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FHWA Bridge Inspector's Manual: Bridge Inspection Programs

COURSE NO: S01-008
FHWA Bridge Inspector's Manual: Bridge Inspection Programs
Course Highlights

This engineering online PDH course discusses the history of the National Bridge Inspection Program, the responsibilities of the bridge inspector, and quality control/quality assurance.


Advances in technology and construction have greatly enhanced current bridge design. However, the emergence of previously unknown problem areas and the escalating cost of replacing older bridges make it imperative that existing bridges be evaluated properly to be kept open and safe.


The 1 PDH online course is intended for civil, construction and structural engineers, and would be of particular interest to consulting engineers or to engineers serving in government organizations concerned with the safety of bridges.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Knowing the history of the national bridge inspection program
  • Understanding the responsibilities of the bridge inspector
  • Knowing the qualifications needed to be a bridge inspector
  • Implementing quality control and quality assurance methods in a bridge inspection program
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, Chapter 1, "Bridge Inspection Programs" ofthe Federal Highway Administration Bridge Inspector’s Reference Manual, Publication No. FHWA NHI 12-049, December, 2012.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
FHWA Bridge Inspector's Manual: Bridge Inspection Programs (4.9 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on Chapter 1 of this FHWA publication.

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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