Mid-Atlantic Region Technician Certification Program (MARTCP)

The Office of Materials Technology (OMT) maintains the Mid-Atlantic Region Technician Certification Program (MARTCP) for technicians performing quality control/quality assurance testing in various materials disciplines. Two brochures have been developed to provide information related to the program. In addition, the MARTCP Training Schedule is available here.

The first brochure MARTCP Training/Testing Information (PDF, 500 KB) provides information about technician certification courses including: course descriptions, school schedules, contacts and fees.
The second brochure MARTCP Renewal Policy (PDF, 550 KB) provides information for certification renewal.

MARTCP Document/Application Links

MARTCP Training/Testing Information (PDF, 500 KB)
MARTCP Renewal Policy (PDF, 550 KB)
MARTCP Training Schedule 2021 (PDF, 100 KB)
MARTCP Training Schedule 2022 (PDF, 100 KB)
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 150 KB)
Accepted Reciprocity List (PDF, 150 KB)
Technician Certification Application (PDF, 50 KB)
HMA Field Exam Application for 2021 (PDF, 150 KB)
HMA Field Exam Application for 2022 (PDF, 150 KB)

Updated MARTCP Guidelines During COVID-19 Pandemic (May 2021) (PDF, 200 KB)

For general questions regarding the Mid-Atlantic Region Technician Certification Program (MARTCP) and comments on the MARTCP brochures:

Evan Howard, Division Chief, Materials Management Division
Office: 443-572-5020
Toll Free: 1-866-926-8501
martcp@mdot.maryland.gov

For scheduling of Independent Assurance Audits, send all requests to:

iaateam@mdot.maryland.gov

Soils/Aggregates

Soils and Aggregates Compaction Manual (PDF, 4.5 MB)
MSMT 350 In-Place Density of Embankment, Subbase, Base, Surface and Shoulder Materials (PDF, 350 KB)
MSMT 351 Field Determination of Moisture Density Relations of Soils (PDF, 200 KB)
MSMT 352 In-Place Density of Embankment, Subbase, Base, Surface and Shoulder Materials using the Nuclear D/M Gauge (PDF, 250 KB)
MSMT 354 Sampling of Soil and Bank Run Materials for Approval of Borrow Sites (PDF, 200 KB)
Nuclear Gauge Safety Training Vendor List (PDF, 200 KB)

Soils School Lecture Module 1 – Soil Rounding and Compaction Introduction (Training Video)
Soils School Lecture Module 2 – One Point Proctor and Moisture Content (Training Video)
Soils School Lecture Module 3 – Family of Curves (Training Video)
Soils School Lecture Module 4 – Sand Cone Calibration and Test (Training Video)
Soils School Lecture Module 5 – Nuclear Density Gauge (Training Video)

One Point Proctor Moisture and Family of Curves (Practical Training Video)
Sand Cone Demonstration (Practical Training Video)
Nuclear Gauge Demonstration (Practical Training Video)
Aggregate Microtexture Testing (Practical Training Video)

 

Aggregate Technician

Aggregates Technician Manual (PDF, 8.5 MB)

Concrete Plant

Concrete Plant Technician Handbook (PDF, 10.5 MB)

Pavement Markings

Pavement Marking Student Manual (PDF, 1.5 MB)
MSMT 729 Field Evaluation of Pavement Marking Materials (PDF, 300 KB)
Field Quality Assurance Team (Video Link)