California Test Methods (CTM)

Welcome to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) home page for the California Tests (CT). You may view the CTs by clicking on the link for any of the categories below.

The California Test Methods are currently undergoing ADA remediation. If a CT is unavailable online, please contact the CT Coordinator at CTMCoordinator@dot.ca.gov.

If you have a suggestion for a CT, submit your request and any proposed resolution you may have to the CT Coordinator at CTMCoordinator@dot.ca.gov.

100 - 199: Calibration, Nuclear Gauges, Sampling, Materials Report

Test No. Date Modified Title of Test Method Contact
101 (PDF)  August 1, 2012

Method of Operation and Calibration of the Mechanical Compactor

(Undergoing ADA remediation. Email the CT Coordinator for a copy.)

Biplab Bhattacharya
(916) 813-3658
Biplab.Bhattacharya@dot.ca.gov
102 (PDF)  July 1, 2013

Mechanics, Operation, Calibration, and Diaphragm Installation of the Stabilometer

(Undergoing ADA remediation. Email the CT Coordinator for a copy.)

Biplab Bhattacharya
(916) 813-3658
Biplab.Bhattacharya@dot.ca.gov
103  Multiple Versions Method of Test for Calibration of Expansion Pressure Devices Biplab Bhattacharya
(916) 813-3658
Biplab.Bhattacharya@dot.ca.gov 
104 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Operation and Calibration of the Electronically Controlled Compactor Biplab Bhattacharya
(916) 813-3658
Biplab.Bhattacharya@dot.ca.gov 
105 Multiple Versions Calculations Pertaining to Gradings and Specific Gravities Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov
106 Multiple Versions Definitions of Terms Relating to Specific Gravity Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov
107 (PDF)  December 1, 1995

Method of Operation of the Mechanical Spader

(Undergoing ADA remediation. Email the CT Coordinator for a copy.)

Maged Armanuse
(916) 284-6784
Maged.G.Armanuse@dot.ca.gov
109 Multiple Versions Method for Testing of Material Production Plants The Pham
(916) 227-5707
The.Pham@dot.ca.gov
110 Multiple Versions Method of Calibration of Compaction Test Equipment Thomas Song
(916) 227-1000
Thomas.Song@dot.ca.gov
111 Multiple Versions Method of Developing Density and Moisture Calibration Tables for the Nuclear Gauge Thomas Song
(916) 227-1000
Thomas.Song@dot.ca.gov
112 Multiple Versions Method for Installation and Use of Embankment Settlement Devices Thomas Song
(916) 227-1000
Thomas.Song@dot.ca.gov
113 - Method for Evaluating the Capabilities of Asphalt Concrete Compactors (Test method has been deleted. No longer applicable to current construction practices) Biplab Bhattacharya
(916) 813-3658
Biplab.Bhattacharya@dot.ca.gov  
114 (PDF)  August 1, 2012 Method for Calibration of the California Portable Skid Tester Steven Seifert
(916) 227-7287
Steven.Seifert@dot.ca.gov 
115 Multiple Versions Method of Calibration of Pressure Type Air Meters Biplab Bhattacharya
(916) 813-3658
Biplab.Bhattacharya@dot.ca.gov  
120 - Criteria for Selection of Permeable Materials (Test method is currently inactive. Refer to contact for further information) Lilibeth Purta
(916) 227-5239
Lilibeth.C.Purta@dot.ca.gov
121 (PDF)  March 1, 2000 Administrative Instructions for Use of Nuclear Gauges Thomas Song
(916) 227-1000
Thomas.Song@dot.ca.gov
125 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Sampling Highway Materials and Products Used in the Roadway Structural Sections Maged Armanuse
(916) 284-6784
Maged.G.Armanuse@dot.ca.gov 
130 - Geotechnical Design Reports and Materials Reports (Test method is being deleted. Refer to Geotechnical Manual and guidance documents from Pavements Branch for report guidelines)   

