National LTAP & TTAP Association (NLTAPA) Learning Opportunities
NLTAPA has a variety of training resources available including Lunch and Learns, Publications, Software/Web Services, Training Materials, Videos and Web-based Training.
Tailgate Talks are short briefing sheets that been provided by several LTAP centers. These one-page documents allow you to brief your stakeholders, work crews, and the general public on a variety of topics such as safety, equipment-related tasks, jobsite safety, materials, weather concerns, among others.
National Highway Institute (NHI)
NHI is the Training and Educational arm of FHWA and offers 24/7 access to over 180 web-based courses which are created by national experts who are leaders in their field. Some of the training available include courses on preserving transportation assets, contract administration, public private partnerships, construction and maintenance, design, financial management, environment, highway safety, freight, hydraulics and much, much more! Signing up as a new user only takes a few minutes.
AASHTO TC3 Training Library
TC3 is AASHTO’s online training library of 190+ training modules. Courses are developed by subject matter experts and include national best practices. All courses are available on the TC3 website and also a mobile app, available on iOS and Android systems.
TC3 offers the following training categories to get you started: Construction, Materials, Maintenance, Traffic and Safety, Pavement Preservation, and Employee Development. Some of the training includes: 3D Engineered Models for Construction, Aggregate Sampling Basics, concrete Placement, Soils Testing, Quality Assurance, Grade Control, Drainage Systems and much more!
Access to courses is available to local agency and tribal staff only. For more information about the courses and instructions on how to register, check out this flyer.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ASCE members have access to free on-demand webinars, up to 10 PDHs each year. Eligible courses include architectural engineering; coasts, oceans, ports and waterways engineering; construction engineering and management; environmental engineering; geotechnical engineering; profession and practices; structural engineering; sustainability and resilience; transportation; water and water resources.
Center for Local Aid Support
The FHWA’s Center for Local Aid Support has developed a series self-paced online training courses for the local agencies and tribes.
The training courses focus on Every Day Counts initiatives such as STEP (Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian), Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge System, Gravel Roads, Project Bundling, Asset Management for unpaved roads, Rockeries, and Value Capture.
Federal Aid Essentials
Need an answer about federal aid requirements? Take advantage of the Federal Highway Administration’s online video library of Federal Aid Essentials designed specifically for LPAs, which illustrate key components of the Federal-aid program. The informational videos highlight the purposes and benefits of policies, regulations, and best practices. Over one hundred videos cover a wide range of topics of topics, including: Civil Rights, Project Development, Project Construction & Contract Administration, Federal-Aid Overview, Finance, Right-of-Way (ROW), Environment.
Topics have been condensed from complex federal regulations into easy-to-understand modules complete with real world examples. With each video under 10 minutes long, critical topics are addressed quickly and to the point. The videos are further accompanied by links to State and Federal resources such as web sites, manuals, and local technical assistance programs, ensuring you get a complete answer to your most pressing Federal-Aid questions.
FHWA’s Innovation Exchange webinars are given by subject-matter experts and thought leaders to spread new ideas, spark conversation, and promote innovative leadership for the issues confronting our nation's transportation system now and in the future. The goal of Innovation Exchange webinars is to allow participants to (1) gain best practices of innovation deployment from subject matter experts (2) have a venue to discuss transportation related ideas and issues with other transportation partners around the country, and (3) learn and share successful practices on innovative market-ready technology.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Learning Hub
FHWA has partnered with ITE to sponsor online courses for the small jurisdictions (counties with fewer than 100,000 population; cities, towns, and townships with fewer than 50,000 population; all tribal governments) through the ITE Learning Hub.
This training was developed specifically for new transportation professionals and for those who want to refresh their skills in areas of highway maintenance, construction, safety, and engineering. Some of the training modules include Designing for Bicyclist Safety, Safety Data and Analysis Toolbox, Intro to Traffic Engineering Studies, Traffic Control at Intersections and Protected Bikeway Designs.