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The Ohio Department of Transportation's Division of Construction Management provides Construction Inspector Testing in the following four subject areas:

  • Flexible Pavements Test
  • Advanced Structures Test
  • Certification for Compaction Testing
  • Traffic Work Zone Test (Note: This test is for construction inspectors only and is NOT for Worksite Traffic Supervisor (WTS) Prequalification.)

Please select the subject you wish to test on from the options in the registration form on the next screen.  Make sure to write down what test you signed up to complete as this information will not be included in your confirmation email.  Only one test may be completed per testing period.  If you sign up to take more than one test per testing period, your second registration will be cancelled.

Bring with you:

  • Government issued photo identification card
  • Non-programmable calculator
  • MyODOT username and password

A limited number of reference resources will be available during testing to borrow.  See ODOT's Division of Construction Management's website for Construction Inspector Testing to see a full list of specific reference material for each respective test, as well as the Construction Inspector Testing and Prequalification FAQs document, for additional information regarding the possibility of bringing as-published copies of the specific listed reference documents, free of added notes or other information.

Cell phones and computers (tablets, laptops, etc.) are not permitted to be brought into the testing facility by registrants.

Everyone registering to complete a test SHALL have applied for and obtained a MyODOT username and password and must bring both with them to the test in order to login to the online testing system at the ODOT Computer Training Room.  The instructions on how to obtain your MyODOT username and password are available at this link: How to Obtain a MyODOT Username and Password.

Failure to have obtained your MyODOT username and password ahead of time may result in being rescheduled to take the test another day.  Please obtain your MyODOT username and password at least four days before the testing date.

Description – Transportation professionals are continually challenged with finding improved ways for satisfying the mobility needs of an increasing population. Highway intersections pose challenges with regard to safety and mobility as traffic volumes and congestion levels increase. Drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists experience longer delays and greater safety risks. Today’s traffic and safety problems are becoming more complex and the conventional intersection/interchange designs are insufficient to mitigate transportation problems.  Engineers are investigating and implementing innovative treatments in an attempt to alleviate these issues. This course provides an overview of various non-traditional intersection concepts that may offer advantages over conventional interchanges. The training presents salient geometric, operational and safety features associated with alternative design concepts and illustrates how intersections are selected using an analysis tool.

Who Should Attend? – Federal, State, and local transportation traffic and safety engineers, and planners involved in improving the performance of intersections.  

Instructor – Mark Doctor, P.E., Safety and Design Engineer with the FHWA Resource Center in Atlanta, GA.

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for ALL participants.  This workshop is being offered at no charge, thanks to grant funding secured by LTAP in partnership with the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (ODPS) and FHWA / NHI.  No meals are provided; lunch is on your own.  Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made. Note:  Registrants who will be unable to attend the training after registering are required to cancel a minimum of 48 hours prior to the course start.  Failure to cancel prior to the 48 hour cut-off will result in loss of registration privileges for grant-funded NHI or other grant-funded training offered by Ohio LTAP for two years.

Description – Highway designers often face complex trade-offs when developing projects. A "quality" design may be thought of as satisfying the needs of a wide variety of users while balancing the often competing interests of cost, safety, mobility, social and environmental impacts. Applying flexibility and risk management in highway design requires more than simply assembling geometric elements from the available tables, charts and equations of design criteria. This training provides participants with knowledge of the functional basis of critical design criteria to enable informed decisions when applying engineering judgment and flexibility. The exercises and case studies provide practical applications of current knowledge from research and experience of safety and operational effects for various design elements.

Who Should Attend? – Transportation engineers responsible for selection of roadway design criteria in the development of street and highway projects. This training will be most advantageous for practicing engineers from state highway agencies, local agencies, engineering design consultants and FHWA field offices.

Instructor – R.J. Porter, P.E., Ph.D., Highway Safety Engineer with VHB, Raleigh NC.

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for ALL participants. This workshop is being offered at no charge, thanks to grant funding secured by LTAP in partnership with the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (ODPS) and FHWA / NHI. No meals are provided; lunch is on your own. Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made. Note: Registrants who will be unable to attend the training after registering are required to cancel a minimum of 7 days prior to the course start.  Failure to cancel prior to the 7-day cut-off will result in loss of registration privileges for grant-funded NHI or other grant-funded training offered by Ohio LTAP for a period of for two years.

