Local Programs Training

This page details the optional and required trainings for local governments wishing to administer State and Federal Aid projects through the Local Programs Development Office.

Required Trainings:

The Local Programs Development Office offers required Local Government Guidelines Manual and Right-of-Way Training. This is a 1½ day class which is offered 4-5 times per year. The certification is valid for a period of three years, and it is an individual certification.

There is also a required Consultant Engineering and Inspection (CEI) Training Course for local governments and their respective CEI staff/consultants who wish to perform the CEI requirements on State and Federally funded projects. There are two levels of participation. The first level (One-Day Training Class) will address the needs of local government officials and administrators concerned with managing program funding and overseeing the construction phase. The second level (Two-Day Training Class) will focus on CEI Consultants and local governments that wish to perform their own CEI services on construction projects. The certification is valid for a period of five years.

To be added to the training class email distribution list, email local.programs@tn.gov.

TDOT’s Local Programs Development and Right-of-Way Offices will be holding trainings which are required for local municipalities and professional engineering firms in order to locally manage a TDOT project through the Local Programs Development Office. This class will teach the six phases of project development per the Local Government Guidelines Manual. It is required to attend at least one of these classes every three years in order to locally manage a project through the Local Programs Development Office.

There is no fee for this virtual LGGM & ROW training.

 

Local Government Guidelines Manual Training Session, June 7th from 8:30 A.M - 3:00 P.M CST

June 7th, 2022 LGGM Training Session: Register Here


Local Programs ROW & NEPA Training Session, June 8th, from 8:30 A.M - 3:00 P.M CST

June 8th, 2022 ROW Training Session: Register Here

 

** Separate registration will be required for each class. Both classes are required to locally manage TDOT projects through the Local Programs Development Office. **

Attention:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our next two trainings will be held virtually, but in-person trainings will return for our third and final CEI training session this year 7/26-7/28. We understand some agencies are in need of CEI training to continue to move forward with administration of projects. We will be looking at each situation on a project by project basis. Please submit your information and the project information to Local.Programs@tn.gov for consideration. Please continue to check our website for updates. Thank you for your understanding.

 The Office of Local Programs Development offers a Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) Training Course, which is required for all local governments and CEIs to take every five years.

The course has two levels of certification:

  1. The first level (One-Day Training Class) addresses the needs of local government officials and administrators concerned with managing program funding and overseeing the construction phase. This class teaches participants what to expect of a hired CEI. Only local governments are allowed to attend this class.
  2. The second level (Two-Day Training Class) focuses on those local governments that wish to perform their own CEI and consultants who wish to be hired to perform the CEI for local governments. The primary goal of the second level training is to ensure that CEIs fully understand the extent of their responsibilities. This class will walk through the forms, procedures, and potential issues during the construction phase.

 

2022 CEI Training Classes: June 28th-June 30th, 2022

Virtual Class

Level 1 Training Class - June 28th, 2022

June 28th, 2022 from 10:00 - 2:30 CST  

Registration: Register Here

Local Government Officials & Administrators (1 day class)

 

Level 2 Training Class - June 29th & June 30th, 2022

All CEI level 2 attendees must register for and attend each day's session to receive Level their 2 CEI Certification.

June 29th, 2022 from 9:00 - 4:00 CST

Day 1 Registration: Register Here

June 30th, 2022 from 8:30 - 12:00 CST

Day 2 Registration: Register Here

CEI Professionals (2 day class)

 

2022 CEI Training Classes: July 26th-July 28th, 2022 

In-Person Training Class, TDOT Region 4 Auditorium

Level 1 Training Class - July 26th, 2022

July 26th, 2022 from 10:00 - 2:30 CST  

Registration: Information Here

Local Government Officials & Administrators (1 day class)

 

 

Level 2 Training Class - July 27th & July 28th, 2022

All CEI level 2 attendees must register for and attend each day's session to receive Level their 2 CEI Certification.

July 27th, 2022 from 9:00 - 4:00 CST

Day 1 Registration: Information Here

July 28th, 2022 from 8:30 - 12:00 CST

Day 2 Registration: Information Here

CEI Professionals (2 day class)

 

Costs

There is no charge for government personnel. Engineering firms will be required to provide a $75 payment per regristration for attendance. Please make checks payable to : Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Mail payment to:

SSR, Inc.

c/o Teresa Layhew

2995 Sidco Drive

Nashville, TN 37204

 

If you are on the list attached below, you are currently Level 1 certified (eligible to manage a CEI):

CEI Training Level 1 Certified 2015-2021

If you are on the list attached below, you are currently Level 2 certified (eligible to conduct CEI services on locally managed projects):

CEI Training Level 2 Certified 2015-2021