IMSA Forum & Expo 2017
 
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07/05/2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

07/06/2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pmTraffic Signal Inspector - Day 1 of 2

The IMSA Traffic Signal Inspector certification seminar is designed to ensure public safety by helping individuals to understand fundamental concepts associated with the inspection for construction of traffic signal installations. Traffic signals are a key element in our transportation system and the proper operation of traffic signals is of paramount importance in maintaining reasonable levels of mobility. Knowledgeable 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. Topics covered in the Traffic Signal Inspection Certification Seminar include: Introduction to Traffic Signal Inspection; Inspection of Underground Facilities; Inspection of Traffic Signal Supports; Inspection of Overhead Equipment; Inspection of the Vehicular and Pedestrian Detection Systems; Inspection of the Controller Assembly; Safety Requirements; and Final Acceptance and Turn-On. Prerequisite: None.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmRoadway Lighting Technician Level I - Day 1 of 2

This two-day Roadway Lighting Technician Level I Certification seminar is designed to aid individuals in understanding fundamental aspects of Roadway Lighting. The review material will address: Safety and Qualifications; Lamp and Luminaire Components; Electrical, Poles and High Mast Components; Basic Lighting Design Fundamentals; Lighting Applications; Maintenance of Lighting Systems; and Testing, Investigation and Troubleshooting Lighting Systems. Prerequisite: Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician and one year of Traffic Operation ­Experience.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmTransportation Center System Specialist Level I - Day 1 of 2

The Transportation Center System Specialist certification program is for transportation professionals whose role encompasses control and operation of a road network in a transportation management center. The certification program will provide an understanding of key concepts for devices, equipment and software that a TMC may utilize in daily operations. This TCSS certification program includes material on data collection, telecommunications, sub-systems, TMC equipment, operations and control and analysis/reporting. Obtaining this certification demonstrates that the individual has the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities to function as a Transportation Center System Specialist.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmInterior Fire Alarm Tech Level 1 - Day 1 of 2

This two-day Interior Fire Alarm Technician Level I seminar will review the basics that are really required in your job for that personal and professional growth you desire. Through this program, you will be better prepared to lower the risks of accidents and injuries; further the development and pro­fessionalism in the industry; promote the need for Public Safety; and be better prepared to face the next level in the IMSA Fire Alarm Certification Program. You will review: Fire Detection and Alarm Systems; Understanding Drawings and Specifications; Electrical Theory and Fire Alarm Wiring; and Inspection and Testing Techniques. Prerequisite: One year of relevant work experience.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmSigns and Pavement Markings Level 1 - Day 1 of 2

Most of this two–day review material has been derived from the MUTCD. The Level I Technician will master the basic principles behind sign and pavement marking. You will review: General Principles; Regulatory Signs; Warning Signs; Guide Signs; Pavement Markings; Object Markers; School Zones; Railroad Crossings; and Bicycle Routes. Prerequisite: Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician and one year of Traffic Operation Experience.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmTraffic Signal Technician Level 1 - Day 1 of 2

Traffic Signal Technician Level I Certification indicates that 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 Technician and also in this seminar. Principals of operation 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 four Level II certification seminars. Prerequisite: Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician.

07/07/2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pmSigns and Pavement Markings Technician Level 1 - Day 2 of 2
You must also take Day 1 of this class.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmTransportation Center System Specialist Level I - Day 2 of 2
You must also take Day 1 of this class.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmRoadway Lighting Technician Level I - Day 2 of 2
You must also take Day 1 of this class.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmTraffic Signal Technician Level 1 - Day 2 of 2
You must also take Day 1 of this class.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmTraffic Signal Inspector - Day 2 of 2
You must also take Day 1 of this class.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmInterior Fire Alarm Tech Level 1 - Day 2 of 2
You must also take Day 1 of this class.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmChallenge Exam Session 1
You may take challenge exams for any certification Wednesday, Friday, Sunday or Tuesday afternoon. Please come to the IMSA Registration Desk before 1pm on the day you selected to get the start time and location for your exam. All exams will begin between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on these days.

