National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)

Transportation: Highway Materials - Level I


Credential: Transportation: Highway Materials - Level I  GI Bill resource CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Highway Materials certification program is for highway engineering technicians involved in laboratory and field testing of highway materials such as aggregates, asphalts, concrete, soils, paints, and metals. This program addresses knowledge of techniques and equipment; recordkeeping and reporting procedures pertaining to materials and quality control; and supervisory techniques. Level I is designed for trainees and entry-level technicians who perform limited job tasks under frequent supervision. Certification at Levels II, III, and IV does not require prior certification at the lower level, but it does require meeting the certification requirements of the lower levels. Candidates must have minimal relevant work experience or entry- level training in highway materials. Candidates must obtain a Supervisor's verification of all work elements and take and pass a written examination.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Transportation: Highway Materials - Level I

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)

1420 King Street
Alexandria, VA  22314-2794

Phone: (888) 476-4238

Email: tech@nicet.org

Candidate must have few weeks of relevant experience or entry-level training in highway materials.

The Transportation: Highway Materials - Level I credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidate must submit their supervisor's verification on the application or on the Work Element Verification Form verifying they have repeatedly and competently performed the tasks described in the Highway Materials Work Element description.

  • Core Work Element
    • Basic Metric Units and Conversions
  • Non-Core Work Elements
    • Simple Plans and Specs
    • Standard Lab Equipment
    • Basic Mathematics
    • Basic Communication Skills
    • Basic Physical Science
    • First Aid Procedures

  • Miscellaneous
    • Texture Depth of Concrete
    • Sheet Metal and Wire Size Determination
    • Zinc-Coated Corrugated Iron or Steel Culverts
  • Hydraulic Cement
    • Sampling Hydraulic Cement
    • Fineness of Hydraulic Cement
  • Aggregate
    • Materials Finer Than No. 200 Sieve
    • Unit Weight/Aggregates
    • Sieve Analysis/Aggregates
    • Wire Cloth Sieves
    • Total Moisture Content/Aggregates
    • Sieve Analysis of Extracted Aggregate
  • Soils
    • Core Tests
    • Soil and Rock Terminology
    • Soils and Rocks
    • Test Sample (Soil) Preparation
    • Wash Test for Soils
    • Sample Hydrated Lime
    • Calcium Carbide Gas
  • Concrete
    • Sample Fresh Concrete
    • Slump Test
    • Concrete and Concrete Aggregate Terminology
    • Temperature of Fresh Concrete
  • Asphalt
    • Sample Bituminous Materials
    • Sample Creosote
    • Sample Bituminous Concrete

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Transportation: Highway Materials - Level I examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

Testing for this credential is handled by Pearson VUE. The test centers are located in the U.S. They also have some test centers on military bases.

To find out more, use the following links on the Pearson VUE website:

For more information on the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Transportation: Highway Materials - Level I

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Transportation: Highway Materials - Level I credential has the following recertification information:

  • Candidate's three-year certification period begins on the date they are awarded their first certification. At this point, the candidate should begin keeping a record of their professional development activities (using the free CPD log provided by NICET), both for their own career development uses and for NICET recertification. 

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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

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

GI Bill®

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

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Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

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High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

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