Class Schedule

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Description – This course will give you general knowledge of what asbestos is, the history of asbestos, identifying asbestos, what to do when you encounter asbestos, what effects asbestos can have on your health and more. This course does meet OSHA’s and AHERA’s requirements for Custodial/Housekeeping personnel working in structures with asbestos and performing minor asbestos debris clean-up.

Who Should Attend? – This course offering through ODOT / LTAP is intended primarily for local agency employees (county, city, village and township), and real estate consultants doing work for ODOT or local agencies in Ohio.

Instructor – Don Lamar, Realty Specialist with the ODOT District 8 office.

Registration Information – 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 course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Description – This workshop will address: (a) basic performance characteristics of Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) pavements; (b) evaluation of common distress types and their causes; and (c) available maintenance and rehabilitation treatments, including preventive maintenance. Surface treatments such as chip seals, microsurfacing and thin overlays will be discussed.

Who Should Attend? – Road/street maintenance personnel, supervisors, managers, engineers and others responsible for maintaining and preserving asphalt pavements.

Instructors – Aric Morse, P.E. (ODOT Office of Pavement Engineering), and Mike Fitch, P.E. (ODOT / LTAP).

Registration Information – This course offering through LTAP is intended primarily for local agency employees (county, city, village and township). Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. 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 (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Description – This 1-day course is to refresh the skills of practicing bridge inspectors in fundamental visual inspection techniques by communicating issues of state and national significance, re-establish proper element, condition and appraisal rating practices and review the professional obligations of bridge inspectors.

This course qualifies as refresher training in accordance to Ohio and national policy and procedures.

There is no field exercise.

Who Should Attend? – This course is intended for practicing Bridge Program Managers and Inspectors in Ohio.

*Prerequisites – Comprehensive Bridge Inspection Training (NHI 2-week or Ohio DOT Level 1 and 2) & Practicing Bridge Inspectors or Reviewers.

Instructors – Jared Backs, E.I.T. and Mike Brokaw, P.E. from ODOT’s Office of Structural Engineering.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. The registration fee is $72 per person for government employees and $180 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 arrangements can be made.

Description – This workshop will address: (a) basic performance characteristics of Portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements; (b) evaluation of common distress types and their causes; and (c) available maintenance and rehabilitation treatments.  Corrective techniques such as full-depth repair, partial-depth repair, dowel bar retrofit, slab stabilization, diamond grinding and joint sealing will be discussed.

Who Should Attend? – Road/street maintenance personnel, supervisors, managers, engineers and others responsible for maintaining and preserving concrete pavements.

Instructors – Aric Morse, P.E. (ODOT Office of Pavement Engineering), and Mike Fitch, P.E. (ODOT / LTAP).

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 $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 (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Description – Keeping our roads safe for older users is an emphasis area for many transportation agencies. There are over 40 million licensed drivers in the US aged 65 or older —a 33-percent increase from 10 years ago. Older drivers represent about 18 percent of all licensed drivers in the US with even higher concentrations in some states. Aging can impact a variety of skills and abilities necessary for safe driving.  Many highway design and traffic control elements can be improved to better meet the aging population’s needs.  Furthermore, all road users can benefit from safety improvements that are designed with older drivers in mind.  This workshop will familiarize participants with the physical, perceptual, and cognitive impairments that can impact the ability to safely navigate a vehicle, and illustrate key strategies that agencies can implement for improving safety and mobility for older roadway users. The workshop is intended for transportation professionals involved in designing, constructing, operating and maintaining streets and roads. The workshop content is directly derived from the Federal Highway Administration’s Handbook for Designing Roadways for the Aging Population and will familiarize participants with the recommended practices from the Handbook in the areas of highway geometry, operations, and traffic control devices.  The workshop is beneficial for transportation professionals who plan, design, review, recommend, and/or approve the design and traffic operational criteria for transportation projects.

Who Should Attend? – Transportation and planning professionals involved in traffic operations, roadway design, maintenance supervisors, local road supervisors, and regional development organizations. Specifically, the course is intended for those individuals directly involved in implementing roadway improvement solutions in their jurisdictions.

