Through a special agreement with the Federal Highway Administration, the Responder Safety Learning Network (RSLN) offers a National TIM Training Certificate for registered users who complete ten specific RSLN online self-paced programs.
To earn credit for each program, you must view the program in its entirety and pass the Skills Challenge test. Once you earn credit for all ten programs, you will be able to download a special certificate that is the equivalent of completing the National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Program.
When you have completed all the programs, expand the Dashboard by clicking the small arrow, Then, click National TIM Training Certificate to download your certificate. Once you have earned the certificate, it will be listed in your transcript. If you have any technical problems, please file a support ticket.
Once you complete the National TIM Training Certificate, consider completing the “Innovative Responder Safety Strategies Certificate.” This certificate builds on the National TIM Training Certificate with more advanced knowledge and procedures in responder safety and traffic incident management. You must complete the National TIM Training Certificate on RSLN before you are able to earn this certificate.
Once you complete the National TIM Training Certificate, consider completing the “Roadway Incident Response Safety Leadership Certificate.” This certificate builds on the National TIM Training Certificate with knowledge and skills needed for effective on safety in roadway incident responses. You must complete the National TIM Training Certificate on RSLN before you are able to earn this certificate.
The ten RSLN programs required for the National TIM Training Certificate are:
- Advance Warning
This module discusses the concept of advance warning, its benefits, and how to implement a range of advance warning devices.
- Blocking Procedures at Roadway Incidents
This module discusses the concept of blocking, why it is important, how to determine whether linear positioning or block positioning is appropriate at a given incident.
- High Visibility Innovations
It is widely known that the visibility of responders is a key factor in safe emergency operation on the roadways.
- Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
This module highlights and explains in plain language the portions of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) that apply to first responders working roadway incidents.
- Move It or Work It
The module relates the Move It Work It decision to safe, quick clearance and the National Unified Goal.
- See and Be Seen: Emergency Lighting Awareness
This module presents best practices in deploying emergency optical warning devices, called here "emergency lighting."
- Special Circumstances: Safe Operations for Vehicle Fires
This module discusses the safety and traffic incident management challenges of vehicle fires and options for responding to these challenges.
- Special Hazards
This self-paced program discusses the traffic incident management impacts of several special circumstances: HAZMAT, medical helicopters, vehicle extrication, and crash investigation.
Learn best practices for terminating response at a roadway incident safely, including creating a plan, demobilizing, removing traffic control devices, and restoring traffic flow.
- Traffic Incident Management: Incident Command & Management
In the context of the TIM Team and at the scene, learn how to use the Incident Command System (ICS) to manage a roadway incident response.