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Description – This course provides instruction on how local communities can determine if there is a pedestrian or bicyclist safety issue in certain neighborhoods or along particular corridors. It explains common causes of real and perceived safety issues and shows how walk/bike audits can identify problems using local knowledge and professional expertise. Instructors will review different types of walk and bike audits, helpful resources, such as walkscore.com, and special considerations around intersections, schools, and other potential conflict points and sensitive land uses. During the training, instructors will lead participants on a mock walk or bike audit at a nearby location that poses safety challenges to pedestrians and/or bicyclists.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to lead an informal walk or bike audit in their communities. They will be aware of the resources and tools available to guide audit planning, data collection, public participation, and interpretation of audit results. Ultimately, participants should be able to use their walk/bike audit experiences to create positive change in their communities.

Who Should Attend? – Anyone who has not yet had an opportunity to participate in this ATA session is welcome to register. This workshop may be of interest to personnel from: local transportation agencies and boards/commissions; regional transportation agencies/metropolitan planning agencies (MPOs); transit agencies; schools; police departments; neighborhood/civic associations; bicycle, pedestrian and disability advocacy groups; service-oriented groups; local businesses; developers; health and safety groups/community health programs; and underserved communities.

Instructors – Planning specialists from Burton Planning Services, LLC of Westerville, Ohio.

Registration Information: There is no charge to attend this training; however, participants must pre-register. Lunch is "on your own". Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. 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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AGENDA 7:30am to 4:00pm Each Day

Day 1

Introduction

Restrictions

Files - SMS

Inspection Types

Qualifications

Safety & Equipment

Field Evaluation

Minimal Rating Exercise Required - Safety Vest, Hard Hat, Boots

Day 2

Field Evaluation - Materials

Assigning 1-4 Condition Ratings

Assigning 1-4 Element Level

    Ratings

Approach Items

Deck Items

Minimal Rating Exercise Required - Safety Vest, Hard Hat, Boots, Chipping Hammer, Tape Measure

 

Day 3

Superstructure

   Items

Virtual Rating Exercises

Exam

 

 

 

Lunch is ‘on your own’. Total contact hours = 21 (with breaks subtracted).

Description – This 3-day course provides Ohio bridge inspectors with the first half of training needed to satisfy NBIS bridge inspection comprehensive training requirements.  100% attendance for both Bridge Inspection Part 1 and Bridge Inspection Part 2 and 70% or higher exam grades in each are required in order to pass the "Comprehensive Training Course" referenced in the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) (23CFR650c) and the Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual.  Attendees are required to print the 48-page Bridge Insp. Primer Workbook, complete the review questions, & bring it to the first day of instruction.  Attendees can print from the ODOT-OSE Training Catalog website              (http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Engineering/Structures/Pages/TrainingCatalog.aspx ) or LTAP website.  (NOTE: Attendees are to provide their own attire and safety equipment).  The most recent Manual of Bridge Inspection will be provided along with the class workbook. 

Who Should Attend? – This course is intended for new bridge inspectors. This course is intended for local agency employees (county, city, village and township), ODOT employees and Consultants.

Instructor – Jared Backs, P.E. from ODOT’s Office of Structural Engineering.

Registration InformationThe maximum course capacity is 23, due to field exercises.  Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $252 per person for government employees and $630 for non-government employeesThe start time each day is 7:30 a.m.  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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AGENDA 7:30am to 4:00pm Each Day

Day 1

Substructure

Culvert Items

Channel Items

Sign and Utility Items

Supplemental Items

Review for Field

   Exercise Tomorrow

Day 2

Field Exercise – Site Visit to 4-5 structures, practice completing BR-86 forms.

Required - Safety Vest, Hard Hat, Boots, Chipping Hammer, Tape Measure

Recommended - Scour Probe, Clip-board, Flashlight, Waders

Exam

Day 3

SMS

Element Level

Review Field

   Exercises

Review exam

 

 

 

 

Lunch is ‘on your own’. Total contact hours = 21 (with breaks subtracted).

Description – This 3-day course is the continuation of the Part 1 Bridge Inspection Course.  Part 2 provides Ohio bridge inspectors with the second half of training needed to satisfy NBIS bridge inspection comprehensive training requirements.  100% attendance for both Bridge Inspection Level 1 and Bridge Inspection Level 2 and a 70% or higher exam grades are required in order to pass the "Comprehensive Training Course" referenced in the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) (23CFR650c) and the Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual. (NOTE: Attendees are to provide their own attire and safety equipment).  The most recent Manual of Bridge Inspection will be provided along with the class workbook.

Who Should Attend? – This course is intended for new bridge inspectors. This course is intended for local agency employees (county, city, village and township), ODOT employees and Consultants. 

Instructor – Jared Backs, P.E. from ODOT’s Office of Structural Engineering.

