Local Assistance Training

The Caltrans Division of Local Assistance offers subsidized training classes for local agencies through the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) and Cooperative Training Assistance Program (CTAP).  These classes assist local agencies with the federal-aid process, as well as infrastructure management, worker and work site  safety, and workforce development.  Caltrans currently partners with two universities to provide local agencies with this training.

UC Berkeley, Institute of Transportation Studies, Tech Transfer offers subsidized classes for Caltrans for local agencies in infrastructure management, worker and work site safety, and workforce development.  See a complete list of current Tech Transfer class offerings. 

California’s LTAP center, on behalf of Caltrans through Sacramento State, College of Continuing Education, offers classes for local agencies on the federal-aid process (Federal Aid Series and Resident Engineers Academy). These classes are primarily taught by current and former Caltrans employees and provide in-depth details on participating in federal-aid, from cradle to grave.

2017 Training Schedule

Federal Aid Series

March 13-17, San Luis Obispo, CA

June 12-16, Los Angeles, CA

Resident Engineers Academy

February 6-9, Redding, CA

April 24-17, San Jose, CA

May 22-25, San Francisco, CA

June 5-8, Los Angeles, CA

Procuring A&E Contracts

March 9-10, Los Angeles, CA

March 28-29, Stockton, CA

For a list of subsidized transportation classes through UC Berkely, Tech Transfer, visit their website here:  Tech Transfer class offerings

Other federal training resources:

For further information, please email caltrans.dla@dot.ca.gov.