Instructor – Mark Doctor, P.E., Safety and Design Engineer, Federal Highway Administration Office of Technical Services / Resource Center (Atlanta, GA).

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for ALL participants.  This workshop is being offered at no charge.  Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  No meals are provided.  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.

Description – Recently, ODOT's GIS Crash Analysis Tool (GCAT) transitioned into ODOT TIMS (Transportation Information Mapping System).  While the concept has remained the same in searching for crash data, the training will cover the new functionality.

GCAT is an easy-to-use tool that provides a convenient way for qualified agencies to search statewide crash data.  The training is portioned into two categories:

  1. GCAT – Search for crash data
  2. CAM Tool – Analyze the crash data received from GCAT

The tool is a web application and can be accessed from any computer online through the ODOT website. This workshop will show how to search for any crash data all the way from a statewide perspective down to a particular road or intersection.  Each session will be held in a computer training room to allow for hands-on use of the GCAT & CAM Tool software.

Who Should Attend?GCAT access is available to the following agencies: county, city, village, township, MPOs, ODOT, law enforcement and safety study consultants.

Instructor – The primary instructor will be Michael McNeill with ODOT’s Safety Program.

Registration InformationThis course offering is limited to employees of the agencies listed above.  Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  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.

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.

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Description – This course is designed to help state and local officials learn “HOW TO” address pedestrian safety issues in the development of a pedestrian safety action plan, program, and activities tailored to their community. It is also intended to assist in enhancement of existing pedestrian safety plan, programs and activities including involving partners and stakeholders, collecting and analyzing data and information, prioritizing issues and concerns, selecting and implementing an optimal combination of education, enforcement, & engineering strategies. The course includes a field exercise in application of principles, concepts, and strategies covered in the course. Please plan to bring a safety vest and hardhat.  Participants will share and prioritize potential policies, programs and strategies.

Who Should Attend? – This course is intended primarily for state DOT staff involved with the Highway Safety Improvement Program, and for FHWA Safety Specialists. These specialist shall include: Engineers, planners, traffic safety and enforcement, public health & injury prevention professionals and those with responsibility of improving pedestrian safety at state and local levels.

Instructor – Keith W. Sinclair, P.E., with FHWA's Safety & Design Technical Service Team.

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.  Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  No meals are provided.  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 21 calendar days prior to the course start.

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.

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Please note this is NOT a free course so your Division, Cost Center and SAC must be included within this registration!

Description – This course expands the suite of FHWA services to assist State and local governments in the successful implementation of Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD). The course promotes the philosophy of the LRFD platform, establishes the motivation for LRFD as a reassurance that safe design practices are being applied, and applies these principles to geotechnical design for bridge foundations.  The course follows the latest AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Major topics include: loads, load distribution and load combinations; principles of limit state designs; geotechnical spread footing design (soil & rock); driven pile and drilled shaft design (soil & rock); and substructure design and detailing for cantilever abutment and hammerhead pier. This course includes LRFD theory applied to design examples and step-by-step procedures. Extensive student exercises and sample problems are used to demonstrate overall design, detailing and construction principles.

Who Should Attend? – Bridge, geotechnical, and transportation engineers with 0-20 years of experience who are responsible for design and construction of bridge substructures on surface transportation facilities.

Instructors – Thomas Moorer and Robert Thompson with WSP.

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for ALL participants.  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 21 days prior to the course start. Staff substitutions are encouraged.  No refunds will be processed for cancellations less than 21 days prior to the course start.  No-shows and late cancellations will be charged the full registration fee.

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Description – Studies have shown that roughness is one of the biggest priorities of highway users. They have also shown that pavements that are built smooth stay smoother longer and provide a longer pavement life. Most State highway agencies (SHAs) have some type of smoothness specification that is used to evaluate the smoothness of newly constructed or rehabilitated pavements during acceptance testing. Many agencies have incentives or disincentives for new construction and rehabilitation, which are based on pavement smoothness. These agencies are turning to inertial profilers as the most reliable instrument for construction acceptance testing and verifying pavement smoothness. The intent of this course is to train inertial profiler operators in the basics of performing construction acceptance testing and to train those reviewing the data to comprehend how those data were obtained and what they represent in order to build smoother riding roadways.

