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110 Part 11: Personnel Training Question 64: How many months of training is required for new FWD operators? FIGURE B58 Survey response to Question 64: "How many months of training is required for new FWD operators?" Question 65: How many months of training is required for new FWD data analysts? FIGURE B59 Survey response to Question 65: "How many months of training is required for new FWD data analysts?"

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111 Question 66: Does your agency provide training to FWD operators? FIGURE B60 Survey response to Question 66: "Does your agency provide training to FWD operators?" Question 67: If yes, please describe. TABLE B18 Survey question 67: "Does your agency provide training to FWD operators? If yes, please describe" Responding State FWD Operator Training Description Alabama Alabama provides in-house training for our FWD operator; the junior operator is paired with a senior operator for 6 months to get a feel for different testing situation. Alaska Our two operators were trained years ago. Arizona Provided by trained operator. California On-the-job training. Colorado In-house training by supervisor. Florida In-house training on safety, equipment operation, and trouble shooting. Hawaii Hands-on with an experienced FWD operator. Idaho On-the-job training. Illinois In-house, on-the-job training. Indiana On-the-field training. Kansas New trainees go out with an experienced operator for several months. Louisiana On-the-job training. We receive training from Dynatest as well. Maine On-the-job training. Maryland In-house with current operator. Michigan On-the-job training, supplemented with manufacturer's training when funding is available. Minnesota On-the-job training with experienced operator. Montana The NDT supervisor instructs the new operators. Nebraska Previous operator trains the new operator. continued

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112 TABLE B18 (continued) Responding State FWD Operator Training Description Nevada The operator must review and demonstrate the operations plan on at least three projects before they are allowed to go to the field by themselves. They must understand where to find the troubleshooting information in the vendor- supplied manuals. They must be able to understand and try to fix any problem before calling the office or the ven- dor for assistance. New Jersey Vendor training. New Mexico On-the-job training only. North Carolina New operators must complete in-house training requirements with an experienced FWD operator until trainee meets proficiency in all operational aspects. Oregon In-house crew training by crew leader. Pennsylvania The FWD operation and trouble shooting procedures from the FWD manufacturer. ASTM data collection procedures. South Carolina Must ride with certified operator for a period of time to show proficiency and pass test to operate. Texas Typically a 2-day class for new operators. Utah On-the-job training. Vermont No new operators for the last 13 years. West Virginia Present operator does the training. Wisconsin Training provided by past FWD operator. Question 68: Does your agency provide training to FWD data analysts? FIGURE B61 Survey response to Question 68: "Does your agency provide training to FWD data analysts?"

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113 Question 69: If yes, please describe. TABLE B19 Survey question 69: "Does your agency provide training to FWD data analysts? If yes, please describe" Responding State FWD Operator Training Description Alabama On-the-job training. Alaska We have brought Dynatest Consultants here for training. Arizona Provided by trained operator. Arkansas Case-by-case personal training. Colorado In-house training by supervisor. Florida We provide in-house and district training for data analysis for project engineers or FWD technicians. Idaho On-the-job training Illinois In-house training. Indiana In-house training based on experience. Kansas People with experience show the new people how to use the data. Louisiana On-the-job training. We attend Dynatest training sessions as well. Maine On-the-job training. Maryland In-house user support. Michigan On-the-job training, with informal training by University of Michigan and Michigan State University professors. Minnesota Occasional NHI course. Montana The NDT supervisor and his lead operator do this training. Nebraska Previous operator trains the new operator. Nevada (FWD data analysts) must understand the basics of the FWD data and how it relates to the pavement. With this in mind, they learn to correct deflection values for temperature and the thickness of the asphalt. They must be able to use Excel. The analysts in our office have all spent time operating the FWD. New Jersey Vendor-provided software training. New York We provide hands-on training on regular basis. North Carolina New analysts train under an experienced analyst/engineer until proficiency is met in all operational/analytical aspects. North Dakota The vendor has given a class. Ohio FWD data analysts have taken the NHI course. Oregon Part of the agency pavement designer's responsibility. South Dakota In-house training. West Virginia Present operator performs the training. Wisconsin Self-taught with constant contact with industry professionals, and leaders in FWD data analysis field.

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114 Question 70: Does your agency have a certification program for FWD operators? FIGURE B62 Survey response to Question 70: "Does your agency have a certification program for FWD operators?" Question 71: If yes, please describe. TABLE B20 Survey question 71: "Does your agency have a certification program for FWD operators? If yes, please describe" Responding State FWD Operator Training Description South Carolina Must ride with certified operator for a period of time to show proficiency and pass test to operate. Question 72: Does your agency have a certification program for FWD data analysts? FIGURE B63 Survey response to Question 72: "Does your agency have a certification program for FWD data analysts?"

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115 Question 73: If yes, please describe. No responses were given to this question. Question 74: Does your agency send representatives to the annual FWD User's Group meeting? FIGURE B64 Survey response to Question 74: "Does your agency send representatives to the annual FWD User's Group meeting?" Question 75: Would your agency support a National Highway Institute (NHI) course on FWD usage? FIGURE B65 Survey response to Question 75: "Would your agency support a National Highway Institute (NHI) course on FWD usage?"