Certifying the capabilities of experienced tribal workers to deliver transportation-related construction and maintenance services 

 

New Mexico open roadThe TTAP Road Scholar Certification Program (RSCP) provides experienced tribal transportation workers with the opportunity to excel in today’s transportation workplaces.

With a facility and equipment yard located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, RSCP certification provides the credentials needed for career advancement and job satisfaction. RSCP graduates are empowered to be leaders in their field, ensuring safe and sustainable transportation systems in their communities.


Program Overview

The TTAP Road Scholar Program consists of ten Level I and nine Level II assessment modules on topics critical to ensuring the safe and effective construction and maintenance of tribal roads. Each module evaluates an experienced tribal transportation worker’s knowledge and practical skills on a specific construction or maintenance topic.

Individuals may choose to be certified in one topic or in several topics. Individuals who complete all topics in either level will achieve the program’s Level I or Level II Road Scholar certification.

 All Road Scholar modules and certifications are offered at no charge to tribes.

Before registering for any RSCP modules, individuals should have a strong working knowledge of construction and/or design practices associated with industry-recognized aspects of the topics to be evaluated and certified. Field experience and other similar experience is strongly recommended.


Why Become a TTAP Road Scholar?

  • Demonstrate the advanced skills needed to propel your career and excel in the transportation industry.
  • Exemplify the commitment and leadership needed to support tribal transportation communities.
  • Earn a certificate of completion to validate your expertise in specific topic areas.

Certification Procedures

Each certification module is set-up to evaluate an individual’s proficiency in a specific transportation-related field. Each module consists of a pre- and post-test, as well as a performance/practical assessment.  Topical resources and review materials will be provided to assist with your preparation prior to assessments.

Materials

Upon registering to become certified in a specific topic, an individual will receive topical resources and other materials to review prior to taking the electronic pre-test.

Pre-tests

The pre-test consists of 25 multiple choice questions taken electronically on the individual’s own time. An individual must score at least 75% to qualify to sit for the post-test and performance/practical assessment. Individuals who do not receive a 75% or higher on the pre-test are encouraged to spend additional time studying the materials.

Pre-tests may be repeated 30 days from the date of the last attempt. Certification pre-tests must be successfully completed at least 7 days prior to a scheduled post-test and performance/practical assessment.

Post-tests and Performance/Practical Assessments

The post-test consisting of 25 multiple choice questions and the performance/practical assessment are administered on a pre-determined date at the Oklahoma RSCP facility.  An individual must score at least 80% to receive certification.

Remote testing options may be available in your region for several RSCP modules. Click below to learn which modules offer a remote testing option. Feel free to contact the TTAP Center at info.ttap@virginia.edu or 833-484-9944 to discuss remote testing logistics.


Certification Topics and Registration Information

Post-test and Performance/Practical Assessment Dates in Oklahoma

Signing, Pavement Markings, and MUTCD: May 29, June 26, July 16
Stormwater Erosion and Sediment Control: May 31, June 25, July 16
Asphalt Pavement Maintenance Practices: May 30, June 26, July 17
Maintenance Math and Plan Reading: May 29, June 28, July 19

There are four Level I topics currently available for certification. Click on the module title below for the topic description and required proficiencies. Click on the registration link with your preferred date for your post-test and performance/practical test. This will start your submission process and ensure you receive pre-test information and materials.

RS2: Signing, Pavement Markings, and MUTCD (Click for Description)

Wednesday, May 29 | Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963383

Tuesday, June 25 | Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963384

Tuesday, July 16 | Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963385

Remote Testing Option Available: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?course=144322

This certification ensures that the individual has the technical knowledge to properly select signs and markings, sign requirements, proper placement, warrants, sign supports and pavement markings utilizing the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Students will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

  • General knowledge of the MUTCD
  • How to interpret the information contained in the MUTCD
  • How to select standard signs and sizes
  • Proper placement and installation of signs and pavement markings
  • How to properly select curve signage
  • How to determine if a sign meets warrants.

RS3: Stormwater Erosion and Sediment Control (Click for Description)

Friday, May 31 | Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963402

Tuesday, June 25 | Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963403

Tuesday, July 16 | Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963404

Remote Testing Option Available: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?course=144321

This certification provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge about the requirements for erosion and sediment control for road construction sites. The certification will also assess knowledge about Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SW3P) including the requirements needed to obtain a permit, routine inspection checklists and proper maintenance necessary to ensure proper control methods remain effective.

