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.

Online Courses

Courses are available through the University of Texas-Arlington's Division for Enterprise Development and through AASHTO's Training Store. These courses are generally one-hour in length.

Registration

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.

Cancellations

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

 

Course Schedule

 
 
Oct. 2019 Course Code Course Title Description
10/04/19 ENV 211 ECOS Training (Austin) Prepares users for new functions/features to the TX Environmental Compliance Oversight System (ECOS) application. It specifically trains the user how to utilize the system in efforts to capture required information for environmental projects
10/07/19 ENV 211 ECOS Training (Austin) Prepares users for new functions/features to the TX Environmental Compliance Oversight System (ECOS) application. It specifically trains the user how to utilize the system in efforts to capture required information for environmental projects
10/08/19 ENV 211 ECOS Training (Austin) Prepares users for new functions/features to the TX Environmental Compliance Oversight System (ECOS) application. It specifically trains the user how to utilize the system in efforts to capture required information for environmental projects
10/09/19 ENV 429 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).
10/10/19 ENV 211 ECOS Training (Austin) Prepares users for new functions/features to the TX Environmental Compliance Oversight System (ECOS) application. It specifically trains the user how to utilize the system in efforts to capture required information for environmental projects
10/11/19 ENV 211 ECOS Training (Austin) Prepares users for new functions/features to the TX Environmental Compliance Oversight System (ECOS) application. It specifically trains the user how to utilize the system in efforts to capture required information for environmental projects
10/16/19 ENV 111 Air Quality for Non-Attainment Areas (Webex) This course will instruct AQ compliance requirements for highway transportation projects. Includes process for project level conformity determinations, hot-spots, CO TAQA, MSAT analyses and CMP. Learn to use the AQ toolkit. Specific to non-attainment and maintenance Districts
10/17/19 ENV 211 ECOS Training (Austin) Prepares users for new functions/features to the TX Environmental Compliance Oversight System (ECOS) application. It specifically trains the user how to utilize the system in efforts to capture required information for environmental projects
10/22/19 ENV 112 Public Involvement for NEPA (Houston) The class will prepare staff to develop an effective public involvement program and how to better conduct public involvement efforts for transportation projects.
10/22/19 ENV 121 USACE Section 404/10 (Austin) This course will provide an 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.
10/23/19 ENV 110 Section 7/ESA & Interagency Cooperation (Austin) This course 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.  
10/23/19 ENV 429 Environmental Process for Local Governments (Laredo) 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).
10/23/19 OPI100 Effective Public Involvement (Houston) This course is designed to teach district staff new and innovative ways to involve and engage citizens in early, continuous, transparent and effective access to the state's transportation planning and implementation process.
10/30/19 ENV 114 Hazardous Materials in Project Development (Austin) The course will prepare staff to develop an effective public involvement program and how to better conduct public involvement efforts for transportation projects.
Nov. 2019 Course Code Course Title Description
11/06/19 ENV 429 Environmental Process for Local Governments (Fort 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).
11/12/19 ENV 125 Traffic Noise Basics (Austin) This course will cover the basics of acoustics and the traffic noise analysis process.
11/12/19 ENV 211 ECOS Training (Ft. Worth) This class prepares users for new functions/features to the TX Environmental Compliance Oversight System (ECOS) Application. It specifically trains the user how to utilize the system in efforts to capture required information for environmental projects.
11/13/19 ENV 429 Environmental Process for Local Governments (Pharr) 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).
11/13/19-11/14/19 ENV 115 Highway Traffic Noise Analysis (Austin) 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.
11/14/19 ENV 211 ECOS Training (Austin) This class prepares users for new functions/features to the TX Environmental Compliance Oversight System (ECOS) Application. It specifically trains the user how to utilize the system in efforts to capture required information for environmental projects.
11/20/19 ENV 211 ECOS Training (Houston) This class prepares users for new functions/features to the TX Environmental Compliance Oversight System (ECOS) Application. It specifically trains the user how to utilize the system in efforts to capture required information for environmental projects.
Dec. 2019 Course Code Course Title Description
12/04/19 ENV 429 Environmental Process for Local Governments (El Paso) 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).
12/11/19 ENV 114 Hazardous Materials in Project Development (Odessa) The course will prepare staff to conduct more effective initial site assessments for hazardous materials issues relating to transportation projects and to prepare the appropriate documentation of the findings.
12/11/19 ENV 429 Environmental Process for Local Governments (Houston) 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).
12/11/19 ENV 211 ECOS Training (Austin) This class prepares users for new functions/features to the TX Environmental Compliance Oversight System (ECOS) Application. It specifically trains the user how to utilize the system in efforts to capture required information for environmental projects.
12/12/19 ENV 429 Environmental Process for Local Governments (San Antonio) 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).
Jan. 2020 Course Code Course Title Description
1/08/20 ENV 429 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).
1/15/20 ENV 429 Environmental Process for Local Governments (Paris) 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).
Feb. 2020 Course Code Course Title Description
02/05/20 ENV 429 Environmental Process for Local Governments (Waco) 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).
02/12/20 ENV 429 Environmental Process for Local Governments (Abilene) 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).
02/20/20 ENV 429 Environmental Process for Local Governments (Pharr) 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).
March 2020 Course Code Course Title Description
03/05/20 ENV 429 TxDOT Environmental Process for Local Governments (Houston) 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).
03/18/20 ENV 429 TxDOT Environmental Process for Local Governments (San Angelo) 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).
03/25/20 ENV 429 TxDOT Environmental Process for Local Governments (Dallas) 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).

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