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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, August 24th from 8:30 A.M- 3:00 P.M CST

August 24th, 2021 LGGM Training Session: Register Here


Local Programs ROW Training Session, August 25th from 8:30 A.M-12:30 P.M CST

August 25th, 2021 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, all in-person trainings have been postponed until further notice. 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.

2021 CEI Training Classes: June 15th-17th, 2021

Virtual Class

Level 1 Training Class - June 15th, 2021

June 15, 2021 from 10:00 - 2:30 CST

Registration: Register Here

Local Government Officials & Administrators (1 day class)

 

Level 2 Training Class - June 16th & 17th, 2021

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

June 16, 2021 from 9:00 - 4:00 CST

Day 1 Registration: Register Here

June 17, 2021 from 8:30 - 12:00 CST

Day 2 Registration: Register Here

CEI Professionals (2 day class)

 

2021 CEI Training Classes: June 29th-July 1st, 2021

Virtual Class

Level 1 Training Class - June 29th, 2021

June 29, 2021 from 10:00 - 2:30 CST  

Registration: Register Here

Local Government Officials & Administrators (1 day class)

 

Level 2 Training Class - June 30th & July 1st, 2021

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

June 30, 2021 from 9:00 - 4:00 CST

Day 1 Registration: Register Here

July 1, 2021 from 8:30 - 12:00 CST

Day 2 Registration: Register Here

CEI Professionals (2 day class)

   

Costs

There is no charge for government personnel. Engineering firms will be allowed five attendees at no cost. Any additional attendees will be required to provide a $75 payment for attendance. Please make checks payable to : Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Mail payment to:

Local Programs Development Office

Attn: Matt Burcham

James K. Polk Building, 6th Floor

505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243

 

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