Traffic Signal Technician Level 1 Certification Program

Program Description:
Traffic Signal Level I certification indicates the holder is familiar with the concepts and terminology associated with signalized traffic control devices and systems. The content is designed for the entry-level technician who has had some prior training or experience in electrical technology. Worksite safety is a primary skill area, having been covered in Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control and in this seminar. Principals of operation and primary electrical details of cabinet wiring and components will be introduced. Equipment, methods, and materials for signal system construction will be reviewed, as well as the basics of traffic signal design, maintenance, and legal issues. With proper supervision, this certification holder will be prepared to make a contribution on any traffic signal crew, whether involved in construction, maintenance or design preparation. This certification will also provide the required background information, allowing the technician to learn the material taught in the four Level II certification seminars.


  • Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Certification or BC TCP (must provide copy of valid certificate)

Who Should Participate:
Individuals who participate in all aspects of Traffic Signal specialties should participate in these seminars. That includes everyone from Traffic Signal operations people to Traffic Signal Design and management. The materials and seminars are a valuable resource for people seeking training to expand their knowledge in design, installation, and maintenance of traffic signal systems.

Benefits of These Programs:
These seminars will take the student through all levels and facets of Traffic Signal maintenance and operations. Each level will enhance the students knowledge and understanding of the Traffic Signal Technician field.

Certification Renewal Policy:
While IMSA memberships are purchased annually, IMSA Certifications are valid for a period of 3 years from date of issue.  There are three options for renewal ... Read more