Training, Certification & Flaggers

Roadway Safety Training Institute

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Since February 1977, the American Traffic Safety Services Association has provided quality roadway safety education and training to our industry. ATSSA’s progressive and innovative approach to education transitioned what was once known in our industry as ATSSA training into the ATSSA Roadway Safety Training Institute (RSTI) The institute provides a “dynamic” selection of comprehensive training and certification programs to our industry.

By combining traditional classroom training, international partnerships, training partners and training programs, we continue our mission of improving and promoting the safety of the motorists, pedestrians, and roadway workers.

The benefits that an individual, company, organization or agency receives by attending ATSSA’s roadway safety training courses or pursuing ATSSA certification are tremendous. Many states now require training or certification to work on our nation’s roadways and ATSSA’s Roadway Safety Training Institute is a recognized leader in this field.

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Funding Available for Training

Section 5204(e) of SAFETEA-LU provides authority for states to use funds from five primary core programs to support training, education and workforce development. This funding can be utilized to receive ATSSA training – specifically the roadway safety industry’s two leading courses – the ATSSA Traffic Control Technician and the ATSSA Traffic Control Supervisors courses. Nearly 40 state DOTs are taking advantage of these available funds to ensure their workers receive roadway safety training. Each state has a state-specific method of accessing the funds that are available. Click here to be transported to a SAFETEA-LU Q&A page that specifically addresses guidance for the “Use of Federal Aid State Core Program Funds for Training, Education and Workforce Development SAFETEA-LU Section 5204(e).”

ATSSA Awarded VDOT Contract to Provide Work Zone Safety Products and Materials

The American Traffic Safety Services Association, a national roadway safety trade association headquartered in Fredericksburg, Va., was recently awarded a three-year contract by the Virginia Department of Transportation to provide work zone safety products and materials for roadway workers and designers statewide.

The VDOT Work Zone Safety Material order form is located here.

To view the press release, click here.


This training consists of 14 Power Point modules geared towards specific topics all on one convenient CD-ROM. This course is designed to lead the participants from the very basic to the more complex aspects of inspection, documentation and quality standards. Each module was developed to last approximately 30-60 minutes. This course is intended for highway agency inspectors, project engineers, traffic control supervisors and others responsible for inspection activities. This is a perfect choice for new employees or as a periodic refresher series.

All of the modules are included on one CD-ROM.

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Task Force 13

Task Force 13 develops, recommends, and promotes standards and specifications for bridge and road hardware used by highway and transportation agencies on the nation's roadways. Task Force 13 is a committee of concerned and experienced representatives from industry, academia, and state and federal transportation departments. Task Force 13 serves the Joint AASHTO-AGC-ARTBA Subcommittee on New Highway Materials and Technologies, whose mission is to develop guide specifications for new materials and technologies identified for use in highway construction projects. The present Joint Committee was established in 1972 uniting the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) committee with the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Task Force 13 is the longest standing of all existing subcommittee Task Forces.

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To download Labeling Guidelines for Barrriers vs. Barricades, click here.

To download FHWA's "W-Beam Guardrail Repair Booklet," click here.

New Guardrail Height Memo Issued by FHWA

This memorandum provides guidance to all State DOTs and FHWA Division Offices on the height of guardrail for new installations on the National Highway System (NHS). It details the minimum mounting heights of systems successfully crash tested per the NCHRP Report 350 “Recommended Procedures for the Safety Performance Evaluation of Highway Features” and the AASHTO Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH).

NCHRP Report 656: Criteria for Restoration of Longitudinal Barriers

Please follow this link to NCHRP Report 656: Criteria for Restoration of Longitudinal Barriers.

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 656: Criteria for Restoration of Longitudinal Barriers explores the identification of levels of damage and deterioration to longitudinal barriers that require repairs to restore operational performance.

  • The American Traffic Safety Services Association
  • 15 Riverside Parkway, Suite 100
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406-1077
  • Telephone: (800) 272-8772



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