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An Introduction to Flexible Pavement Design

COURSE NO: C02-015
An Introduction to Flexible Pavement Design
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an introduction to flexible pavement design.  It is a basic treatment that will introduce designers to some important principles and terminology.  In simple applications on real projects the information provided will give designers a good start in addressing subgrades, select materials and subbase courses, base courses and pavement design for flexible pavements for streets, roads and parking lots.


This 2 PDH online course is intended for engineers, architects and construction professionals who are interested in gaining a better understanding of flexible pavement design for streets, roads and parking areas.  The course presents the basic terminology and technical considerations needed to help designers address flexible pavement design issues on specific projects.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learn how to evaluate site and soil conditions.
  • Learn about the California Bearing Ratio (CBR) and how it is used in pavement design.
  • Learn how to evaluate traffic conditions and determine the Design Index.
  • Learn how to design flexible pavement subgrades.
  • Learn how to design flexible pavement select materials and subbase courses.
  • Learn how to design flexible pavement base courses.
  • Learn the design procedure for flexible pavement design.
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled: "An Introduction to Flexible Pavement Design".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Introduction to Flexible Pavement Design (1.7 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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