NEW MEXICO

SECTION

Certification

Courses

The following certification courses are regularly scheduled in New Mexico. Locations may vary. As New Mexico is a large state, we are always looking for locations throughout the state to host training. If you are interested in hosting a certification at your location please contact us for more information.

WORK ZONE TRAFFIC CONTROL

This 2 day course establishes principles to be observed in the design, installation and maintenance of work zone traffic control devices and identifies standards where applicable. The general principles outlined are applicable to both rural and urban situations. You will review Traffic Control Devices, Hand Signaling Devices and procedures, Guidelines for using Traffic Control Devices, Typical Situations for Construction, Traffic Terminology, Work Zone Traffic Control & Safety Review Notes and state and/or local design standards. Also included are hands on exercises which will give students a chance to apply what they’ve learned in typical real world situations. This course on Work Zone Traffic Control and Safety was specifically developed based on the principles and procedures which experience has shown to enhance the safety of motorists and the workers in the vicinity of the work area.

This certification is a pre-requisite for all Traffic Signal, Signs & Markings & Roadway Lighting courses.

 

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TRAFFIC SIGNAL FIELD TECHNICIAN

Level I - This certification is designed for entry level traffic signal technicians. During this 2 day session you will discuss: Introduction to traffic signals, signal indications, signal related signing, planning for traffic signal construction, basic design of traffic signals, vehicle detection, traffic signal supports, traffic signal installation (construction procedures and equipment), preventive maintenance, basic signal timing concepts, signal phasing and dealing with the public.

Pre-requisites: Work Zone Traffic Control and one year of experience in the traffic signal field.

 

Level II - This 2 day certification will cover traffic signal plan preparation and bidding, construction of traffic signals, administrative and legal issues, traffic signal cabinets and components, coordinated signal concepts, traffic signal pre-emption, closed loop systems, traffic signal inspection, understanding the National Electrical Code and electronics troubleshooting.

Prerequisites: Work Zone Traffic Control, IMSA Level I Traffic Signal Technician Certification and two years experience in the traffic signal field.

 

Level III - Traffic Signal Senior Field Technician Level III certification is administered as a 100 question challenge exam. A list of review materials for this exam can be found in the Certification Section of the IMSA International website. For additional information on taking this exam please contact the Section Certification Chairperson.

Pre-requisites: Work Zone Traffic Control, IMSA Level II Traffic Signal Technician and five years in the traffic signal field.

 

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SIGNS & PAVEMENT MARKING TECHNICIAN LEVEL I

This certification program provides an introduction to the latest technology, materials, and the rules and regulations that are used for the installation and maintenance of signs and pavement markings on today’s roadways. Accepted industry standards and practices are covered in detail such as the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and how to use it, the various types of signs and pavement markings, and their application and how they interact with one another. Additional subject matter includes tort and risk liability, work zone safety, school zones, bike lanes, equipment maintenance, asset management, visibility and retroreflectivity, and environmental safety.

Prerequisites: Work Zone Traffic Control, and one year of experience in the traffic field.

 

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SIGN TECHNICIAN LEVEL II

The Signs Technician Level II is an advanced certification program that is designed to build upon the fundamentals of the Signs & Markings Level I program. This program covers an advanced level of knowledge and skill sets required specifically for sign design, installation and maintenance. In this program the sign technician will expand their understanding of the criteria for the application of signs in accordance with the current MUTCD and other references. Topics covered are when and where these traffic control device are installed, how to properly fabricate, install and maintain them. Additional subject matter includes sign requirements for freeways and expressways, speed zones, none-traditional toll managed lanes, guide signs, general and special warning signs, street name signs, and design and location considerations. The program also emphasizes the role of and increased responsibility that comes with Level II Signs Technician certification.

Prerequisites: Work Zone Traffic Control, Signs & Pavement Markings Technician Level I and two years of experience in the traffic field.

 

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PAVEMENT MARKINGS TECHNICIAN LEVEL II

The Pavement Marking Technician Level II is an advanced certification program that is designed to build upon the fundamentals of the Signs & Markings Level I program. The Level II program covers an advanced level of knowledge and skill sets required specifically for the pavement marking design, installation, and maintenance. This program will allow the Pavement Marking Technician to garner greater insight and an advanced understanding of pavement marking materials, installation and maintenance. It will also expand their knowledge of the criteria for the application of pavement markings in accordance with the MUTCD and other references. Topics covered are when and where these traffic control devices are installed, how to properly install and maintain them, material safety, pavement marking visibility, retroreflctivity, freeway and expressway markings, and colors, patterns and widths application standards. An in depth overview of all the various marking materials and the technology behind them is also provided. The program also emphasizes the role of and increased responsibility that comes with Level II Pavement Markings Technician certification.

Prerequisites: Work Zone Traffic Control, Signs & Pavement Markings Technician Level I and two years of experience in the traffic field.

 

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ROADWAY LIGHTING TECHNICIAN LEVEL  I & II

Level I - The Roadway Lighting Technician Level I Certification review program for qualified personnel is designed cover the fundamental knowledge and skill sets required for individuals working on roadway lighting. The review material will address electrical safety codes, basic electricity, laws, jurisdictional requirements and basic construction and maintenance. Additional material covered includes: Safety and qualification, Energy efficeincy, Lamp and luminaire components, electrical service, poles and high mast components, basic lighting design fundamentals, lighting applications, maintenance, reference documents, testing and troubleshooting. This program is intended for those responsible for the installation and maintenance of roadway lighting.

Prerequisites: Work Zone Traffic Control

 

Level II - The Roadway Lighting Technician Level II review is an advanced certification program that is designed to build upon the fundamentals of the Roadway Lighting Level I program. The Level II program covers an advanced level of knowledge and skill sets required specifically for roadway lighting design, installation, management and maintenance. This program is intended for those responsible for the design, installation, management and maintenance of roadway lighting who seek an advanced level of professional certification.

Prerequisites: Work Zone Traffic Control, Roadway Lighting Level I, and two years of roadway lighting field experience.

 

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Traffic Signal Inspector

The IMSA Traffic Signal Inspector Certification Program is designed to ensure public safety by helping individuals to understand fundamental concepts associated with the inspection for construction traffic signal installations. Traffic signals are a key element in our transportation system and the proper operation if these signals is of paramount importance in maintaining reasonable levels of mobility. Knowledgable 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 signals. 

Prerequisites: Work Zone Traffic Control

 

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