NBIS Recurrent Training
Field Proficiency Exam
All team leaders are required to successfully pass the Field Proficiency Exam once every 24 months to maintain the ability to perform NBI inspections in Michigan. The exam requires two bridge inspections to be conducted in the field and includes questions tailored towards deficiencies identified during MDOT's annual quality assurance reviews. The routine inspections should be conducted from the shoulder and greenbelt. Traffic control or aerial lifts should not be necessary to complete the tasks.
2. Use the completed spreadsheet to answer the questions linked below for each structure selected.
3. Download and save the Team Leader Qualifications form. Enter all applicable information and click Submit Form. Once the email automatically generates attach the completed "Field Proficiency Exam - BSIR and Element" spreadsheet prior to sending.
4. To complete the exam answer the bridge inspection related questions at the following link:
Inspectors are required to wear PPE in the highway right-of-way and should ensure that they have standard bridge inspection equipment.
For any questions regarding Bridge Safety Inspection training please contact Allie Nadjarian, MDOT Bridge Inspection Program Manager at (517) 331-6602 or at MDOT-MiBRIDGE-Admin@michigan.gov