Basic Binder Technician Training

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If you are responsible for asphalt testing, materials approval, specification and quality control, this course is for you. Learn the test procedures, calculations and criteria involved with grading asphalt binders in the Performance-Graded (PG) asphalt binder specification (AASHTO M320). Develop and hone your skills during 20 hours of intensive hands-on labs including sample preparation and testing using the rotational viscometer, COC flashpoint tester, dynamic shear and bending beam rheometers, direct tension tester and “PG plus” tests. Evaluate your knowledge with the review exam during the last half day. Leave this course with the ability to perform your job with new found confidence and valuable insight into your future NBTC certification.

Who Should Attend:

Asphalt technologists, engineers, consultants, scientists, and technicians responsible for asphalt testing, materials approval, specification and quality control for pavements. Knowledge of the Superpave binder specification will also benefit local and state materials and federal agency personnel, contractors, and university educators.

Dates Times Location Registration
October 21 – 24, 2019 Day 1: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Day 2-4: 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 practice exam, review, refreshments, lunches and a copy of Asphalt Institute’s MS-25 Binder Manual.
  • Early registration is recommended as the classes are limited to 6 students per instructor

Professional Development Hours:

  • 3.5 day course, 26.25 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

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