Special Training Programs

CPM, Professional Engineer, and Right of Way Training



The Certified Public Manager Program (Course Nos. MD-20-0001 - MD-20-0027) augments the management and leadership training offered by the department. The program consists of eight levels and is administered by the Florida Center for Public Management at Florida State University. The program provides a thorough, systematic approach to management development combining current management theory with proven practical techniques.

For additional information: https://www.fcpm.fsu.edu/ (Internet Link)


The primary purpose of the Professional Engineer Training Program is to provide engineering graduates with broad, practical experience in the field of transportation engineering, leading to registration as a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida. The secondary purpose is to provide training in management and supervisory techniques to prepare the Trainee for Management and administrative functions within the Department.

The total Professional Engineer Training Program is a four-year program divided into two phases. The first phase is the Engineer in Training Program. This is a 24-month rotational assignment encompassing all aspects of the Department's work. The second phase is the Senior Engineer Training Program. This is a 24-month internship combining on-the-job training in both the technical and managerial functions of a specific work area in the Department.

For additional information: http://www.fdot.gov/designsupport/PETraining/default.shtm


In conjunction with the Department's overall policy to increase its internal professional standards and improve its operating practices and procedures, formalized training programs have been developed for Real Estate, Level II employees and selected Real Estate, Level III employees. The Office of Right of Way Training Program consists of a two-year (Agent) and three-year (Appraisal) program.

The Training Program is designed as an internship where the trainee works with real world situations using knowledge and skills introduced in a specially designed series of courses. Success in the Program is based on passing courses and receiving satisfactory trainee performance ratings from the supervisor. Trainees are expected to be productive employees, apart from their participation in the Training Program. Conduct of the Training Program is contingent on the approval of funding for each fiscal year and is subject to change based on the Department's needs.