The International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) is excited to announce the launch of five all-new exams designed to assess workers in the most current knowledge and skills.

They include:

  • IMSA Traffic Signal Technician I
  • IMSA Traffic Signal Field Technician II
  • IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician
  • IMSA Signs and Pavement Markings Technician I
  • IMSA Roadway Lighting Technician I

The exams will be offered at the 2023 IMSA Forum & Expo, June 25-29 in Reno, Nevada.

Sections are also offering courses to help prepare you for the exams, so be sure to check them out here!

For more information contact Donna Montes at

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IMSA Forum and Expo -

Advancing the Future of Public Safety

June 25-29,2023

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

Reno, NV

Have you registered for the 2023 IMSA Forum and Expo? Join us as we advance the future of public safety June 25-29 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, NV. Don't miss the all-new certification exams, education, leadership development and networking.

Connect with us on Facebook and Linkedin as we countdown the top 10 reasons to attend the IMSA Forum and Expo.

Register Here for the Forum & Expo

Not a member? Join Now to receive member rates

Book your hotel room today for the best rate!

Room Reservation Deadline is May 21

The Peppermill Resort Casino Spa in Reno, NV is our host hotel.

Book your room by May 21 to receive IMSA's discounted rate.

For Exhibitors.........

Exhibit Opportunities

Very limited space available in the Expo Hall. Act now to reserve your booth while prime spots are still available.

View the floor plan here

For questions, please email Events

Sponsorship Opportunities

A variety of Sponsorship opportunities are available to get your brand in front of attendees. Don't see what you are looking for? Contact Events to discuss a custom package.

View Sponsorship Opportunities here

Product Demos

Stand out from the crowd with a 20-minute product demo and help attendees earn CECs. Demos will be offered on Tuesday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 28 (times tba).

For more information, please email Events


Email Donna Montes or 

Dee Clark

Beta Testers Needed for Next Five New Certification Exams

Beta testers are currently needed for the next five certification exams:

  • IMSA Traffic Signal Inspector
  • IMSA Signs & Pavement Markings Technician II
  • IMSA Traffic Signal Construction Technician II
  • IMSA Traffic Signal Senior Field Technician III
  • IMSA Transportation Center System Specialist I

Look for more information coming soon!

IMSA May Webinar

Modernizing Traffic Cabinet Management to Enhance Cybersecurity, Operations, and

Real-time Visibility

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Join us for our May webinar

with our partners,


This is an easy opportunity to earn Continuing Education Credits!

FREE registration for IMSA Members

Non-member price is $35

Registration Opening Soon!

Questions: Contact Karen Johnston

Exciting, Rare Opportunity! Join FHWA's MUTCD Team

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Office of Operations is excited to announce that they are seeking to fill a Transportation Specialist position (GS-2101-13/14) to serve as a MUTCD Transportation Specialist. Read More

Call for Content - July/August Issue of the IMSA Journal

Have an idea for a Journal article? Each issue of the Journal contains articles written by our knowledgeable members. By including these articles, members can gain industry knowledge and stay current on new products and techniques. We are seeking submissions for our July/August issue. Deadline is June 29. Now is the perfect time to submit.

If you are interested in submitting content for consideration, contact Maureen Taylor.

Read the IMSA Journal Online

A reminder that IMSA members can enjoy the electronic edition of the Journal with clickable links. Want access? Sign in

Prefer not to receive the print version? Opt-out in your profile online or by contacting

Traffic Signal Technical Sessions Available

The 2022 IMSA Traffic Signal Technical Sessions are available. These 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.

Product Spotlight

The RTB BLX Acoustic unit with LOC.ID technology is our best solution for the assistance of Blind and Visually Impaired pedestrians. With its directional acoustics, users get perfect guidance exactly where it is needed: on the crossing. On top of that, when using our free app “LOC.ID”, the volume of the locator tone will automatically increase, and an audible call is placed when they come within range. All hands-free! With this solution, the Blind Community is safer and noise complaints are reduced. Giving everyone peace of mind! Learn more.

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
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. 

