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Inspector Certification Program

This is part of the Oregon Department of Transportation's effort to ensure quality control and quality assurance for the construction of transportation facilities.

An image of the phrase ODOT Materials & Inspection and the letters Q and AWe provide training and resources for construction inspectors to ensure consistent administration of highway construction projects. Certified instructors safeguard compliance with contract documents and workmanship on ODOT construction projects.

The Inspection Certification Program document outlines the certification program elements and intent.

Full time inspectors are required to pass the General Inspector Certification exam and required discipline certifications, as needed. The program is tailored for convenience. For instance, you do not have to have a Bridge Inspection Certification until you are expected to inspect bridge construction.

Training is available for each of the certifications. However, you may choose to challenge an exam. Training courses are scheduled between October and May. Class schedules and registration information are provided below.

For ADA Curb Ramp Certification details and class materials links, scroll down to the Course Registration & Information Links section at the bottom of this page.


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Quality Assurance Section has cancelled all Inspector Training and Challenge Exam events for the remainder of the 2019-2020 training season. This includes scheduled Erosion and Sediment Control Manager (ESCM) classes.

We have a short-term plan in place. We are working on a long-term plan for those individuals who no longer have an opportunity to attain or to renew a certification.

First, we will grant an automatic one-year extension if the certification was in good standing on January 1 through November 30 , 2020. Individuals will not receive an automatic certification extension if the certification expired prior to January 1, 2020 or the examination was failed while attempting a re-certification.

In the interim, we are preparing for our next training season in 2020-2021 and we are exploring online training opportunities. Challenge events will be reinstated once the COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed.


Contact the Construction Section

800 Airport Road SE
Salem, Oregon 97302
Phone: 503-986-4336
Fax: 503-986-3096

Program Contacts

For forms, purchase materials, website content, challenge exams:
Phone: 503-986-3009
For class schedule, course registration, certification database, results notification:
Phone: 503-986-3007
For exam reviews, general course questions, class schedule, course instruction, inspection quality assurance:
Phone: 503-986-6630

Course Information & Registration Links

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