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Local Public Agency Qualification Program
The LPA Qualification Program was developed and implemented jointly by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Louisiana Division, and the Louisiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). The primary goal of the program is to increase the efficiency of project delivery for local transportation projects that utilize state and federal funds by helping local agency personnel understand and implement requirements associated with these programs.
LPA Qualification Core Training
(October 3-4, 2023)
Now a 2-Day Course!
Lunch Provided · 13 PDHs
This class provides guidance on using federal and state funds for transportation projects on locally owned roads including the requirements for the design and construction of those projects using the Local Public Agency funding programs available through DOTD and FHWA from beginning to closeout.
This class is required for all project sponsors and their consultants to be qualified to participate in the state and federal programs on future transportation projects. Administrative and financial managers with responsibility for processing engineer and contractor invoices and submittal of reimbursement requests as well as maintaining required documentation are recommended to attend.
Key Topic Areas:
·LPA Project Funding / Available Programs
·Responsible Charge / Project Planning
·Entity-State Agreement / Working with LADOTD
·Project Reporting / Project Documentation
·Procurring Design Engineers
·Project Development and Design Process
·Invoicing / Reimbursement / Disbursement
·Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E)
·Bid and Construction Process
·Oversight of CE&I
·Managment and Oversight of CE&I
Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development (SEED) Center
East Conference Room, 2nd Floor
4310 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70615
Course Times for Both Days:
Course Times: 8:30am — 4:00pm
Fees & Cancellation Policy
$25 Local Agency Personnel
$50 All Others
Free to DOTD & FHWA Employees
Credit card payments are accepted through the online registration system. Checks or money orders are also accepted.
Make checks payable to:
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Mail checks to:
4099 Gourrier Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808-4443
ATTN: Victor Lockwood
Registration is required one week in advance of class. Failure to cancel at least 72 hours prior will result in a forfeit of the registration fee. Participant substitution is available.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Professional Development Hour (PDH) credit will be awarded as follows: thirteen (13) PDHs for LPA Core. LTRC is a Louisiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, approved Sponsor/Provider of Continuing Professional Development.
For More Information on Workshops, Contact:
Tanya Moore, PE, PTOE - Director of Local Public Assistance Programs, DOTD
Steven C. Strength, PE, PTOE - Director, Louisiana LTAP Center
Contact the LTAP Office via:
Phone: (225) 767-9717
Fax: (225) 767-9156
The Louisiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) is a cooperative effort between the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and Louisiana State University (LSU). LTAP serves the needs of local transportation agencies and is a part of the Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC).