Local Assistance Division - Qualification Program

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In an effort to continue to help localities successfully administer transportation projects, in 2019 the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) established the Locally Administered Projects Qualification Program.

As a Federal Highway Administration Everyday Counts (EDC) supported program, the Qualification Program provides a consistent method of determining a locality’s readiness to administer federal projects. The program focuses on federally funded projects and all localities that administer a federal project are required to have at least one full-time staff member that has completed the Qualification Program.

The Qualification Program includes a set series of on-line training modules and a classroom session that provide a high-level overview of the federal requirements for locally administered projects. In order to be considered "Qualified", the full-time staff member must complete all on-line training modules, a classroom session & pass the final exam. The "Qualified" status is good for a three-year period from the date of completion.

In order to maintain a "Qualified" status, certificate holders must take the re-qualification course, which is a set of on-line training modules with quizzes. Certificate holders will be notified by email roughly one month prior to their certificate expiration date. All certificate holders have 30 days to complete a self-paced eight-to-ten-hour session which includes lectures, video, quizzes and resource links. Certificate holders that fail to meet the completion deadline will lose their "Qualified" status. If they wish to regain their "Qualified" status, they will need to retake the entire Qualification Program.

To check if you are on the upcoming list to be contacted for re-qualification, please reach out to your District Project Coordinator.

The Qualification Program is only open to local governments, planning district commissions, and consultants. 

Qualification Program Qualified Status Update Survey

Frequently Asked Questions

List of Qualified Localities as of May 2023

Online Training Modules Have Been Launched

To create an e-learning account and gain access to the online training modules visit:  qpltap-cts.talentlms.com/index

Instructions for setting up an e-learning account and adding the courses to your account: Online portal instructions

Upcoming Classroom Sessions

Note: Classes are now opened to consultants and contractors. All online training modules must be completed prior to attending a classroom session.

Friday, August 25, 2023      Hybrid Online Class - CLASS FULL

The hybrid online session will begin at 7:45 am and end at 4:30 pm. Registered individuals will receive an email with joining information 24hrs prior. 

Friday, October 27, 2023      In-Person Class - Petersburg, VA

The in-person session will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Space is limited so we encourage early registration.

Registration Link: https://tta.sites.virginia.edu/Registration/Register/QP102723PET

Contact: Traci Luu, (804) 823-6498

Page last modified: Aug. 25, 2023