Paying by check? Use promo code PAYBYCHECK.

Attention! All ODOT Employees: You must use promo code ODOTEMPL when registering.  This is an NHI Self-Pay Course so ODOT Employees will also need to provide either Education Training Funds or Division/Cost Center/SAC Fund Info to cover the cost of this class!!!

Description:  FHWA is implementing a risk-based framework to optimize the effective and efficient delivery of the Federal-aid Highway Program and to help ensure compliance with Federal laws/regulations. The framework is known as Risk-based Stewardship and Oversight (RBSO) approach, and builds upon the risk management foundation in the agency’s strategic and performance planning processes. The model is designed to identify risk-based stewardship and oversight (S&O) actions and initiatives for both programs and projects. This course will provide participants with a working knowledge of RBSO approach and basic under-standing of its key components: the Stewardship and Oversight Agreement between an FHWA Division and the State DOT, the role of risk management in developing stewardship and oversight strategies, the data-driven Compliance Assessment Program (CAP), and risk-based stewardship and oversight involvement in Projects of Division Interest (PoDIs), including Major Projects. The training will provide State DOTs and local public agencies (LPAs) with tools to help them manage risk and focus resources when assuming project actions traditionally handled by FHWA.

Who Should Attend? – State DOT program managers, project managers, engineers, planners and other transportation specialists involved in the delivery of projects under the Federal-aid Highway Program. Also, State DOT counterparts at Local Public Agencies, and those at other State and regional agencies which deliver Federal-aid highway projects.

Instructor – Phil Barnes, WSB & Associates.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are available.  The registration fee is $365 per person, per NHI.  Lunch is “on your own”.  No-shows and late cancellations (< 21 calendar days) will be charged full registration fee.  Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course so appropriate arrangements can be made.

Description – This course provides an overview of the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide. At the end of the course, you will be able to apply the clear zone concept to all classes of roadways; recognize safety risks associated with roadside features and elements and make appropriate changes; identify the need for a traffic barrier; and apply other highway hardware core competencies. This course is intended for experienced safety and design engineers.

Who Should Attend? – Experienced Federal, State, and local highway engineers involved in the formulation and/or application of policies and standards relating to the design of safe roadside hardware.

Instructors – Don Gripne, P.E., Consultant; and Victoria Brinkly, P.E., FHWA Senior Safety Engineer.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  This workshop is being offered at no charge, thanks to grant funding secured by LTAP in partnership with the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (ODPS) and the USDOT/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).   Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.  Note: Registrants who will be unable to attend the training after registering are required to cancel a minimum of 7 days prior to the course start.  Failure to cancel prior to the 7-day cut-off will result in loss of registration privileges for grant-funded NHI or other grant-funded training offered by Ohio LTAP for a period of two years.

Paying by check? Use promo code PAYBYCHECK.

Attention! All ODOT Employees: You must use promo code ODOTEMPL when registering.

Description – This 1-day course, which is part of the curriculum of ODOT’s Traffic Academy, is a prequalification requirement for consultants who want to prepare safety studies for ODOT’s review and approval. The course is designed to assist in understanding the various aspects of safety studies. Requirements of a safety study’s report and analysis will be discussed. Also, the Highway Safety Manual’s (HSM) methodology as it pertains to safety study evaluations and scoring will be reviewed. In order to receive full credit for attending this course, attendees must successfully complete an online, multiple-choice test within two weeks after course completion. A score of at least 80% must be achieved.

Who Should Attend? – This workshop is directed to State, local and consulting engineers and planners who are responsible for conducting safety studies which will be used as the basis for developing highway safety plans, programs and projects.

Instructors – The instructors will be Cindy Juliano, P.E., Senior Highway and Traffic Safety Engineer with Jacobs; and Ryan Bush, P.E., Traffic Engineer with MS Consultants, specialist in traffic studies of all kinds.

Registration Information – The registration fee is $60 per person for government employees and $150 for non-government employeesLunch is “on your own”.  No-shows and late cancellations (< 5 calendar days) will be charged the full registration fee.  Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Paying by check afterwards? Use promo code PAYBYCHECK.

