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Description – A 1-day course that focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. ODOT will award an attendance certificate to those needing continuing education that attend the entire session. This course will be approved by the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing for 7 hours of continuing education in Appraisal and Real Estate.

The 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course Student Manual along with a copy of USPAP are required for students taking the 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course. They purchase the books through The Appraisal Foundation at the following links.

      2022-23 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course Student Manual

      2020-21 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice

Prerequisite – 15-Hour USPAP Course.

Who Should Attend? – This course is intended primarily for real estate consultants doing work for ODOT or local agencies in Ohio.

Instructor – Jared Miller, AQB Certified USPAP Instructor.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. The registration fee is $84 per person for government employees and $210 for non-government employees. 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. Seating capacity is limited due to social distancing requirements.  Temperature will be taken at the door.  If you are sick or not feeling well, or if you have any reason to believe you have been exposed to the coronavirus: please DO NOT show up at the training site, and DO NOT attend the course.  If you need to cancel your registration, please contact the LTAP office. 

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.)

For additional information, see the Construction Inspector Testing and Prequalification FAQs document.

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.

Additional Information – Based on the Urgent Health Advisory for Ohio due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note the following updates and safety protocols for all upcoming sessions of Construction Inspector Testing.

Due to limited space as a result of social distancing requirements from COVID-19, you will be limited to registering for one available testing day per month (you may register for both sessions within one day). If you register for a second testing day within a 30-day time period, your registration(s) for the additional date(s) within the 30-day time period will be cancelled.

All test takers MUST be pre-registered. Space is limited due to social distancing requirements. Any person who arrives without being pre-registered for testing will be asked to leave. Do not plan on taking the exam multiple times unless you have registered for both an AM and a PM testing spot. Additional time is needed between testing sessions to thoroughly sanitize the test room.

Please bring with you:

  • Face mask/covering
  • Government issued photo identification card
  • Non-programmable calculator (item intended and designed to be used only as a calculator)
  • Pen or pencil
  • Your MyODOT username and password

Under the new safety protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendees are still NOT permitted to bring reference materials or spec books into the testing site.  As with previous sessions, a supply of reference resources will be available on-site to borrow during testing.  Inspector applicants are expected to have knowledge and will be tested on items from the applicable resource publications for each subject area.  These include: 2019 ODOT Construction and Material Specifications (C&MS); 2017 ODOT Manual of Procedures (MOP); AASHTO / ASTM Standards; ODOT Standard Construction Drawings (SCDs), Statewide Plan Notes and Supplemental Specifications; Quality Standards for Temporary Traffic Control Devices (TTCD) & Acceptable Delineation Methods for Vehicles; and the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD) Part 6 and related chapters. See Construction Inspector Testing and Prequalification FAQs for additional information.

No cell phones, tablets or laptops will be allowed. No calculators, pens or pencils will be available for loan due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Failure to bring these items with you means you will have to take the test without them.

Everyone registering to complete an exam MUST 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 WILL result in being rescheduled to take the exam another day. Please obtain your MyODOT credentials at least four days before the testing date.

Please note the following summary of protocols for testing:

  1. Face mask/covering is required
  2. Temperature will be taken at door
  3. No materials will be brought into testing site
  4. Must have ID (official state or federal)
  5. Bring your own calculator (non-programmable)
  6. Bring a pen or pencil
  7. Maintain social distancing of at least six feet
  8. No gathering in the building (inside); must leave when testing is completed
  9. You must have your MyODOT username and password to be tested (must be obtained before the testing day).

If you are sick or not feeling well, or if you have any reason to believe you have been exposed to the coronavirus: please DO NOT show up at the testing site, and DO NOT attend the testing session.

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

Description – This course provides a comprehensive view of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s process for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). It will build upon all of ODOT's environmental courses and provides participants with an understanding of the varioius aspects of planning and project development and how they are used to guide them in making NEPA process decisions for ODOT's program.

Who Should Attend? – ODOT Consultants, LPAs, MPOs, PMs, and others who work with ODOT on projects.

Pre-Course eLearning (New for 2019 & onward) – As a prerequisite for attendance, all participants must have successfully completed the below training courses (within the past 5 years) prior to attending OES’ NEPA Training. Course transcripts and certificates will be verified prior to training: Aesthetic Design Guidelines; Air Quality 100; Categorical Exclusion (CE) *; Ecological 100 *; Environmental Commitments; Farmlands; Feasibility Studies and Alternative Evaluation Reports (FS/AER); Floodplains; Noise Analysis 100; Preparing Reader Friendly Documents; Project Development Process (PDP) *; Public Involvement (PI) *; Purpose & Need (P&N) *; Regulated Materials Review (RMR) 100; Section 4(f) *; Section 6(f) *; Section 106 *; Underserved Populations (UP); and Waterway Permits 100 *.

