Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana - Event Information

Event Name:2021 INDOT Certified Asphalt Technician Course (ICAT)

2021 INDOT Certified Asphalt Technician Course (ICAT)

  Presented in Partnership by INDOT and APAI




February 22nd - March 4th, 2021
Online Learning, In Person Exam



This course, presented by INDOT in partnership with the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI), is designed to give participants a working knowledge of the principles associated with testing and controlling asphalt mixtures and aggregate properties. Those who attend this course will have the "know-how" to meet specification requirements for testing and controlling asphalt mixture properties during production at a Certified Hot Mix Asphalt Producer facility.


The course is designed for personnel who are required to be certified for QC/QA asphalt production testing. The participants will include asphalt producer contractors, aggregate suppliers, testing laboratories, engineering consultants and state and local agencies.

Attending this class and passing the exam will result in successful certification. Certified technicians will need to demonstrate proficiency testing for their district in accordance with ITM 583. 


The course is designed to provide personnel with technical and practical knowledge through classroom instruction and “hands-on” laboratory experience.  Topics include asphalt and aggregate sampling and laboratory testing, INDOT specifications, mix design basics, INDOT’s acceptance procedures and pay factor calculations, plants, field testing, INDOT audits, equipment calibration, and quality control troubleshooting. 


All course content has been moved to an online platform for the 2021 ICAT class. Registered students will be able to access online course modules beginning February 22nd. These learning modules can be viewed on-demand so that students can watch these at their own schedule and re-watch modules if needed. The learning management system will track the attendees progress through these modules, and all modules must be viewed in their entirety to receive certification. 

Course exams will be administered in person on Thursday, March 4th from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. Three regional testing locations have been set up - Indianapolis, Warsaw and Odon.  Students will be able to select their preferred testing location.


Registration is available online at the APAI website. The deadline to register is February 26th.  

The cost of the class is $700 for APAI member firms and all governmental agency personnel, including INDOT employees.  Non-member firms will be charged $800 per attendee.  The course fee covers the student manual, scientific calculator and course materials.  All course materials, including manuals and calculators, will be mailed to attendees or available for pickup at the APAI office the week of February 15th.

Event Date:2/22/2021 - 3/4/2021
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