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Office of Materials Technology Technician Certifications

The Office of Materials Technology (OMT) has a certification program for technicians performing quality control / quality assurance testing in various materials disciplines. Two brochures have been developed to provide information about the program. In addition, the training schedule is available and kept up to date.

The first brochure, entitled "Technician Certification Program Training/Testing Information" (PDF, 113kb), provides information about technician certification courses such as: course descriptions, school schedules, contacts and fees.

The second brochure, entitled "Maryland State Highway Administration Technician Certification Renewal Policy" (PDF, 167kb), provides information about renewing a certification.

Questions or comments regarding either brochure should be directed to:

Ray Dotterweich

phone: 410-321-4104 / 1-800-637-1290

[email protected]

Lisa Alford

phone: 410-321-4103 / 1-800-637-1290

[email protected]

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Training/Testing Info (PDF, 113kb) Training/Testing Info (ZIP)
Renewal Policy (PDF, 167kb) Renewal Policy (ZIP)
Training Schedule (PDF, 39kb) Training Schedule (ZIP)

You may view a list of "Frequently Asked Questions" (PDF, 30kb) regarding the Technician Certification Program.

State Highway Administration Welder Certification

Effective March 1, 2004, the Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA) adopted a regional welder’s certification program for the testing and certification of welders in the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW).

The program is administered and cards issued by the American Welding Society (AWS). Welders seeking certification can contact any AWS Accredited Test Facility and request to be tested in accordance with the Federal Highway Administration’s Mid-Atlantic Structural Committee for Economic Fabrication Procedure SCEF 01.

The location of the nearest AWS Test Facility can be obtained by contacting AWS at 1-800-443-WELD Ext. 273 or from their web page - - and clicking on Certification. The welder will be responsible for the fee charged by the test facility.

The certification will be accepted by the following DOTs: Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.

Additional information regarding MSHA participation in this program can be obtained by contacting:

Bruce Abernathy

phone: 301-513-7380 / 1-800-749-0737

[email protected]

Office of Materials Technology Qualified Products List

The Office of Materials Technology maintains a listing of Qualified Materials used on Maryland State Highway Administration construction projects. Qualified materials are those which have undergone a prescribed procedure for submittal, testing, and qualification.

Qualification does not imply that materials can be used on SHA projects without regard for normal Quality Assurance testing and procedures.

To have products evaluated for inclusion onto the Qualified Products List (QPL) or if you have questions/comments regarding the QPL, visit

Once into the MPEL site, click on the Qualified Products List to view the current list or click on Vendor Registration to have a product evaluated to be placed on the QPL. At the bottom of the page you can click "Contact Us" for any specific questions.

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Qualified Products List (PDF, 846kb)
Qualified Products List (ZIP)
Soil Testing Laboratories Recognized by the Landscape Operations Division

A&L Eastern Agricultural Laboratories
7621 Whitepine Road
Richmond, VA 23237

University of Delaware
149 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19717

Agricultural Analytical Services Laboratory
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

Hillis - Carnes
10975 Guilford Road, Suite A
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701

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