Construction Inspector Certification Program

About the Program

This program was created by CDOT in 2004 to develop a qualified inspection staff in order to obtain a higher-quality end product on the highway. There are three categories of inspector exams:

  • Basic Highway Math
  • Basic Construction Surveying
  • Basic Highway Plan Reading

All construction inspectors—whether from CDOT or a consultant—must demonstrate proficiency by passing an exam and earning certification within the developed categories. CDOT has developed self-study manuals for four of the entry-level certification courses. 

Exam Information

The Construction Inspector Certification Exams are currently being moved into the State of Colorado Learns Training Portal (SOC Learns). More information on the cost to register for the exams and how to access them will be provided in spring 2024.

Need a SOC Learns account to take the Construction Inspector Exams?

Please request an account. 

Accounts are typically approved within 1-2 business days. SOC Learns provides CDOT Employees and consultant partners access to all Transportation Engineering Training Program instructor-led courses and self-paced e-learning courses.