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Idaho Superpave Asphalt Mix Design Qualification Training

After deciding to postpone the Idaho Superpave Asphalt Mix Design Qualification Training this spring to protect participants from the COVID-19 virus, Murphy Pavement Technology and the Asphalt Institute are pleased to announce our new dates for this valuable training. The new dates are Monday, November 16 through Friday, November 20, 2020.

Due to the continued uncertainty related to COVID, the decision has been made to conduct the class virtually via Zoom. The course content will be 100% the same as with the previously scheduled 3.5 day in-person offering, but spread over the full 5 days with this virtual offering. There will likely be a morning session and an afternoon session each day, with the certification exam likely being conducted Friday afternoon.

The construction and maintenance of a long lasting asphalt pavement begins in its design phase. Both the thickness and mix designs have a direct effect on a pavement’s ultimate performance.

To address the needs of designing an asphalt mixture that will maximize its life, industry experts Tim Murphy, P.E., Murphy Pavement Technology, and Dave Johnson, P.E., Asphalt Institute Senior Regional Engineer, bring their combined 60+ years of experience to offer asphalt mix design certification course specifically tailored to the needs of the Idaho asphalt community. Successfully passing the certification test meets the training component requirement for mix design technicians and engineers in the state of Idaho as established by the Idaho Transportation Department. Students will receive training over the entire range of activities related to the design of asphalt mixtures: aggregate and binder selection, material properties, development of trial blends, batching, volumetric calculations and analysis, Superpave mix criteria, mix performance tests and criteria emphasizing Idaho requirements, use of RAP in asphalt mix designs, plus an overview of SMA mixtures.

Each attendee will receive one electronic copy of the Asphalt Institute’s MS-2, Asphalt Mix Design Methods and PDF files of all the presentations. Certification for those passing the certification exam will be made by Murphy Pavement Technology and signed by both instructors as well as an Idaho Transportation Department official.

Who Should Attend

This course has been developed to meet the needs of those actively involved in mixture design, material specifications and field management of asphalt mixtures in Idaho. State and local transportation agencies, consultants and contractors who are involved in HMA materials and mix design will benefit from this course.

Professional Development Hours

  • 5 day mix design course, 25.5 PDHs

Idaho Asphalt Workmanship Training

Course offering dates in 2021 to be announced.
Location will be Boise Idaho

While the construction of high quality, long-lasting asphalt pavements begins with their design, the details of good construction workmanship cannot be over emphasized. Industry experts Tim Murphy, P.E., Murphy Pavement Technology, and Dave Johnson, P.E., Asphalt Institute Senior Regional Engineer, bring their combined 60+ years of experience in this arena to Boise, Idaho with an Idaho Asphalt Workmanship Training.

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of each of the important steps in the process. These steps include selection of the right component materials, how best to combine the materials in the mix design, how asphalt mixture is produced and hauled to the project, best practices for preparing the underlying layer for paving and the placement/laydown and compaction principles and best practices of asphalt mixtures. They will also discuss the important quality assurance process during each of the critical phases of construction in order to make sure quality is achieved.

Attendees will receive beverages, snacks, and catered lunches for the day of instruction as well as one copy each of the just updated in 2020 Asphalt Institute’s MS-22, Construction of Quality Asphalt Pavements and handouts of all the presentations.

Who Should Attend

The workshop is designed for engineers, inspectors, technicians and contractor personnel responsible for quality control of paving materials, mix design procedures, the inspection and operations of asphalt plants and paving operations. Participation should include personnel from federal, state, county and local agencies, airport authorities, paving contractors, consulting engineers and testing laboratories.

Professional Development Hours

  • 1-day workmanship course, 7.5 PDHs

Fees & Registration

  • Per student cost for the Idaho Superpave Asphalt Mix Design Qualification Training is: $1,095
  • Registration fees must be received prior to the course date.
  • The fee includes course material(s).
  • Early registration is recommended as the class sizes are limited.


  • 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.

Transfers, Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • For the virtual course, you may cancel without penalty up to one week prior to course start date. If you provide the Asphalt Institute with less than one week’s notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire seminar fee.
  • For in-person courses 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.

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