Classroom Course

The Ultimate GPR Concrete Scanning Training Experience

A 2 day immersive training program utilizing the Decifer simulation software in a classroom setting. It’s like each student has a radar and can work on 1000’s of different example slabs.

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Why Choose Decifer?

The Decifer simulation software is the centerpiece of the GPR training course. This revolutionary software is like having a radar system and an unlimited number of concrete slabs to learn and practice on. Our classroom courses include:

  • Hands-On, effective concrete scanning training delivered in person
  • Instructor led examples, group exercises and individual practice
  • Great interaction between students and instructor.
  • Access to DeciferGPR Software
  • Top Quality Instructors – 16 Years Field experience
  • Ongoing training – structured, self-directed program to continue technician development.
  • DeciferGPR Certification Examination
  • Includes 20 hours of our online Decifer simulator to practice on virtual concrete slabs

Course Detail


Effective use of GPR in Concrete Scanning

Format: A two-day classroom course taught by an instructor with over 16 years field experience.

Who this course is for:

  • Users of GPR concrete scanning equipment who have taken an introductory course offered by the manufacturer of their equipment, but now feel ill prepared to conquer more daunting scanning jobs.
  • New GPR technicians that need practical training on how to become a top quality GPR technician that can profitably meet client requirements.
  • Potential radar equipment buyers that wish to learn about GPR scanning techniques prior to making an equipment investment.

Course content: This course will provide you with extensive interpretation training of radar data, using the Decifer GPR Simulator to gain experience without risking errors on actual job sites.

What You'll Learn

  • Typical structural elements incl. steel reinforcement details found in concrete structures.
  • Construction terms (e.g. slab band, corbel, grade beam/tie beam, PT cable, Q-deck, wire mesh)
  • How to get started on a job site and deal with client requirements.
  • To recognize the limitations of the GPR equipment (as well as your own)
  • How to choose the best scanning method for your task.
  • To develop an effective/profitable work flow.
  • Best Scanning Practices including marking methods and standards.
  • Interpret radargram data to identify and locate in-slab targets.
  • Rebar, conduits, PT cables, Q-Deck and others.
  • Marking interpreted data and delineating completed scope of work (spatial extent and depth)
  • To compare advantages of line scans and grid scans.
  • Adapting scanning techniques to different construction types and tasks.
  • Elements of a good quality client/engineer report.

At the end of this course you will be able to continue using Decifer GPR for (5) hours to build your experience even further and interact online with your instructor for up to (2) hours.

Please check our pricing page for costs.

* Class size is limited to 12 students.

** Discounts available for multiple bookings.

2024 Q1 - Edmonton, AB

February 1,2. - Hilton Garden Inn, Nisku AB

2024 Q2 - Toronto, ON

May 16,17

2024 Q3 - Vancouver, BC

September 26, 27.

2024 Q4 - Los Angeles, CA

November 21, 22.