ICC Soils Online
Training Course

  • CertificationCertification:
    Soils Special Inspector through ICC (International Code Council)
  • PrerequisitesPrerequisites:
  • Work ExperienceRequirements:
    None
  • Course LengthCourse Length:
    30 Hours Online Training
  • Required BookRequired Books:
    International Building Code
    Soils, Earthwork, and Foundations
    Geotechnical Testing, Observation, and Documentation
    11 ASTM Standards
  • Relevant IndustriesRelevant Industries:
    All Commercial Construction
    Public/Private Projects
    Materials Testing
    QA/QC Inspection
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Preferred
Education
Provider
Soils Code + Plans
30 Hours
3.0 CEUs/PDHs

Full Course Includes

90 Day Course Access
90 Day Course Access
Visual Online Curriculum
Visual Online Curriculum
Plan Set
3 Training Plan Sets
Coaching
Personal Coaching Passing Guarantee
Quizzes and Tests
Targeted Quizzes & Practice Tests
Audio Instruction
Insightful Audio Instruction
Photos, Graphics, and Illustrations
Photos, Graphics, & Illustrations
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User Reviews

Passed the Soils test and this course is phenomenal.

I want you guys to know that I would have never passed this exam without this course. It showed me everything I needed to know for the test, and not only that, I now understand why I'm doing the tests and soils analyses I'm doing.

Nelson L.

Media, PA

Thanks.

Good morning Matt. First and foremost, I would like to extend my thanks to you for all of your help in achieving my passing score on the soils plans.

Gerald B.

Brooklyn, NY

Passed Soils!

Hi, I just wanted to inform you that I passed my ICC Soils Special Inspection Exam. Thank you for your valuable training.

Tesh G.

Las Vegas, NV
CAREER TIP:

Every construction project begins with Soils as the foundation. Knowledge of this discipline makes for a very well-rounded inspector. Our training will prepare you for the test AND give you a strong understanding of the discipline, regardless of your prior soils laboratory experience. This course can be taken with little to no soils construction experience.

Personal Coaching

Matt Owens, Structural Bolting Instructor
Matt Owens, MSI, CWI
Chief Technical Advisor for Special Inspection

"Understanding soils is the key to becoming a well-rounded special inspector. All new construction involves a study and analysis of the on-site soils. When you learn and master soils inspection, your market value shoots up.

We developed this course with the input of 30-year inspection managers, engineers, and other industry experts. It is a strong, well-rounded training with lots of visuals and illustrations teaching the many concepts encompassing soils. After working through our material, you’ll understand soils, know your code references, and be able to pass the Codes test.

The Plans test can also be challenging, which is why we teach using both grading and civil drawings. By taking you through our Soils Training Plan Sets, you’ll have the knowledge and practice you need to pass the Plans test. As with our other ICC special inspection courses, I’m just one click away!"

Course Summary

Online Training Hours30 Hours
CEU/PDH3.0 Units
Access Time90 Days
AccessibilityAnytime, Anywhere (not instructor-dependent)
PlatformVisual Online Curriculum
CoachingChat Messaging
AssessmentsQuizzes/Practice Tests
Audio InstructionYes
Code InstructionYes
Interactive PlansYes

Course Breakdown

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Soils - Code + Plans

30 hours of training | 90 days access

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Course Features

Topics

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Soil Classification
  • Soil Sampling
  • Laboratory Testing
  • The Proctor
  • Understanding Density
  • Nuclear Gauge
  • Learning the Sand Cone
  • Site Grading
  • Civil Plan Reading
  • Grading Plan Reading
  • Plans Navigation
  • Digital Plans Delivery Preparation
  • Test-Taking Preparation
  • Code/Plans Timed Tests
  • Engineering Load Path
  • Lab/Field Classification
  • Stockpile
  • Atterberg Limits, Sieve Analysis
  • Rock Corrections
  • Moisture/Density Relationships
  • Construction Compaction Equipment
  • Densification
  • Stake Reading
  • Civil vs. Grading Plan Reading
  • Reading Contours
  • Blueprint Commonalities
  • Pearson Vue
  • Testing Strategies
  • Practice Tests

Topics

  • Engineering Load Path
  • Lab/Field Classification
  • Stockpile
  • Atterberg Limits, Sieve Analysis
  • Rock Corrections
  • Moisture/Density Relationships
  • Construction Compaction Equipment
  • Densification
  • Stake Reading
  • Civil vs. Grading Plan Reading
  • Reading Contours
  • Blueprint Commonalities
  • Pearson Vue
  • Testing Strategies
  • Practice Tests
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Study Tip

The actual test is made up of 2 separate tests – the Codes and the Plans. You will have 120 minutes to complete 60 code questions, and 90 minutes to complete 30 plans questions. The test is open-book.

Required References

Plan Set digital downloads are included with course purchase. The books are NOT included. You can purchase the books from the links below.
Plan Sets Included with the Course

SI Certs Interactive Plan Sets

(3) Plan Sets are included with this course as digital PDF downloads.

ASTM

11 ASTM Standards

D2487, D2488, D75, D422, D1556, D4318, D4718, D6938, D4959, D698, D1557

SI Certs Training Packages

Planning to get more than one certification? Purchase a Training Package and save $100s. Choose from any of our courses and start them anytime. Each course has Codes + Plans and comes with 90 days access. Do one at a time, and start each one when you're ready!