ASTM D5506 - 08

    Standard Practice for Organizations Engaged in the Certification of Personnel Testing and Inspecting Bituminous Paving Materials

    Active Standard ASTM D5506 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.95

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Significance and Use

    This practice covers basic criteria for the structure and conduct of a certification organization, the development and operation of a certification program, and the development and use of customary mechanisms to evaluate a candidate's knowledge, skill, and ability. The qualifications of the examiner and limitations on the relationship between the examiner and the examinee are given.

    The basic criteria covered by this practice are intended to be supplemented by more specific criteria serving the requirements of the certification organization.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers a standard for establishing evaluation and certification procedures for personnel engaged in testing and inspecting bituminous paving materials in accordance with specified test methods and is intended for use by independent organizations providing certification services.

    Note 1—Refer to Specifications D 3666 for information on the minimum requirements for agencies testing and inspecting bituminous paving materials and to Practice D 4561 for information on quality control systems for organizations producing and applying bituminous paving materials.

    1.2 Qualification for certification candidates, qualifications of those administering the certification examinations, methods of administering the certification tests, and certain certification organization operating requirements are given.

    1.3 Competency determination typically includes a monitored written examination and a performance evaluation.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D2726 Test Method for Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Non-Absorptive Compacted Bituminous Mixtures

    D3666 Specification for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Testing and Inspecting Road and Paving Materials

    D4561 Practice for Quality Control Systems for Organizations Producing and Applying Bituminous Paving Materials

    AASHTO Standard

    AASHTOT-164 Quantitative Extraction of Bitumen from Bituminous Paving Mixtures

    Other Documents

    StandardsforAccredit July 1995.


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121500(Bituminous derivatives)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5506-08

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