Attention! All ODOT Employees: You must use promo code ODOTEMPL when registering.

Description – This workshop will address the basics of design, installation and maintenance of traffic signs and pavement markings, and the correlation of these activities to driver needs and responses. The current edition of the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD) and the ODOT Sign Designs and Markings Manual (SDMM) will be used as references. In addition to common installations, Traffic Control Devices (TCDs) for use at specialty locations such as school areas and highway-rail grade crossings will be discussed.

Who Should Attend? – This workshop will be of interest to persons responsible for selection, installation, maintenance and management of traffic signs and pavement markings on local roadways.

Instructor – The instructor will be Jim Roth, P.E., of the Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of Traffic Engineering.  Mr. Roth has nearly 32 years of experience as the Signing Engineer at ODOT Central Office in Columbus.

Registration Information – This course offering through LTAP is intended primarily for local agency employees (county, city, village and township). Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. The registration fee is $60 per person for government employees and $150 for non-government employees. Lunch is “on your own”. No-shows and late cancellations (< 5 calendar days) will be charged the full registration fee. Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate 

Description – In 2017, ODOT’s Division of Planning rolled out updates to the award-winning Transportation Information Mapping System (TIMS) application including a new and improved Create a Map page and the addition of a Crash Analysis tool.  The TIMS application provides transportation employees, transportation stakeholders, and the general public a central access point for viewing, distributing, and analyzing Ohio’s transportation data through web mapping tools.  Easily accessible via desktop or mobile browsers, this application is an “outside the box” webmapping solution that includes such features as emailing, sharing and bookmarking, analysis tools, custom printing, and upload and download capabilities to name a few.  This application allows the casual user who is not a GIS expert to produce high-quality maps quickly with access to numerous data sets.

This short training class will show attendees how to access the TIMS program, turn on various GIS layers, and render and communicate results/maps.  Each session will be held in a computer training room to allow for hands-on use of the TIMS application.

Who Should Attend? – Local agency employees (county, city, village, township), MPO personnel, consultants, and FHWA and ODOT staff.

Instructors – Each class will typically be taught by one or more of the following ODOT employees (depending on the class date and location): Ian Kidner, Stephen Hale.

Registration Information – Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. There is no fee to attend; however, participants must pre-register.  Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made. Note: this abbreviated training class does not qualify as an elective or other course credit under the LTAP Roads Scholar training recognition program (however, Roads Scholar participants are still welcome to attend).

Paying by check ? Use promo code PAYBYCHECK.

Attention! All ODOT Employees: You must use promo code ODOTEMPL when registering.

Description – This class provides an overview of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Construction and Material Specifications Item 514 – Painting of Structural Steel, and other contract requirements for painting structural steel in the fabricators’ facilities and in the field.

Who Should Attend? – Bridge painting contractors, including all officers of the companies, superintendents, and quality control specialists, to be qualified for WT 26, quality control specialists for steel fabricators to be qualified for shop painting per Supplement 1078, and consultant inspectors to be qualified to inspect the painting of structural steel, have to take this class every 4 years.

Instructor – The instructor will be David Flood, P.E., with ODOT’s Office of Construction Administration in the Division of Construction Management.

Registration Information – ODOT’s LTAP office is managing the registration process for these sessions.  Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $48 per person for government employees and $120 for non-government employees.  Lunch is “on your own”.  No-shows and late cancellations (< 5 calendar days) will be charged the full registration fee. Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (mobility/access) should contact LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Paying by check?  Use promo code PAYBYCHECK.

Attention! All ODOT Employees: You must use promo code ODOTEMPL when registering.

Description – This class is about the sealing of concrete surfaces. Included is information on the best application practices to achieve optimum performance of the sealers. This training goes beyond the recommendations given in sealer technical data sheets by giving explanations as to what will result when technical data sheet recommendations are not followed.

Case studies will be cited and visuals will clarify definitions of what application processes are acceptable.

Who Should Attend? – Anyone who will be at the job site to oversee the sealer application processes.

Instructor – The instructor will be Troy Timbrook, Lab Scientist with ODOT’s Office of Materials Management.