Registration InformationThe maximum course capacity is 23, due to field exercises.  Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $252 per person for government employees and $630 for non-government employeesThe start time each day is 7:30 a.m.  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 workshop was developed to communicate the Ohio Department of Transportation’s internal procedures for the inventory, periodic inspection and maintenance of culverts and structures with less than a 10-foot span.  The process used by ODOT for coding culvert information for entry into a database is also described.  Although originally focused on the needs of ODOT highway personnel who manage and maintain culverts on the state system, this material may be adapted for use by local agencies.  Field photos will also be presented to illustrate common culvert types and identification of distresses.

Who Should Attend? – This training is applicable to persons involved with culvert inventory, inspection, management or maintenance.  Employees of county, township and municipal agencies in Ohio are wel­come to attend.

Instructors – The instructors will be Mike McColeman, P.E. and Matt Retta, with ODOT’s Office of Hydraulic Engineering.

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 $150.00 for non-government employees.  No meals are provided (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 – A three day program designed to train students to read construction and right-of-way plans.  At the conclusion of this program, each student should be able to clearly describe to the landowner and other interested parties the effect of a project on any parcel.  ODOT will award an attendance certificate to those needing continuing education that attend the entire session.

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 – Brett Shearer, 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 $180 per person for government employees and $450 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.

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.

Bring with you:

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

Cell phones, computers (tablets, laptops, etc.), and reference materials are not permitted to be brought into the testing facility by registrants.  A limited supply of reference resources will be available to borrow during testing.

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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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. Lunch is “on your own”. 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 LTAP prior to the course so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

 

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This training will assist planners and designers in learning how to apply the existing standards and how to deal with other technical issues involved.  The availability of Federal, State, and local transportation funding for bicycle facilities that serve transportation and recreational users is resulting in a dramatic increase in the number of bicycling (and shared use) facilities being planned and built.  Although there are no Federal design standards for bicycle facilities, the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, or a modification thereof, serves as a design guide.  The training fee includes a copy of the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities.  NOTE: This course is one of two required courses for prequalification for Bicycle Facilities and Enhancement Design. The other required course is FHWA-NHI-380089: Designing for Pedestrian Safety.

Who Should Attend? – Federal, State, or local engineers with planning, design, construction, or maintenance responsibilities; bicycle specialists, transportation planners, landscape architects, as well as decision makers at the project planning level.

Instructors – Alia Awwad and Kirk Paulsen with Alta Planning + Design.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. The registration fee is $700 per person, per NHI. The start time each day is 8:00am. No-shows and late cancellations (< 21 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.

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 course start.

ODOT Employees Payment Information:   Please provide your District/Division _______  Cost Center _______  SAC _________  in the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION section (Q010) of the online registration form.

The $700 fee will be charged to your account. Forms submitted without payment information will not be processed.

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Description – Well-written highway construction specifications are those that can be interpreted accurately to minimize confusion and reduce owner-contractor disputes. Across the country, current practices, standards, and requirements for writing specifications are changing. Agencies also are using effective specifications to manage risk and support alternative contracting methods.

NHI 134001 Principles of Writing Highway Construction Specifications is a highly engaging, two-day, instructor-led training session. It includes content that highlights the role of specifications as contract documents and tools for assigning risk. Course participants engage in lessons and practice sessions to identify types of specifications, select the most appropriate type for a given project, and generate an original, effective highway construction specification.

Who Should Attend? – Those who write, review and implement an agency’s contract specifications. Anyone from Federal, State or local transportation agencies, public agencies, contractors, or consultants. Any who may contribute to specification development or use specifications would benefit from this course.

Instructor – Scott Lowe with Trauner Consulting.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $525 per person, per NHI.  Lunch is “on your own”.  No-shows and late cancellations (< 21 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 so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

 

 

 

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Description – This course provides a well-balanced mix of lessons, demonstrations and exercises for a comprehensive intro to two-dimensional modeling concepts, including background data necessary to support a model, hydraulic modeling parameters, mesh development, model simulation parameters, model calibration, hydraulic structures, and reviewing two dimensional model results.  Extracting hydraulic parameters for use in bridge scour evaluation is also discussed.  Each concept is demonstrated with hands-on exercises to apply it.  Upon completion, participants should recognize situations where two-dimensional modeling is preferred and use SMS to successfully compile, execute and review results for a SRH-2D model on a bridge or other hydraulic structure project.

Prerequisites:  Course participants should have knowledge of the fundamentals of open channel flow hydraulics. The free web-based training course, NHI 135091 “Basic Hydraulic Principles Review” is available as a refresher.

Who Should Attend? – Federal, State, and local hydraulics personnel or other consulting engineers with responsibility for or desire to work with hydraulic analysis and design of highway river crossings.

Instructors – Specialists from Aquaveo, LLC (Provo, UT).

Registration InformationRegistrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $850 per person, as established by 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 course start.

