IMSA to Launch New Certifications Early March

“No one is chomping at the bit more than I am to get this done, and we’re really, really close to having the first five exams completed.” – Kevin Musick, President, IMSA Board of Directors on the anticipated release of IMSA’s new certification exams.

In late January, I caught up with Section Leaders representing almost all regions of IMSA in North America, during a Section Leadership Update. While we discussed important matters including leadership nominations and awards, the primary topic was of course, IMSA’s new certifications. Read more...

Register Today for the IMSA Forum and Expo

Register now to advance your future in public safety at the 2023 IMSA Forum & Expo. Join us June 25-29 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, NV for education, leadership development and networking.


You asked and we listened. The 2023 schedule now includes dedicated volunteer leadership development and meetings (June 25-26). IMSA’s all new certifications will also make their debut beginning June 25. June 27-29 features a full schedule with certifications, technical sessions, Expo Hall, and networking. Click here to view the schedule. 

Highlights include:

  • IMSA's NEW Certifications
  • CECs
  • Opening Ceremony & Reception at the National Automobile Museum
  • IMSA Expo Hall
  • Closing Awards Luncheon & Board Transition

Host Hotel

The Peppermill Resort Casino Spa in Reno, NV is our host hotel. Book your room by May 21 to receive IMSA's discounted rate.

Register Now

Early Bird Discount is available through March 8. Not a member? Join now.

Call For Presenters - Forum & Expo

Share your knowledge - Apply to be a Technical Session Presenter at the Forum & Expo. Deadline to submit is March 1. Click here for more info and to submit your proposal

Don't Let Your IMSA Membership Expire - Renew Today!

It's a new year, which means your 2022 IMSA membership expired on Dec. 31. Renew today by logging into your IMSA website account and clicking on My Payments to view open invoices. You should have also received a paper invoice by mail. Members that do not renew by March 1 will lose access to members benefits and discounts.

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Accepting Nominations for 2023 IMSA Awards

IMSA is now accepting award nominations for 2023! The IMSA Awards recognize outstanding individuals, volunteer committees and sections representing the best in the Public Safety industry. Candidates must meet all criteria for the award for which they are being considered. Click here to view Awards criteria. Only members of IMSA can submit a nomination. You may nominate yourself or a colleague. All award nominations must be submitted by March 1.

If you have any questions related to the Section Leadership Roster or IMSA Award Nominations, please feel free to contact Laura Jeffcoat Sosa at

Traffic Signal Technical Sessions Available

The 2021 and 2022 IMSA Traffic Signal Technical Sessions are now available. The technical sessions offer Continuing Education Credit hours that can be used toward your Traffic Signal Certification Renewal.

To access the registration, click here. Questions? Contact Donna Montes.

IMSA Opportunities

Subject Matter Expert Looking for Exposure?

To establish your company as a subject matter expert or to promote specific products to the public safety industry, please contact Heather McMillen or call 352-900-3011.

Job Opportunities

IMSA's job board helps find your next position by displaying industry specific job openings. Or, if you are an employer with an open position, let our broad scope of industry professionals know you are hiring.

IMSA Webinar Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a sponsor of an IMSA Monthly webinar and have the opportunity to connect with our members, certificate holders and industry collaborators. We are looking for sessions that would meet our CEC requirements. Contact Heather McMillen to learn more.

IMSA Volunteer Opportunities

Help drive IMSA’s mission and vision. As an IMSA volunteer, you will help shape the organization’s future, create personal and professional connections, and become a leader in 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 and indicate if you are interested in serving on the Section or International level. Click here for more information about how to get involved

IMSA Journal

Call for Content - IMSA Journal

Make an impact in today's industry with your voice. Each issue of the IMSA Journal features articles submitted by IMSA members or Public Safety professionals. Contributed articles provide readers with industry updates and information regarding each issue's editorial theme. If you are interested in submitting content for consideration, contact Maureen Taylor.

Members, Share your Story with Us

Each issue of the IMSA Journal you have the unique opportunity to be featured. Our IMSA Member Spotlight offers you the opportunity to highlight your team or submit a story about a time you went above and beyond. Help IMSA celebrate our members by sharing your story today. Contact Maureen Taylor to submit your story today.

