Traffic Signal Technician Level III (Bench or Field)

March 07, 2019
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Traffic Signal Technician Level III

Traffic Signal Senior Bench Technician Level III

Safety is of utmost importance. Traffic signals are life safety systems and need to be operated and maintained by only qualified personnel. Technology is changing rapidly in the traffic signal industry and it takes specialized training to be able to keep up with the technology being deployed. Many state and municipal agencies are requiring that individuals be IMSA certified to operate and maintain traffic signals. 

Successful completion of the Microprocessor in Traffic Signals is required for Traffic Signal Senior Bench Technician Level III Certification.

For the Microprocessor in Traffic Signals exam, you will need to know:

  • The History of the Microprocessor
  • Number Systems and Computer Arithmetic
  • Boolean Algebra
  • Integrated Circuits
  • Architecture of Microprocessors
  • Memory
  • Basics of Operation
  • Input and Output
  • Programming 
  • Troubleshooting

One certification supplement exam is included with the Level II exam fee. An applicant may take both certification supplement exams, but must pay one additional exam fee.
Listed below you will see the recommended study materials for the basic Traffic Signal Senior Bench Technician Level II

Traffic Signal Level III Bench Exam - Study Material Guidelines

 Topic  Source
NEMA traffic signal equipment functions and specifications for controllers, flashers, load switches & conflict. monitors. NEMA TS 1 Specifications 
Manufacturer-specific literature
Electronics basic theory & digital gates IMSA Electronics in Traffic Signals Study Guide
Manufacturer-specific literature
Traffic signal timing, coordination theory and practices IMSA Traffic Signal Senior Technician Level II Study Guide
170 type traffic signal controller assembly trouble shooting Your 5 years experience
 

Prerequisites:
Five Years Experience as a  Traffic Signal Bench Technician 
IMSA Traffic Signal Bench Technician Level II Certification

Certification Requirements:
Pass the IMSA Traffic Signal Senior Bench Technician Level III exam
Pass the IMSA Microprocessors In Traffic Signals Technician exam

Level III Review (ppt) 

Traffic Signal Senior Field Technician Level III

What does it cover?

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 list contains reference materials that the potential IMSA Traffic Signal Senior Field Technician Level III must be familiar with:

  •  NEMA Standards (TS1 and TS2)
  • 170/2070 Standards
  • Various Traffic Detection Methods (Acoustic, Microwave, Radar, Loops, etc.) Setup and Configuration Manuals
  • Video Detection Manufacturers Setup Manuals
  • Lightening Protection Devices
  • FHWA and ITE Vehicle Detection Manuals
  • Data Communications Methods (Copper, Fiber Optic, Wireless, etc.)
  • U.S. M.U.T.C.D. – 2009 Version
  • Signal Head Types (Incandescent, L.E.D., Programmable, etc.) specifications and installation methods
  • IMSA Wire and Cable Specifications
  • ITE – Traffic Engineering Manual current edition
  • ITE – Traffic Control Devices Handbook current edition
  • Traffic Signal Preemption Devices – Various Manufacturers Operation and Setup Manuals
  • Understanding of Basic Electronics and Electrical
  • National Electrical Code and/or Canadian Electrical Code

Prerequisites:
Five Years Experience in Traffic Signal Field
IMSA Traffic Signal Field Technician Level II Certification
Certification Requirements:
Pass the IMSA Traffic Signal Level III Field exam

Level III Review (ppt) 

Please note that meals, hotels and transportation are not included.

There is one free retake on the exam if you fail.  This retake will be for an existing class exam day.  We may can arrange for a retake a different day for an administrative fee.

Please read the important Terms and Conditions for this class.  Some items have changed this year. In order to purchase your ticket for this class you will be required to say that you have read the terms.

LOCATION

Hilton Garden Inn
       
100 E Constance Rd
Suffolk, VA 23434
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Tickets

$325.00 Member CHALLENGE EXAM ONLY BENCH

$350.00 Non Member CHALLENGE EXAM ONLY BENCH

$325.00 Member CHALLENGE EXAM ONLY FIELD

$350.00 Non Member CHALLENGE EXAM ONLY FIELD