Soils Testing

AFE # for DOT- 7178
Cost: $75

Training Objectives

(Hosted by the DOT Lab Accreditation Training Group)

The attendee will:

  • Classify soils and aggregate, SD 103
  • Establish the moisture-density relationship of soils, aggregates and mixtures, SD 104
  • Determine the in-place density of soils and granular materials, SD 105
  • Determine the density of soil in-place, SD 106
  • Determine moisture content, SD 108
  • Determine in-place density of granular materials with a thickness of 3" or less, SD 110
  • Determine in-place moisture content and density of soil and aggregate, including lime treated material, by the nuclear method, SD114
  • Determine target dry density and in-place density of salvage/recycled materials using the nuclear meter, SD114 & SD 219

Bring a DOT Materials manual and a hand held calculator. DOT Technicians conduct this course following the Aggregate Testing Course.

Date Time City Location
January 8 - 10, 2020 1 pm Wednesday to 12 noon Friday Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Meeting Room A & Lab
January 29 - 31, 2020 1 pm Wednesday to 12 noon Friday Aberdeen HP Conference Room & Aberdeen Region Materials Warehouse
Feburary 12 - 14, 2020 1 pm Wednesday to 12 noon Friday Pierre DOT Materials Lab
March 11 - 13, 2020 1 pm Wednesday to 12 noon Friday Rapid City Rapid City Large Conference Room

How to Register:

DOT employees 
Register via the DOT LMS.
Contact Michele Beeler (605.773.2371) or Amy Klein-Greba (605.773.5442) for questions.

Contractors/Public Sector 
Please register by sending an email to

We ask that you cancel your registration 24-hours prior to the start of the training course. Anyone who does not attend and who have not cancelled their registration 24-hours prior to the class, will be considered no-shows. Agencies/companies will be billed full price for employees who are considered no-shows.