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Training Institutions

International Transportation Training Resources Guide

As an extension of its domestic responsibilities to ensure transportation safety, and in recognition of the role of transportation systems in stimulating trade and economic development for the United States and its friends around the world, the DOT views international outreach as a core mission.

In addition to our normal coordination and cooperative activities with our international transportation counterparts, we recognize the mutual benefit of sharing our knowledge and supporting the transfer of technology to our partner nations. DOT is pleased to make the courses of our training institutes available on a fee-for-service basis to official trainees from other countries. These courses are open to qualified, admitted staff of our overseas counterpart agencies and institutions who are able to arrange for their own course funding, or where third party funding institutions, either U.S. or international, will fund the cost of the training. 

Training Funding Resources

NOTE: To secure training at a USDOT training institution, you must be employed by a public transportation department or authority and secure your employer’s nomination.

The Office of International Transportation and Trade has developed an  U.S. Department of Transportation Training Institute Guide which outlines program curricula for each institution.

Federal Aviation Administration

FAA ACADEMY • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Academy, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is the primary provider of aviation training for the FAA's technical workforce. The FAA Academy's curriculum spans a variety of specialties including Air Traffic Control, Technical Operations and Electronics, Flight Standards, Aircraft Certification, Instrument Flight Procedures Development, management Development, Instructor Training and Aviation English. Training can be delivered at the FAA Academy or in your location. In addition to FAA personnel, the FAA Academy provides training for other government agencies, industry and international customers. The FAA Academy also provides related training services such as training assessments and consultations.

Address: International Training Division
6500 South MacArthur Blvd
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73169
Phone: +1-405-954-3508
Fax: +1-405-954-4779

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Federal Aviation Administration

FLLI • Washington, DC

The FAA Leadership and Learning Institute (FLLI) - pronounced "FLY" - is the FAA's leadership development center. FLLI supports FAA leaders as they guide our workforce through constantly evolving demands, keeping a focus on the Agency's mission-to maintain the world's safest aerospace. FLLI's training prepares executives, managers and supervisors with the knowledge and skills needed to lead successful teams. In addition to the classic leadership training, FLLI offers customized training to match the specific training needs of aeronautical agencies around the globe.

Address: 55 M Street, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003
Phone: +1-202-267-0873
Fax: +1-866-835-5322

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Federal Highway Administration

NHI • Arlington, Virginia
The primary mission of the National Highway Institute (NHI), which is the training and education arm of the Federal Highway Administration, is to provide technical training for federal, state and local transportation professionals and the private sector. International participants are welcome to register for courses held in the United States and can search our website for upcoming courses. While NHI does not hold courses in other countries, it can provide contact information for firms that deliver NHI courses. Our web-based training is also available to international participants.
Address: 1310 North Courthouse Road, Suite 300
Arlington, Virginia 22201
Phone: +1-202-366-4044
Fax: +1-202-366-7696

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Federal Transit Administration

NTI • New Brunswick, New Jersey

The National Transit Institute (NTI) was established to develop, promote, and deliver training and education programs for the public transit industry, government officials and the general public. Located at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NTI’s mission is to provide training and education services in support of public transportation and quality of life in the United States. NTI programs are developed in collaboration with the Federal Transit Administration and other public transportation organizations at all levels. NTI identifies needs; promotes, develops, and delivers programs and materials through cooperative partnerships with industry, government, institutions, and associations; and serves as a catalyst for enhancing skills and performance in public transportation.

Address: 120 Albany Street Tower Two, Suite 250
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
Phone: +1-732-932-1700 (x 257)
Fax: +1-732-932-1707

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Federal Railroad Administration

TTCI • Pueblo, Colorado

The Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), located near Pueblo, Colorado, is a world-class training facility for railway-related technologies. As a technical research and test facility for the Federal Railroad Administration, TTCI can provide research and training opportunities using the facility's 50 miles of track, various rolling stock, and full-scale laboratory equipment. In addition, TTCI's state-of-the-art vehicle and train dynamics models, including NUCARS® and STARCO®, are used in worldwide training programs.

TTCI is also the home of the Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC). Established in 1985, SERTC has trained over 60,000 emergency responders in advanced techniques to respond to hazardous materials incidents in surface transportation. TTCI/SERTC uses a four-phased adult learning approach that includes at least 50 percent of the class time being spent in the field. With numerous valves, fittings, and full size cargo tankers and railcars, first responders learn advanced techniques in a safe but realistic environment. SERTC also features two separate derailments - a 43 car mixed freight derailment to test emergency response techniques and a 19 car tank car derailment designed to prepare firefighters to respond to flammable liquid incidents. TTCI/SERTC also has passenger scenarios, including buses and full-size railcars that can prepare firefighters to extract victims or licensed peace officers to respond to various threat scenarios. TTCI/SERTC also offers web-based training and remote delivery classes. Classes can be custom designed, and are offered in English and Spanish.

Address: 55500 DOT Road Pueblo, Colorado 81001
Telephone: +1-719-584-0750
Fax: +1-719-584-0711

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

Volpe Center • Cambridge, Massachusetts

For over 40 years, Volpe has helped the transportation community navigate its most challenging problems. As the National Transportation Systems Center, Volpe's mission is to improve transportation by anticipating and addressing emerging issues and advancing technical, operational, and institutional innovations across all modes.

Part of the U.S. DOT's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Volpe is a unique federal agency that is 100 percent funded by sponsor projects. Volpe partners with public and private organizations to assess the needs of the transportation community, evaluate research and development endeavors, assist in the deployment of state-of-the-art transportation technologies, and inform decision and policy-making through comprehensive analyses.

Home to renowned multidisciplinary, multimodal expertise, Volpe provides a number of key services including customized training on a broad spectrum of transportation topics. Volpe's work is performed for U.S. DOT as well as other federal, state, regional, local and international organizations.

Address: 55 Broadway, RTV-1 Kendall Square
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142
Phone: +1-617-494-2491
Fax: +1-617-494-3731

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

TSI • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) serves as the primary source of transportation safety and security training on domestic and international levels for federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as for the transportation industry. TSI’s specialized training is delivered to clients throughout the world at a client’s selected location or at the TSI campus located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Their programming includes human factors, risk management, accident investigation, hazardous materials, program management, and instructor development with specific programs in aviation safety, motor carrier safety, traffic safety, transit safety and security, and hazardous materials transportation. TSI also provides technical assistance in developing and implementing transportation safety programs, including safety management systems.

Address: P.O. Box 25082
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73125
Phone: +1-405-954-3153

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Last updated: Thursday, May 5, 2016