1 LAP CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION TOOL Per the Stewardship and Oversight Agreement, in enacting 23 United States Code (USC) c) Congress recognized the need to give states more authority to carryout Federal-Aid Highway Program project responsibilities traditionally handled by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Under this assignation of responsibilities, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) may permit local agencies to carryout the FDOT’s assumed responsibilities on locally administered projects. The FDOT is responsible for Local Agency compliance with all applicable Federal laws and requirements. Congress recognized the importance of a risk-based approach to oversight of the Federal-Aid Highway Program (FAHP) and established requirements in 23 U.S.C. 106(g). The processes of Certification and recertification record local agency staff capability and proficiency in executing Local Agency Progam (LAP) projects. Local agencies maybe certified in up to four phases in the transportation project life cycle and each phase carries its own requirements and commitments. The keys to compliance and reducing state and federal risk factors related to compliance in the most simplest of terms are Local Agency staff experience and cooperation and state sponsored training of local agency staff. Certification and recertification is a commitment by the local agency to perform all associated activities of the Federal-Aid Highway Program including but not limited to Title VI compliance, ADA compliance, grant management and fiscal accountability, procurement of professional service and construction administration in adherence to all federal and state requirements. The Certification Qualification Tool is a risk-based assessment of your Local Agency and measures performance based risk of your participation in LAP. Answer all questions in this Tool to the best of your ability. Your District LAP Team is thereto provide assistance and support as required while you complete there certification process. 1.