200 - 299: Soils, Aggregates, Compressive Strength, Moisture

Test No. Date Modified Title Of Test Method Contact
201 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Soil and Aggregate Sample Preparation Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov
202 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov 
203 (PDF)  February 1, 2008 Mechanical Analysis of Soils Lilibeth Purta
(916) 227-5239
Lilibeth.C.Purta@dot.ca.gov
204 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of Soils Lilibeth Purta
(916) 227-5239
Lilibeth.C.Purta@dot.ca.gov
205 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Determining Percentage of Crushed Particles Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov 
206 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov 
207 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Specific Gravity and Absorption of Fine Aggregate Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov
208 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Apparent Specific Gravity of Fine Aggregates Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov 
209 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Specific Gravity of Soils Lilibeth Purta
(916) 227-5239
Lilibeth.C.Purta@dot.ca.gov
211 Multiple Versions Abrasion of Coarse Aggregate by Use of the Los Angeles Abrasion Testing Machine Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov
212 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Unit Weight of Aggregate Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov
213 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Organic Impurities in Concrete Sand Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov 
214 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Soundness of Aggregates by Use of Sodium Sulfate Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov
215 (PDF)  June 1, 2014 Method of Test for Petrographic Examination of Mineral Aggregates (Test method no longer used. Refer to ASTM C 295) Lilibeth Purta
(916) 227-5239
Lilibeth.C.Purta@dot.ca.gov
216 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Relative Compaction of Untreated and Treated Soils and Aggregates Lilibeth Purta
(916) 227-5239
Lilibeth.C.Purta@dot.ca.gov
217 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Sand Equivalent Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov 
219 (PDF)  June 1, 2014 Method of Test for Consolidation of Soils (Test method no longer used. Refer to ASTM D 2435) Lilibeth Purta
(916) 227-5239
Lilibeth.C.Purta@dot.ca.gov
220 (PDF)  June 1, 1998 Method of Test for Permeability of Soils Lilibeth Purta
(916) 227-5239
Lilibeth.C.Purta@dot.ca.gov
221 (PDF)  June 1, 2014 Unconfined Compression of Soil (Test method no longer used. Refer to ASTM D 2166) Lilibeth Purta
(916) 227-5239
Lilibeth.C.Purta@dot.ca.gov
223 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Surface Moisture in Concrete Aggregates by the Displacement Method (Field Method) Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov 
224 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Bulk Specific Gravity (S.S.D.) of Coarse Aggregate by the Displacement Method (Field Method) Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov 
225 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Bulk Specific Gravity (S.S.D.) of Fine Aggregate by the Displacement Method (Field Method) Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov 
226 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Determination of Moisture Content of Soils and Aggregates by Oven Drying Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov 
227 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Evaluating Cleanness of Coarse Aggregate Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov
228 - Method of Test for Lineal Shrinkage of Soils (Bar Method) (Test method is currently inactive. Refer to contact for further information) Lilibeth Purta
(916) 227-5239
Lilibeth.C.Purta@dot.ca.gov
229 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Durability Index Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov
230 - Method of Test for Triaxial Compression of Soils (Test method is currently inactive. Refer to contact for further information) Lilibeth Purta
(916) 227-5239
Lilibeth.C.Purta@dot.ca.gov
231 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Relative Compaction of Untreated and Treated Soils and Aggregates Using Nuclear Gage Lilibeth Purta
(916) 227-5239
Lilibeth.C.Purta@dot.ca.gov
232 - Large-Scale Triaxial Compression of Soils (Test method is currently inactive. Refer to contact for further information) Lilibeth Purta
(916) 227-5239
Lilibeth.C.Purta@dot.ca.gov
233 (PDF)  November 1, 2005 Method of Ascertaining the Homogeneity of Concrete in Cast-In-Drilled-Hole (CIDH) Piles Using the Gamma-Gamma Test Method Doug Brittsan
(916) 227-1079
Douglas.Brittsan@dot.ca.gov
234 (PDF)  August 1, 2010 Method of Test for Uncompacted Void Content of Fine Aggregates Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov 
235 (PDF)  August 1, 2010 Method of Test for Percentage of Flat and Elongated Particles in Coarse Aggregate Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov 

