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1 IMSA Dedicated to providing quality certification programs for the safe installation, operation and maintenance of public safety systems; delivering value for members by providing the latest information and education in the industry 10/14/2008 Copyright 10/14/2008Revised 6/13/2012

2 Reasons For Certification Renewal In 2005 IMSA started requiring certification renewal. To keep certification holders current in the technology as well as the codes and standards of their discipline(s). All certifications are only valid for 3 years from date of issue. The certifications you hold can be found on the back of your membership card. Copyright 10/14/2008 Revised 6/13/2012

3 What Are My Renewal Dates? The expiration date of all current certifications can be found on the certificate(s) and certification card(s). If you have not received a renewal packet in the mail, it could be because: IMSA does not have a current address for you You have changed employers You are not due to renew; check certificate for expiration date(s) Copyright 10/14/2008Revised 6/13/2012

4 What Are My Options For Renewal? College/Vocational School Course(s) CEUs TARP Points Renewal hours by Personal Log Attend the current 16-hour course for which certification is being renewed Achieve the next higher certification level Copyright 10/14/2008Revised 6/13/2012

5 College Course(s) One quarter or one semester at a College, Technical or Vocational School. Course(s) must be related to the certification(s) being renewed Attain a grade of “C” or higher Copyright 10/14/2008Revised 6/13/2012

6 CEUs CEUs for courses related to the certification being renewed. 1.6 CEUs are required to renew a certification. (1.6 CEUs = 16 Hours) Work Zone and Flagging require.4 CEUs (4hrs.) All training must occur within the three year period prior to the expiration date on the certification. Copyright 10/14/2008Revised 6/13/2012

7 TARP Points Technical Advancement Recognition Program (TARP) You must be a member in good standing to use TARP points These are points given for attending technical sessions, certification courses or seminars relating to the certification being renewed. All training must occur within the period of three years prior to the expiration date on the certificate 64 TARP points are required to renew a certification. (64 TARP = 16 Hours). Work Zone and Flagging require 16 TARP (4 hours). Two (2) TARP points are received for every 30 minutes of a recognized session. Copyright 10/14/2008Revised 6/13/2012

8 TARP Points How do I obtain TARP points? Training at an IMSA meeting or section school Training at your jobsite Training at the IMSA International Conference Technical sessions offered by our Sustaining members and other companies IMSA sponsored technical sessions Sign the attendance sheet Your Certification Chair submits the report of the session to the International Office Copyright 10/14/2008Revised 6/13/2012

9 TARP Points Annual Achievement Levels Bronze (20 TARP points in a year) Silver (40 TARP points in a year) Gold (70 TARP points in a year) Achievement levels are recognized on name badges at the International Conference. Copyright 10/14/2008Revised 6/13/2012

10 TARP Implementation Form Copyright 10/14/2008Revised 6/13/2012

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15 Attending the Current IMSA Certification Course This option requires the Individual to attend the current 16-hour course without taking the exam. Can only be used within one year before or after certification expiration This alone attains the required 16-hours of training. Copyright 10/14/2008Revised 6/13/2012

16 Schools/CEUs/TARP Points A combination of TARP points and CEUs can be used to obtain 16-hours of education for renewal. One (1) CEU = Ten (10) contact hours Two (2) TARP Points = Thirty (30) minutes Presenters of technical sessions receive double TARP points. Four (4) TARP points for each Thirty (30) minutes of a presentation Copyright 10/14/2008Revised 6/13/2012

17 Higher Certification Level Achieve the next higher level of the certification in which you are renewing either by exam or by challenge This alone attains renewal Copyright 10/14/2008Revised 6/13/2012

18 FAQ’s 1. If I hold a Traffic Signal II (Field) and a Traffic Signal II (Bench) do both have to be renewed? 2. My certification expires in June but I can’t get into a class until September. What should I do? 3. What happens if I take the next higher certification level and fail? How do I renew? Copyright 10/14/2008Revised 6/13/2012

19 FAQ’s cont…… 4.Is the cost of attending the current certification course for renewal included in the certification renewal fee? 5.What is the renewal fee? MEMBERNON-MEMBER 1 Renewal $40.00 $ Renewals $70.00 $ Renewals $90.00 $ Renewals $ $ The renewal fee schedule is based on an individual not an agency/employer group rate. Copyright 10/14/2008Revised 6/13/2012

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