Pre-Requisites:  Two hours of independent study which should be completed prior to attending this course.

Who Should Attend? – Those involved with inertial profilers and the application of data obtained from inertial profilers, including State and contractor road profiler operators who perform data collection, initial processing and reporting smoothness data. Paving superintendents, project & pavement engineers and inspectors would also benefit.

Instructor – Robert Orthmeyer with the Federal Highway Administration.

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for ALL participants.  The registration fee is $150 per 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 21 days prior to the course start. Staff substitutions are encouraged.  No refunds will be processed for cancellations less than 21 days prior to the course start.

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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 – Performing effective road safety audits/assessments (RSAs) improves safety and demonstrates to the public an agency's dedication to crash reduction.  An RSA is a formal safety performance examination of an existing or future road or intersection by an independent audit team. The RSA training provides practical information on how to conduct an RSA, select a location, and build an independent, multi-disciplinary team. The costs, time, benefits, and common myths and concerns surrounding RSAs will be discussed.

Instructor – Craig Allred, FHWA Resource Center Technical Specialist, Lakewood, CO.

Who Should Attend? – Personnel who are likely to serve on a road safety audit team, including: Federal, State, local transportation personnel, first responders, and consultants who conduct highway safety studies.

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.  Please register using the form below. Maximum course capacity is 28 participants, due to field exercises.  Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.  No meals are provided.  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 calendar days prior to the course start. 

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.

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Description – The Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Soil and Rock Classification course for visual classification for geotechnical logging of soil and rock stratum is being offered by the Office of Geotechnical Engineering. The focus of the course will be to provide a working knowledge of the current requirements for the classification of both soil and rock materials as related to geotechnical explorations for ODOT projects. The course is designed to be hands-on, involving both classroom and laboratory instruction and exercises. The course goal is to provide adequate instruction so that the Consulting community will be able to provide a standardized and uniform submission of boring logs and soil profiles.

Who Should Attend? – Consultants, Local agency, ODOT and FHWA personnel, and others who will be involved in field or laboratory visual classification of samples, development of boring logs, or the QA/QC of the process as specified for Geotechnical Exploration under ODOT’s SGE. This course will fulfill the Geotechnical Drilling Inspector Services training requirements by the ODOT Office of Consultant Services.

Prior to attending the class OGE highly recommends that the participants look through the current version of the Specifications of Subsurface Exploration (SGE) located at:http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Engineering/Geotechnical/Pages/SGE.aspx

Instructors – The course will be taught by P. Paul Painter and Adam Willis, Geologists with ODOT’s Office of Geotechnical Engineering.  Mr. Painter has been with ODOT since 2005 and Mr. Willis has been with ODOT since 2009.  Prior to working for ODOT, both were employed as consultants working on a wide range of transportation, heavy infrastructure and site development projects.  Mr. Painter is a Licensed Registered Geologist in three states.

Registration Information – ODOT’s LTAP office is managing the registration process for these sessions. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. The registration fee is $84 per person for government employees and $210 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 LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Description – A one day course which provides a comprehensive overview of ODOT’s property disposal processes, to include excess land sales by public auction, direct sales to abutters and transfers to qualifying governmental agencies. The course will cover access modifications, roadway abandonments, highway vacations and easement extinguishments. Trainees will learn all of the steps in the processes, the governing laws and how to document and complete each process. Class includes hands-on case studies and instructor-led discussions.

Who Should Attend? – This course offering through ODOT / LTAP is intended primarily for ODOT employees, local agency employees (county, city, village and township), and real estate consultants doing work for ODOT or local agencies in Ohio.

Instructors – Jim Viau and Glenn Stephen, with ODOT's Office of Real Estate.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. The registration fee is $96 per person for government employees and $240 for non-government employees.  Lunch is “on your own”. No-shows and late cancellations (< 5 calendar days) will be charged a full registration fee. Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e. mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Description – This is a three-day course offering an understanding of the Uniform Act and the federal regulations upon which Relocation Assistance is based.  This course will be a broad-based look at the foundation of relocation assistance.

This course must be completed prior to attending the Relocation 201 or Relocation 202 classes.

