Mix Design Technology Certification

Asphalt AcademyMix Design Technology Certification Program


The Mix Design Technology Certification (MDT) course provides advanced technicians, designers, and engineers responsible for mix designs with a thorough understanding of the properties of the materials which compose asphalt mixtures, as well as the physical and mathematical processes involved in producing a successful asphalt mixture design. 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, use of RAP in asphalt mix designs, plus an overview of SMA and open-graded mixtures.

The MDT class can accommodate up to 28 students, which will allow students personal access to our experienced instructors for Q&A at any time during the course.

This course is complemented by the Asphalt Institute’s Basic Mixture Technician Training (BMTT) course. While the MDT course focuses on how advanced technicians, designers, and/or engineers use laboratory and project information in the mix design process to create long-lasting asphalt mixtures, the BMTT course focuses on the actual tests and laboratory processes involved in asphalt mix design performed by technicians.

(268KB) The Mix Design Technology Certification Course Agenda (2019)

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. State and local transportation agencies, consultants and contractors who are involved in HMA materials and mix design will benefit from this course.

Dates Times (EST) Location Registration
JAN 28-31, 2020 Day 1 – 3: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Day 4: 8:00am – noon
(exam optional)
Asphalt Institute Headquarters
2696 Research Park Drive
Lexington, KY 40511-8480
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APR 14-17, 2020 Day 1 – 3: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Day 4: 8:00am – noon
(exam optional)
Granite Construction
4001 Bradshaw Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95827
Training Room: Summit
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DEC 15-18, 2020 Day 1 – 3: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Day 4: 8:00am – noon
(exam optional)
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
1301 16 Ave. NW
Calgary, AB T2M 0L4
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Fees & Registration:

  • The registration fee is $1,395 for the US classes in 2019 & 2020.
  • The registration fee is $1,576.35 USD (HST included) for the Canadian classes in 2019 & 2020.
  • Registration fees must be received prior to the course date.
  • The fee includes a workbook along with supplemental materials, the Asphalt Institute’s MS-2 Asphalt Mix Design Methods, the optional certification test, refreshments and lunches.
  • Early registration is recommended as the class size is limited.

Optional Certification Testing:

The last day is reserved for an optional written certification exam. The exam, which takes from two to three hours to complete on average, is designed to be challenging enough to allow only those students who have a good understanding of the design process to pass. Students passing the optional written certification exam will earn the Asphalt Institute’s Mix Design Technology Certification.

Several specifying agencies have accepted the Asphalt Institute Mix Design Technology Certification, either in whole or in part, as meeting the requirements for certification for their agency. Prospective participants should verify the applicability of this certification with their local agency.


This course will include a demonstration of the premier tool available for selecting the proper PG binder, LTPPBind.


This course is designed to be taken on the road, allowing the same agenda and instruction offered at Asphalt Institute headquarters to be brought to other venues of appropriate size. A laboratory is not a requirement for the venue. This portability will allow for significant savings on travel costs associated with airfare, hotels, and meals.

Professional Development Hours:

  • 22.5 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
Email: seminars@asphaltinstitute.org

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