Public Works Inspection
Special Certification (Technical Specialist programs) recognizes individuals who have reached a certain level of expertise within a defined area. Special Certification does not, at this time, grant membership in ASTTBC and is not part of the regular certification program for technologists and technicians. Special Certification has been developed in conjunction with appropriate industry, government, education, and other interested groups.
Special Certification represents an important vehicle whereby ASTTBC can recognize specialty areas, either as a form of ‘endorsement’ to ASTTBC certification as an AScT, CTech, Associate or as a separate, distinct ‘Technical Specialist’.
The title ‘Certified Public Works Inspector’ or the designation ‘CPWI’ is awarded by the Public Works Inspection Certification Board to inspectors who meet the certification standards. CPWIs are governed by the ASTT Act and Regulations, including a professional Code of Ethics.
CPWIs work with municipal, provincial and federal governments, contractors, consulting engineering firms and inspection companies. CPWIs may be certified at one of three levels, and will offer services at an entry level, involving inspection and testing to more advanced levels of responsibility including taking direct control of public works projects.