2019 IMSA Certification Class Information
All attendants that are IMSA Members at the time of registration will receive a $100 discount on their course or general registration.
• All Courses are scheduled to start at 8AM and run through 5PM.
• All Courses are schedule to hold up to 20 students. Registration is first come first serve. SO DON’T WAIT!!
• All IMSA Certification Courses include all course materials, tests, lunch and AM / PM Breaks each day of the class and a FULL Conference Registration.
• All IMSA Certification Courses are eligible for 16 HRs of PDH credits. Credits can be logged at: http://app.imsafl.org/start
• For full Course descriptions or course questions please visit the Florida Section IMSA Website at: www.imsafl.org
For any other Certification Course questions please feel to contact the following people.
2019 IMSA Class Information
Traffic Signal Level 1 – Sunday June 23rd & Monday June 24th
Traffic Signal Level I Certification indicates that the holder is familiar with the concepts and terminology asso-ciated with signalized traffic control devices and systems. The content is designed for the entry-level techni-cian that has had some prior training or experience in electrical technology. Worksite safety is a primary skill area, having been covered in Work Zone Traffic Control Safety and also in this coursework. Principals of oper-ation and the primary electrical details of cabinet wiring and components have been introduced. Equipment, methods, and materials of signal system construction have been reviewed. The basics of traffic signal design, maintenance, and legal issues have been explained and discussed. This certification holder is prepared to make a contribution on any traffic signal crew, whether involved in construction, maintenance, or design preparation with proper supervision and guidance. This certification also provides the required background information that will allow the technician to learn the material taught in the Traffic Signal Inspection or any of the four Level II certification courses. Prerequisite: Copy of valid Florida Work Zone Certification (Intermediate or Advanced)
Traffic Signal Level 2 Field – Tuesday June 25th & Wednesday June 26th
The Traffic Signal Level II Field Certification indicates the holder has a well-rounded background in traffic sig-nal technology from coursework and experience. The Level II Field certification indicates the technician has additional training on traffic signal control system troubleshooting, on-site repairs, and maintenance meth-ods and equipment. Areas of training include worksite safety, maintenance of traffic, traffic signal system equipment standards and operation, installation inspection, troubleshooting, equipment repair, replacement and programming, test equipment, signal phasing and timing, detection, system communications, preventive maintenance, and documentation. Prerequisite: Traffic Signal Level 1
Traffic Signal Level 2 Construction - Tuesday June 25th & Wednesday June 26th
The Traffic Signal Level II Construction Certification indicates the holder had a well-rounded background in traffic signal technology from coursework and experience. The Level II Construction certification indicates the technician has additional training on traffic signal construction, safety, materials, methods, and equip-ment. Activities covered include safe operation of construction test equipment, planning activities, documen-tation, and installation is also reviewed. The certification holder is prepared to make s substantial contribu-tion in the traffic signal construction group of a private firm or public agency where new or replacement traffic signal construction is the focus. Prerequisite: Traffic Signal Level 1
Traffic Signal Level 3 Field – Sunday June 23rd
This one-day seminar covers a wide range of topics relating to field expertise and general knowledge of the applied traffic signal technologies in the discipline. You must be familiar with NEMA Standards (TS1 & TS2), 170/2070 Standards, various traffic detection methods, setup and configuration manuals, video detection manufacturers setup manuals, lightning protection devices, FHWA and ITE vehicle detection manuals, data communications methods, MUTCD, signal head types specifications and installation methods, IMSA wire and cable specifications, ITE-Traffic Engineering Manual, ITE-Traffic Control Devices Handbook, traffic signal preemption devices, understanding of basic electronics and electrical and U.S. National Electrical Code and/or Canadian Electrical Code. Prerequisites: IMSA Traffic Signal Field Technician Level II, five years’ experience
Traffic Signal Inspection - Sunday June 23rd & Monday June 24th
