The Deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, for the Federal Highway Administration’s subsurface investigation qualification course. The course, taught by National Highway Institute-approved instructors, is intended for drillers, drilling inspectors, engineers, geologists and technicians involved in field data collection and quality assurance of subsurface investigations.

It’s part of a series to develop a training and qualification/certification program for geotechnical inspectors and field personnel. The course adheres to FHWA guidelines and practices, and many states now require this qualification to work on Department of Transportation projects.

Topics will include:

  • Equipment and methods
  • Safety
  • Borehole sealing
  • Drilling and sampling requirements, criteria
  • Common drilling errors
  • And tactics for dealing with difficult subsurface conditions.
A two-hour qualification exam is administered at the end of the course. Classes run Dec. 17-19 at Best Western Plus University Inn, 1401 University Blvd., Steubenville, Ohio 43952. Fee of $875 for SSI members, $925 for non-members includes training course, course materials, beverages, lunch and C.E.U. certifications.

Call 877.632.4748 for more information or to obtain a registration form.