PROGRAM FOR CERTIFYING TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS

The results of a joint effort by the Institute for the Certification of Engineering Technicians (ICET), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and the Federal Highway Administration to establish and pilot-test a program for certifying transportation engineering technicians are summarized. The program that resulted from this effort provides four levels of certification in each of six broad disciplines: construction, design, materials, traffic operations, surveys, and maintenance. Under the program, technicians may be certified by ICET once they demonstrate relevant experience and performance capabilities, as verified by professional engineers and qualified technicians, and satisfactorily complete tests administered by ICET. The certification program was pilot-tested in the state highway departments of North Dakota, Rhode Island, and Utah. These tests were successful, and the ICET certification program is now open to anyone who wishes to use it. A second facet of the joint effect is discussed--i.e., the attempt by ICET to identify training materials that technicians can study to bolster their knowledge in specific fields and to prepare themselves for certification examinations. Numerous training materials were identified. It was found that the International Correspondence Schools offer many courses that are closely aligned with the training needs of transportation engineering technicians. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 12-15
  • Monograph Title: NEW DIRECTIONS IN TRANSPORTATION EDUCATION
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309030587
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-030 299
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1983 12:00AM