Certification Program Schedule


Contact: About Phase Academy – Stacey Mueller

P: 813-310-3530

-IMSA Traffic Signal Technician I,5/9/2023, Online

-IMSA/FOA Certified Fiber Optic Specialist/Design, 5/30/2023, Chipley, FL

-IMSA Traffic Signal Technician I, 6/5/2023, Online

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

-IMSA/FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician, 7/12/2023, Chipley, FL

-IMSA Traffic Signal Inspector, 7/17/2023, Online

-IMSA Traffic Signal Inspector, 7/17/2023, Online

-IMSA Traffic Signal Technician I, 7/19/2023, Online

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

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

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


Contact: Guy Petinga

P: 609-705-5842

-IMSA Traffic Signal Field Technician II,5/15/2023, Bordentown, NJ/ Online

-IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Tech, 5/15/2023, Bordentown, NJ/ Online

-IMSA Roadway Lighting Technician I, 5/17/2023, Bordentown, NJ/ Online

-IMSA Signs & Pavement Markings Technician I, 5/17/2023, Bordentown, NJ/ Online

-IMSA Traffic Signal Technician I, 5/17/2023, Bordentown, NJ/ Online

-IMSA Traffic Signal Construction Technician II, 8/14/2023, Lancaster, PA/Online

-IMSA Traffic Signal Field Technician II, 8/14/2023, Lancaster, PA/Online

-IMSA Traffic Signal Inspector, 8/14/2023, Lancaster, PA/Online

-IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Tech, 8/14/2023, Lancaster, PA/Online

-IMSA Traffic Signal Sr. Field Technician III, 8/15/2023, Lancaster, PA/Online

-IMSA/FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician, 8/16/2023, Lancaster, PA

-IMSA Roadway Lighting Technician I, 8/17/2023, Lancaster, PA/Online

-IMSA Signs & Pavement Markings Technician I, 8/17/2023, Lancaster, PA/Online

-IMSA Traffic Signal Technician I, 8/17/2023, Lancaster, PA/Online


Contact: Mark Rodgers

P: 360.903.9010

-IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Tech, 5/15/2023 ,Wasilla, AK


Contact: Jay Heffel

P: 720.319.2675

-IMSA Traffic Signal Field Technician II, 5/23/2023, Denver, CO

-IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Tech, 5/23/2023, Denver, CO

-IMSA Signs & Pavement Markings Technician ,I 5/25/2023, Denver, CO

-IMSA Traffic Signal Technician ,I 5/25/2023, Denver, CO


Contact: Jon Hoffman

P: 256.337.4613

·    IMSA Traffic Signal Field Technician II, 5/22/2023, Atlanta, GA/Online

·    IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Tech, 5/22/2023, Atlanta, GA/Online

·    IMSA Traffic Signal Technician I, 5/24/2023, Atlanta, GA/Online

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. Members may submit news to

Smart Cities


Understanding people's concerns and attitudes toward smart cities (TechXplore)


Smart city market to be worth more than $300bn by 2032 (Smart Cities World)


U.S. and allies release cyber guidance for ‘smart cities’ (Statescoop)


Fiber Optics


ACCS to offer rapid, no-cost training to meet rising fiber optic tech demand (Alabama Daily News)


Global Fiber Optic Sensors Market Report 2023: A $13.414 Billion Market by 2032 - Focus on Fiber Optic Point Sensors and Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Systems (Research and Markets)


Fire Alarm


Demand for Fire Alarm and Detection Market | 2023 – 2031 | End-User (Defense & Public Safety, Commercial, Transportation, And Construction) | Globally Hit to US$ 116.0 Billion By 2031: Reports and Insights (Digital Journal)


'Mind-blowing' pattern of faulty fire alarms at Richmond schools (VPM)


Roadway and Area Lighting


Researchers remove uncertainty in roadway lighting (Virginia Tech)


Do LED lights on roadways affect our sleep? (WVTF)

Signs & Signals

Crews repairing traffic signals damaged in Hurricane Ian (Fox 4)


This Is Why Traffic Lights Are Red, Yellow and Green (Reader’s Digest)

Traffic and Transportation


OCTA Gets $45M For Zero-Emission Busses, New Traffic Signals (Patch)


U.S. Transportation Department funds traffic lights in Cleveland, ODOT research (

Work Zone


New York launches highway work zone speed camera program: Here’s what you need to know (


'It affects all of us': Highway worker suffers major injuries after suspect crashes into work zone (KCRA)

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