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Traffic Incident Management Technical Specialist

All emergency response personnel who respond to incidents on the roadway are eligible to earn this certification to demonstrate that they have obtained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to properly discharge duties like positioning blocking vehicles, setting up a traffic incident management area, deploying and removing temporary traffic control devices, and conducting manual traffic control.

Applicants for the TIM national certification must show evidence of successful completion of the National TIM & Responder Safety training program. A copy of your certificate of completion must accompany your application. The certificate should be from either a Federal or State recognized training program, or the online Responder Safety Learning Network 

FDSOA Exam Fee • $95 USD
Non-Member Exam Fee • $225 USD

Examination Procedure

You will be notified when and where to appear for your exam. A valid picture ID is required to sit for the exam. You will have four hours to complete the exam. The exam will be 100 multiple-choice questions that measure your knowledge, abilities, and aptitudes to perform in a Traffic Incident Management Technician role. Registration begins 1/2 hour before the exam. Applicants not checked in 15 minutes before the exam's start time will not be allowed to sit for the exam. You will receive your exam results via email.

Skill Sheet Requirement

With new NFPA Standards, the Pro Board requires students to complete nine assigned skills sheets and pass a 100-question exam before Pro Board  certification. An affidavit from a supervisor  will serve as proof of skill sheet completion. Students will return only the affidavit and save the skill sheets in the event of a Pro Board audit. Links to the affidavit and skill sheets are below.

Certificates will not be issued until receipt of the signed affidavit within one year of the exam date.

It is FDSOA’s policy to comply with all federal, state, and local laws concerning the treatment of individuals with disabilities, including the Americans With Disabilities Act.

FDSOA will not discriminate against any qualified applicant with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of certification or re-certification because of the individual’s physical or mental disability.

FDSOA also will make reasonable accommodations whenever necessary for all applicants with disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions for certification or re-certification and provided further that any accommodations made do not place an undue hardship on FDSOA.

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