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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 – This course covers safety practices, pre-trip inspection and maintenance of the truck, plow, and spreader.  Additionally, there is discussion of vehicle operation, plowing and salting techniques, and identification of different snow conditions.  This course is all classroom-based – there are no driving exercises.  If available at the training site, snow plowing equipment may be viewed as part of the pre-trip inspection discussion.

Who Should Attend? – This course is applicable to local agency employees involved in seasonal snow plowing.

Instructor – Ron Asman, former ODOT Equipment Training Officer (retired).

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 $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 – 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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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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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. 

Bring with you: 

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

A limited supply 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 for test preparation purposes.

Cell phones, computers (tablets, laptops, etc.) and reference materials 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 – This course provides an overview of how to develop and begin implementation of a Rural Active Transportation Plan.  Part I – the initial challenges of implementing an active transportation plan in rural areas. Wherever possible local examples will be used, so this Part includes an evaluation of local active transportation facilities. If no facilities exist, a comparison from a similar area within Ohio will be used.  Part II – best practices in facility design are outlined, and then the unique modes of active transportation in rural areas will be discussed.  Part III – covering public engagement in more detail with an activity geared at helping participants determine appropriate stakeholders.  Part IV – illustrating data collection needed to assist in the development of suitable countermeasures for rural active transportation implementation. Part V – taking the information outlined in Parts I-IV and demonstrating possible implementation Strategies.  Part VI – a detailed review of the potential funding and design resources.

Who Should Attend? – Anyone who has not yet had an opportunity to participate in this ATA session is welcome to register! This workshop may be of interest to personnel from: local transportation agencies and boards/commissions; regional transportation agencies/metropolitan planning agencies (MPOs); transit agencies; schools; police departments; neighborhood/civic associations; bicycle, pedestrian and disability advocacy groups; service-oriented groups; local businesses; developers; health and safety groups/community health programs; and underserved communities.

Instructors – Planning specialists from Burton Planning Services, LLC of Westerville, Ohio.

Registration Information – There is no charge to attend this training; however, participants must pre-register. Lunch is “on your own”. Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. 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 – 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.

Students attending this USPAP Update course are required to bring the new 2020-21 editions of the USPAP and the 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course Student Manual to the training. These publications should be available for purchase through the Appraisal Foundation website (https://www.appraisalfoundation.org/) by the first week of October 2019:

2020-21 UNIFORM STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL APPRAISAL PRACTICE

2020-21 7-HOUR NATIONAL USPAP UPDATE COURSE STUDENT MANUAL

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”. 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 – The latest changes to the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS), which became effective January 13, 2005, require FHWA-approved bridge inspection training for all divers conducting underwater inspections. One method of meeting this requirement is the completion of an FHWA-approved underwater diver bridge inspection training course. Satisfactory completion of this 4-day course will fulfill the NBIS requirement. This course provides an overview of diving operations that will be useful to agency personnel responsible for managing underwater bridge inspections. Course topics include: methods of underwater inspection, underwater material deterioration mechanisms and inspection techniques, scour inspection techniques, underwater element-level rating, and underwater bridge inspection training. A final examination based on course content will be administered to participants.

Who Should Attend? – This course is intended for trained divers who require a knowledge base of underwater bridge inspection and evaluation techniques in order to meet the educational requirements of the NBIS for underwater bridge inspection training. This course would also be of interest to non-diver bridge inspectors, and FHWA, state, and local agency structural engineers.

Instructors – (Tentative) David Cornish, P.E. and Jeffrey O’Connor, P.E., S.E.

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for ALL participants. The registration fee is $1,000 as established by 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 course start.  Failure to attend the entire course will result in the participant being charged the full cost of the course.

Description – The OTIM training provides education to responders on the safest and most effective means of processing incident scenes to improve the safety of the responders and the motorists by quickly and efficiently clearing the scene and getting all highway lanes reopened to traffic. Using a multidisciplinary perspective, responders learn how to operate more cooperatively and collectively. The training covers many topics such as learning how the placement of response vehicles can either aid or impede other discipline’s efforts and can impact how quickly traffic flow can be restored. Responders learn about quick clearance concepts to help prevent additional injuries or delays that may result from secondary crashes in the queue of traffic.

Who Should Attend? – Anyone who responds to incidents impacting the roadway transportation system, such as Fire Departments, EMS, Law Enforcement (Police, Sheriff, Highway Patrol), DOT, Public Works, EPA, EMA, and Towing and Recovery Companies.

Important Note: If you are a Contractor working on major projects for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), attending this version of OTIM does not fulfill the training requirements specified in Plan Note 642-45.  There is a separate version of this class called Contractor OTIM Training (or TIM During MOT), which is required of all contractors working on ODOT projects that include Plan Note 642-45.  Please fill out this form to request the Contractor OTIM Training.

Instructors – Instructors will vary by session date and location for these statewide classes.

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for all participants. Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. There is no charge to attend. Please pre-register using the form below. 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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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.