300 - 399: R-Values, Bituminous Mixtures, Asphalt Content

Test No. Date Modified Title of Test method Contact
301 (PDF)  March 1, 2000 Method of Test for Determining the Resistance "R" Value of Treated and Untreated Bases, Subbases, and Basement Soils by the Stabilometer Joshua Moore
(530) 329-6527
Joshua.Moore@dot.ca.gov 
302 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Stripping Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov
303 - Method of Test for Centrifuge Kerosene Equivalent and Approximate Bitumen Ratio (ABR) (Test method has been deleted) Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
304 Multiple Versions Method of Preparation of HMA for Test Specimens Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov
305 - Method of Test for Swell of Bituminous Mixtures (Test method has been deleted) Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
306 (PDF) -  Method of Test for Reducing Samples of Asphalt Mixtures to Testing Size Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov
307 (PDF)  March 1, 2000 Method of Test for Moisture Vapor Susceptibility of Bituminous Mixtures Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov
308 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Determining Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Compacted Hot Mix Asphalt Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
309 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Hot Mix Asphalt Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
310 (PDF)  January 1, 2000

Method of Test for Determination of Asphalt and Moisture Contents of Bituminous Mixtures by Hot Solvent Extraction

Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
312 (PDF)  1978 Designing and Testing Classes "A" and "B" Cement Treated Bases Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov
313 (PDF)  January 1, 2013 Determining the Application Rates of Foamed Asphalt for Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov
315 (PDF) April 30, 2021

Provisional Method of Test for Mixture Design and Testing of Partial Depth Recycling (PDR) of Asphalt Pavements Using Bituminous Recycling Agents and Additives - Expires 12/23/2023

This is a provisional test method to be used on selected pilot projects only.

To obtain the forms for this test method, contact the CT Coordinator at CTMCoordinator@dot.ca.gov

Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov  
330 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Residue by Evaporation of Emulsified Asphalt Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov
331 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Residue by Evaporation of Latex Modified Asphalt Emulsion Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov
332 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Recovery from Deformation of Latex Modified Asphaltic Emulsion Residue Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov
337 (PDF) March 1, 2000 Method for Determining the Effect of Heat and Air on Asphaltic Materials Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov
338 (PDF) March 1, 2014 Determination of Cement or Lime Content in Treated Aggregate by the Titration Method Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
339 (PDF) January 1, 2000 Method of Field Test for the Determination of Distributor Spread Rate Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
341 - Method of Test for Measuring the Permeability of Bituminous Pavements and Seal Coats (Test method has been deleted) Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
342 (PDF)  August 1, 2012 Method of Test for Surface Skid Resistance with the California Portable Skid Tester Steven Seifert
(916) 227-7287
Steven.Seifert@dot.ca.gov 
345 (PDF)  January 1, 2000 Method of Test for Determining the Quantity of Asphalt Rejuvenating Agent Required for an Asphaltic Pavement Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
346 (PDF)   January 1, 2000

Method of Test for Determining the Effect of Heat and Air on a Moving Film of Asphalt (Rolling Thin Film Oven Test)

Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov  
351 (PDF)   January 1, 2000

Method of Test for Determining the Percent of Residue of Emulsified Asphalt Rejuvenating Agents

(Undergoing ADA remediation. Email the CT Coordinator for a copy.)

Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov           
354 (PDF)  March 1, 2000 Method of Test for Evaluating the Expansive Potential of Soils Underlying Portland Cement Concrete Pavements (Third Cycle Expansion Pressure Test) Lilibeth Purta
(916) 227-5239
Lilibeth.C.Purta@dot.ca.gov
356 Multiple Versions Method of Test to Obtain Flexible Pavement Deflection Measurements for Determining Pavement Rehabilitation Requirements Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
357 (PDF)  March 1, 2014 Method of Test for Obtaining Deflection Measurements and Layer Thickness Information for Rehabilitation Design of Hot Mix Asphalt Surfaced Pavements Using Mechanistic-Empirical Design and Analysis Procedures Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
358 - Method of Test for Determining Permeability of Thin Membranes Under Asphalt Concrete (Test method has been deleted) Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
359 - Method of Test to Estimate the Modulus of Reaction of Existing Asphalt Concrete Pavement from Pavement Deflection (Test method has been deleted. Refer to ASTM D 1196) Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
360 (PDF)   July 1, 1998

Method of Test for Surface Abrasion of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures

(Undergoing ADA remediation. Email the CT Coordinator for a copy.)

Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
362 (PDF)   January 1, 2000

Method of Determining Asphalt Content in Bituminous Mixtures by Vacuum Extraction

(Undergoing ADA remediation. Email the CT Coordinator for a copy.)

Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
365 - Method of Test for Micro-Recovery of Asphalt from Bituminous Core Slices and Small Samples of Loose Asphalt-Aggregate Mixtures (Test method has been deleted) Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
366 (PDF)   January 1, 2000

Method of Test for Stabilometer Value

(Undergoing ADA remediation. Email the CT Coordinator for a copy.)

Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
367 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Determining Optimum Bitumen Content (OBC) Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
368 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Optimum Bitumen Content (OBC) for Open Graded Asphalt Concrete Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov
370 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Determining Moisture Content of Bituminous Mixtures or Graded Mineral Aggregates Using Microwave Ovens Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
371 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Resistance of Compacted Bituminous Mixture to Moisture Induced Damage Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
373 (PDF)  April 1, 2014

Unconfined Compressive Strength of Lime Treated Soils and Aggregates

(Undergoing ADA remediation. Email the CT Coordinator for a copy.)

Lilibeth Purta
(916) 227-5239
Lilibeth.C.Purta@dot.ca.gov
374 (PDF)  January 1, 2000 Method for Determining Asphalt Durability Using the California Tilt-Oven Durability Test Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
375 Multiple Versions Determining the In-Place Density and Relative Compaction of Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement Using Nuclear Gages Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
377 (PDF)  March 1, 2000 Determining the Percent and Grade of Recycling Agent to Use for Hot Recycling of Asphalt Concrete Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
378 (PDF)  March 1, 2000 Method of Test for Determining the Percent and Grade of Recycling Agent to Use for Cold Recycling of Asphalt Concrete Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
379 (PDF)   January 1, 2000

Method of Determining Asphalt Content of Bituminous Mixtures by Use of the Nuclear Gage

(Undergoing ADA remediation. Email the CT Coordinator for a copy.)

Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov
380 - Method of Test for Recovering Asphalt Materials by Modified (IA) Abson Recovery (Test method has been deleted) Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
381 (PDF)  December 1, 1995

Method for Determination of Asphalt Binder Properties using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer

(Undergoing ADA remediation. Email the CT Coordinator for a copy.)

Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
382 Multiple Versions Determination of Asphalt Content of Bituminous Paving Mixtures by the Ignition Method Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
384 Multiple Versions Method of Test to Determine Combined Gradations for Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) using up to 25% Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
385 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Sampling and Testing Crumb Rubber Modifier Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
386 (PDF)  January 1, 2014 Method of Test for Determining Foaming Characteristics of Hot Bitumen Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
387 (PDF)  April 1, 2016 Method of Test for Operation, Calibration and Operator Certification of Inertial Profilers Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
388 (PDF)  October 1, 2014 Method of Test for Sampling and Reheating Asphalt Rubber Binder Field Samples Prior to Viscosity Testing in Accordance to ASTM D 7741 Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov 
 389 (PDF) December 2, 2019  Method of Test for Hamburg Wheel-Track Testing of Compacted Hot Mix Asphalt Guadalupe Magana
(916) 227-7302
Guadalupe.Magana@dot.ca.gov

