This certification is a powerful demonstration of requisite knowledge, skill and ability in the specialized application of traffic operations engineering. The certification process, which has been adopted for professional traffic operations engineers, requires that the holder be a licensed professional engineer if he or she practices in the United States, Canada or any other country that provides governmental licensing of engineers.
This certification program is designed for candidates who have a wide-range of education and experience in transportation planning. Currently, no other certification program is offered that specifically addresses the work performed by transportation planners. Transportation planning is the discipline that examines and evaluates the potential of future actions to improve movement of people and goods by motor vehicle, public transportation, walking and cycling in accordance with a set of objectives.
Those achieving Level 1 certification will have demonstrated proficiency in the foundations of road safety principles. The exam is for a broad audience of professionals who in the performance of their work make decisions or take actions that potentially impact the safety of the traveling public. This includes those in the engineering, motor vehicle, behavioral, law enforcement, and emergency response communities.
This certification is geared toward professionals whose primary job functions are directed at improving the safety performance of the surface transportation system. It is for professionals responsible for developing and implementing engineering or behavioral programs aimed at reducing the number of fatalities and injuries due to road crashes. Prospective certificants will select between a Level 2 certification with a “behavioral specialty” or Level 2 certification with an “infrastructure specialty.”
ITE Educational Foundation offers certification preparatory resources in the ITE Learning Hub. The Refresher Courses are independent of the TPCB certification program and are in no way required for taking the examination or are they the only means for preparing.
TPCB provides links to a wide-range of industry resources for transportation and road safety professionals who need to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) toward certification or certification maintenance for the PTOE, PTP and RSP certifications.
ITE has set up the Professional Development Record Keeping System as a tool for transportation professionals to keep track of credits earned. Units of activities entered in a log will be converted into Professional Development Hours (PDH). The log conforms to the guidelines set forth by the NCEES.