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MnDOT ADA Construction Certification and Recertification

Course Announcement

MnDOT is launching an eLearning course that will be the new standard for ADA Construction Certification and Recertification. The new online format for the ADA Construction Certification Course covers the construction requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and MnDOT Standard Plans and Specifications. This course is designed to provide MnDOT Contract Administration Personnel, Contractors and Consultant Inspectors with a detailed understanding of the construction of accessible sidewalks, curb ramps, and signal systems.
Participants will be guided through four modules:

  • MnDOT Special Provisions Prosecution of Work ADA (1804)
  • Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS)
  • Curb Ramp Standard Plan 5-297.250
  • Sidewalk and Driveway Standard Plan 5-297.254

Who should take this course:

This training will be required for a minimum of one contractor's representative working on MnDOT projects containing ADA work, beginning in the spring of 2019.  Consultant inspectors who are interested in MnDOT's prequalification work type, 11.8 ADA Construction Inspection for construction inspection staff augmentation should also participate. All MnDOT Contract Administration Personnel should attend. All Minnesota City and County Inspectors are also encouraged to participate. ADA Construction Certifications and Recertifications are valid for three years after successful completion of the training.


The cost is $75.00 for Consultants, Contractors, and City and County personnel. All certification numbers are listed below for those who have previously been certified. You will be required to submit that number on the exam registration page. After successful completion of the training and exam a new card will be sent to you with your current certification number.

If you have not been previously certified enter the number (0) in the box provided on the exam registration page, and a new certification number and card will be sent to you after successfully completing the training and exam.

Registration for MnDOT Participants:

MnDOT staff and students are free, but registration is required. MnDOT staff should register through their district training representative.

Registration Process for Contractors, Consultants, City, and County Participants:

  • Send payment to Commissioner of Transportation mailed to:
    • ATTN: D4 Admin ADA Services
      ADA Construction Certification
      1000 Highway 10 West
      Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
  • Participant may take the class and exam once the email is received, but the MnDOT ADA Construction Certification Card will not be sent until class payment is processed and the participant receives a passing score
  • By registering for this class, the learner is acknowledging that they have read and understand all information outlined in this announcement

If there are further questions, help is available via email from 7:00AM to 3:00PM Central Time Monday through Friday. Contact Harvey Unruh, at harvey.unruh@state.mn.us or by calling 651-216-2912. Participants should expect a response within 24 hours.

  • No Department of Labor and Industry continuing education credits are available