NBIS Recurrent Training

Upcoming Bridge Safety Inspection – Recurrent Training Opportunities

The National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) requires each state to develop requirements for recurrent bridge safety inspection training.  Michigan has the following requirement for recurrent training in a 5 year period:

- NHI 130053 Bridge Inspection Refresher

- NHI 130078 Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges

- NHI-130091 Underwater Bridge Inspection


- 24 Hours of approved bridge safety inspection training

The bridge safety training requirements are verified annually for those individuals who have completed NBI bridge safety inspections during the annual review process.     

The NHI 130053 Bridge Inspection Refresher course is scheduled for January 19, 2016 and will be hosted by MDOT in Lansing, MI.  There are a few seats still available.   Please contact MDOT Training Coordinator, Ginger Moore (517) 322-6792 or at MooreG@michigan.gov to register. 

The pre-conference workshop for the Michigan Bridge Conference will count towards bridge safety inspection recurrent training hours.  The workshop will be held on March 22, 2016 in Lansing, MI.   Please click on this link to learn more details about the workshop and how to register:  2016 Michigan Bridge Inspection Workshop 

The MDOT Structure Inspection Alignment Meeting is scheduled for April 26, 2016 to April 27, 2016 located in Big Rapids, MI.   The first eight hours of this meeting is devoted to Bridge Safety Inspection topics.   Please contact Rich Kathrens (Kathrens@Michigan.gov) or Andrew Bouvy (BouvyA@michigan.gov ) to verify the availability for attending this meeting.

As a reminder, there are several NHI Web Based training opportunities that count toward the hours of recurrent training:

NHI 130106 (A-C)               Bridge Preservation (Total of 11 hrs)

NHI 130109 (A-B)               Bridge Management (Total of 8 hrs)

NHI 135085                        Plan of Action (POA) (1hr)

NHI 135086                        Stream Stability Factors and Concepts Prerequisite (1hr)

NHI 135087                        Scour at Highway Bridges Prerequisite (1hr)

NHI 134108G                     Reading Bridge Plans (1.5hrs)

For any questions regarding Bridge Safety Inspection training please contact Rich Kathrens, MDOT Bridge Safety Inspection Engineer at (517) 322-5715 or at MDOT-BridgeInspection@michigan.gov.