TxDOT provides environmental online and instructor led courses for its non-TxDOT partners.
Consultants, contractors and other interested individuals are welcome to register for these classes. Online courses are available for a fee.
Instructor-led courses are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. As courses become available, this webpage will be updated. No certification from TxDOT is implied or intended for individuals who attend and complete a course.
Courses are available through the University of Texas-Arlington's Division for Enterprise Development. These courses are generally one-hour in length.
Course registration begins 30 calendar days before the course's start date. To register for a course, contact us. The registration period closes seven calendar days before the course begins. All reservations will be confirmed by email from TxDOT. If seats are unavailable, TxDOT will email a notification and place the individual on a waiting list.
If a course or seat reservation is cancelled, TxDOT will refund all fees, send an email notification and place the affected individuals on a waiting list for the course.
TxDOT reserves the right to cancel a course for any reason, and each course has an attendance minimum. If the attendance minimum is not met, the course will be canceled. TxDOT also reserves the right to cancel individual seat reservations, for up to one calendar week before a course, to accommodate TxDOT training needs. As necessary, the seat reservations will be canceled starting from the last-reserved seat.
Local Government Project Oriented Courses
The Environmental Affairs division offers a course entitled “TxDOT Environmental Process for Local Governments” (Course Code ENV429) in conjunction with the Local Government Project Procedures Qualification for TxDOT class (Course Code LGP101). These courses are provided throughout the year at various TxDOT District offices across the state. ENV429 is a half-day course taught at the conclusion of LGP101. Individuals who register for LGP101 are encouraged to also register for ENV429. For more information about LGP101, the schedule, and how to register for the course visit Local Government Project Procedures Training and Qualification. The schedule and course description for ENV429 is provided below. To register for this course, please contact us.
All courses will be held in Austin unless otherwise noted.
|November 2017||Course Code||Course Title||Description|
|11/14||ENV110||Section 7/ESA and Interagency Cooperation||The workshop will provide an in-depth overview of the Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultation requirements for highway projects with emphasis on lead agency role and legal responsibilities. Compliance issues will be reviewed through case studies|
|11/15||ENV 121||USACE Section 404/10||Introduction to identifying wetlands and assessing their function/values, types of authorization (nationwide/regional/individual permits), the permitting process, and requirements of the Clean Water Act Section 404 and Rivers and Harbors Act Section 10|
|December 2017||Course Code||Course Title||Description|
|12/12 - 12/14||ENV 115||Highway Traffic Analysis||The course will prepare staff to accomplish noise analysis utilizing the TNM 2.5 software and document highway traffic noise analyses for transportation improvement projects. Students should have some familiarity with GIS and CAD applications|
|January 2018||Course Code||Course Title||Description|
|01/11||ENV 429||TxDOT Environmental Process for Local Governments (Ft. Worth)||This course will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the TxDOT Environmental Process as prescribed in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Texas Administrative Code (TAC).|
|01/18||ENV 429||TxDOT Environmental Process for Local Governments (Austin)||This course will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the TxDOT Environmental Process as prescribed in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Texas Administrative Code (TAC).|
|01/25||ENV 429||TxDOT Environmental Process for Local Governments (Odessa)||This course will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the TxDOT Environmental Process as prescribed in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Texas Administrative Code (TAC).|
|01/30 - 02/01||ENV 107||Indirect and Cumulative Impacts (Ft. Worth)||This interactive workshop will provide Texas participants with an overview of the requirements for Indirect Effects and Cumulative Impact Analysis (ICI) and how these requirements can be efficiently addressed in the NEPA process|
|February 2018||Course Code||Course Title||Description|
|02/01||ENV 429||TxDOT Environmental Process for Local Governments (Houston)|
|02/08||ENV 429||TxDOT Environmental Process for Local Governments (Abilene)|
|02/22||ENV 429||TxDOT Environmental Process for Local Governments (Waco)|