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Traffic Signal Control

IHE’s Professional Certificate in Traffic Signal Control accredits your competence in this specialist field and is endorsed by Transport for London and the ADEPT Traffic Signal Group.

Traffic signal control certificates are available at foundation, practitioner and expert levels and are open to all highways practitioners. IHE membership is not required, and you don’t need any specific academic qualifications or to take a training course.

Foundation level is for signals staff with one to two years experience and is a broad testament of your knowledge and attributes. Practitioner is for the signals specialist and Experts are senior practitioners with policy responsibilities.

You’ll be asked to prove that you meet the standards of competence at the desired level to gain the certificate, this includes demonstrating that you can:

  • Plan and manage the implementation of traffic signals schemes

  • Present and discuss traffic signal control proposals

  • Prepare technical reports associated with traffic signal control

  • Conduct post-project appraisal

  • Conduct or respond to a Stage 2 safety audit and/or safety review

  • Determine the need for Traffic Regulation Orders and action their implementation

  • Apply DfT and other technical advice and guidance

  • Identify factors affecting delivery of traffic signals schemes

  • Commission and Interpret traffic flow survey

  • Carry out site and traffic movement inspections

You’ll need to submit an experience report and compile a portfolio of your work matched to the Traffic Signal Control Standards of Competence. You’ll then be required to present your work at an interview with two assessors.

A step-by-step guide to application and guides to competency requirements are available to download.

You can progress on to becoming an IHE member or fellow, and Engineering Council registration is also possible for those with the right academic qualifications or experience.

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