MOS 12V Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator

MOS Description

The concrete and asphalt equipment operator supervises or operates all equipment used in concrete and asphalt production and paving. For more information on MOS 12V, see this Army website.

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CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

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Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

Click here to go to Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Level 1 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician-Level 1 credential demonstrates an individual knowledge and ability to properly perform, record, and report the results of a variety of laboratory procedures for concrete and aggregates. There is no actual examination or application process for this certification. Certification credentials will be automatically issued upon successfully obtaining concurrent certifications as both Concrete Strength Testing Technician AND Aggregate Testing Technician-Level 1.
Click here to go to Construction Materials Testing: Asphalt - Level II COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Construction Materials Testing: Asphalt - Level II certification is a mid-level credential for field and laboratory associate engineering technicians who test and inspect construction asphalts. Candidates for the Construction Materials Testing: Asphalt - Level II certification have the knowledge, experience and skills needed to work more independently than Level I technicians. Under supervision, candidates determine sampling frequencies and procedures (for example, ASTM and AASHTO); conduct a variety of aggregate and asphalt mix tests; monitor asphalt plant operations; identify issues with mix production and placement; follow safe work practices; apply job hazards analyses; perform equipment calibration; verify equipment operation and perform equipment maintenance;perform math calculations and report test results and observations. Candidates are required to pass an exam and to obtain a supervisor’s verification of satisfying experience requirements.
Click here to go to Construction Materials Testing: Concrete - Level I COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Construction Materials Testing: Concrete - Level I is an entry-level credential for field and laboratory technician trainees who test and inspect construction concrete. The candidates for NICET certification at Level I in Construction Materials Testing – Concrete should have the knowledge, experience and basic skills needed to work in the industry. Under direct supervision, candidates should become familiar with sampling standards (for example, ASTM and AASHTO); follow sampling procedures; conduct various methods of concrete testing; gain a basic understanding of concrete properties; perform basic math calculations; read with basic comprehension skills, grasping construction and materials terminology; use safe practices such as wearing personal protective equipment; identify task-specific hazards; verify current calibration and equipment operation; verify that concrete materials are to specifications; support engineers by performing routine testing and work in vertical or horizontal construction. Candidates must meet experience requirements including, pass an exam and have a supervisor’s verification of satisfying experience requirements.
Click here to go to Construction Materials Testing: Concrete - Level II COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Construction Materials Testing: Concrete - Level II is a mid-level credential for field and laboratory associate engineering technicians who test and inspect construction concrete. Candidates for NICET certification at Level II in Construction Materials Testing – Concrete should have the knowledge, experience and skills needed to work more independently than Level I technicians. Under supervision, candidates should be able to determine sampling frequencies and procedures (for example, ASTM and AASHTO); conduct a variety of aggregate and concrete mix tests; monitor concrete plant operations; inspect forms, shoring and concrete reinforcement; follow safe work practices; apply job hazards analyses; perform equipment calibration; verify equipment operation and perform equipment maintenance; perform math calculations and report test results and observations. Candidates are required to meet experience requirements including, pass an exam and obtain a supervisor’s verification of satisfying experience requirements.
Click here to go to Construction Materials Testing: Soil - Level I COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Construction Materials Testing: Soil - Level I is an entry-level credential for field and laboratory technicians engaged specifically in the testing and inspection of construction soil. Candidates must have knowledge of engineering properties of construction materials used in buildings, roads, and related civil engineering projects and knowledge of testing specifications, standards, methods, and materials evaluation. Candidates do not need to have any experience, but it is helpful to have some knowledge of and experience in soils testing, QA/QC, inspection or related activities. Candidates choose the work elements to be included on the written exam and must pass a minimum of three general work elements and six special work elements. Candidates must obtain a Supervisor's verification of all work elements and take and pass a written examination.
Click here to go to Construction Materials Testing: Asphalt - Level I COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Construction Materials Testing: Asphalt - Level I is an entry-level credential for field and laboratory technician trainees who test and inspect construction asphalts. Candidates for the Construction Materials Testing: Asphalt – Level I have the knowledge, experience, and basic skills needed to work in the industry. Under direct supervision, candidates become familiar with sampling standards (for example, ASTM and AASHTO) for mix design and submittal; follow sampling procedures to obtain a sample; identify task-specific hazards; perform a variety of tests, such as field density, aggregate gradation, and asphalt content; perform basic math calculations; read with basic comprehension skills, grasping construction and materials terminology; reduce samples to testing size; use safe practices such as wearing personal protective equipment; use splitting equipment; and verify current calibration and equipment operation for tests. Candidates must pass an exam and obtain a supervisor’s verification of satisfying experience requirements.
Click here to go to Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I certification validates individuals ability to properly perform and record the results of seven basic field tests on freshly mixed concrete. ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who meet both the requirements of a passing grade on the ACI written examination; and successful completion of the ACI performance examination. The performance examination requires actual demonstration of six of the required ASTM test methods and practices. There are no degree or experience requirements.
Click here to go to Concrete Strength Testing Technician COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

Concrete Strength Testing Technician credential demonstrates an individual knowledge and ability to properly perform, record, and report the results of four basic laboratory procedures related to the determination of concrete compressive and flexural strength. This is an entry level exam and requires applicants to pass both a written and performance exam.
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The United States Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is for individuals who drive certain Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs). There are three classes of CDLs with endorsements for specialized qualifications for vehicles like school buses, tank trucks, and tractor trailers. The U.S. Department of Transportation requires drivers to obtain and hold a CDL if they operate in interstate, intrastate, or foreign commerce and drive a vehicle that meets one or more of the classifications of a CMV described on the FMSCA website. FMSCA has developed and issued standards for state testing and licensing of CDL holders. These standards require state governments to issue CDLs to certain CMV drivers only after the driver passes knowledge and skills testing that is administered by the state and related to the type of vehicle the driver expects to operate.

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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