Calibration that ensures data is accurate and repeatable

"We recognize they’re very effective at what they do and they pretty much lead the pack in that regard, so that’s why we lean on them."


California Division of the State Architect

Eric France, Construction Supervisor II

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55+ years of experience
3,000+
PSP participants
23,000+
samples shipped per year
1,000
laboratory assessments per year
2,000+
accredited labs









FWD Fee Policies

AASHTO Member Departments, including State and Federal Highway departments, are not subject to the fee structure described below.

Invoicing

The facility will receive an invoice for services rendered, as specified above, within thirty (30) days of the on-site evaluation. Certificates will not be issued until all invoices have been paid in full. Certificates will be issued within fifteen (15) days of receipt of payment. 

On-Site Certification Fees

Domestic Facilities

Domestic facilities include those within the continental United States.

Base Fee1: $1,000

Hourly Fee2: $350 for each hour of certification time or portion thereof for each fully trained AASHTO staff taking part in the certification. In addition to the base and hourly fees, charges may apply to offset any extraordinary travel costs.

Travel Cost Fees: $750 flat rate, plus the cost of air travel, if required.

International Facilities

International facilities include any facility outside of the continental United States. In addition to the daily fees described above, international facilities may be subject to additional charges depending upon the location and any extraordinary travel costs (Example: Visa costs, travel time in excess of 10 hours). International facilities interested in AASHTO re:source FWD Calibration Center Operator Certification should contact AASHTO re:source staff for specific details and a cost estimate for services.

Cancellation Policy: If it is necessary to cancel or postpone your on-site certification, please contact us as soon as possible.

Cancellation or Postponement within 15 calendar days of the Start Date of the Certification: 20% of the estimated cost of the certification or $1000, whichever is greater, plus expenses for changes to air travel, lodging, and/or vehicle rental.

Cancellation or Postponement within 5 calendar days of the Start Date of the Certification: 40% of the estimated cost of the certification or $2,500, whichever is greater, plus expenses for changes to air travel, lodging, and/or vehicle rental.

Remote Certification Fees

Base Fee1: $550

Hourly Fee2: $250 for each hour of certification time or portion thereof for each fully trained AASHTO staff taking part in the certification.

Cancellation Policy: If it is necessary to cancel or postpone your remote certification, please contact us as soon as possible.

Cancellation or Postponement within 15 calendar days of the Start Date of the Certification: 20% of the estimated cost of the certification or $550, whichever is greater, plus expenses for changes to air travel, lodging, and/or vehicle rental.

Cancellation or Postponement within 5 calendar days of the Start Date of the Certification: 40% of the estimated cost of the certification or $1,100, whichever is greater.


1. The base fee covers the administrative costs associated with scheduling and traveling to the certification location (on-site certifications), completing the dry-run (remote certifications) as well as the process to review, send, and post the certifications.

2. The time-based fee is charged for time performing the opening meeting, facility and equipment checks, FWD calibration certification(s), preparation of the report, and closeout meeting. Facilities will not be charged the costs of additional AASHTO staff present if we are training or performing a competency check on our personnel.
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