Through the Certification Acceptance (CA) Program, certified LPAs are authorized to independently manage most aspects of the project development process. The Certification Acceptance Program requires LPAs to have the capability, experience, and resources to develop and administer projects according to all applicable agency, state, federal, and tribal laws, regulations, and requirements. Currently the State of Arizona has 8 CA approved agencies.
ADOT CA Change Order Approval Process
Certification Acceptance Agency Matrix
The Matrix of Delegated Authority is a snap shot of the current status of each Certification Acceptance agency. The Certification Acceptance agencies were recertified in 2019.
- CA Agency Matrix Rev. 2019
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 Contact Information
For information on the Certification Acceptance program, please contact Bret Anderson, Local Public Agency Manager by email or phone at 602.712.8144.
Certification Acceptance Manual
LPA Certification Acceptance Manual - Current Manual, June 2019
Current Manual, June 2019 - Manual by Section
|100.00 General Administration
|Project Inspections and Program Evaluations
|200.00 Project Development Process
|Project Development Process Illustrated
|Utilities and Railroads
|Final Acceptance and Project Closeout
|300.00 Civil Rights
|Americans With Disabilities Act
|Title VI Nondiscrimination
|600.00 Change List
Certification Acceptance Program - Computer Based 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: The Certification Acceptance Progam Training was developed in 2015 to compliment the recertification of our CA agencies. The information in this video should be reconciled with the current CA manual and communication memorandums. After successfully completing the final assessment quiz, please take a screen shot of your quiz results and email it to [email protected].
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 - Project Resources
Completing Recapitulation Sheet
Early Acquisition of Right of Way (ROW)
Job Site Poster Requirements
Project Environmental Data Sheet (PEDS)
Record Drawing Guidance
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.