Pavement Management Program (PMP) Certification

MTC provides both technical and financial assistance to cities and counties seeking to improve and maintain their local street or road networks. Their pavement management programs (PMPs) must be certified to qualify for regional discretionary funds.

Joey Kotfica

In order to be eligible to receive regional discretionary funds for pavement upkeep — and participate in MTC’s technical assistance and funding program — cities and counties are required to have their pavement management programs (PMPs) certified by MTC.

Since all Bay Area cities and counties now use MTC’s StreetSaver® pavement management software, PMP certification usually is simple and quick.

Certification must be renewed every two years.


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PMP Certification

Certification Requirements

Every city and county must demonstrate that their PMP can:

  • Store inventory data for all roads within the city or county
  • Assess pavement condition based on ASTM D6433 distress protocol
  • Identify all pavement segments that need rehabilitation or replacement
  • Calculate budget needs for fixing or replacing deficient segments

Certification Checklist

As part of the PMP certification process, cities and counties must complete the following:

  • Two-year reviews and updates of all pavement inventory information
  • Inspection of pavement sections every two years for arterial and collector routes, and every five years for residential streets
  • Budget-need calculations for rehab or replacement of deficient pavement segments for the current year and for the next three years

Required Documentation

To complete PMP certification, cities and counties must submit these documents to MTC:

  1. An updated pavement management database (local governments using StreetSaver may skip this step)
  2. A report containing all three of the following budget scenarios:
    1. Sections selected for treatment over next five years based on annual budget estimates;
    2. What must be done to maintain jurisdiction's current PCI; and
    3. What must be done to boost PCI by five points over the next five years
  3. Letter signed by your Public Works Director or equivalent department head stating that all of the requirements in parts 1 and 2 above have been met. You may use the PMP certification letter template found in Related Documents on this page.