Registration Information – ODOT’s LTAP office is managing the registration process for these sessions. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. For each of the course dates listed, there are two options for participating: (1) by attending In-person at the ODOT Office of Materials Management in Columbus, or (2) by attending a live Webcast of the training at the ODOT District 8 Office (Lebanon), or District 12 Office (Garfield Heights). The registration fee is $18 per person for government employees and $45 for non-government employees. No-shows and late cancellations (< 5 calendar days) will be charged the full registration fee. Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Description – The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Division of Construction Management provides Worksite Traffic Supervisor (WTS) Prequalification Testing. Individuals fulfilling the role of WTS are required to be prequalified per WTS Plan Note published on July 20, 2018 (and versions thereafter).

PrerequisitesDo not register for WTS Prequalification testing until the prerequisites have been completed.  Prerequisite details are the following:

  • 1) Applicant shall have reviewed the statewide WTS Plan Note current as of 7/20/18 publication or later (can be found in the Traffic Engineering Manual, Part 6, Section 642-44).
  • 2) Applicant shall have been trained appropriate to the job decisions they are required to make, including those of a WTS in implementing the Transportation Management Plan (TMP) and other safety and mobility aspects, within the past 5 years.

Immediately before the test is taken the applicant will be asked to electronically confirm the following:

  • A) That they understand the duties and responsibilities required of a WTS and will continue to review the plan note within the plans on all projects in which they are designated the primary or alternate/secondary WTS to ensure they remain up to date with the latest WTS requirements and the specific contract requirements.
  • B) That the training in #2 above has been completed within the past 5 years; understanding that the training shall be repeated in intervals of no longer than 5 years; and, that they are ready and able to provide details of the training completed to fulfill this requirement (without delay) upon request by ODOT, FHWA or others.

If the applicant is unable to confirm one or both items, they will not be allowed to take the WTS prequalification test and will be required to leave and register again after the prerequisites have been completed.

Registration Information – ODOT’s LTAP office is managing the registration process for these sessions.  Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. 

Testing Dates and Times – WTS Prequalification Testing dates are added to the schedule periodically throughout the year.  There is typically an option to choose either a morning or afternoon session (9:00 to 11:00am, or 1:00 to 3:00pm).

Bring with you: 

  • Government issued photo identification card
  • Non-programmable calculator
  • MyODOT username and password

A limited number of reference resources will be available during testing to borrow. See WTS Training and Prequalification Testing FAQs for a full list of specific reference documents and additional information regarding the possibility of bringing as-published copies of the specific listed reference documents, free of added notes or other information.

Cell phones and computers (tablets, laptops, etc.) are not permitted to be brought into the testing facility by registrants.

Everyone registering to complete a test SHALL have applied for and obtained a MyODOT username and password and must bring both with them to the test in order to login to the online testing system at the ODOT Computer Training Room.  The instructions on how to obtain your MyODOT username and password are available at this link: How to Obtain a MyODOT Username and Password.

Failure to have obtained your MyODOT username and password ahead of time may result in being rescheduled to take the test another day.  Please obtain your MyODOT username and password at least four days before the testing date.

LTAP

Promo Code Information

The promo codes below apply to specific groups of class participants.  Please ONLY use a code if it applies to you.  If you are not certain if it applies, please contact the Ohio LTAP Center at ltap@dot.ohio.gov or 614-387-7359 or 1-877-800-0031.  Do not randomly select a promo code and use it.  Your registration will be reviewed by the center registrar and cancelled if you have used a code which did not apply to you.

FHWAOHDIV - Code to be used by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Ohio Division Staff only when registering for LTAP courses.  Provides the FHWA LTAP discount on the course price.

ODOTEMPL - Code that must be used by ALL ODOT employees when registering for a course. Do not enter payment information or request an invoice.  If you are an ODOT employee, you MUST use this code unless the class is a NHI self-pay course.  See below.

PAYBYCHECK - ODOT EMPLOYEE ATTENDING A NHI-SELF-PAY COURSE - Use code PAYBYCHECK if you are an ODOT employee.  Then enter your Divison, Cost Center and SAC number in the designated field on the registration form.

PAYBYCHECK - This code should be entered when you want the Ohio LTAP Center to bill you for the course fee instead of paying immediately online via credit card.  Once your registration is completed with this code, an invoice for the amount due will be sent to you, due upon receipt.