The IMSA Traffic Signal Inspection Certification Program is designed to ensure public safety by construction of traffic signal installations. Traffic Signals are a key element in our transportation system and the proper oper-ation of these signals is of paramount importance in maintaining reasonable levels of mobility. Knowledgea-ble traffic signal inspection is required to ensure that proper/specified construction practices are followed during signal installation resulting in signals that operate as intended. Knowledgeable inspection is also a key element in limiting the liability exposure of governmental agencies associated with malfunctioning traffic sig-nals. Traffic Signal Inspection Certification is recommended for all individuals involved in the inspection of traffic signal construction. It is also a valuable course for contractor personnel, since it provides an inspector’s viewpoint of traffic signal construction. Prerequisite: Traffic Signal Level 1
Advanced Traffic Signal Inspection – Tuesday June 25th & Wednesday June 26th
The IMSA Traffic Signal Inspector Advanced Technologies Certification Program builds on knowledge and skills developed in the Traffic Signal Inspector program, and prepares the traffic signal inspector for more challenging and advanced assignments. Material covered in this program includes test equipment, control components, power systems, foundations, intersection wiring, detection systems, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) devices, and communications. This program is intended for individuals responsible for the in-spection of advanced traffic control and Intelligent Transportation Systems and seek an advanced level of professional certification. Prerequisite: Traffic Signal Level 1, Traffic Signal Inspection
Roadway Lighting Level 1 - Sunday June 23rd & Monday June 24th
The Roadway Lighting Technician Level I Certification review program for qualified personnel is designed to cover the fundamental knowledge and skill sets required for individuals working on Roadway Lighting. The review material will address electrical safety and codes, basic electricity, laws, jurisdictional requirements and basic construction and maintenance. This program is intended for those responsible for the installation and maintenance of roadway lighting who seek professional certification. Prerequisite: Copy of valid Florida Work Zone Certification (Intermediate or Advanced)
Transportation Center System Specialist Level 1 – Sun. June 23rd & Mon. June 24th
This certification program is designed for transportation professionals whose role encompasses con-trol and operation of a road network in a Transportation Management Center (TMC). The program provides an understanding of key concepts and the technology used for devices, equipment, and software that a TMC may utilize in daily operations. It includes material on data collection, manual and automatic incident detection, telecommunications, sub-systems, video, operations and control, network topology and security, wired and wireless physical plant, computer aided dispatching and analysis/reporting. This certification program is intended for practitioners that install, maintain equipment used in and/or directly or indirectly operate transportation management centers. Prerequisite: None
Transportation Center System Specialist Level 2 – Tues. June 25th & Wed. June 26th
The Transportation Center System Specialist (TCSS) Level II certification program continues and ex-pands on the knowledge and skill sets gained in the Level I program with an advanced review of the concepts, technology and operational techniques. for devices, equipment, and software that a TMC may utilize in daily operations. This program emphasizes material on data collection, vehicle detec-tion, data integrity and integration, Center-To-Center protocols, TMC consoles, video and closed cir-cuit television technologies, stand by power systems, software sub-systems, dynamic message signs, field device operations and system administration and troubleshooting. This certification program is intended for individuals that have achieved the Transportation Center System Specialist Level I certi-fication whose role and responsibilities may require a higher level of knowledge and be more super-visory. Prerequisite: Transportation Center System Specialist Level 1
Certified Fiber Optic Technician – Monday June 24th – Wednesday June 26th
Certified Fiber Optic Technician for ITS, Traffic, Fire Alarm, and Communication Systems is primarily aimed at installers who need the basic knowledge, skills and abilities to install fiber optic outside plant networks properly. Others who may be interested in the course include network owners, IT per-sonnel, facilities managers, network designers, estimators or other technicians involved in the design or installation of fiber networks. The Certified Fiber Optics Technician is a two-part course. The first part is the IMSA/FOA online self-study fiber optic course. After successful completion of the online course students will be enrolled in the 3 day hands on skills portion of the course. Some experience working in the field of fiber optics and communications networks is recommended. Prerequisite: Completion of the online study guide