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Certification Acceptance Manual

LPA Certification Acceptance Manual (pdf) - April 2016, Revised November 2017
LPA CA Manual Cover
The intent and purpose of the Certification Acceptance (CA) Manual is to document the roles and responsibilities of the CA Agency, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and provide procedural guidance with respect to delivery, oversight, and stewardship of the Federal-aid Highway Program (FAHP).


Section Sub-Section Section Title Issue Date
100.00 General Administration November 2017
200.00 Contract Administration
  200.10 Contract Administration Related Documents November 2017
  200.20 Advertisement November 2017
  200.30 Contract Provisions November 2017
300.00 Project Development Process November 2017
  300.10 Planning and Programming November 2017
  300.20 Development and Design November 2017
  300.30 Environmental November 2017
  300.40 Right of Way November 2017
  300.50 Utilities and Railroads November 2017
400.00 Construction Administration November 2017
Construction November 2017
500.00 Final Acceptance and Project Closeout November 2017
600.00 Civil Rights November 2017
700.00 Financial Administration November 2017
  700.10 Design November 2017
  700.20 Construction November 2017
800.00 Project Inspections and Program Evaluation November 2017
900.00 Glossary November 2017

Certification Acceptance Program - Computer Based Training

Certified Acceptance Program Training  
Certification Acceptance Training

This course discusses the role and responsibility of a Certification Acceptance (CA) Agency when implementing the Federal-aid Highway Program in Arizona.  This computer based training includes a final assessment quiz. 

Important: After successfully completing the Certification Acceptance final assessment quiz, please take a screen shot of your quiz results and email it to localpublicagencysection@azdot.gov.

Be sure to include your contact information including your full name, title, agency, phone number and the date the test was completed. 

Your test results will be recorded with the ADOT Local Public Agency Section.

Certification Acceptance Agreements

Below are the signed individual Certification Acceptance agreements ADOT entered with the following cities and counties. These agreements are current and list their terms and conditions.

Certification Acceptance Agency Matrix

The Matrix of Delegated Authority is a snap shot of the current status of each Certification Acceptance agency as of 2016. The Certification Acceptance  agencies are to be recertified again in 2019. 

CA Agency Matrix (pdf) Rev. 2016

The CA form can be found on our ADOT record drawing website, under “Additional Resources.” After the form is completed, please send it to your project manager.

The Arizona Ombudsman – Citizens Aide helps you resolve ongoing issues with State Agencies.

Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.