Thanks to our Sponsors


Make your plans now to be in Suffolk, Virginia on March 1 to 5, 2021 for our Seventeenth Annual Conference and Certification Week.



Hotel Info

As in the past we will be at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn in Suffolk. Book your stay now.

IMSA Seminars

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at the Suffolk Hilton Garden Inn, we will be sponsoring review seminars.  An important reason for establishing these seminars is the IMSA CEC program. The participant can use Continuing Education Credits for specific subject-related seminars that can be used to meet the IMSA certification renewal requirements. 

The exhibition, seminars, conference and meals are all provided at no cost to attendees.

The exhibition will open at 8:00 a.m. with a breakfast buffet. Seminars will begin at 9:00 a.m. running in rooms simultaneously. They will break at noon for a lunch buffet in the exhibition hall and continue until 5:00 p.m. The seminars will be provided by contributing sponsors on topics of interest to traffic operations professionals and may be used for IMSA Continuing Education Credit for certification renewal. 

The Middle Atlantic Section IMSA hopes to be able to continue to host these events in Hampton Roads at no cost to the attendees - so your participation is important. IMSA desires to create a venue for certification renewal and the conference is an invaluable opportunity for networking and fellowship for the transportation community as a whole in our region.

IMSA Middle Atlantic Section Annual Meeting & Elections

At 8:30 a.m. on the day of the exhibition and conference the section will convene its Annual meeting. This meeting-as required by the section bylaws-will consist of activity reports by all section officers and their particular committees as well as elections for section officers for the upcoming year. While everyone is invited to attend, only IMSA-Middle Atlantic members in good standing are permitted to vote. Nominations for elections should be made to the nomination committees as per the section bylaws. 

IMSA Middle Atlantic Certification Classes and EXAMS


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday we will be holding Certification Classes and Exams. Middle Atlantic Section IMSA reserves the right to cancel scheduled certification courses and exams for non participation (any payments will be refunded.) This year we are hoping to be able to offer certifications in the major traffic related fields and levels. 

IMSA Members from outside Virginia, DC, Maryland and Delaware qualify for Member Prices.  We have no access to your IMSA Membership information.  You will be required to email us a copy of your IMSA Member Card.  You may retrieve a copy of the card at

Some classes require a copy of IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician Certification or equivalent as approved by the IMSA Education & Certification Manager. You will be required to upload that document before you can attend the class.  Please click on the link above to upload your Certification.

Please be sure that when you register that we have a current email address for you so that we can get in touch with you for updates. IMSA Members please note: Please be sure that the email address in your profile is correct.  We do imports from Florida and if your email address there is different from what we have it will overwrite any information here.

We use an opt in email system.  If your email address has changed, please be on the lookout for an email to verify your email address.  

All classes are two day classes, and begin at 8 am and end at 5 pm.

Anyone can challenge an exam in the certifications.  In order to successfully complete, you must also complete any and all prerequisites.  Levels I and II Challenge Exams will be conducted the afternoon of the second day of class  Level III Challenge Exams may be taken either Tuesday or Friday.

Registration closes on February 1, 2021.


Mar 1

NEMA TS 1 Troubleshooting Seminar

This two day (16 hour) troubleshooting seminar and exam covers basic traffic signal operation, function and troubleshooting of TS1 Traffic Signal Assemblies,

Mar 1

Traffic Signal Technician Level I

IMSA Traffic Signal Level I Certification indicates that the holder is familiar with the concepts and terminology associated with signalized traffic control devices and systems.

Mar 4

Traffic Signal Field Technician Level II

The Traffic Signal Field Level II Certification indicates the holder has a well-rounded background in traffic signal technology from coursework and experience. 

Mar 4

NEMA TS2 Controller Assembly Troubleshooting Seminar

This one day (8 hour) troubleshooting seminar covers advanced traffic signal functions and troubleshooting of TS 2 Type 2 controller assemblies, Cabinet Components and Terminal Facilities

Traffic Signal Inspector

Mar 1

Traffic Signal Inspector Level I

The IMSA Traffic Signal Inspector Level I Certification Program is designed to ensure public safety by helping individuals to understand fundamental concepts associated with the inspection for construction of traffic signal installations

Mar 4

Traffic Signal Inspector for Advanced Technologies

This certification program provides an introduction to the latest technology, materials, and rules and regulations that are used for the installation and maintenance of signs and pavement markings on today’s roadways


Mar 1

Transportation Center System Specialist Level I

This certification program provides an introduction to the latest technology, materials, and rules and regulations that are used for the installation and maintenance of signs and pavement markings on today’s roadways

Mar 4

Transportation Center System Specialist Level II

The Transportation Center System Specialist (TCSS) Level II certification program continues and expands on the knowledge and skill sets gained in the Level I program