Audit or Self-Certification
You can become Administrative Qualified through either of these two processes.
An audit may be performed by an independent certified public accountant (CPA), an agency of the federal government, another state transportation agency or a local transit agency.
An audit performed by an independent CPA must be conducted in accordance with:
- Current versions of Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 48, Part 31
- Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS)
- American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Uniform Audit and Accounting Guide
Providers must allow unrestricted access to the audit work papers, records, and other information as requested by the Administrative Qualifications Group. Please follow the Submittal Format for a CPA Audit Report before submitting.
A self-certification is conducted by the provider and must include a cost report, an internal controls report, along with other attachments. Although the cost report information must comply with the same standards listed above, it is not an audit.
The internal controls report must certify that the provider has internal controls in place within its organization. Both reports are notarized and signed by a company officer.
Please follow the Submittal Format for a Self-Certification Report before submitting.
Administrative Qualifications Administrator