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General Inspector Certification
Introduction
Below is the list of materials used during the training session. 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. As you can see, the complete manual is very large. Entire manuals will take a longer time for your computer to open because of their size. Each chapter is also available if you prefer to open smaller individual files. There is no fee to print copies of any part of these manuals from your computer.
 
If you have questions about the Inspector Quality Assurance Program, training, or challenging any of the Inspector Certification exams, contact Lori Butler by e-mail at lorraine.e.butler@odot.state.or.us or by phone at (503) 986-3007.


 
Presentation Slides
 
2014 General Construction Inspector Presentation Slides
Sections  
   0 - Introduction Slides 435 k​
   1 - Standard Specifications 
743 k
   2 - Special Provisions 
144 k 
   3 - 200's – Temporary Appurtenances 
321 k 
   4 - 300's – Roadwork 
567 k 
   5 - 400's – Drainage 
228 k 
   6 - 600's - Bases 
106 k 
   7 - 900's - Permanent Traffic Control & Illumination Systems 
41 k 
   8 - Plans 
1.4 M 
   9 - Contract Administration 
 2.4 M
 10 - Civil Rights
449 k
 11 - Non-Field Tested Materials Acceptance Guide / Qualified Products List
1.9 M 
 12 - Materials
1.8 M ​

 
Challenge Exam Materials

All of the materials noted below are the responsibility of the individual taking a challenge exam unless otherwise noted. 
  
          2008 Standard Specifications
          Calculator 

          Project Plans
  
          Project Special Provisions
  
            
*These documents will be provided to individuals at challenge events. Links to these materials have been provided for studying purposes. The 2014 Study Guide, 2013  Training Manual and 2013 Resource Manual links are provided below. 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.

 
2014 General Construction Inspector Study Guide
General Construction Inspector Study Guide 
24.4 M
   
Chapters  
   Table of Contents 7 k​
   Foreward 19k​
   1 - General Guidance 
1.5 M 
   2 - Specifications 
629 k
   3 - Special Provisions 
151 k 
   4 - 200's - Temporary Features & Appurtenances 
1.5 M 
   5 - 300's - Roadwork 
3 M 
   6 - 400's - Drainage & Sewers 
1.6 M
   7 - 600's Bases 
1.5 M 
   8 - 800's - Permanent Traffic Safety & Guidance Devices 
4.1 M 
   9 - 900's - Permanent Traffic Control & Illumination Systems 
832 k 
 10 - Contract Plans
1.1 M 
 11 - Non-Field Tested Materials Acceptance Guide 
531 k 
 12 - Qualified Products List 
545 k 
 13 - Construction Materials 
2.4 M
 14 - NFTMAG Flowchart
185 k 
 15 - Documentation
15 k
 16 - Dailies 
412 k 
 17 - Quality 
2 M
 18 - Quantity
641 k 
 19 - Slope Stake Guide
443 k 
 20 - Contract Administration​ 2.4 M​
 21 - Civil Rights: Workforce & Small Business Equity Programs​ 623 k​

 
 
2013 General Construction Inspector Training Manual
General Construction Inspector Training Manual 
14.4 M
   
Chapters  
   Table of Contents 77 k​
   1 - 100's General Requirements 
320 k 
   2 - 200's Mobilization & Traffic Control 
430 k
   3 - 300's – Roadwork 
413 k 
   4 - 400's – Drainage & Sewers 
395 k 
   5 - 500's – Bridges 
177 k 
   6 - 600's - Bases 
68 k 
   7 - 700's Wearing Surfaces 
139 k 
   8 - 800's - Permanent Traffic Safety & Guidance Devices 
91 k
   9 - 900's - Permanent Traffic Control & Illumination Systems 
87 k
 10 - 1000's - Right of Way Development & Control
74 k 
 11 - 1100's - Water Supply Systems 
66 k 
 12 - Intro to General Construction Inspector Training Manual Tables 
225 k 
 13 - Inspector Forms 
892 k
 14 - Checklists
1.4 M 
 15 - Non-Field Tested Materials Guide (NFTMG)
137 k
 16 - Dailies 
294 k 
 17 - Quality 
1.9 M
 18 - Quantity
589 k 
 19 - Slope Stake Guide
444 k 
 20 - Symbols & Line Guide​ 1.1 M​
 21 - General Guidance​ 1.4 M​

 

 

2013 General Construction Inspectors Resource Manual
General Construction Inspectors Resource Manual 
4.1 M
   
Chapters  
  Table of Contents​ 17 k​
  Foreward 19 k​
  1 - ODOT Inspector Certification Program 
115 k
  2 - Quality Assurance Program 
159 k 
  3 - Field Tested Materials Information 
517 k
  4 - Non-Field Tested Materials Guide​ 249 k​
  5 - Qualified Products List (QPL) 1.9 M​
  6 - Project Records​ 44 k​
  7 - Extra Work Performed on a Force Account Basis 960 k​
  8 - Labor Compliance​ 254 k​

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



2013 General Inspector Training Manual $35
2013 General Inspector Resource Manual $25
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. You may send the form to Susan Herring by e-mail at susan.c.herring@odot.state.or.us or by fax at (503) 986-3096. 

 
Additional Homework and Helps

 
Review questions have been created that are similar to those on the General Inspector exam. You may access these questions by clicking on this link: General Inspector Exam Practice Questions. 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. 
 
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