400 - 499: Cement Treated Bases, Lime, Chloride Content

Test No. Date Modified title of test method Contact
401 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Latex Concentration in Asphalt Emulsions Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov
402 - Methods for Testing Paints and Related Materials (Test method is withdrawn. Refer to contact for further information) Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov
403 - Method of Testing Cement Treated Base and Concrete for Calcium Oxide (Test method is currently inactive. Refer to contact for further information) Lisa Dobeck
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Dobeck@dot.ca.gov
404 Multiple Versions Method of Test for the Chemical Analysis of Portland Cement, Portland Cement Concrete, Fly Ash, Pozzolan, and Blended Cement Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov 
405 - Method for the Chemical Analysis of Water (Test method is withdrawn. Refer to contact for further information) Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
406 (PDF)  September 1, 2011 Method of Test for Field-Sampling of Pavement Marking Materials Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
413 Multiple Versions Method of Testing Cold Applied Two-Component Polysulfide Polymer Type Joint Sealing Compound Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
414 - Free Lime in Hydrated Lime (Test mehtod is currently inactive. Refer to contact for further information) Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
415 Multiple Versions Determination of Chloride Content in Organic Additives for Portland Cement Concrete Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
416 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Concrete Admixtures Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
417 Multiple Versions Method of Testing Soils and Waters for Sulfate Content Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
419 - Method of Test for Evaluating Epoxy Resin Systems at Low Temperatures by Flexural-Creep Measurements (Test method is withdrawn. Refer to contact for further information) Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
420 (PDF)  February 1, 2014 Method of Testing Cleanness and Soundness of Portland Cement Concrete Surfaces and Quality of Bonded Overlays and Seal Courses Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
421 - Method of Identification of Pigments and Extenders in Paints and Coatings (Test method is withdrawn. Refer to contact for further information) Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
422 Multiple Versions Method of Testing Soils and Waters for Chloride Content Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
423 Multiple Versions Method for Testing Thermoplastic Traffic Line Material Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
424 - Testing Soils and Waters for Conductivity (Test method is currently inactive. Refer to contact for further information) Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
434 Multiple Versions Method for Testing Epoxy Resin Adhesives, Binders and Sealants Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
435 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Machine Mixed, Two-Component, Type A Sealants Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
437 - Test for Thermo-Applied Pavement Striping Granules (Test method is currently inactive. Refer to contact for further information) Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov       
438 Multiple Versions Method for Determination of Rheological Properties of Chemical Adhesives Using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
440 (PDF)  May 1, 2011 Method of Test for Flexible Bituminous Adhesive Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  

500 - 599: Concrete, Freeze-Thaw, Admixtures

Test No. Date Modified Title of Test Method Contact
504 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Determining Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov
515 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Relative Mortar Strength of Portland Cement Concrete Sand Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
518 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Unit Weight of Fresh Concrete Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
521 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Compressive Strength of Molded Concrete Cylinders Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
522 (PDF)  February 1, 2014 Method of Test for Chord Modulus of Elasticity of Concrete (Compressometer Method) Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
523 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Flexural Strength of Concrete Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
524 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Flexural Strength Of Rapid Strength Concrete Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
526 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Operation of California Highway Profilograph and Evaluation of Profiles Biplab Bhattacharya
(916) 813-3658
Biplab.Bhattacharya@dot.ca.gov  
527 (PDF)  February 1, 2014 Method of Test for Expansion in Water and Contraction in Air of Portland Cement Mortar Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov
528 - Method of Test for Freeze-Thaw Resistance of Aggregates in Air-Entrained Concrete (Powers Procedure) (Test method has been deleted. No longer referenced in the current specifications) Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
529 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Proportions of Coarse Aggregate in Fresh Concrete Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
530 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Determining the Effect of Water-Reducing and Set-Retarding Admixtures on the Drying Shrinkage of Concrete Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
531 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Determining Length of Drilled Concrete Cores Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
533 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Ball Penetration in Fresh Portland Cement Concrete Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
534 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Water Retention Efficiency of Liquid Membrane-Forming Concrete Curing Compounds Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
535 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Determining the Application Rates of Concrete Curing Compounds in the Field Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
536 (PDF)  January 1, 2014 Method of Test for Determining a Recommended Cement Content for Portland Cement Concrete Pavements Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
537 (PDF)  December 1, 2013 Method of Test for Determining the Drying Shrinkage of Lightweight Concrete Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
539 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Sampling Fresh Concrete Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
540 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Making, Handling, and Storing Concrete Compressive Test Specimens in the Field Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov
541 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Flow of Grout Mixtures (Flow Cone Method) Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov
543 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Determining Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
547 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Operation of Bridge Profilograph and Evaluation of Profiles Biplab Bhattacharya
(916) 813-3658
Biplab.Bhattacharya@dot.ca.gov  
548 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Evaluation of Aggregate for Lean Concrete Base (LCB) Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
549 (PDF)  December 1, 2013 Method of Prequalification of Concrete Aggregate Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
550 (PDF)  December 1, 2013 Method for Determining the Surface Abrasion Resistance of Concrete Specimens Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
551 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Determining Suitability of Materials for Overlayment and Repair of Portland Cement Concrete Pavements and Structures Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
552 (PDF)  December 1, 2013 Method of Test for Relative Compaction of Polymer Concrete Utilizing Nuclear Gauges Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
553 (PDF)  July 1, 2001 Method for Testing Thermal Stability of Mortar Made with Hydraulic Cement Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
554 Multiple Versions Method of Sampling for and Reporting the Results of Tests for Alkali Silica Reactivity Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov
556 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Slump of Fresh Portland Cement Concrete Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
557 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Temperature of Freshly Mixed Portland Cement Concrete Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
559 Multiple Versions Method for Determining Cementitious Materials Content or Water/Cementitious Material Ratio for Concrete Pavements Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 