* Prerequisite requirement may be met if the individual has completed the OES in-person (classroom-based) version of this training within the past 5 years.

Instructors – Susan Daniels (Lawhon & Associates), Nicole Clune (Clune Consulting Services).

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $162 per person for government employees and $405 for non-government employees.  No-shows and late cancellations (< 5 business days) will be charged the full registration fee.  This training will be Virtual using Microsoft Teams.  Each participant will need to have a reliable Internet connection and the applicable MS software.  Registrants will receive the Teams meeting information within several days before start of the course.

Description – This course is designed to provide those who plan, operate, design, construct, or administer surface transportation or land use systems with a basic understanding of the concepts and tools available to them, the benefits of successful access management, and the costs of unsuccessful access management.

This three-day course provides more in-depth content targeted for technical professionals. This course is intended to attract participants beyond traditional state and local agency technical staff, including: planners, engineers, permit specialists, legal counsel, and project managers associated with transportation planning, operations, design, maintenance, and development review. The third day of this three-day class is designed to provide additional and more advanced instruction to participants than the FHWA-NHI133078 (two-day) course and is for those who desire to deepen their understanding of access management through more computationally-driven applications of the course materials.

Who Should Attend? – Technical professionals who are responsible for the engineering and planning applications necessary to support the development and administration of policies, planning, and design of transportation facilities and programs regarding access management.

Instructors – Chris Huffman with Huffman Corridor Consulting, and Kristine Connolly with Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

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.  Seating capacity is limited due to social distancing requirements.  Temperature will be taken at the door.  If you are sick or not feeling well, or if you have any reason to believe you have been exposed to the coronavirus: please DO NOT show up at the training site, and DO NOT attend the course.  If you need to cancel your registration, please contact the LTAP office.

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.

Instructors – Scott Himes with VHB, and George Merritt with the FHWA Resource Center.

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.  Seating capacity is limited due to social distancing requirements.  Temperature will be taken at the door.  If you are sick or not feeling well, or if you have any reason to believe you have been exposed to the coronavirus: please DO NOT show up at the training site, and DO NOT attend the course.  If you need to cancel your registration, please contact the LTAP office.

Description – The modern roundabout is a proven strategy for improving the safety and operations of intersections. The physical characteristics of a well-designed modern roundabout reduce the frequency and severity of intersection crashes for all users including pedestrians and bicyclists. This course highlights the benefits of modern roundabouts and gives participants fundamental knowledge needed to plan and consider applying roundabout intersection projects in their area. This course is an introductory level course with a blend of technical and non-technical planning, design and operations considerations.

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

Instructor – James McCarthy, PE, PTOE with CAM Creek Consulting, Sunrise Minnesota.

Virtual Training – This training will be Virtual via the instructor using Adobe Connect.  Each participant will need to have a reliable Internet connection for the interactive webcast training.

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for all participants.  This grant-funded course is being offered free of charge to OHIO RESIDENTS ONLY, if all sessions are completed.  The grant funding will only cover the NHI registration fee for persons who complete the entire course.  Those not completing all sessions of the 2-day course will be billed $400 for the NHI course cost.  Participants must complete ALL SESSIONS of this 2-day training in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Registrants 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 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.  Substitutions are encouraged.

Description – This course provides a holistic approach to signalized intersections and considers the safety and operational implications of a particular treatment on all system users, including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users. Using the guide, participants learn to make insightful intersection assessments, understand the tradeoffs of potential improvement measures, and apply guidebook measures and best practices to reduce the incidence of intersection crashes. Practitioners will find the tools and information necessary to make insightful intersection assessments and to understand the impacts of potential improvement measures. The information in this guide is based on the latest research available and includes examples of novel treatments as well as best practices in use by jurisdictions across the United States and other countries. Additional resources and references are mentioned for the practitioner who wishes to learn more about a particular subject. This guide is not intended to replicate or replace traditional traffic engineering documents such as the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) 2010 or the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, nor is it intended to serve as a standard or policy document. Rather, it provides a synthesis of best practices and treatments intended to help practitioners make informed, thoughtful decisions.

Who Should Attend? – Professionals responsible for design, management, or operation of traffic signals. This includes design engineers, operations engineers and technicians (advanced) of state/local agencies, consultants, and FHWA Operations staff.

Instructor – Peter Wojtkiewicz.

Virtual Training – This training will be Virtual via the instructors using Adobe Connect. Each participant will need to have a reliable Internet connection for the interactive webcast training.

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for ALL participants. This grant-funded Virtual course is being offered free of charge to OHIO RESIDENTS ONLY, if all sessions (both days) are completed.  The grant funding will only cover the NHI registration fee for persons who complete the entire course.  Those not completing the 2-days’ sessions will be required to pay $300 for the NHI course cost.  Participants must complete ALL SESSIONS of this 2-day training in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

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 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. Substitutions are encouraged.

