MoDNR to Host September CQA Week Courses MoDNR September CQA Week Courses - Inspectors Certification ProgramThe Geosynthetic Certification Institute – Inspectors Certification Program (GCI – ICP) exam has been added to the next CQA Week. To be held 7 – 9 September 2016 in Jefferson City, Missouri and hosted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR), the three-day training offers multiple engineering courses under a single, reduced-cost registration.
The program is open to the general engineering, construction, and environmental community.
CQA Week professional development targets construction quality assurance and electrical leak location (ELL) in landfill and containment engineering applications.
The GCI – ICP exam will be offered after the September 9 course.


The inspectors certification program offers two paths: one focused on geosynthetics, the other on compacted clay liners. A candidate may take either or both after paying the GCI – ICP fee (directly to the Geosynthetic Institute [GSI]). Pre-payment to GSI is due 7 – 10 days before sitting for the exam. A proxy fee must also be paid to TRI Environmental, which is providing the instruction for CQA Week. That proxy fee may be paid for along with the education package when registering.


All three courses are included in the single registration. MoDNR and regulatory rate: USD $195. Non-regulatory rate: USD $550.
The schedule:

Electrical Leak Location / Liner Integrity Surveys
7 September 2016

Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations
8 September 2016

Construction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liner & Geosynthetic Clay Liner Installation
9 September 2016

9 September 2016

ELL and geosynthetics CQA training complement and expand opportunities for engineering consulting and design practice and improve regulatory understanding of the field’s state of practice. MoDNR CQA Week participants will be provided a certificate of course completion, suitable for use in proposals and statements of qualifications for CQC/CQA work. These unique programs provide professional growth and exceptional business development opportunities.
The three-day gathering offers an enormous opportunity for professional development, business enhancement, and networking for engineers, government agencies, and other civil engineering stakeholders.
Instructors for CQA Week:

  • Abigail Beck, M.S., P.E. – Senior Engineer for TRI Environmental
  • Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn, P.E. – Director of TRI Geotechnical / Interaction Division
  • Sam Allen – Vice President and Division Manager, TRI

CQA Week is held twice annually, most often at the Austin, Texas headquarters of TRI Environmental. This is the first time CQA Week will be held in Missouri. Outside of Texas, previous events have been held in New York, Canada, Australia,the Philippines, and Brazil.
Learn more about the training courses in the brochure (PDF)
Register online