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Risk-Based Stewardship and Oversight (State Version)

PROGRAM AREA: Business, Public Admin, and Quality
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
1 Days
0.6 Units
$160 Per Participant
1 Days
0.6 Units
$350 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is implementing a risk-based framework to optimize the effective and efficient delivery of the Federal-aid Highway Program and to help ensure its compliance with Federal laws and regulations. The framework is 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 stewardship and oversight (S&O) actions and initiatives for both programs and projects. This Instructor-led Training (ILT) course will provide participants with a working knowledge of the RBSO approach and a basic understanding of its key components: the Stewardship and Oversight Agreement between an FHWA Division and the State DOT, the role of risk management in developing stewardship and oversight strategies, the data-driven Compliance Assessment Program (CAP), and risk-based stewardship and oversight involvement in Projects of Division Interest (PoDIs), including Major Projects. State DOTs will benefit from understanding how and why FHWA is implementing its new RBSO approach. State DOTs will learn the basis upon which they can assume greater responsibilities for various project types as envisioned by Congress in 23 USC 106(c) and their oversight responsibilities under Section 106(g). The training will provide the State DOTs and local public agencies (LPAs) with tools to help them manage risk and focus resources when assuming project actions traditionally handled by FHWA. The course presents opportunities where State DOTs can discuss how they can partner with their FHWA counterparts in various elements of the RBSO framework for successful implementation.


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

  • Describe the vision and foundation for Risk-Based Stewardship and Oversight (RBSO).
  • Explain how FHWA and State DOT roles and responsibilities are documented within the Stewardship and Oversight Agreement.
  • Relate how the RBSO framework integrates risk management practices in partnership with State DOTs.
  • Describe how FHWA is increasingly using program involvement, rather than project involvement, to support States in optimizing the effective delivery of the FAHP.
  • Identify those project actions and approvals that FHWA Divisions are still responsible for under 23 U.S.C. Section 106.
  • Explain how FHWA identifies Projects of Division Interest (PoDIs) and develops supporting plans.
  • Describe how FHWA will use project data gathering tools for assessing program compliance.


State DOT program managers, project managers, engineers, planners, and other transportation specialists involved in the delivery of projects under the Federal-aid Highway Program. In addition to State DOT staff, their counterparts at Local Public Agencies, as well as those at other State and regional agencies that deliver Federal-aid highway projects, would also benefit from taking this course.

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


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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.


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