Students will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

  • Seeding and mulching
  • Tracking
  • Silt fence
  • Ditch checks
  • Diversion ditches
  • Stream protection
  • Basic installation and maintenance procedures of best management practices.
  • Inspection documentation
  • Basic concepts involving erosion and sedimentation
  • Basic knowledge of the local MS4 (State DEQ) general construction permit
  • Requirements for acquiring coverage under the general MS4 (State DEQ) permit
  • Components of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Temporary erosion and sediment control measures
  • Permanent erosion and sediment control measures
  • Appropriate uses for Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  • Maintenance of BMPs
  • Components of an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan

RS5: Asphalt Pavement Maintenance Practices (Click for Description)

Thursday, May 30 | Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963395

Wednesday, June 26 | Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963396

Wednesday, July 17 | Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963397

(Remote testing is not available for this module.)

This certification module ensures that the individual has the technical knowledge of maintenance techniques for asphalt pavements, including pavement preservation concepts, preventative and corrective repairs, identifying types of pavement distress and their causes, selecting candidates for pavement preservation, and methods for repairing pavement failures.

Students will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

  • Benefits of a preventative maintenance program.
  • Preventative maintenance techniques
  • Pavement condition evaluation and distress types
  • Selection of the proper treatment for the distress
  • Application knowledge of different treatments for pavement distress
  • Selecting candidates for pavement preservation

RS8: Maintenance Math and Plan Reading (Click for Description)

Wednesday, May 29 | Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963394

Friday, June 28 | Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963392

Friday, July 19 | Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963393

Remote Testing Option Available: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?course=144335

This certification module ensures that the individual can perform basic math functions necessary for highway maintenance and has the ability to read and interpret construction plans used to build and maintain roads.

Students will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

  • Basic maintenance math and calculations
  • Calculating areas and volumes
  • Reading Typical Sections in a set of roadway plans
  • Understanding of the views used in plans
  • Ability to interpret stationing, symbols and abbreviations
  • Details of the plan and profile sheets
  • Using the cross-section sheets
  • Locating information on the pipe sheets

Monthly Scheduling

Are you interested in achieving several certifications at the same time? We’ve made scheduling easy. You can register for post-tests and performance/practical assessments for various modules during a one week period – all at the Oklahoma City facility. Check out the monthly schedules below.

May Certification Modules

Wednesday, May 29 | RS2: Signing, Pavement Markings, and the MUTCD (half-day)
Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963383

Wednesday, May 29 | RS8: Maintenance Math and Plan Reading (half-day)
Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963394

Thursday, May 30 | RS5: Asphalt Pavement Maintenance Practices (full-day)
Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963395

Friday, May 31 | RS3: Stormwater Erosion and Sediment Control (half-day)
Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963402

June Certification Modules

Tuesday, June 25 | RS2: Signing, Pavement Markings, and MUTCD (half-day)
Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963384

Tuesday, June 25 | RS3: Stormwater Erosion and Sediment Control (half-day)
Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963403

Wednesday, June 26 | RS5: Asphalt Pavement Maintenance Practices (full-day)
Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963396

Friday, June 28 | RS8: Maintenance Math and Plan Reading (half-day)
Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963392

July Certification Modules

Tuesday, July 16 | RS2: Signing, Pavement Markings, and MUTCD (half-day)
Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963385

Tuesday, July 16 | RS3: Stormwater Erosion and Sediment Control (half-day)
Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963404

Wednesday, July 17 | RS5: Asphalt Pavement Maintenance Practices (full-day)
Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963397

Friday, July 19 | RS8: Maintenance Math and Plan Reading (half-day)
Oklahoma City: https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2963393


The following is a complete list of Level I and Level II certifications to be offered over the upcoming months. Sign up here to be notified when certification modules become available.

Level I Certifications

  • Basics of a Good Road
  • Signing, Pavement Markings and MUTCD
  • Storm Water Fundamentals and Inspection
  • Roadway Drainage
  • Asphalt Pavement Maintenance Practices
  • Gravel Road Maintenance Practices
  • Flagger Training
  • Maintenance Math and Plan Reading
  • Equipment Preventative Maintenance and Daily Inspection
  • Introduction Basic Heavy Equipment Operation and Safety

Level II Certifications

  • Workplace Safety Training
  • Road Stabilization and Dust Abatement Practices
  • Work Zone Traffic Control
  • Roadway Safety Fundamentals 1
  • Roadway Safety Fundamentals 2
  • Emergency Response Operations
  • Bridge Inspection, Maintenance and Repair
  • Winter Road Maintenance
  • Paving Materials

Meet Your Road Scholar Subject Matter Expert

Head Shot Tony DeCresie
Tony DeCresie

Tony DeCresie is a nationally recognized transportation training expert specializing in heavy equipment operations and road work site safety training. With a 25-year track record providing DOT, LTAP and OSHA safety training all over the country, Tony has additional extensive hands-on experience working with long haul trucking and load securement, fleet operations, public works, and winter maintenance operations.

 

Tony DeCresie
813-995-8872
tony.ttap@virginia.edu
Walt Catlett
TTAP Education and Outreach
walt.ttap@virginia.edu

Contact the TTAP office at info.ttap@virginia.edu or at 833-484-9944 with questions about the RSCP certification process.

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