07/09/2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pmTraffic Signal Senior Field Tech Level III

The 100-question exam associated with the certification has been prepared to test the candidate on a wide range of topics relating to field expertise and general knowledge of the applied traffic signal technologies in the field. The following lists some of the reference materials that the potential IMSA Traffic Signal Senior Field Technician Level III 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; U.S. National Electrical Code and/or Canadian Electrical Code. Prerequisites: Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician; IMSA Traffic Signal Field Technician Level II; five years experience in the traffic signal field. Includes the Exhibit Opening Reception.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmChallenge Exam Session 2
You may take challenge exams for any certification Wednesday, Friday, Sunday or Tuesday afternoon. Please come to the IMSA Registration Desk before 1pm on the day you selected to get the start time and location for your exam. All exams will begin between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on these days.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmOpening Ceremony (Free for all registrants)
Join us to kick off the Conference with a featured speaker, prizes and more.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pmExhibit Opening Reception
The Exhibit Opening Reception immediately follows the Opening Ceremony and is open to everyone (food/drink tickets are included with General, Exhibitor and Adult Companion registrations only). Additional tickets which include food and drinks may be purchased separately on the Options page.

07/10/2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pmTransportation Center System Specialist Level II - Day 1 of 2

The Transportation Center System Specialist certification program is for transportation professionals whose role encompasses control and operation of a road network in a transportation management center. The certification program will provide an understanding of key concepts for devices, equipment and software that a TMC may utilize in daily operations. This TCSS certification program includes material on data collection, telecommunications, sub-systems, TMC equipment, operations and control and analysis/reporting. Obtaining this certification demonstrates that the individual has the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities to function as a Transportation Center System Specialist. Prerequisite: Transportation Center System Specialist Level I
8:00 am - 4:00 pmTraffic Signal Field Technician Level II - Day 1 of 2

The Traffic Signal Field Technician Level II Certification indicates the holder has a well-rounded background in traffic signal technology from seminar work and experience. The Level II Field certification indicates the technician has additional training on traffic signal control system troubleshooting, on-site repairs, and maintenance methods 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. The certification holder is prepared to make a substantial contribution in the maintenance and repair of signalized intersections, whether employed by a private firm or a public agency. Prerequisites: Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician, IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level I, two years experience in the traffic signal field. Includes the Exhibit Opening Reception
8:00 am - 4:00 pmInterior Fire Alarm Tech Level II - Day 1 of 2

The objectives of the Interior Fire Alarm Technician Level II Certification seminar are to assist the governmental agencies and private companies in lowering the likelihood of unwarranted legal actions; to reduce the incidence of unnecessary and false alarms that are presently plaguing them; and to increase the quality of fire alarm maintenance and code enforcement personnel. You will review: Codes, Standards and System Design; Suppression Systems and Connections; Emergency Communications Systems, Emergency Control Functions and System Performance Requirements; Computers Used for Fire Alarm Programming and Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD); and Public Emergency Alarm Reporting Systems and Supervising Stations. Prerequisites: IMSA Interior Fire Alarm Technician Level I Certification and two years of relevant work experience.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmSigns Technician Level II - Day 1 of 2

The Signs Technician Level II is an advanced certification program that is designed to build upon the fundamental of the Signs & Markings Level I program. The Level II 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 MUTCD and other references. Topics covered are when and where these traffic control devices are installed, how to properly manufacture, install and maintain them. Additional subject matter includes sign requirements for freeways and expressways, speed zones, non-traditional toll managed lanes, guide signs, general and special warning signs, street name signs, route markers and routes signs, and design and location consideration’s. The program also emphasizes the role of and increased responsibility that comes with Level II Signs Technician certification.

