(2.5 day course / 17.5 PDHs)

$1,195 per person


Course Description | Who Should Attend | Training Location | Class Schedule | Dates, Locations, Fees & Registration | Hotel Info | Transfer, Cancellation & Refund Policy | Course Agenda | Inclement Weather Info | Contact Info

Course Description

This course is a hands-on training program intended to introduce the student to the testing of roofing asphalt binders. Learn the test procedures, calculations and criteria involved with grading roofing asphalt binders. Develop and hone your skills during intensive hands-on labs including sample preparation and testing including softening point (Ring & Ball, Mettler Cup and Ball), penetration, flash point (Cleveland Open Cup), ductility, and rotational viscosity. Observe demonstrations of the solubility and stain index tests. Review rheological testing procedures using the dynamic shear rheometer (DSR). Learn about aging, testing variability, and modification of roofing asphalt binders.

Who Should Attend

Although the course is aimed specifically at technicians who will be testing roofing asphalt binders, other technologists, engineers, consultants, and scientists involved in the asphalt roofing industry should also benefit from the course.


2018 Class Schedule

Day 1: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Days 2-3: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The registration fee is $1195. Registration fee must be received prior to the course date. The fee includes refreshments, lunches (Days 2 and 3), and a copy of AI’s MS-26, Asphalt Binder Handbook.

Early registration is recommended as the class is limited to 6 students per instructor.

Dates, Locations and Online Registration

Date Location Seminar Location Registration
January 30 – February 1, 2018 Lexington, KY Asphalt Institute Headquarters
2696 Research Park Dr
Lexington, KY 40511-8480
Register Online:

– AI Member/Returning Customer
– New Customer


If you work for an Asphalt Institute member company and this is your first time registering, please call 859.288.4960 if you need assistance in setting up an account.

Transfer, Cancellation and Refund Policy:

You may cancel without penalty up to three weeks prior to course start date. If you provide the Asphalt Institute with less than three weeks notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire seminar fee.

You may also send someone to take your place. We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can.

Therefore, please call us at 859-288-4960.

Hotel Info & Helpful Links

List of available hotels in Lexington, KY
Download the asphalt academy brochure
Download the Mail/Fax-In Registration Form

Inclement Weather Info

In case of inclement weather please check our Inclement Weather Information page for further instructions.

For more information contact:

Asphalt Institute Headquarters
Phone: (859) 288-4960
Fax: (859) 288-4999
Email: seminars@asphaltinstitute.org