600 - 699: Reflectors, Wire, Traffic Signals, Steel, Tensile Strength

Test No. Date Modified Title of Test Method Contact
601 - Reflectance of Highway Reflector Buttons (Optical Requirements) (Test method is currently inactive. Refer to contact for further information) Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
603 - Moisture Seal of Highway Reflector Buttons (Test method is currently inactive. Refer to contact for further information) Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
604 (PDF)  September 1, 2012 Method of Test for Luminous Intensity of Traffic Signal Sections Craig Fearn
(916) 227-7196
Craig.Fearn@dot.ca.gov
605 (PDF)  September 1, 2012 Method of Test for Deflection of Plastic Traffic Signal Face Craig Fearn
(916) 227-7196
Craig.Fearn@dot.ca.gov
606 (PDF)  September 1, 2012 Method of Test for Luminance of Pedestrian Signal Face Craig Fearn
(916) 227-7196
Craig.Fearn@dot.ca.gov
608 (PDF)  November 1, 1998

Method of Test for High Pressure Sodium Lamp Multiple Supply Ballasts

(Undergoing ADA remediation. Email the CT Coordinator for a copy.)

Craig Fearn
(916) 227-7196
Craig.Fearn@dot.ca.gov
610 (PDF)  November 1, 1998

Method of Test for Expected Life Performance and Lumens of HPS Lamps

(Undergoing ADA remediation. Email the CT Coordinator for a copy.)

Craig Fearn
(916) 227-7196
Craig.Fearn@dot.ca.gov
611 (PDF)  November 1, 2012 Method of Test for Testing Durability of Mast Arm-mounted Luminaires Craig Fearn
(916) 227-7196
Craig.Fearn@dot.ca.gov
620 - Testing Rubber Hose (Test method is currently inactive. Refer to contact for further information) Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
635 (PDF)  November 1, 2012

Method of Test for Diameter of Wire and Thickness of Insulation (Electrical Conductors)

(Undergoing ADA remediation. Email the CT Coordinator for a copy.)

Craig Fearn
(916) 227-7196
Craig.Fearn@dot.ca.gov
642 - Method of Test for Coefficient of Retroreflection of Retroreflective Sheeting for Highway Signs (Test method has been deleted. No longer referenced in the current specifications) Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
643 Multiple Versions Method for Determining Field and Laboratory Resistivity and pH Measurements for Soil and Water Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov
644 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Shear Strength of Brick Cores Joe Harline
(916) 206-4373
Joe.Harline@dot.ca.gov 
645 (PDF)  December 1, 2013 Method of Test for Coating Adherence to Metallic Substrates Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
646 (PDF)  November 1, 1998

Method of Test for Series Multiple (SM) Transformers

(Undergoing ADA remediation. Email the CT Coordinator for a copy.)

Craig Fearn
(916) 227-7196
Craig.Fearn@dot.ca.gov
650 (PDF)  December 1, 1995

Method of Test for Specular Reflector Material

(Undergoing ADA remediation. Email the CT Coordinator for a copy.)

