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Inspector Training for Cold In-Place Recycling (CIR)

PROGRAM AREA: Construction and Maintenance
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
4 Hours
0 Units
$0 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 1 Maximum: 1


Cold In-place Recycling (CIR) is a method of reconstructing any flexible pavement where the need arises from structural failures. These failures include: transverse cracking, wheel rutting, potholes, surface irregularities, or a combination of the above.

The proper selection of a CIR process in conjunction with good specifications and quality construction are all equally important in the long-term performance of the pavement rehabilitation.

This series on CIR will introduce each method and provide a background on when, how, and why that method is selected/used.

This training is meant to provide an overview of CIR, including an explanation of the pre-production inspection, completing the control strip, full production of the mix, mix placement, curing and maintenance, acceptance testing, and measurement and payment. This course contains 3 modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Cold In-Place Recycling

Module 2: Cold In-Place Recycling Full Production

Module 3: Cold In-Place Recycling Post Production

This course will provide the inspector with a background and proper inspection procedures when placing cold-in-place hot mix asphalt.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what Cold In-Place Recycling (CIR) is, and why it is used
  • Describe what happens during pre-production
  • Explain how the control strip helps determine compaction procedures and why it is needed
  • Identify the factors that can influence a CIR mix
  • Describe important considerations during placement, compaction, and finishing
  • Explain the importance of curing and maintenance on the quality of a CIR surface
  • Describe what happens once the surface is finished


This training is designed for Local, County, and State owner agency technicians/inspectors. It is also useful for individuals who need awareness or basic understanding of cold in-place recycling. This training was developed by the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) in partnership with AASHTO, NHI, and is recommended for TCCC levels II through IV.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


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