Course Materials – The workbook, evaluation and participant registration forms will be provided in the chat pod during training so participants will be able to download them to use during the course.

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Description – The National Highway Institute's (NHI) 3-day Stream Stability and Scour at Highway Bridges course provides participants with comprehensive training in the prevention of hydraulic-related bridge failures. Course participants will receive training in conducting a stream stability classification and qualitative analysis of stream response and make estimates of scour at a bridge opening.

Material for the course comes primarily from two Hydraulic Engineering Circulars (HEC), "Evaluating Scour at Bridges" (HEC-18), 5th Edition (2012), and "Stream Stability at Highway Structures" (HEC-20), 4th Edition (2012). The effects of stream instability, scour, erosion, and stream aggradation and degradation are covered. Quantitative techniques are provided for estimating long-term degradation and for calculating the magnitude of contraction scour in a bridge opening. Procedures for estimating local scour at bridge piers and abutments for simple and complex substructures are also provided. A comprehensive workshop integrates qualitative analysis and analytical techniques to determine the need for a Scour Plan of Action for correcting stream instability and scour problems. This comprehensive training provides preventive techniques for identifying, analyzing, and calculating various hydraulic factors that impact bridge stability.

PRE-QUAL Requirements – Prior to the beginning of the course, participants are strongly encouraged to enroll in the following Web-based training (WBT) courses: 135091 Basic Hydraulic Principles Review, 135086 Stream Stability Factors and Concepts, and 135087 Scour at Highway Bridges: Concepts and Definitions. Mastery of the concepts covered in these WBTs will enhance participation in the Instructor-led training.

Who Should Attend? – Federal, State, and local highway hydraulic, structural, and geotechnical engineers as well as bridge inspectors responsible for maintaining the integrity of highway bridges against possible hydraulic-related problems. Consultants who perform bridge engineering work are encouraged to attend.

Instructor – Peter Lagasse, Senior Hydraulic Engineer with Aryes Associates, Inc. (Ft. Collins, CO).

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $800 per person, per NHI.  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 so the appropriate arrangements can be made.  Seating capacity is limited due to social distancing requirements.  Temperature will be taken at the door.  If you are sick or not feeling well, or if you have any reason to believe you have been exposed to the coronavirus: please DO NOT show up at the training site, and DO NOT attend the course.  If you need to cancel your registration, please contact the LTAP office.

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 first 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 7/19/19 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.

Additional Information – Based on the Urgent Health Advisory for Ohio due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note the following updates and safety protocols for all upcoming sessions of Worksite Traffic Supervisor (WTS) Prequalification Testing.

All test takers MUST be pre-registered.  Space is limited due to social distancing requirements.  Any person who arrives without being pre-registered for testing will be asked to leave.  In an effort to offer testing to the greatest number of people, please register for only one testing session at a time.  Any additional registrations are subject to cancellation if testing sessions approach registration capacity.

Please bring with you:

  • Face mask/covering
  • Government issued photo identification card
  • Non-programmable calculator (item intended and designed to be used only as a calculator)
  • Pen or pencil
  • Your MyODOT username and password

Under the new safety protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendees are still NOT permitted to bring reference materials or spec books into the testing site.  As with previous sessions, a supply of reference resources will be available on-site to borrow during testing.  WTS applicants are expected to have knowledge and will be tested on items from: Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD) Part 6 and related chapters; 2019 ODOT Construction and Material Specifications (C&MS) Section 614 and related sections; Statewide Plan Notes; Quality Standards for Temporary Traffic Control Devices (TTCD) & Acceptable Delineation Methods for Vehicles; and ODOT Standard Construction Drawings (SCDs).  See WTS Training and Prequalification Testing FAQs for a full list of specific reference documents for test preparation purposes.

No cell phones, tablets or laptops will be allowed.  No calculators, pens or pencils will be available for loan due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Failure to bring these items with you means you will have to take the test without them.

Everyone registering to complete an exam MUST 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 WILL result in being rescheduled to take the exam another day.  Please obtain your MyODOT credentials at least four days before the testing date.

Please note the following summary of protocols for testing:

  1. Face mask/covering is required
  2. Temperature will be taken at door
  3. No materials will be brought into testing site
  4. Must have ID (official state or federal)
  5. Bring your own calculator (non-programmable)
  6. Bring a pen or pencil
  7. Maintain social distancing of at least six feet
  8. No gathering in the building (inside); must leave when testing is completed
  9. You must have your MyODOT username and password to be tested (must be obtained before the testing day).

If you are sick or not feeling well, or if you have any reason to believe you have been exposed to the coronavirus: please DO NOT show up at the testing site, and DO NOT attend the testing session.

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NOTE:  Credit cards can not be utilized for payment due to the State of Ohio fiscal year end shut-down until July 7th.  You can register and request an invoice to pay by check until that date, or you can wait until July 7th to register and pay by credit card.  

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.