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ADA Construction Certification Course

We are currently producing an online eLearning program for ADA Construction Certification and Recertification for 2022. This will consist of 3 separate training modules and take approximately 3 hours to complete. The activation date for when participants can begin taking the online training will be in March of 2022. The 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. Training participants will be guided through MnDOT Special Provisions Prosecution of Work ADA (1804), Curb Ramp Standard Plan 5-297.250, Sidewalk and Driveway Standard Plan 5-297.254, Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS), and best practices from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. ADA Compliance documentation will also be covered during the class.

  • Cost for Consultants and contractors yet to be determined.
  • MnDOT staff, students, county, city and government agencies – Free, but registration is required. MnDOT staff should register with their district training representative.

Dates and locations

The ADA Office will not be providing the ADA Construction Certification course or the Accessible Design in the Public Right-of-way straining this fall/winter of 2020-2021.

We are planning on resuming this training next fall/winter of 2022-2023 however, registration for training and the dates and locations will not be posted until we have been cleared to resume the ADA Construction Certification/ Recertification or the Accessible Design in the Public Right-of-way classroom training program.

Cost

  • $125 for consultants and contractors
  • MnDOT staff, students, county, city and government agencies – Free, but registration is required. MnDOT staff should register with their district training representative.

Registration

  • Additional information on registration will be provided at a later date.

Special requests

  • If you have a disability and require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please contact Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us. Requests should be made immediately upon registering in order to accommodate your needs.

Topics covered

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

Who should attend

This training will be required for a minimum of 1 contractor’s representative working on MnDOT projects containing ADA work, beginning in the spring of 2019.  Consultant  inspectors who are interested in MnDOT’s new prequalification work type, 11.8 ADA Construction Inspection, that will be created for construction inspection staff augmentation should also attend. All MnDOT Contract Administration Personnel should attend. Certification is valid for 3 years.

ADA Provisional Construction Certification List 2020

ADA Provisional Construction Certification List (PDF)

ADA Construction Certification List 2018-2020

ADA Construction Certification List (PDF)

Instructors

  • Harvey Unruh, ADA Construction Specialist, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Tim Paul, District 3 Project Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Credit

To the best of our knowledge, this course/activity meets the continuing education requirements for 7.0 PDHs as outlined in Minnesota Statute 326.107. More information concerning continuing education for professionals is available on the Minnesota Board of AELSAGID website.