New beginnings at the 2022 IMSA Forum and Expo
Nearly 700 Public Safety professionals and vendors descended on Orlando, Florida July 24-27 for the 2022 IMSA Forum & Expo. The “Let’s Get Back to It in 2022” theme was realized as the event saw an increase from the previous year in attendance, exhibitors and the number of certification tests administered.

Attendees celebrated the past year’s accomplishments while looking toward the future. Highlights included the Opening Ceremony with speaker Derrick Tennant sharing how to turn obstacles into opportunities and the Closing Breakfast featuring the swearing in of the 2022-23 Board of Directors and recognition of IMSA’s volunteers. Among the 2022-23 Board of Directors are Kevin Musick, John Tyson Evatz, Michael C. Licalzi, Stephen D. May, David R. Edwards, Craig MacKenzie, and Guy T. Petinga. II. We also bid farewell to those we lost during the last year.

Education is the primary focus of the Forum and this year’s event featured 24 technical sessions and 10 certification courses, which resulted in 100 tests administered. The newly-launched Leadership Development Track included sessions on section governance best practices, finance and record keeping, course outlines for moderators as well as volunteer, marketing and membership resources available to sections. One of the most popular sessions, IMSA Next, discussed the future of the association’s certifications.

A special thank you to our 2022 sponsors: H.B. Fuller; McCain, Inc.; Yunex Traffic; and About Phase Academy. And, thank you to the Florida Section for sponsoring the Top Golf event.

We look forward to seeing you in Reno, NV in 2023!
NCUTCD members:
FHWA has made a pre-announcement for the publication of a final rule on pavement marking minimum retroreflectivity. The pre-announcement is available at The final rule will be published in the Federal Register on Friday, August 5, 2022. You should be able to access the final rule at using docket number FHWA-2009-0139.

For those that have not been involved with the NCUTCD or the MUTCD for as many years as I have, here is a brief history related to this rulemaking:
  • The 1993 DOT Appropriations Act directed the Secretary to include a standard for minimum retroreflectivity for signs and pavement markings.
  • Minimum retroreflectivity for signs was added to the MUTCD as Revision 2 of the 2003 MUTCD. The final rule was published on December 21, 2007.
  • The NPA for minimum marking retroreflectivity was published in the Federal Register on April 22, 2010.
  • The SNPA for minimum marking retroreflectivity was published in the Federal Register on January 4, 2017.
  • The Final Rule for minimum marking retroreflectivity will be published in the Federal Register on August 5, 2022.

We expect the FHWA MUTCD website to be updated soon with this information as Revision 3 to the 2009 Edition.
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Are you interested in serving on one of IMSA’s Leadership positions to help drive the mission and vision of IMSA forward? Volunteering with IMSA is great way to stay connected to the industry, gain personal and professional relationships through networking with others and educational opportunities related to the public safety field.

Each IMSA Section has their own leadership team as well as the International Committees and Representatives. Please email Laura Jeffcoat Sosa at and indicate if you are interested in serving on the Section or International level. Click here for more information about how to get involved
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Help IMSA celebrate our members by sharing your story today. Contact Hayley Marlow to submit your story today.
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Product Spotlight
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Certification Program Schedule
Contact: David Hutt
·   Traffic Signal Field Technician Level II, 10/5/2022, Online
Contact: About Phase Academy- Stacey Mueller
·    IMSA/FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician, 10/3/2022, Port Orange, FL  
·    IMSA/FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician, 10/10/2022, Port Orange, FL
·    IMSA/FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician, 11/14/2022, Port Orange, FL       
·       Roadway Lighting Technician Level I, 10/17/2022, Online
·       Signs & Pavement Markings Technician Level I, 10/3/2022, Online
·       Signs Technician Level II. 10/5/2022, Online
·       Traffic Signal Field Technician Level II, 9/14/2022, Online
·       Traffic Signal Field Technician Level II, 11/16/2022, Online
·       Traffic Signal Inspector-Florida Supplement, 9/19/2022, Online
·   Traffic Signal Inspector-Florida Supplement, 12/12/2022, Online
·   Traffic Signal Inspector for Advanced Technologies, 12/14/2022, Online
·   Traffic Signal Senior Bench Technician Level III, 9/16/2022, Online
·   Traffic Signal Senior Field Technician Level III, 11/18/2022, Online
·       Traffic Signal Technician Level I, 9/12/2022, Online
·       Traffic Signal Technician Level I, 11/14/2022, Online
·       Transportation Ctr. System Specialist Level I, 10/19/2022, Online
Contact: Guy Petinga
p:(609)705-5842 All classes are hybrid (online or in person) and can be challenged
·       IMSA/FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician, 8/17/2022, Harrisburg, PA, In-Person Only
·       Municipal Fire Alarm Technician Level I, 8/18/2022, Hybrid
·       Roadway Lighting Technician I, 8/18/2022, Harrisburg PA/Hybrid
·       Traffic Signal Field Technician Level II, 10/17/2021, Hybrid
·       Traffic Signal Inspector, 8/18/2022, Harrisburg PA/Hybrid
·       Traffic Signal Inspector, 10/20/2022, Hybrid
·       Traffic Signal Senior Field Technician Level III, 8/16/2022, Hybrid
·       Traffic Signal Technician Level I, 8/18/2022, Harrisburg PA/Hybrid
·       Traffic Signal Technician Level I, 10/20/2022, Hybrid
·       Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician, 8/15/2022, Harrisburg PA/Hybrid
·       Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician, 10/17/2022, Hybrid
Contact: Jon Hoffman
P: (706)834-6107
·       Traffic Signal Field Technician Level II, 8/23/2022, Online
·       Traffic Signal Inspector, 8/23/2022, Online
·       Traffic Signal Technician Level I, 8/23/2022, Online
·       Traffic Signal Technician Level I, 10/25/2022, Online
·       Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician, 8/22/2022, Online
·       Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician, 10/24/2022, Online
Contact: Steven Vance
·       Traffic Signal Technician Level I, 7/14/2022, Canton, OH
·       Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician, 7/12/2022, Canton, OH
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