Basic Roofing Technician Training

Asphalt AcademySeminars


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.

Dates Times Location Registration
DEC 2 – 4, 2019 Day 1: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Day 2-3: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Asphalt Institute Headquarters
2696 Research Park Dr
Lexington, KY 40511-8480
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Fees & Registration:

  • The registration fee is $1,195.
  • Registration fees must be received prior to the course date.
  • The fee includes a refreshments, lunches (Days 2 & 3) and a copy of Asphalt Institute’s MS-26 Asphalt Binder Handbook.
  • Early registration is recommended as the classes are limited to 6 students per instructor

Professional Development Hours:

  • 2.5 day course, 17.5 PDHs


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.

For more information contact:

Asphalt Institute Headquarters
Phone: 859.288.4960
Fax: 859.288.4999

Inclement Weather Info:

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