All IMSA certifications are valid for a three year period from date of issue. The expiration date can be found on the certificate and certification card. Renewal requirements must be completed prior to the expiration date of the individual’s current certification(s).
How do I renew my certification?
- Complete a personal log of your continuing education by documenting training and/or certification(s) received.
- All continuing education must be completed within the three years prior to the certification(s) expiration date(s). All training documentation is subject to audit by IMSA’s International Office.
- Each IMSA certification has a defined number of required educational hours based on the level and type of certificate as follows:
- Work Zone Safety requires a total of 4 hours of continuing education.
- All other IMSA certifications require a total of 16 hours of continuing education.
- Options for renewal
- Continuing education
- Continuing Education Credits (CECs) can be earned by completing:
- Technical/Vocational course work for minimum one quarter or one semester with a ‘C’ or higher passing grade. The course work must be directly related to the certification(s) being renewed. A transcript must be submitted to show proof of course work.
- Training directly related to the certification(s) being renewed. Record on personal log and submit any certificates of completion as proof of training.
- Attending the current certification course
- This option requires the individual to attend the current 16-hour certification course without taking the exam.
- Be sure to include this in your personal log and sign the class roster.
- You may ONLY use this option within one year prior to the expiration date.
Please note: Traffic Signal III and Signs & Marking III courses will only count as 8 hours of training (16-hours of training is needed to complete the renewal process for these Level III programs.)
- Higher certification level
- Achieving the next higher certification level in each specialty will result in a new three-year certification, therefore renewal of your existing certification will not be necessary. For example: an individual with a current Traffic Signal Level I certification who passes the Traffic Signal Level II certification course will receive a new certification level which will be due for renewal three years from the date printed on the new certificate.
- Documentation: It is the certification holder’s responsibility to submit proof of continuing education including the personal log (required), certificates of completion, transcripts, and any other relevant documentation to the IMSA International office. All required documentation and the appropriate fees shall be sent in one mailing to IMSA prior to expiration date.
- Renewal After Expiration: The certification holder will have one year after the expiration date to reinstate their certification by documenting 16 hours of training as noted above. If the certification is not reinstated within one year, the individual must renew through the normal certification process by taking the current certification exam at the highest level previously attained and paying the regular certification exam fee. Only the regular certification exam fees will be due, and retake of prerequisites will not be required. IMSA will not recognize any IMSA certificate(s) without an expiration date.