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KANSAS LTAP TRAININGS HAVE GONE VIRTUAL

In order to meet our customer's needs during COVID-19, we have moved our trainings to a virtual platform that is accessible 24/7!

As this is a pilot program, FREE access will be given to all courses on the platform through the end of 2020. If you have already paid for a course that will be held on the platform, a refund will be issued to you. 

Road Scholar credit 

Each course will have a short, stress-free knowledge check that needs to be completed in order to receive a credit and Roads Scholar certificate. Quizzes are graded on a pass/fail basis, and you can take the quiz as many times as needed. Don't worry - it's open note!

Quizzes will be reviewed on a weekly basis and certificates will be emailed electronically if passed. Otherwise, participants will receive an email indicating the need to retake the course.
 

What courses are moving online?

The current courses that we plan to move to this platform include:

·   Managing Employee Performance

·   Foundations in Customer Service

·   FoRRRwd: Reducing Rural Roadway Departures and Rural RwD Systemic Safety

·   Guardrail Maintenance and Repair

·   Bridge 101

·   Supervisor’s Role in Enhancing Cooperative Work Relationships

·   Problem Solving for Effective Supervision

·   Legal Permitting and Regulatory Processes

·   Overview of Engineering Functions in Public Works

We’re working through options on how to offer Snow and Ice Control and Public Works Issues I & II. We will keep you posted as more information comes available. 

Check out our training platform below! 

Please Note: To use the portal, click 'Present' in the upper right-hand corner and follow the instructions on the screen, as shown below. View a tutorial on how to use the virtual training platform. 

 


ADA Training Resources

ADA Basic Requirements, Self Evaluations and Transition Plans for Public Rights-of-Way - New Jersey LTAP

Please watch the video and then take this knowledge check. A score of 80% on the knowledge check will satisfy the prerequisite for the in-person, hands-on, ADA training to be conducted in fall of 2020. You may take the test multiple times. 

Safety Star Program Training Webinars
KDOT Local Public Agency Management (Roads Scholar Level Three: Local/State Project Coordination)
  • This training webinar is currently down for revision. Thank you for your patience. Current estimate is June 2020 for revised webinars to be posted.
  • Local/State Project Coordination, Funding and Traffic Safety Programs.
    This section provides basic information on local program funding opportunities, understanding agreements, and traffic safety programs. Instruction provided by KDOT's Bureau of Local Projects. To receive credit for participating in the webinar, view the recording, then complete the assessment questions and evaluation found on the Knowledge Check here and follow the instructions on the form to submit to Kansas LTAP. (Please note: Participation in Parts I-IV constitutes credit for Level Three Roads Scholar Course Local/State Project Coordination.)
  • Local/State Project Coordination, Project Development and Management.
    This section provides an overview of project development and management. Topics include plan development and requirements, environmental clearance, and status of utilities. Instruction provided by KDOT's Bureau of Local Projects. To receive credit for participating in Parts II-IV of this webinar series, view the recordings, then complete the assessment questions and evaluation found on the Knowledge Check here and follow the instructions on the form to submit to Kansas LTAP.
  • Local/State Project Coordination, Bridge Inspection.
    This section provides an overview of the bridge inspection programs and will cover the responsibilities of the Local Public Agency (LPA). Instruction provided by KDOT's Bureau of Local Projects. To receive credit for participating in Parts II-IV of this webinar series, view the recordings, then complete the assessment questions and evaluation found on the Knowledge Check here and follow the instructions on the form to submit to Kansas LTAP.
  • Local/State Project Coordination, Bridge Design.
    This section provides basic instruction on the Policies and Procedures for bridge design. Topics include design standards, geotechnical design for foundation elements, post design and construction, load ratings, scour analysis/assessment, and preparation of appropriate documents. Instruction provided by KDOT's Bureau of Local Projects. To receive credit for participating in Parts II-IV of this webinar series, view the recordings, then complete the assessment questions and evaluation found on the Knowledge Check here and follow the instructions on the form to submit to Kansas LTAP.
  • Acquiring Right of Way on Kansas Local Roads, Lessons Learned (2014).
    Addresses the legal requirements of the Uniform Act and the expectations of the LPA have to comply with those requirements. This 90 minute webinar follows Unit 6 “Right of Way” of KDOT’s Bureau of Local Projects, “LPA Project Development Manual."
KDOT Bureau of Local Projects LPA Administered Programs

This training webinar is currently down for revision. Thank you.  

The goal of this webinar series is to provide required training, as a part of the re-certification process, for LPAs who are currently certified to administer Federally-funded projects programmed by KDOT or anyone interested in becoming certified. Instruction provided by staff from KDOT and FHWA Kansas Division. To receive credit and a certificate for each of these three modules, please watch the webinars, then download the Knowledge Check here and follow the directions for returning it to Kansas LTAP.

  • Part 1: Topics include e-Construction and Buy America (2015)
  • Part 2: Topics include Proprietary Products and Recertification (2015)
  • Part 3: Topics include LPA Programming Procedures and Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. (2015)
KDOT Bureau of Local Projects LPA Right of Way Certification Program (ROWCP)

Welcome to our KDOT "ROW Certification Program" (ROWCP) page.