This program is intended for those responsible for the installation and maintenance of signs on our roadways and seek an advanced level of professional certification.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmTraffic Signal Design and Engineering Technician Level II - Day 1 of 2

The Traffic Signal Design/Engineering Technician Level II Certification indicates the holder has a well-rounded background in traffic signal technology from seminar work and experience. The Level II Design/Engineering certification indicates the technician has additional training on traffic signal control system planning, design, theory of operation, and legal/regulatory issues. Areas of training include industry standards, liability and regulatory considerations, traffic data collection, site inspections (prior to signal design), detection design, intersection phasing and timing plans, volume density and coordination timing, equipment selection, and project management. The certification holder is prepared to make a substantial contribution in the design of signalized intersections, whether employed by a private firm or a public agency, where new or replacement traffic signal planning and design is the focus. Prerequisites: Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician, IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level I, two years experience in the traffic signal field. Includes the Exhibit Opening Reception
8:00 am - 4:00 pmTraffic Signal Inspector for Advanced Technologies - Day 1 of 2

The IMSA Traffic Signal Inspector Advanced Technologies Certification Program builds on knowledge and skills developed in the Traffic Signal Inspector Level I 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.

To successfully complete this program and exam inspectors taking this Advanced Inspection Course should have fundamental knowledge and understanding of:

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) or the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Canada (MUTCDC)

  • Traffic signal phasing and timing of traffic signals
  • Basic electrical theory and wiring practices
  • Foundations, poles, and supports
  • Testing equipment and procedures
  • Communications methods
  • Traffic Signal Operations 
  • ITS Devices 
  • Network Equipment 
  • Standard Practices 
  • Materials 
  • Processes of the electrical trade 
  • Design 
  • Installation 
  • Safety procedures (OSHA) 

This program is intended for individuals responsible for the inspection of advanced traffic control and Intelligent Transportation Systems and seek an advanced level of professional certification.

8:00 am - 4:00 pmWork Zone Temporary Traffic Control - Day 1 of 2

This seminar is a prerequisite for: Roadway Lighting Technician , Traffic Signal Technician , Sign and Pavement Marking Technician Problems of traffic control occur when traffic must be moved through or around road or street construction, maintenance operations, utility work, and incidents on or adjacent to the roadway. This two-day seminar establishes principles to be observed in the design, installation, and maintenance of 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; Guidelines for Using Traffic Control Devices; Typical Situations for Construction; Traffic Terminology; Work Zone Traffic Control & Safety Review Notes; State and/or Local Design Standards. This seminar on Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control was specifically developed by the principles and procedures which experience has shown to enhance the safety of motorists and the workers in the vicinity of work areas. Prerequisite: None.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmRoadway Lighting Technician Level II - Day 1 of 2

Roadway lighting design and inspection, electrical design, structural and construction specifics, underground facility inspection, pole inspection, overhead equipment inspection, roadway lighting control systems, roadway lighting calculations, roadway lighting maintenance and management. Two years of experience in Roadway Lighting Field.
10:00 am - 4:00 pmExhibit Hall Open
All Conference registrants are invited to visit the Exhibit Hall.
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmExhibit Hall Reception
This is open to everyone (food/drink tickets are included with General, Exhibitor and Adult Companion registrations only). Additional tickets which include food and drinks may be purchased separately on the Options page.

07/11/2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pmTraffic Signal Design and Engineering Technician Level II - Day 2 of 2
You must also take Day 1 of this class.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmTraffic Signal Field Technician Level II - Day 2 of 2
You must also take Day 1 of this class.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmTraffic Signal Inspector for Advanced Technologies - Day 2 of 2
8:00 am - 4:00 pmRoadway Lighting Technician Level II - Day 2 of 2
You must also take Day 1 of this class.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmInterior Fire Alarm Tech Level II - Day 2 of 2
You must also take Day 1 of this class.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmSigns Technician Level II - Day 2 of 2
You must also take Day 1 of this class.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmWork Zone Temporary Traffic Control - Day 2 of 2
You must also take Day 1 of this class.
8:00 am - 4:00 pmTransportation Center System Specialist Level II - Day 2 of 2
9:00 am - 2:00 pmExhibit Hall Open
All Conference registrants are invited to visit the Exhibit Hall.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmChallenge Exam Session 3
You may take challenge exams for any certification Wednesday, Friday, Sunday or Tuesday afternoon. Please come to the IMSA Registration Desk before 1pm on the day you selected to get the start time and location for your exam. All exams will begin between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on these days.