Craig Fearn
(916) 227-7196
Craig.Fearn@dot.ca.gov
651 (PDF)  April 1, 1997

Method of Test for Diffuse Light Transmission Factor of Large Reinforced Plastic Panels

(Undergoing ADA remediation. Email the CT Coordinator for a copy.)

Craig Fearn
(916) 227-7196
Craig.Fearn@dot.ca.gov
652 - Ascertaining Thickness of Spelter Coating on Galvanized Products (Replaced by ASTM A 123/123M-97 and ASTM A 153/153M) Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov
658 (PDF)  December 1, 2012 Method of Test for Function and Pre-installation Inspection of Traffic Signal Systems Craig Fearn
(916) 227-7196
Craig.Fearn@dot.ca.gov
659 (PDF)  December 1, 2012 Method of Test for Environmental Operation of Traffic Signal Systems Craig Fearn
(916) 227-7196
Craig.Fearn@dot.ca.gov
660 (PDF)  December 1, 2013 Method of Test for Evaluating Color by Means of Chromaticity Coordinates Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
662 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Seam Quality Control Standard for Helical Lock Seam Corrugated Metal Pipe Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov
663 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Testing of Bridge Bearing Pads Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov
664 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Crushing of Longitudinally Welded Steel Tubular Products (Universal Crushing Test) Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov
665 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Seam Quality Control of Helical Continuously Welded Seam Corrugated Metal Pipe Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov
666 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Fracture and Defection of Metal Traffic Signal Section Housing Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov
667 (PDF)  December 1, 2012 Method of Test for the Power Line Transient Susceptibility Craig Fearn
(916) 227-7196
Craig.Fearn@dot.ca.gov
669 Multiple Versions Test Method for Non-Reflective and Reflective Pavement Markers Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
670 Multiple Versions Method of Tests for Mechanical and Welded Reinforcing Steel Splices Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov
671 (PDF)  January 1, 2014 Test Method for Evaluating Painted Metal Target Plate Material Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
673 Multiple Versions Method of Determining Movement Rating of Type B1 and B2 Preformed Elastomeric Joint Seals Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov
674 Multiple Versions Method of Test for Fence Posts and Braces Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov
677 - Method of Determining the Tension in Prestressing Strand with the Vibra-Tension, Model ET-U (Test method has been deleted. No longer in the 2010 CT Standard Specifications per Revised Standard Specification (RSS) dated 10-19-12) Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov
678 (PDF)  December 1, 2012 Method of Test for Luminaire Isolux Diagrams Craig Fearn
(916) 227-7196
Craig.Fearn@dot.ca.gov
679 (PDF)  November 1, 1998

Method of Test for Mercury Lamp Multiple Circuit Ballasts

(Undergoing ADA remediation. Email the CT Coordinator for a copy.)

Craig Fearn
(916) 227-7196
Craig.Fearn@dot.ca.gov
680 - Method of Determining the Strength of Headlight Glare Screen Posts (Test method has been deleted. No longer referenced in the current specifications) Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
681 Multiple Versions Method for Testing Creep Performance of Concrete Anchorage Devices Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov
682 Multiple Versions Method for Determining Ultimate Tensile Strength of Cast-In-Place Concrete Inserts Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov
683 - Method of Testing Deflection and Bending Strength of Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Poles (Test method has been deleted. No longer referenced in the current specifications) Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov
684 - Method of Test for Anti-Graffiti Materials on Retroreflective Sheeting for Highway Signs (Test method has been deleted. No longer referenced in the current specifications) Lisa Watson
(916) 227-7291
Lisa.Watson@dot.ca.gov  
685 Multiple Versions Method for Holiday Detection in Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov
686 Multiple Versions Method for Evaluating Bend Test Results of Fusion-Bonded Epoxy Coatings on ASTM Designation: A934/A 934/M Steel Reinforcement Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov
687 Multiple Versions Method of Tests for Measuring Epoxy Coating Thickness on Steel Reinforcing Bars, Wire Mesh, and Dowel Bars using Type 2 Test Instruments Paul Lukkarila
(916) 227-7253
Paul.Lukkarila@dot.ca.gov

METS is no longer maintaining Lab Procedures or other test methods not identified as a California Test.