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Traffic Signal Inspector Certification

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Construction Program Training and Certification UPDATE

This course is part of the Oregon Department of Transportation's strategy to improve statewide consistency in carrying out Oregon's highway construction program.

What does this course cover?

The goal of the Traffic Signal Inspector Certification course is to provide inspectors with practical knowledge for conducting traffic signal inspections for projects on the state highway system. Inspectors will gain an understanding of their responsibility to verify compliance with project requirements as well as mandates set forth by ODOT or the federal government, or both.

All traffic signal and electrical construction on state highways requires construction inspection by personnel certified by ODOT as Certified Traffic Signal Inspectors (CTSI). The CTSI are in addition to and do not eliminate the need for certified electric inspection in compliance with electrical permits issued by local agencies.

How long is this certification valid?

Certification in 2021 will only be valid for one year. Due to Covid-19, the training is all online and proctoring the exam is not possible at this time. The online training (with no exam) is the only requirement for 2021.

Interested in this course?

Registration for the self-guided online training is available through Workday Learning Certified Traffic Signal Inspector (CTSI).

What is needed for this course?

Required Tools

Pen and paper for taking notes

2021 Inspector's Manual for Signal Construction, full manual (22 MB)

11x17 Class Materials

2021 Standard Drawings and Example Plan Sheets (9 Mb)

Order Course Materials

Manual Purchase Form - If you would prefer not to print course documents, materials are available to purchase.

Contact the Construction Section

800 Airport Road SE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-986-3000
Fax: 503-986-3096
Signal installation in Aloha.


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