IMSA & TTC

/IMSA & TTC
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International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA)

Sunshine Safety Council proudly specializes in IMSA training.

Why IMSA?

IMSA Certifications are the key to job security and advancement!

Did you know *FDOT Memorandum 14-13 (FHWA Approved 6/27/13) states that IMSA Traffic Signal Inspection Level 1 will be required in Scope of Services? In addition, many cities and counties in Florida require that all traffic signal cabinet related work be performed by an International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Level II Technician, certified in traffic signals.

IMSA certifications are essential to anyone working in cities, counties, or private sector roadway management companies. Obtaining initial certification and complying with periodic renewal requirements enable certified personnel to secure, maintain and advance in their chosen field.

IMSA Certifications must be renewed every three (3) years. For more information on IMSA renewals click here.

IMSA History

Dating back to October 1896, the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) is the oldest known association of its kind in the world. Association members were instrumental in the founding of the Underwriters Laboratory and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (N.E.M.A.) and records show that Thomas A. Edison and the Edison Electric Company were associate members in 1901.

Since its origin, IMSA has grown in size, stature and prestige. Today, the Association has members in all areas of the United States, in many areas of Canada, and in many of the free countries of the world. Through its many years of continuous dedication of effort in improving and advancing all aspects of public-safety, IMSA has gained recognition and influence with local, professional organizations.

IMSA offers educational and certification programs in Traffic Signals, Signs and Markings, Work Zone Traffic Control, Municipal and Interior Fire Alarm systems, Public Safety Dispatcher and Flagging. To assist the governmental agencies in lowering the likelihood of unnecessary legal actions and to increase the quality of public safety personnel, it is the deep conviction of IMSA that a certification program is warranted in each area of public safety operations.

IMSA offers educational and certification programs in Traffic Signals, Signs and Markings, Work Zone Traffic Control, Municipal and Interior Fire Alarm systems, Public Safety Dispatcher and Flagging. To assist the governmental agencies in lowering the likelihood of unnecessary legal actions and to increase the quality of public safety personnel, it is the deep conviction of IMSA that a certification program is warranted in each area of public safety operations.

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FDOT Temporary Traffic Control

What is Temporary Traffic Control (TTC)? According to motadmin.com, “When you think of TTC think ‘work zone traffic control’. In the most practical terms, TTC is needed to ensure both workers and the public can work in or travel through a work zone without getting injured.

Effective TTC involves planning, design, supervision, implementation and maintenance of various work zone traffic control devices. In order to accomplish this properly, trained and competent workers are needed.” Depending on your responsibilities and type of work you are performing, you need different levels of training. To decide which certification is right for you and your people, see the descriptions from the MOT admin:

Basic (Flagger): This course is required for personnel flagging traffic “ONLY”.

Intermediate and Intermediate Refresher: This course is required for personnel with duties that include any of the following activities:

  • Personnel responsible for supervising the installation, removal and field maintenance of TTC devices, excluding temporary barriers, end treatments and crash cushions.
  • Inspection of the placement or operational function of temporary traffic control devices, excluding temporary barriers, end treatments and crash cushions.

Advanced and Advanced Refresher: personnel with the authority and responsibility for making decisions on the specific TTC requirements to be implemented. These positions include the following:

  • The Professional Engineer responsible for the development of the Transportation Management Plan (TMP) and design of the TTC Plan.
  • The Work-site Traffic Supervisor in accordance with FDOT Standard Specifications, Section 102.
  • Personnel responsible for supervising the installation, removal and field maintenance of TTC devices, including temporary barriers, end treatments and crash cushions.
  • Personnel responsible for inspection of the placement or operational function of temporary traffic control devices, including temporary barriers, end treatments and crash cushions.

If you are trying to obtain a permit for any job near the road way the local, county, or state office will typically want to see your MOT training credentials and may even require a traffic control plan. In addition, inspectors and building officials may stop to inspect your jobs to make sure they are compliant. Non-compliant jobs may be shut down until the TTC issues are corrected.

TTC Certifications must be renewed every four (4) years – before their expiration date (there is no grace period).

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