In Kansas, the Local Public Agencies (LPA) self-certify compliance with the “Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for Federal and Federally-Assisted Programs”, also known as the “Uniform Act”. This is accomplished by submitting a completed 1306 form for each project. Each year several Right of Way (ROW) reviews are conducted throughout the State. These reviews have frequently identified issues with “Uniform Act” compliance. In most cases, these issues have been minor in nature. However, our goal is to achieve zero issues with ROW acquisition and total compliance with the “Uniform Act”. To facilitate this goal, KDOT in association with FHWA and the Kansas Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) has developed the KDOT “ROW Certification Program” (ROWCP) that all LPAs must complete prior to ROW self-certification.

This program, a partnership with KDOT, FHWA, and Kansas LTAP consists of watching 6 short videos and taking a written test consisting of 24 questions based on the videos. At least one person from each Local Public Agency (LPA) will be required to be certified. Also, any ROW-acquisition contractors the LPA may hire to perform any part of the ROW acquisition must be certified. Certification under this program must be renewed every 3-years.

A link to the videos and the certification test is shown at the bottom of this page. You will be required to take the test after watching the videos. Your answers will be sent to KDOT for tabulation, and you will be notified by KDOT via email if you passed the test. You may repeat the test if you do not initially pass. You may refer back to the videos while answering the questions. To view a video, click on the video name. To stop a video, click again on the video name. Website Questions? Contact Emily Wilder, kutc_training@ku.edu . ROWCP Questions? Contact Nelda Buckley, nelda.buckley@ks.gov.

*Please click on module to watch the video.

Introduction to Right-of-Way Requirements and the Uniform Act

Project Development

Property Management

Uniform Act: Valuation

Uniform Act: Acquisitions and Negotiations

Uniform Act: Relocation Assistance

 
KDOT Local Public Agency (LPA) Project Manager Certification Program (PMCP)

Welcome to our KDOT Local Public Agency (LPA) “Project Manager Certification Program” (PMCP) page.

FHWA and KDOT conduct project reviews each year. These reviews have frequently identified issues with project construction and contract administration compliance. To address these concerns, KDOT in association with FHWA and the Kansas Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) has developed the KDOT “Project Manager Certification Program” (PMCP) that all LPA “Person in Responsible Charge” or Project Manager (PM) must complete prior to serving as a PM for a project with Federal or State funding. This certification module is entitled “Project Construction and Contract Administration” (PMCP-C). Additional modules may be added in the future based on results from future project reviews.

Beginning June 1, 2018, LPA-Certification requirements for LPA-Administered projects with Federal or State funding will include this certification for the project’s “Person in Responsible Charge” or Project Manager (PM). If more than one PM is involved with the project and responsible for a particular phase, the LPA must identify which PM is responsible a particular phase of the project. The LPA must notify the Bureau of Local Projects immediately if the project’s PM is removed or reassigned.

This certification module consists of watching 14 short videos and taking an online test consisting of 65 questions based on the videos. Each person who is identified as a PM for any phase of the project is required to be certified. Certification under this program must be renewed every 3-years.

A link to the videos and the certification test is shown at the bottom of this page. You will be required to take the test after watching the videos. Your answers will be sent to KDOT for tabulation, and you will be notified by KDOT via email if you passed the test. You may repeat the test if you do not initially pass. You may refer back to the videos while answering the questions. To view a video, click on the video name. To stop a video, click again on the video name. Website Questions? Contact Emily Wilder, kutc_training@ku.edu . PMCP Questions? Contact Nelda Buckley [KDOT], Nelda.Buckley@ks.gov.

*Please click on module to watch the video.
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Introduction to Project Construction and Contract Administration

Supervising Agency Requirements (Responsible Charge)

Construction Quality Assurance

Project Closeout

Contract Time and Schedule Management

Change Orders

Buy America Field Compliance

Jobsite Poster Module

Jobsite Poster Compliance Module

Contractor Payroll Submittals and Statement of Compliance

Job Site Worker Safety

Transportation Management Plan Requirements

Work Zone Traffic Control Review Module

Contractor Force Account

Leadership Webinars

Now, more than ever, leaders are needed to help their agencies and communities tackle the changing challenges we’re facing in light of COVID-19. Luckily, leadership is a skill that can be developed through learning and practice. KS LTAP is happy to offer free webinar training on Key Leadership Principles developed by the Kansas Leadership Center. This series is recommended for all levels because we’ve learned that leadership is an activity, not a position, and anyone can lead - anytime, anywhere.

Click here to learn more about the Kansas Leadership Center and the facilitator. 

Check back for more offerings!  

Module 1 - Life in the Gap: Leadership and the KLC Framework

Module 2 - Diagnose Situation: Make Multiple Tough Interpretations

Module 3 - Manage Self: Know Your Strengths, Vulnerabilities, and Triggers

Module 4 - Manage Self: Experiment Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Module 5 - Energize Others: Work Across Factions

Module 6 - Energize Others: Create a Trustworthy Process

Module 7 - Intervene Skillfully: Raise the Heat

Module 8 - Intervene Skillfully: Act Experimentally

Module 9 - On the Balcony: Art of the Debrief 

Public Works Online

Kansas LTAP has partnered with PublicWorksTraining.Com to provide Kansas Public Works agencies access to high quality online training. The courses are currently offered for free but with limited availability. Please see below for current available courses. If you would like to join a course, please email kutc_training@ku.edu.

Workplace and Operations Safety Training for Individuals

Using Asphalt PASER to Evaluate Your Roads

Introduction to Transportation Asset Management

Winter Maintenance for Operators: Ice Control, Equipment Inspection, and Personal Safety