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General Inspector Certification



The list of materials used during classroom training is found below. These materials are necessary for taking the General Construction Inspector Certification exam.
Hyperlinks are provided to take you to the PDF versions of the documents.
File sizes are listed after the title. The complete manual is very large. Each chapter is also available if you prefer to open smaller individual files. There is no fee to print copies of the manual. 

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Challenge Exam Materials

The list of materials used during classroom training is found below. These materials are necessary for taking the General Construction Inspector Certification exam. 

*These documents will be provided to individuals at challenge events. Links to these materials have been provided for studying purposes. It is strongly encouraged that you review these materials before the exam. You may bring any or all of them as resources during the exam.

To achieve General Construction Inspector certification, it is necessary to pass both parts of the exam.

2016 General Construction Inspector Training Manual
   Table of Contents 109 k
   Welcome 1.4 M
   General Guidance 
1.6 M
   Unit 1 - General Project Information 
3.3 M
   Unit 2 -Standard Specifications and Special Provisions 
1 M
   Unit 3 - 00100 General Conditions 
5 M
   Unit 4 - 00200 - Temporary Features & Appurtenances 
5 M
   Unit 5 - Inspector Survey 
862 k
   Unit 6 - 00300 Roadwork 
4.3 M
   Unit 7 - 00400 Drainage & Sewers 
3.4 M
   Unit 8 - 00600 Bases 
2.6 M
   Unit 9 - 00700 Wearing Surfaces
5 M
   Unit 10 - 00800 Permanent Traffic Safety & Guidance Devices 
2.4 M 
   Unit 11 - 00900 Permanent Traffic Control & Illumination Systems
1.3 M 
   Unit 12 - 01000 Right of Way Development & Control
   Contract Plans
6.9 M
   Quality & Quantity Documentation
5.2 M
   Non-Field Tested Materials Acceptance Guide (NTMAG) 
1.5 M
   Quality Products List (QPL) 
1.5 M
   Manual of Field Tested Procedures (MFTP)
2.4 M
   Contract Administration – General Requirements
2 M
   Contract Administration – Project Documentation 3.9 M
   Labor Compliance ​814 k
​   Workforce & Small Business Equity Program ​1.4 M
​   Construction Materials ​6.3 M
​   Paynotes ​760 k
​   Dailies ​2.7 M
​   Portable Changeable Message Sign (PCMS) Handbook ​3 M




2015-2016 General Construction Inspectors Resource Manual
General Construction Inspectors Resource Manual
4 M
  Table of Contents 32 k
  Foreward​ 27 k
  1 - ODOT Inspector Certification Program
47 k
  2 - Quality Assurance Program
111 k 
  3 - Field Tested Materials Information
530 k
  4 - Non-Field Tested Materials Guide 830 k
  5 - Qualified Products List (QPL)​ 1.6 M
  6 - Project Records 42 k
  7 - Extra Work Performed on a Force Account Basis​ 960 k
  8 - Labor Compliance 100 k

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Purchase Challenge Exam Materials

If you would rather not print these manuals from your computer, they are available for purchase. 

2015 General Inspector Workbook $25
2013 General Inspector Resource Manual $20
General Construction Inspector Project Plans (used for exam) $25
General Construction Inspector Project Special Provisions (used for exam) $20
Please use the Construction Section Manual Purchase Form to purchase any of these or other materials.
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Additional Homework and Helps

Self-study units are available by clicking on the links below: 
Background on Measurements and Calculations  
Basic Highway Math for Inspectors  
Basic Surveying for Inspectors
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General Inspector Exam Practice Questions

Review questions have been created that are similar to those on the General Inspector exam. You may access them here. When working with the Practice Questions, please use the plans and specials listed here:

          Project Plans
          Project Special Provisions 

The Practice Questions are in PowerPoint format for you to view on your computer. Clicking directly on the answer will take you to a new slide and let you know if you have answered correctly or incorrectly. 

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