The North Carolina LTAP Center is offering classes in both webinar format and in person. Please check the registration page carefully to determine what format you are registering for. Please see our online calendar for the most current schedule of classes.

The North Carolina Local Technical AssistanRed LTAP Logoce Program (NC LTAP) is one of the 51 LTAP centers nationwide. There is an LTAP program in each state, including Puerto Rico. In addition, there are several Native American centers. LTAP was established by the Federal Highway Administration in 1982. The North Carolina center was one of the first organized in 1986.

The mission of LTAP is to help local agencies tap into new technology, information, and training so they can operate more efficiently and safely. LTAP centers provide access to training and information that may not have otherwise been accessible. Centers are able to provide local road departments with work force development services, resources to enhance safety and security, solutions to environmental, congestion, capacity and other issues, technical publications, and training videos and materials.

We are currently updating NC LTAP Work Zone classes for the MUTCD 11th Edition (Dec 2023) and 2024 NCDOT Roadway Standard Drawings, and the new content and materials will be in place no later than April 1, 2024. As part of those efforts, we are updating our Flagger’s Handbook and Work Zone Safety Pocket Guide to current standards.

For North Carolina agencies: We’re excited to share that for the first time, our Work Zone books will include NCDOT standards where they differ from the MUTCD–so they’ll be essential resources for both state and locally-controlled roads. For agencies outside NC: The updated books will still include the relevant MUTCD Work Zone standards you rely on. Any NC-specific content will be clearly marked so it can easily be disregarded (or torn/cut out if desired).

We expect the updated English-language Flagger’s Handbook and Work Zone Safety Pocket Guide to be available to order online no later than May 1, 2024. Spanish-language versions of both books will be available at a later date. We also look forward to offering printed copies of the MUTCD 11th Edition as soon as they’re available. We’ll share more info as soon as we can, and will let you know when the updated books are available to order. In the meantime, please let us know if you have any additional questions!


traffic cone with text that reads "Register Here"Opens in new windowNC LTAP offers a variety of road maintenance, traffic control, and safety training courses at a reasonable cost. Courses address topics of interest to local agencies as well as North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) employees and include courses such as work zone safety, pavement maintenance, erosion control, utility cuts, traffic calming, sign retroreflectivity, heavy equipment operator safety, OSHA, and supervisory skills. Classes are held in various locations across North Carolina.

Cancellation Policy

In the event you need to cancel, the following options are available:

  •  Substitute a colleague at any time. Note: Only two class transfers are permissible on a single registration.
  •  Cancel your registration at least 5 working days prior to the first day of class and receive a full refund.  Cancel less than 5 working days and receive a refund minus $25.
  •  Transfer to a future instance of the same class 5 working days prior to the first day of class.
  •  If you do not cancel and do not attend, you will be liable for the entire fee.

Check the Calendar for Course Descriptions and Upcoming Courses

Class Fee Waiver

Need assistance attending class? Eligible Public Works professionals can apply for a waived class fee for any NCLTAP class (excluding Work Zone Supervisor) once a year! Click HERE for more information.

Coming Soon…

May 21, 2024
  • May

    Basic Work Zone Installer - Havelock

    Full Day

    To learn more and register for this class, Click Here


May 22, 2024

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Roads Scholar

Local government agencies in North Carolina who have the responsibility for streets and roads are entrusted to see that these streets and roads are safe and properly constructed and maintained. Employees must be trained in the basics of construction and maintenance as well as staying current in the latest practices. As budgets are always tight, cities and towns need to provide this training in an efficient and cost effective manner. The first level of recognition is the Roads Scholar program, and it consists of different one day training sessions, regularly offered through LTAP each year. All training sessions offered by NC LTAP can be taken in any order, at any level, at any time. You must meet the requirements for Roads Scholar first, in order for recognition to be given at the other levels. Once all requirements are completed for Roads Scholar, then you can move on to receive recognition as an Advanced Road Scholar.

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Advanced Roads Scholar

The Advanced Roads Scholar curriculum was developed at the request of our Roads Scholar graduates. Those motivated enough to complete the Roads Scholar Program will want to continue sharpening their skills and expanding their knowledge. This program consists of different one- or two-day training sessions, regularly offered through LTAP each year. All training sessions offered by NC LTAP can be taken in any order, at any level, at any time.