2023 Advertising Opportunities

IMSA has partnered with The Wyman Company as our new communications partner. They will be supporting our efforts with the IMSA Journal magazine, webinar sponsorships, Thought Leadership e-blasts, IMSA website advertising as well as the IMSA E-newsletter. Contact Heather McMillen for more info. Lean more from our media kit. 

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Certification Program Schedule


Contact: About Phase Academy – Stacey Mueller

P: 813-310-3530

·       IMSA/FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician, 2/27/2023, Port Orange

·       IMSA/FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician, 3/27/2023, Port Orange

·       IMSA/FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician, 6/5/2023, Port Orange

·       IMSA/FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician, 8/21/2023, Port Orange

·       IMSA/FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician, 10/2/2023, Port Orange

·       IMSA/FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician, 12/18/2023, Port Orange


Contact: Donna Montes

P: 321-349-3555

·       IMSA 2021 Traffic Signal Technical Sessions Q6, Until 2/28/2023, Online

·       IMSA 2022 Traffic Signal Technical Sessions, Until 2/28/2023, Online


Contact: Guy Petinga

P: 609-705-5842

·       IMSA Traffic Signal Field Technician II, 3/20/2023, Online w/ Exam

·       IMSA Traffic Signal Field Technician II, 3/20/2023, Online Auditing for Certification Renewal

·       IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician, 3/20/2023, Online w/ Exam

·       IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician, 3/20/2023, Online Auditing for Cert. Renewal

·       IMSA Traffic Signal Technician I, 3/23/2023, Online w/ Exam

·       IMSA Traffic Signal Technician I, 3/23/2023, Online Auditing for Certification Renewal

·       IMSA Signs & Pavement Markings Technician I, 3/23/2023, Online w/ Exam

·       IMSA Signs & Pavement Markings Technician I, 3/23/2023, Online Auditing for Certification Renewal

·       IMSA Roadway Lighting Technician I, 3/23/2023, Online w/ Exam

·       IMSA Roadway Lighting Technician I, 3/23/2023, Online Auditing for Certification Renewal

·       IMSA Traffic Signal Field Technician II, 3/20/2023, Online / In-Person (Bordentown, NJ)

·       IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Tech, 3/20/2023, Online / In-Person(Bordentown, NJ)

·       IMSA/FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician, 3/22/2023, Bordentown, NJ

·       IMSA Roadway Lighting Technician I, 3/23/2023, Online / In-Person (Bordentown, NJ)

·       IMSA Signs & Pavement Markings Technician I, 3/23/2023, Online / In-Person (Bordentown, NJ)

·       IMSA Traffic Signal Technician I, 3/23/2023, Online / In-Person (Bordentown, NJ)

Industry Headlines

Be sure to visit to view to see the latest news from IMSA’s Sustaining Member companies, located at the end of the home page.

Smart Cities


Colorado spot aims to be 'smartest' of smart cities (OutThere Colorado)

10 US cities ready for a ‘smart city future’ (SmartCities Dive)


Fiber Optics


Fiber Optic Market Revenue, Factors, Trends, and Demand of Industry will grow 6 billion by 2030 (Digital Journal)


3 Rivers to begin fiber optic cutovers (Cut Bank Pioneer Press)


Fire Alarm


Fire crews speak on growing problems of false alarms (PAHomepage)


Fire Alarm Market Size Expected to USD 56.49 Billion by 2030 CAGR of 7.3% | Reports and Data (Digital Journal)


Fire Safety for Off-Campus Living, and other things that you need to know. (The Athens News)


Roadway and Area Lighting


Streets in Old Town lack lighting; councilman says residents have requested more street lights (Santa Barbara News-Press)


City considers upgraded lighting for US 31 bridges, causeway (Yahoo!/The Decatur Daily)


City of Rocks gets International Dark Sky designation (KTVB)


Signs & Signals


Thousands of street signs in Cape Coral still need repairs after Ian (WINK)

Austin loses contact with hundreds of traffic signals during winter storm (KUT 90.5)


Traffic and Transportation


Greater Portland could get a better mass transit system but not anytime soon (Fox 23 Maine)


‘Ghost Buses’ Haunt Transit Agencies and Frustrate Riders (Pew)

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