With the creation of VECAT in 2015, pavement recycling classes were envisioned as part of the VECAT class offering. During the 2017 calendar year, VECAT offered classes in Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR), Cold Asphalt Recycling – Field, and Cold Asphalt Recycling – Plant. While participants who passed the VECAT exam received a certificate of completion, they did not earn a VDOT credential. Why? The credential and requirements in VDOT specifications did not exist. Today, VDOT specifications require credentialing of contractor personnel on FDR, Cold In Place Recycling (CIR), and Cold Central Plant Recycling (CCPR) projects.
Starting July 1, 2020, individuals will be able to receive one, two, or all three of the pavement recycling credentials. Initially, these classes will be available online only. Later in the year, VECAT hopes to host a hybrid class for each credential and, in 2021, offer in-person classes.
With assistance from industry, academia, and VDOT, these will be some of the first pavement recycling credentials offered in the country. To sign up for the classes, follow the links on the VAA website, or go directly to Germanna Community College’s Workforce Development page.