Signs & Pavement Markings 

Signs & Pavement Markings Certifications

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IMSA Signs & Pavement Markings Technician I

The IMSA Signs & Markings Technician I Exam certifies the holder as being knowledgeable in the basic standards and installation procedures of traffic signs and pavement Markings. This certification exam tests the student’s knowledge of federal and state standards on sign types, proper placement and maintenance techniques. This exam also covers the different types of pavement markings, delineators and other marking devices that are installed on all road types. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is the governing document for all signs and markings. This exam will test the students’ knowledge of those standards and their ability to use it to answer daily questions that may arise.

Target Audience: Those involved in the installation and maintenance of signs and/or pavement markings on our roads.


  • Current IMSA Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control Technician or IMSA approved Work Zone equivalent
  • One year of experience is required in signs & pavement markings operations.

IMSA Signs & Pavement Markings Technician II

IMSA Signs & Pavement Markings Technician II is an advanced certification and builds on the foundation provided by the Signs & Pavement Markings I Certification. The certification covers the additional technical knowledge and skills needed to design and manufacture signs, layout pavement markings and manage a preventative maintenance program. It also certifies that the IMSA Signs & Pavement Markings Technician has a deeper understanding of the standards for applying signs and pavement markings in line with the MUTCD and other references.

Other topics covered include the sign specifications for guide and route signs, street name signs, speed zones, needs for freeways and expressways, special toll managed lanes and attention to location and design specifications. This certification also focuses on the higher knowledge and skill sets necessary for pavement marking design, installation and upkeep as well as safety procedures for the safe installation of pavement markings. Topics covered include colors, material safety, retro reflectivity, pavement marking visibility and freeway/expressway markings.

Target Audience: Those individuals who are responsible for installing and maintaining signs and pavement markings on our roads and who want to obtain a high level of professional certification.


  • Current IMSA Signs & Pavement Markings Technician I
  • Two years of experience is required in signs & pavement markings operations.

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