As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are continually evaluating and adjusting how we can all work together to deliver the best services as safely as possible to all Minnesotans.
That includes adjusting our policies as needed until we can resume the MnDOT ADA Construction Certification program and the Accessible Design in the Public Right-of-Way Certification course.
Accordingly, the ADA Office will not be providing the ADA Construction Certification/Recertification course or the Accessible Design in the Public Right-of-way straining this fall/winter of 2020-2021.
Due to this change in policy all Contractor, City, County, and State employees with ADA Construction Certifications will have their expiration dates extended through the 2021 construction season for all projects being performed on MNDOT right of way.
City and County ADA Certification policy requirements will be at their discretion, although we would recommend, that our current guidelines be followed for consistency among the different jurisdictions.
If a Contractor cannot provide at least one ADA certified person anytime ADA work is being performed on a 2021 project they must contact our office for additional guidance.
Any new or existing city, county, and state employees who are not ADA certified will be allowed to perform ADA inspection on MnDOT projects, with the expectation that the individual would be mentored by an experienced, certified ADA inspector until they receive their ADA certification.
Please feel free to contact us with any ADA policy or technical questions you may have and thank you for your patience as we strive to provide as much support as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.