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What is Becoming APM Certified?

The learner will also be able to correlate what Pavement Condition Indexes (PCIs) are best suited for the rehabilitation techniques above and how to construct a decision tree with the appropriate unit prices for their respective region.

  • Understand the different means and methods to collect pavement distress data
  • Discover the benefit to using portable devices such as the iPad to collect field data and connect with remote PMS servers
  • Recognize the benefit of linking the collected field data to a GIS system
  • Correlate the PCI ratings from the Pavement Management System (PMS) with the respective corrective rehabilitation method or pavement preservation technique by using the decision tree within the PMS
  • Understand basic estimating principles in order to justify long range planning decisions with regards to the selected treatments
  • Describe the economic, environmental, and performance benefits associated with using in-place recycling.
  • Identify the key factors that contribute to the selection of appropriate in-place asphalt recycling techniques under different traffic levels, pavement conditions, and environments.
  • Understand how to select the appropriate binders and additives needed for each of the three asphalt in-place recycling techniques.
  • Describe the main types of pavement preservation techniques that are available for asphalt pavements.

Course Learning Outcomes

Having studied all 21 weeks of the online curriculum, the learner should have a thorough understanding of how to implement a cost saving pavement management, in-place asphalt recycling and long-term pavement preservation program at their respective agency that models successful agencies currently using The Three Legged Stool SystemTM. Moreover, this training program will help the learner seeking to advance their career by providing them with innovative concepts that are saving agencies millions across America. The Accredited Pavement Manager (APMTM) Designation was conceived to allow our circle of pavement management experts to form as proof of their hours of dedication to better learn how to manage their millions of dollars worth of pavement infrastructure for less money and even less carbon footprint.

At the end of the 21 week online APMTM Certification Course, participants will have the knowledge to be able to perform a comprehensive pavement distress evaluation by identifying and classifying 20 pavement defects in the PAVER manual (20 and/or 7 for StreetSaverĀ®). The same list of pavement defects can also be assessed with StreetSaverĀ® software that is covered in detail during the curriculum. Actual screen capture of the MicroPAVERTM and StreetSaverĀ® software will be used in the recorded homework video sessions. The learner does not have to purchase the software in order to take this program, but is encouraged to download the free 30 day trial for StreetSaverĀ® if they would like to practice.