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Traffic Signal Construction and Inspection - Module 5 - Traffic Signal Construction

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Traffic Signals

This PennDOT Traffic Signal Construction and Inspection self-study was created to address the fact that signal projects must comply with the applicable traffic signal construction documents (specifications, plans, standard drawings, etc.). Inferior work on signals or inadequate traffic management during project construction can create potentially dangerous conditions with liability impacts for local agencies. The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to traffic signal construction and inspection issues.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Locate applicable Traffic Signal Catalog Cuts
• Describe the applicable Traffic Signal Proprietary Approvals
• List the Traffic Signal Product Approvals process
• List the important sections of Publication 408 (Specifications) and its requirements
• Understand and navigate Publication 669 (Traffic Signal Inspection Pocket Guide)
• Traffic Signal Testing procedures
Develop and modify a Traffic Signal Inspection Form

In order to receive credit for completion of the course, the participant must pass a final quiz built at the end of the course and follow the instructions to submit their results to PennDOT.

The course includes six modules plus one final exam; an estimated completion time of the entire course is seven hours (includes review time). Any module may be viewed as many times as desired.

PennDOT provides continuing education credits (3 PDHs total) for completion of all modules, including the final exam. Follow the instructions on the Final Exam module to submit proof of completion to PennDOT to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Link to this Training:
Module 5 - Traffic Signal Construction

Continuing Education Credits


Awarding continuing education credits (PDH/CEU/CEH) to a training course or other training event does not imply or guarantee that the training course/event is approved by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors.

According to Pennsylvania Act 25, “Credit determination for activities…shall be the responsibility of the licensee.  Continuing professional competency obtained by a licensee should maintain, improve or expand skills or knowledge obtained prior to initial licensure, including law and ethics applicable to the profession, or develop new and relevant skills and knowledge.”

For informational purposes only:1 CEU is equal to 10 hours of instruction
1 CEH is equal to 1 hour of instruction

Contact Information

Virginia Lawson
(717) 346-1375

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By Joseph W Hoke/PennDOT
On 05/14/14 At 09:30 AM
By Randall Shull/PennDOT
On 12/15/16 At 04:13 PM