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Outdoor Advertising Control: Non-Bonus States - WEB-BASED

Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
6 Days
0 Units
$0 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 1 Maximum: 1


Outdoor Advertising Control (OAC) limits the location, size, spacing, and lighting of signs adjacent to the interstate, National Highway System, and other Federal-Aid primary routes. Regulators are responsible for enforcing these requirements. The material in this training applies to all States and will help participants interpret major legislation and make effective decisions in support of OAC.

There are two related OAC Web-based trainings (WBTs): one designed for Bonus States (23 states) and the other for the remaining non-Bonus States. 141049 Outdoor Advertising Control: Non-Bonus States and 141048 Outdoor Advertising Control: Bonus States. Please refer to 141048 for information on this companion course.

The course follows recommended FHWA specifications and practices for drilled shaft construction but may be modified to follow local agency specifications and practices.

Comprised of seven distinct learning modules, this self-paced WBT addresses Federal laws and regulations regarding signs adjacent to the right-of-way; zoning and related programs; commercial advertising signs adjacent to the right-of-way; recognized Federal sign classifications; implementation; maintenance and illegal sign removal; and acquisition of signs on highway projects, under the Uniform Act, as amended.

This training provides participants an overview on laws and requirements related to Outdoor Advertising Control.


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

  • Apply Federal laws and regulations to assist in interpreting State and local laws and regulations for effective control
  • Identify major Federal outdoor advertising legislation and regulations, and their importance for effective control
  • Implement the process of effective control


State department of transportation employees; county, city town, and township staff involved with outdoor advertising; FHWA staff; and consultants assisting governmental entities with their Outdoor Advertising Control program.

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


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