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Technical Training and Certification Program

The Iowa DOT Technical Training and Certification Program provides training courses in the areas of construction and materials. The program includes certifications for agencies, industry, producers, and consultants for highway materials testing and inspection.

Web-based training

The online courses offered through this site are for use by individuals that would like to take courses at their convenience. These courses are offered for an individual to take online at any time and on any computer system. These courses do include questions, but a formal test is not normally part of the course.

DOT Employee Training Academy

The Iowa DOT's Highway Division's Training Academy includes matrices for classifications in construction, maintenance, and materials. The matrices include required training and training taken as needed. The matrices list information about the courses required to obtain the skills necessary for the classification.

COMING SOON - Railroad Safety

The Railroad Safety course in web-based format will be available in the next few months. The Railroad Safety web-based course will be available for new employees and as a refresher for employees that have already taken the class. Meanwhile, the brochures with information on working safely around railroads may be viewed and/or printed from the selections below. When printing, it is best to select the option to print on both sides of paper.

Rail Safety Right of Way Brochure
Rail Safety Pocket Guide
Rail Safety Reference Guide


New - Safety training videos

The DOT has produced a number of training videos pertaining to construction safety.These include Grading Safety, One Step From Death, Plant Site Safety, and more. These are now available on demand on the Training Web Courses page.

Go to Web Courses, then select the Safety Tab. Select Safety Videos and the complete list of safety videos will be shown.Please note these videos have a delay when they first start, so it will take several seconds for the video to appear.

Be sure to get your learning credentials so you can enroll in the courses.