Traffic safety course resources
Commission rule §435.29 - Federal Highway Administration Traffic Incident Management Program requires regulated entities to ensure that the FHA's Traffic Incident Management program, or an equivalent commission-approved course, is completed by certified fire protection personnel by Dec. 1, 2020. Individuals will be credited with four hours of continuing education credit for completing this program.
Completion of this training can be reported through your department's dFIDO account. If your personnel have completed the training prior to the rule's effective date, you can report it as completed through your department's FIDO account.
Acceptable classes include:
- A course taught by an instructor who attended the SHRP2 (Strategic Highway Research Program) National Traffic Incident Management Responder Train the Trainer course, with a certificate of completion issued by the FHWA.
- A course taught by an instructor who attended the SHRP2 National Traffic Incident Management Responder Train the Trainer course, and has registered the class with TEEX through the instructor package, with certificate of completion issued by TEEX.
Equivalent commission-approved courses and current providers include:
- Safe Practices for Traffic Incident Responders-SHRP2 (XTN047 or XTN074), taught by TEEX instructors, with a certificate of completion issued by TEEX.
- Freeway Incident Management: First Responder/Manager course taught by North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), with a certificate of completion issued by NCTCOG.
- Web-based National Traffic Incident Management course, National Highway Institute (NHI) Course FHWA-NHI-133126, with a certificate of completion issued by NHI.
- Traffic Management for First Responders course through the University of Texas Arlington, with a course completion issued by UT Arlington.
- Highway Traffic Control for Emergency Responders course through the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool with a course completion certification issued by TMLIRP.
- National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Program through the Fire Service Training Center of Tarrant County College, with a course completion Certificate issued by the Fire Service Training Center of Tarrant County College.
- National TIM Training Certificate - Responder Safety.
Certification and professional development
A brief introduction to the commission's certification and professional development program.
The commission offers 40 certifications or certification "levels" (i.e., basic, intermediate, advanced, etc.). This chart provides links to the requirements for each certification and each level.
A form to verify a certified individual's certification status.
Overview of the requirements to become certified as an entry-level fire fighter in the State of Texas.
How to determine how many hours of continuing education are required to renew.
Information and FAQs for individual certificate holders. (Individual certificate holders are those who are not affiliated with a regulated department.)
Guidelines for transferring out-of-state or military fire protection certifications to Texas.
A-list and B-list courses for higher levels of certification.
Sources of continuing education.
Resources and links to more information about the Courage to Be Safe program.
Resources and links to more information about the required traffic safety program.