Materials certification extensions

Jameo D. Pollock, Ed.D., Statewide Technical Training Manager with VDOT, has sent the following information regarding Materials Certification Extensions.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, VDOT is revising the following Materials Certification School guidelines:

  • If you have never held a certification, you will be allowed to work under the direct supervision of a certified individual. The uncertified individual is “required” to complete the pertinent self-study or online course for a knowledge base prior to starting work.
  • Those who held certifications as of December 31, 2019, but their certifications have expired in 2020 will have their certifications extended until September 30, 2020, or until new guidance is issued.

Currently, all certification courses are available as either self-study or online options at the respective community colleges. Written and proficiency exams are available as remotely proctored exams at Germanna CC or as in-person or remotely proctored exams at CCWA. 

Current certification holders expiring in 2020, as well as those working with an extended 2019 certification, will need to complete the full certification requirements to maintain certification past September 30, 2020.

This guideline will be in place until September 30, 2020, or until new guidance is issued.

As conditions and guidance on the pandemic changes, these guidelines will be updated. Please go to the Materials Certification Schools webpage on the VDOT website for the most current information.

If you have any questions, please contact Jameo Pollock at VDOT.