Contractors, manufacturers or suppliers who intend to sell or install a transportation device within
the state of Florida must follow the Department's approval process as outlined below. It shall be unlawful for any
public body or official to purchase, or for anyone to sell, any traffic control signal or device unless it conforms with the manual and specifications published by the department of transportation and is certified to be of such conformance prior to sale. Florida Statute

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[All applications below must be submitted in electronic format only]

Step 1: Request for Product Consideration (start here):
To begin the approval process, complete a Request for Product Consideration (RFPC) form.
The information provided will be used to determine how you should proceed. Applicants can expect a response within 14 calendar days after receipt of the form.

Step 2: Quality System Evaluation (you will be directed when to start this step):
This step consists of completing an Acceptable Quality System List Application. The application details what information is required to conduct an evaluation of the companies quality system against Florida DOT quality system requirements. Applicants can expect a response within 30 calendar days after receipt of the application. Once all requirements are met, the applicant will be added to the Acceptable Quality System List and directed to proceed to step 3. Re-evaluation will occur every four years. Be aware of your re-evaluation date and when due, complete an Acceptable Quality System List Application to begin the re-evaluation process.

Step 3: APL Application Review & Product Evaluation/Approval  (you will be directed when to start this step):
After completing steps 1 and 2 above, you will be directed to submit an Approved Product List (APL) Application. Applicants can expect a response within 14 calendar days of receipt regarding APL application review. Upon APL application approval, the product will be requested and tested for compliance to Florida DOT product specifications. The applicant can expect test results within 45 calendar days after receipt of the product for testing.

Listing on the APL:
Upon successful completion of the steps 1, 2 & 3 above, the product will be listed on the Florida DOT Approved Product List (APL).

Additional Information:
Independent Test Lab Information: List of test labs that have submitted test reports accepted by the TERL in the past.

TERL Product Certification Handbook: Describes the TERL's process for evaluating and approving products for listing on the APL
Quality System Evaluation = review of the vendor's quality system
Product Evaluation = review of the product
Quality System Evaluation + Product Evaluation = APL Listing

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