ODOT’s New Cultural Resources Consultant Qualification Program is designed to outline document expectations for cultural resources, increase communication efficiency and improve cultural resources documentation quality overall. Click here for the list. Details are as follows:
• This Program applies to consultants working on ODOT-related projects (i.e. Federally Funded Local Government Projects, Statewide Transportation Improvement Projects, etc.)
• ODOT holds this training twice a year, every two years. Consultants must attend the course and pass a written exam with a minimum passing score of 80%.
• To remain qualified, consultants will be required to take a refresher course every two years to stay current on the latest requirements.
The aformentioned list
notes those consultants who passed the written exam and are considered “qualified” to do cultural resources work* for ODOT. Please note that this program only applies to qualification for ODOT projects and should not be used as a tool to hire consultants for other state agencies.
*Those existing agreements/contracts that are in place will continue to function as is. Upon expiration, those contracts will be updated and amended to include this new requirement.