Acceptance Testing for CEI

The ITSFM training for Construction, Engineering and Inspection (CEI) professionals focuses on the contractor’s as-built deliverables and the CEI’s acceptance testing requirements defined in Standard Specification – Section 611, Acceptance Procedures for Traffic Control Signals and Devices.

The curriculum includes six modules beginning with the contractor’s responsibility to furnish as-built plans and other documentation from new construction projects needed to populate the ITSFM system. The contractor’s responsibility is followed by as-built guidelines that discuss the CEI’s role and responsibility for quality assurance and as-built document acceptance testing. The training ends with two days of hands-on exercises where the CEI performs acceptance testing on actual submittals delivered on previous projects.

Class Duration

  • Three eight-hour days.


  • Working knowledge of ITS equipment and infrastructure, fiber optic, and electric cable networks.


Hardware/Software Requirements

  • Laptop computer equipped with MS Excel and Google Earth.

Syllabus – Day 1

Module 1 – Introduction and Agenda

Module 2 – As-built Deliverable

Lesson 1 - Contractor responsibility and GPS mapping

Lesson 2 - Data collection forms

Lesson 3 - Cable mapping and equipment site detail drawings

Lesson 4 - Feature import templates

Module 3 – CEI As-built Guidelines

  • twodudesCEI responsibilities
  • As-built guidelines
  • Quality assurance
  • As-built acceptance testing

Module 4 – Minimum Data Requirements

  • Required positional accuracy for GPS mapping
  • How ITSFM organizes data into “Serving Areas”
  • The difference between software vs. District requirements
  • Data requirements:
    • Equipment type and attributes
    • paperwork
    • Documents and pictures

Module 5 – ITSFM Naming Standards

Lesson 1 - Site Identification Name

  • ITS device names
  • Infrastructure names
  • Equipment bay and rack names

Lesson 2 - Cable Circuit Names

  • Fiber optic paths
  • Electric services

Module 6 - As-built Document Acceptance Testing

Lesson 1 - Data collection forms

Lesson 2 - GPS and cable mapping

Lesson 3 - Feature import templates

Syllabus – Days 2 and 3

The instructor revisits Module 6 lessons and the student performs several hands-on exercises, audit data collection forms, GPS and cable mapping, and feature import templates and record results in the audit records that will be submitted to FDOT with a recommendation to accept or reject the contractor’s as-built deliverables. During the exercises, the student’s test results will be compared against the instructor’s results and the testing will be revisited until all students arrive at the same results.