The National Highway Institute offers new and updated transportation trainings based on the latest technologies,
best practices and industry advancements. Select the link for any course to learn more about it, submit a host request,
or view scheduled sessions to attend.
Business, Public Admin, and Quality
Risk-Based Stewardship and Oversight (Federal Version) (Instructor-led Training): This course
will expand your understanding of the risk-based processes, roles and responsibilities that
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.
Instructor Development Course (Web-conference Training): This new course combines
live sessions with self-paced, Web-based training in a blended-learning format. This Instructor Development Course (IDC) teaches instructors who have
taken the Instructor-led version of the IDC to effectively deliver interactive training using NHI software. Read more.
Construction and Maintenance
Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) (Web-based Training): This training provides a broad overview of
Full Depth Reclamation, or FDR. FDR is a rehabilitation technique in which the full thickness of
the asphalt pavement and a predetermined portion of the underlying materials is uniformly
pulverized and blended to provide an upgraded, homogeneous material.
Rockfall Stabilization (Web-based Training): This course introduces key concepts in rockfall
stabilization, including tools and methods used in stabilization and reinforcement. The purpose of
this course is to familiarize the construction inspector with current techniques utilized in stabilizing
rock slopes with respect to rockfall.
Freight and Transportation Logistics
Fundamentals of Freight Data Workshop (Instructor-led Training):
This new workshop will provide participants with a broad knowledge of freight data sources,
as well as the ability to utilize freight data for transportation planning program or project development,
and policy analysis.
Introducing Human Factors in Roadway Design and Operations (Instructor-led Training): Addressing human factors in roadway planning and design can help make
roadways safer and reduce the likelihood of these factors contributing to an injury or fatality. To help engineers, planners, and other transportation
professionals increase roadway safety, NHI created this new course as a thorough introduction to the Human Factor Guidelines (HFG)
for Road Systems.Read more.
One-Dimensional Modeling of River Encroachments with HEC-RAS (Instructor-led Training):
This updated course focuses on the use and application of Hydrologic Engineering Center-River
Analysis System (HEC-RAS) software. HEC-RAS solves the conservation of energy equation for one-dimensional steady flow analysis to determine water surface elevations for a given
discharge. This course is updated to present modeling principles and techniques using the latest software version of HEC-RAS.
Highway Hydrology: Basic Concepts and Methods Web-Based (Web-based Training): This new course provides training on basic hydrologic concepts that will enable participants
to determine peak flow for transportation hydraulic structures. For engineers, the course teaches basic hydrologic concepts as a review before taking more advanced hydraulic
courses. For non-engineers the course enables learners to better understand hydrologic concepts used by engineers.
Culvert Hydraulic Analysis and Design Program (HY-8) (Web-based Training): This new course provides training on the use of the FHWA's HY-8 computer program to
complete culvert analysis and design calculations commonly performed by Civil Engineers and others involved in roadway design.
Intelligent Transportation Systems
ITS Procurement (Web-based Training): This course was developed to help transportation professionals
successfully acquire effective goods, services, and work to meet emerging ITS needs on time and on budget.
LRFD Design of Common Bridge Elements: Decks and Bearings (Web-based Training):
Training to explain the design considerations for decks and bearings.
LRFD Steel I-Girder Details Design (Web-based Training):
Training to apply the key LRFD limit state verifications for specific details associated with steel girders.
Prestressed Concrete Girder Topics (Web-based Training): Training to apply the key LRFD limit
state verifications for prestressed concrete girders made continuous.
Introduction to FRP Materials and Applications for Concrete Structures (Web-based Training): This new course teaches State Department of Transportation
construction and maintenance operation staff about the types of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite material, form, and properties used in the repair and
retrofit of concrete structures, as well as versatility in applications of FRP in the repair of concrete structures.
Construction Procedures and Specifications for Bonded Repair and Retrofit of Concrete Structures (Web-based Training): This new course helps State Department of Transportation
construction and maintenance operation staff understand project requirements of FRP repairs, substrate surface preparation methods, and procedures and steps for
installation of FRP systems.
Quality Control of Repair and Retrofit of Concrete Structures Using FRP Composites (Web-based Training): This new course helps State Department of Transportation construction and
maintenance operation staff understand the requirements of quality assurance and quality control during construction. It equips participants with the necessary means to
control the application of the repair system and the adequacy of the construction process.
Fundamentals of Bridge Maintenance
(Web-based Training): Teaches the participant the fundamental aspects of an effective bridge maintenance
Bridge Maintenance (Instructor-led Training): Replacing the original Bridge Maintenance course
(course number 134029), this course will teach participants common deficiencies that occur in bridges,
common defects in bridge elements, preventive maintenance techniques, and protective systems intended to
prevent deterioration and deficiencies in bridges.
Nondestructive Evaluation Fundamentals for Bridge Inspection (Web-based Training): An introductory course
that exposes bridge inspectors to NDE technologies. Participants are expected to leave the course with
the necessary background to identify the primary NDE technologies to supplement bridge inspection,
and the materials for which they are best suited.
NDE for Concrete Bridge Elements ,
NDE for Steel Bridge Elements, and
NDE for Timber and Other Material
Bridge Elements (Web-based Training): A three part series, these courses explain the "why" behind the
approaches with theoretical explanations of the techniques, comparative costs of each approach, and their
applicability to concrete, steel, and timber/other bridge materials as a primary material.
Transportation Performance Management
MAP-21 Transportation Performance Management Overview (Including FAST Act Updates) (Instructor-led Training): This updated course presents an overview of the
Transportation Performance Management (TPM) provisions of The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act)
and describes the responsibilities that agencies at several levels have in delivering these requirements. It also highlights the importance of data in meeting the
performance management provisions and captures noteworthy practices in use today that may help agencies get started on meeting these requirements. This course includes
the latest updates to the FAST Act.
Transportation Performance Management (TPM) for Safety (Instructor-led Training): A two-day course
that explains the safety performance measures and noteworthy practices for States to adopt to comply
with the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and Fixing America's
Surface Transportation (FAST) Act requirements.
Steps to Effective Target Setting for TPM (Instructor-led Training): Explains the elements of
target setting for Transportation performance management (TPM) and focuses on how to set reasonable,
Basics of Transportation Planning (Web-based Training): Introduces participants to the basics of
the complex process of transportation planning.
Transportation Planning Process
(Instructor-led Training): Expands participants knowledge and
understanding of planning practice fundamentals through the use of small group discussions and engaging
activities, jeopardy-like games, and interactive peer exercises.