My Training My Profile Checkoutshopping cart
Home Contact Help
Search for a Course
browse courses
Email Updates
Get the latest NHI training news.
Connect with us
Mail Facebook Twitter Youtube Flicker
Find Training
Browse Upcoming Sessions
Please address the following data entry problem(s).
System Maintenance
Many of NHI Web-Based Training courses are currently off line to address required updates. Our technical team is diligently working to complete the updates and the updated courses will be posted as they become available. The high access/high priority courses are scheduled to become available by early Summer of 2021. Expect all other courses by late Summer of 2021. We will provide announcements as content becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and we appreciate your selecting National Highway Institute for your training needs.

Course Search

Search for courses based on delivery type, program area, or topic below, or find upcoming trainings in your state or territory. For more information on trainings from the National Highway Institute, contact us.

Course Description

Risk-Based Stewardship and Oversight (Federal Version)

PROGRAM AREA: Business, Public Admin, and Quality
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
2 Days
1.2 Units
$255 Per Participant
2 Days
1.2 Units
$700 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30


This Instructor-led Training (ILT) course will expand participants' understanding of the risk-based processes, roles and responsibilities that Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Division and Program Office personnel are using to help optimize the effective and efficient delivery of the Federal-aid Highway Program (FAHP), and to help ensure its compliance with Federal laws and regulations. This approach, as it is being implemented, is commonly known as the Risk-based Stewardship and Oversight (RBSO) approach and builds upon the risk management foundation in the agency's strategic and performance planning processes. The RBSO model is designed to identify risk-based S&O actions and initiatives at both the national and Division levels for both programs and projects.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the FHWA vision and rationale for using Risk-Based Stewardship and Oversight (RBSO), built on four core principles, to optimize the successful delivery of the Federal Highway Program and ensure compliance with Federal law and regulations
  • Explain how RBSO integrates strategic and performance planning to allocate limited resources in order to achieve stewardship and oversight objectives
  • Explain how FHWA/State DOT Stewardship and Oversight (S&O) Agreements are used to ensure respective S&O responsibilities and expectations are set
  • Demonstrate how RBSO integrates the FHWA risk management process to identify program and project risks, and develop the appropriate S&O response strategies to effectively manage those risks
  • Explain how program involvement optimizes successful program and project delivery and helps ensure compliance with Federal requirements
  • Explain how project involvement optimizes successful program and project delivery and helps ensure compliance with Federal requirements
  • Demonstrate the RBSO tools FHWA uses to provide a reasonable level of assurance of both project and program compliance, while also informing other S&O strategies and actions
  • Demonstrate how Divisions use risk-based project level S&O activities to: (1) manage project level risks, and (2) provide value-added stewardship to help optimize successful project and program delivery
  • Demonstrate how the various RBSO tools work together to optimize the successful delivery of the Federal Highway Program


Since every member of FHWA is either directly or indirectly engaged in carrying out the agency's role of stewardship and oversight on a routine basis, the target audience for this course includes FHWA personnel at all levels and in all disciplines, in both Division and Program Offices. State DOT management officials, and other DOT staff involved in the delivery of the FAHP, would also benefit from taking this course.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


There are no sessions available. Sign up for session alerts to receive email alerts when sessions of this course are scheduled.

Host this Course

The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


You are about to access, a secure service provided by the United States Department of the Treasury.

As of March 15, 2017, to access users must use:

  1. Internet Explorer version 11 or higher
  2. Google Chrome version 30 or higher
  3. Mozilla Firefox version 27 or higher
  4. Apple Safari version 7 or higher

For questions, concerns, technical issues or for more information, please contact Customer Service at:

800-624-1373 (Toll free, Option #2)

216-579-2112 (Option #2)

Hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM ET.

To pay by check, mail a copy of your invoice and a check made payable to the Federal Highway Administration to:
6500 S. MacArthur Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73169


You are now leaving the National Highway Institute's Web Site

You are about to access

Thank you for visiting.

You are about to access a link outside of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Our Web sites have many links to other organizations, including educational institutions and non-profit associations. Please note: While links to Web sites outside of DOT are offered for your convenience in accessing transportation-related information, please be aware that when you exit DOT Web sites, the privacy policy, including tracking technology, computer security, intellectual property protection and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (accessibility requirements) no longer apply. In addition, DOT cannot attest to the accuracy, relevancy, timeliness or completeness of information provided by linked sites. Linking to a Web site does not constitute an endorsement by DOT or any of its employees of the sponsors of the site or the products presented on the site. For more information, please view DOT's Web site linking policy. To get back to the page you were previously viewing, click your browser's "Back" button.