACI) Technician Certification information and scheduling, please refer to the website http:/ or contact Mary Baer at 704-588-9601. ACI certification cards may be emailed to Jamie Wurdinger or brought to class the day of.


Certification Renewals

NOTE: If applying for recertification, please include a copy of your certificate with your registration forms.

For those who need to renew their Concrete Technician certification, the same steps will need to be taken regardless whether the certification has lapsed. The class is only a review and is not intended for those who are inexperienced in the areas to be covered; therefore, recertification is not treated any differently than initial certification.

As of June 1, 2005, the SCDOT Technician Certification Board has determined that the certification expiration dates for recertification obtained one year prior to the technician's original date of expiration will be issued from the original expiration date. For example, if a technician's certification expires April 2006, and that technician passes a recertification examination in April 2005, the certification will then be extended five years from the original expiration in April 2006 to April 2011. However, if the technician chooses to attend and pass a recertification examination in March 2005, the recertification will be valid from March 2005 to March 2010; in such a case, the technician passed the examination outside of the one-year window. If a technician does not pass a recertification examination prior to the original expiration date in April 2006, the certification will expire on the original expiration date.



All payment must be made prior to the deadline specified for the scheduled course or examination date.

Payment for all certification courses may be submitted by:

  1. check or money order, made payable to the University of South Carolina and mailed to USC Civil & Environmental Engineering, Attention Jamie Wurdinger, 300 Main St. C223, Columbia, SC 29208.
  2. credit card (online) via our Civil and Environmental Engineering Marketplace.

NOTE: Please be sure to send the check or money order with a copy of the registration and experience forms. Confirmation letters will not be sent until the experience form and payment have been received.

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