This course was previously approved by the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing for 15 hours of continuing education (CE) credit in Appraisal and 14 hours of continuing education credit in Real Estate.  The CE credit hours for 2019 are currently pending Commerce department approval.

Who Should Attend? – This course offering through ODOT / LTAP is intended primarily for local agency employees (county, city, village and township), and real estate consultants doing work for ODOT or local agencies in Ohio.

Instructor – Jim Viau, ODOT Office of Real Estate.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $216 per person for government employees and $540 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 arrangements can be made.

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Description – This course summarizes the entire Certified Design Traffic process for the forecast user, covering the basic information needed to obtain and interpret the results of a traffic forecast.  This class begins with background information on traffic forecasting, including an overview of the components of a traffic forecast and guidelines for understanding forecast results. ODOT M&F policies and procedures are then covered to understand how state transportation projects are classified and the type of forecast that is required.  The administrative process to obtain Certified Design Traffic is reviewed.  Lastly, the student will learn how to obtain forecasts from SHIFT, including how to read the output.  This class does not provide the technical detail required to develop a traffic forecast.

Who Should Attend? – This course offering through ODOT / LTAP is intended primarily for users of Certified Design Traffic.  Forecast users apply the forecast volumes for analysis, design, or decision-making, but do not develop the forecasts.

Please note that all attendees will need to bring their own laptop computer with the necessary software for this course: Excel, Word, and either PowerPoint or a PDF viewer.

Instructors – Mark Byram and Josh Kieselbach with ODOT’s Office of Statewide Planning and Research.

Registration Information – 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 course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Description – This course is intended for the traffic forecaster. This class provides the procedures and technical detail required to develop a traffic forecast following ODOT M&F’s Design Traffic methodologies. Instruction is provided on the derivation of forecast parameters, intersection balancing techniques, trend line analysis, and NCHRP 255/765 model adjustments.

Who Should Attend? – This course offering through ODOT / LTAP is intended primarily for planners and engineers who develop design traffic.

Please note that all attendees will need to bring their own laptop computer with the necessary software for this course: Excel, Word, and either PowerPoint or a PDF viewer.

Instructors – Josh Kieselbach and Greg Giaimo with ODOT’s Office of Statewide Planning and Research.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $78 per person for government employees and $195 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 course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made

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Description – This course is intended for the modeler and details the checks and adjustments made to Travel Demand Forecasting (TDF) models to produce various types of preliminary forecasts. This volume assumes that the reader already has knowledge of TDF models and explains the ODOT specific procedures and criteria that are used to prepare the model for input to traffic forecasts for state roadway construction projects.

Who Should Attend? – This course offering through ODOT / LTAP is intended primarily for travel demand modelers who already have an understanding of basic modeling procedures.

Please note that all attendees will need to bring their own laptop computer with the necessary software for this course: Excel, Word, and either PowerPoint or a PDF viewer. CUBE software is also needed (MPOs should already have this). ODOT employees may contact the instructors in the Office of Statewide Planning prior to the course to ask about obtaining a CUBE software license.

Instructors – Greg Giaimo and Nino Brunello with ODOT’s Office of Statewide Planning and Research.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. The registration fee is $66 per person for government employees and $165 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 course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Description – National standards require agencies to establish and implement a sign assessment or management method, or combination of methods, to maintain retroreflectivity of their traffic signs. This half-day course discusses the assessment methods (Visual Nighttime Inspection, and Measured Sign Retro-reflectivity) identified by the Federal Highway Administration.  The presentation references the national and Ohio MUTCD standards, and FHWA resource materials.

Who Should Attend? – Local agency employees and others responsible for evaluating and maintaining retroreflectivity of traffic signs.

Instructors – Jim Roth, P.E. (Signing Engineer, ODOT Office of Traffic Operations); and Mike Fitch, P.E. (Program Manager, ODOT Local Technical Assistance Program).

Registration Information – This course offering through LTAP is intended primarily for local agency officials and 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 $36 per person for government employees and $90 for non-government employees. No-shows and late cancellations (< 5 business 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 arrangements can be made.

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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 arrangements can be made.

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).

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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.

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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.

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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) 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.