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Master Roads Scholar

The third level of recognition is the Master Roads Scholar  program.  To become a Master Roads Scholar, one must complete the requirements of Advanced Roads Scholar and then complete 6 of the courses listed and write a case study which focuses on a local transportation project. All training sessions offered by NC LTAP can be taken in any order, at any level, at any time, however, the requirements listed above must be completed before recognition can be given for this level.

Build a Better Mousetrap 

The Build a Better Mousetrap Competition highlights innovative solutions to everyday problems and issues that local and tribal transportation workers encounter. They can range from the development of tools, equipment modifications, to processes that increase safety, reduce cost, improve efficiency and the quality of transportation.
More information on the North Carolina LTAP competition here!


NCTROADS is an e-mail discussion list dedicated to the improvement of networking and information exchange among North Carolina transportation professionals.

NCTROADS provides a online forum for federal, state, and local government transportation employees to share information and ideas. The list is an informal network for the exchange of news about current research, discussion of problems and solutions, requests for advice and assistance, and announcements of upcoming conferences and events.

To join, send a message to and ask to be added to NCTROADS.

Transportation Tracks Newsletter

Published quarterly, the newsletter is filled with valuable information for the transportation workforce. You’ll find each article informative and applicable to your day-to-day work. Training opportunities are listed as well as materials on loan to help increase your knowledge and skills.

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Kate DavisonDirector

919-515-3983 |

Kate Davison is the NC LTAP director. In her role, among other duties, Kate manages the LTAP and MTAP training programs and assists with NCDOT conferences and events. She also serves as the Chapter Administrator of North Carolina Chapter of American Public Works Association (APWA-NC), as a special advisor on the Streets and Equipment Services Divisions of APWA-NC, and as a liaison to APWA from the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA). If you are interested getting involved with NC LTAP Kate would love to hear from you.


Bill WoodsProgram Coordinator

919-515-8033 |

Bill Woods is the program coordinator for NC LTAP. He is responsible for workshop communications, events protocol, and the student database and reports for all LTAP training across North Carolina. His is also responsible for uploading Work Zone Installer, Work Zone Supervisor, Flagging Instructor and Flagger graduates into the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s website database. As the Road Scholar Program coordinator he tracks student progress, announces graduates and presents awards for all 3 levels of our Roads Scholar Achievement Award: Roads Scholar, Advanced Roads Scholar and Master Roads Scholar.    

Lee Thomas – Training Specialist

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Lee Thomas is the Training Specialist for the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). He leadings training sessions for the NCDOT and public works departments across North Carolina, focusing primarily on work zone certifications. He transferred to the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) after working as Technical Trainer II for the State Maintenance Operations unit within the NCDOT for almost four years. In addition to his time with the NCDOT, Lee worked as the Performance Improvement/Compliance Specialist for nearly a decade with a nationwide non-profit organization.

Clancy NielsenProgram Associate

Clancy Nielsen joined LTAP as a program associate in December of 2021, and he provides clerical and logistical support for our training programs. He also assists with LTAP’s marketing and advertising programs, and helps the team with event preparation. In addition, Clancy provides some clerical and operational support to other programs at ITRE including HEC and Seatbelt Safety.

Ray NarvaezProgram Manager  

Ray Narvaez is the Program Manager for NC LTAP.  He is responsible for creating the LTAP training schedules, setting up agency only classes, working on financials, providing reporting, and managing marketing and communications for the Program. If you would like to schedule an LTAP class or are looking for a specific class, reach out to Ray!

Vivian Poslusny Coordinator  

Vivian Poslusny is the new coordinator for the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). She will be facilitating classes, assisting with the newsletter, maintaining relationships with partners and students, and maintaining student records alongside other tasks. Be sure to reach out to her if you need anything!

How to Reach Us

NC LTAP is located on North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) Centennial Campus at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE).

Postal Address

Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE)
Attn: LTAP
North Carolina State University
Centennial Campus
Box 8601
Raleigh, NC 27695-8601

Courier Address

Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE)
Attn: LTAP
North Carolina State University
Centennial Campus NCSU
909 Capability Drive
Research Building IV
Raleigh, NC 27606




NC LTAP group and registration contact:
Ray Narvaez

Telephone and Fax

ITRE Main Telephone: 919-515-8899
Fax: 919-515-8898



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