National Bridge Inspection Standards Training

FHWA-NHI-130055: Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges


10 day, Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges class, FHWA NHI 130055
February 27 - March 10, 2017
Registration for this class has ended.

Springfield, IL

October 16 - October 27, 2017
Deadline to register: August 31, 2017
Click here to register

Schaumburg, IL


The Springfield, IL class will be held at:
Illinois Department of Transportation
Hanley Building Auditorium
2300 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764

The Schaumburg, IL class will be held at:
Illinois Department of Transportation
District 1
201 West Court Street
Schaumburg, IL 60196

The cost is $2,025. Registration will not be allowed through the NHI website.

Participant Prerequisite Requirement: All participants must have met one of the three prerequisite requirements for participation in the FHWA-NHI-130055 course* and bring a course completion certificate bearing his/her name to the first day of the 130055 session. The passing score for all prerequisites is 70 percent or better. Individuals have the option to complete one of the three prerequisite requirements:

  1. Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors (FHWA-NHI-130054), five-day instructor led course.
  2. Introduction to Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges (FHWA-NHI-130101), 14-hour,
    web-based training and assessment.
  3. Prerequisite Assessment for Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges (FHWA-NHI-130101A), web-based assessment.

For additional details and to enroll in one of these pre-requisite courses, visit NHI’s Website. Individuals wishing to register for the NHI 130055 course should click the registration link above. 

Seating for the course will be limited. If more individuals register than seats available, IDOT will determine the class roster based on the needs of the department and other considerations.

Any questions regarding the course should be directed to the Bridge Management Unit.

*Please note: Upon successful completion of one of the three prerequisite courses, you will be eligible to take the NHI 130055 training course for up to two years.

FHWA-NHI-130078:Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges


 

3.5 day Fracture Critical Class Announcement, Bridge Inspection Training, FHWA-NHI-130078
November 14 - November 16, 2017
Deadline to register: September 29, 2017
Click here to register

Springfield, IL


The Springfield, IL class will be held at:
Illinois Department of Transportation
Hanley Building Auditorium
2300 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764

30 seats are available. The cost is $1,025 per person. Registration will not be allowed through the NHI Website. Individuals wishing to register for the course should click the registration link above.

The course will be limited and should more individuals register than seats available, IDOT will determine the class roster based on the needs of the department and other considerations.

Any questions regarding the course should be directed to the Bridge Management Unit.

FHWA-NHI-130053: Bridge Inspection Refresher Training

The refresher training requirements as outlined in section 3.9.3.6 of the Structural Services Manual is being revised to no longer mandate the completion of the Bridge Inspection Refresher Training class every other refresher cycle.  The Illinois Bridge Inspection Calibration class is an acceptable alternative for the Bridge Inspection Refresher Training and satisfies the requirements for refresher training in Illinois.  This new policy will be reflected with the next edition of the Structural Services Manual


3 day, Bridge Inspection Refresher Training, FHWA NHI 130053
March 28 - March 30, 2017

Deadline to register: January 31, 2017
Registration for this class has ended.
Schaumburg, IL


The Schaumburg, IL class will be held at:
Illinois Department of Transportation
District 1
201 West Court Street
Schaumburg, IL 60196

The cost is $955. Registration will not be allowed through the NHI Website. Registration will not be allowed through the NHI Website. Individuals wishing to register for the course should click the registration link above.

Due to the high volume of inspectors requiring training, IDOT will determine the class roster based on the needs of the Department and other considerations.

Any questions regarding the course should be directed to the Bridge Management Unit.

An individual inspector's required refresher training class and deadline date are available by clicking here.

Bridge Inspection Calibration Class

The refresher training requirements as outlined in section 3.9.3.6 of the Structural Services Manual is being revised to no longer mandate the completion of the Bridge Inspection Refresher Training class every other refresher cycle.  The Illinois Bridge Inspection Calibration class is an acceptable alternative for the Bridge Inspection Refresher Training and satisfies the requirements for refresher training in Illinois.  This new policy will be reflected with the next edition of the Structural Services Manual


2 Day, Bridge Inspection Calibration Class
March 20 - March 21, 2017
Deadline to register: January 31, 2017
Registration for this class has ended.
Springfield, IL

October 2 - October 3, 2017

Deadline to register: August 31, 2017
Click here to register
Schaumburg, IL


The Springfield, IL class will be held at:
Illinois Department of Transportation
Hanley Building Auditorium
2300 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764

The Schaumburg, IL class will be held at:
Illinois Department of Transportation
District 1
201 West Center Court
Schaumburg, IL 60196

30 seats are available. There is no cost for the class. Individuals wishing to register for the course should click the registration link above.

Due to the high volume of inspectors requiring training, IDOT will determine the class roster based on the needs of the Department and other considerations. 

Any questions regarding the course should be directed to the Bridge Management Unit.

An individual inspector's required refresher training class and deadline date are available by clicking here.

Calibration Class Notes (March, 2017)

Agenda available for download, please click here.
Day 1 handouts available for download, please click here.
Day 2 handouts available for download, please click here.

Calculating Section Loss in Steel Members

This webinar is intended to provide an introduction to section loss calculations on steel bridge members for NBIS inspectors. The methods covered are those preferred by IDOT for use with the Structure Information and Procedure Manual in determining NBI ratings as well as to gather information for rating analysis calculations on damaged structures. The topics covered include critical areas to inspect, taking measurements, documentation of findings and calculation of section loss. Example section loss calculations are reviewed. This webinar is approximately 85 minutes.

Please click here to download the webinar video.

Please click here to download the PDF handout from the course.

 

Bridge Element Inspection Class


Bridge Element Inspection Class
April 5 - April 7, 2017
Deadline to register: February 28, 2017
Registration for this class has ended.
Ottawa, IL

September 12- September 14, 2017
Deadline to register: July 31, 2017
Click here to register

Springfield, IL


The Ottawa, IL class will be held at:
Illinois Department of Transportation
District 3
700 East Norris
Ottawa, IL 61350

The Springfield, IL class will be held at:
Illinois Department of Transportation
Hanley Building Auditorium
2300 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764

The class is to provide element inspection training for inspectors who will be performing element level inspections on structures on the National Highway System.  Element level inspection for NHS structures is a requirement of MAP-21.

There is no cost for the class. 18.0 Professional Development Hours will be available for attending the class.  Attendees for the class will be selected based on the needs of the Department and local agencies with NHS bridges in their inventory. 

Please note this class will not fulfill the requirements of inspection refresher training outlined in Section 3.9.3.1 of the 2013 Structural Services Manual.

Individuals wishing to register for the course should click the registration link above.

Inspector ID numbers can be found by clicking here

Any questions regarding the course should be directed to Dave Thompson.

Class Agenda

Class agenda and items inspectors should bring to class is available for download, please click here.

Completing IDOT Inspection Reports

This training video has been produced to show how to correctly complete the required bridge inspection reports in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards and the latest version of the Structural Services Manual.

The video is about 15 minutes long and is available on the IDOT YouTube channel by clicking here.