Introductory concepts and practices of TMAs in work zones



Course Description

Option 1: 1/2 day/4 hours; Classroom Course; Closed or Co-sponsored Option*
Option 2: 1/2 day/4 hours; Online Course

This course is an introductory course on the operation and application of TMAs in work zones. The course applies workable concepts, applications, and recommended practices in the deployment, operation, and removal of TMAs. Previous experience in TMA driving is not required for this course.

*This classroom course is a closed or co-sponsored option, available for hosting or scheduling by interested organizations and companies. If no training classes are available at this time, contact ATSSA at 800-272-8772 or email customerservice@atssa.com to schedule a training class in your area.


Prerequisites & State-Specific Information

Previous experience in TMA driving is not required for this course.


Registration Information

Intended Audience: individuals involved in the design, installation, maintenance, monitoring and removal of traffic control systems for all temporary activities on streets and highways

CEUs: 0.375

Classroom Registration Fees:

  • $115 ATSSA Members
  • $130 Non-members

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Online Registration Fee:

  • $130 ATSSA Members and Non-members

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Certification Information

After completing this course, take the next step in your career by adding an ATSSA certification designation.

TMA Certification Requirements:

  • Pass the TMA Course with 80% or greater on exam
  • Possess one year (2,000 hours) work zone experience
  • Have 6 hours experience operating a TMA under the supervision of another certified TMA operator
  • Complete the Certification Application and pay the Certification Fee
  • Provide two references to verify work experience
  • Be approved by the ATSSA Certification Board

Certification is valid for 4 years. At the end of 4 years, the student must take a recertification exam to be recertified. Learn more about Certification.


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



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