Interim Certification Policy

Interim Certification for Technicians or Inspectors is defined as that status which is granted to an individual, by NETTCP, based solely on experience and/or informal training. It shall be granted only when an individual cannot attain formal qualification due to circumstances beyond his/her control. Interim Certifications shall be valid only for the construction season subsequent to the date of issuance of that certification. Interim certification for Technician or Inspectors are offered for all certifications with the exception of the Quality Assurance Technologist.

Applicants are required to produce the following:
  1. A resume that clearly indicates the individual’s experience in the area of the certification for which is being sought.
  2. Documentation that the individual has worked under the direct supervision of a NETTCP Certified Technician or Inspector, within the same area of expertise, for a minimum of thirty (30 days). During this work period, the individual must demonstrate their ability to perform the procedures and calculations as required by NETTCP for that area in which interim certification is sought. The completed evaluation form shall be signed by the NETTCP Certified Technician(s) or Inspector(s) who supervised the training. Evaluation forms cannot be signed by Interim certified people. Please review the Sign-Off policy when signing off on an Interim Certification. The evaluation form is not required for Drilled Shaft Inspector, Driven Pile Inspector or Subsurface Inspector.
  3. Prerequisites such as ACI Grade 1 Field Certification for the Concrete Technician or Nuclear Gauge Certification for the HMA Paving Inspector and Soils and Aggregate Inspector will still be required for Interim Certification.
Interim Certified Technicians or Inspectors who wish to continue performing testing and inspection services that require certification through NETTCP shall attain that certification before the succeeding construction season. Full time students may apply for an additional season of Interim Certification between school years. Such students must meet the conditions stated above, and shall substantiate their intent to register for the succeeding fall semester.

Individuals seeking Interim Certification shall contact NETTCP and complete appropriate Registration Form and Evaluation Forms (if required) and provide resume along with copies of any additional required certifications and money to NETTCP.

Those individuals who receive an Interim Certification must attend the next available certification course if one is scheduled during the year. If the interim certified individual does not attend the course or pass the examination(s) their interim certification will be revoked.

Interim certified individuals are subject to examination by state DOT’s to verify their competence.