1995 – The NETTCP (North East Transportation Training and Certification Program) binder technician program was formed as a cooperative effort within the NEAUPG ( North East Asphalt User/Producer Group).
The goals of the NETTCP are:
- Increase The knowledge of production and field technicians
- Reduce the problems associated with test result differences
- Eliminate individual state certification programs and the issue of reciprocity
- Move forward in standardization of test methods and test procedures used by North Eastern states
2000’s – The Asphalt Institute (AI) began work on the idea of a national binder technician certification.
2008 – AI launched the NBTC (National Binder Technician Certification) program.
TODAY – The NETTCP and NBTC programs share the same text, lecture and examinations, and are FULLY RECIPROCAL.