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Welcome to the Traffic Safety Division’s Electrical Certification page. This page is to inform contractors on how to obtain an electrical certification which is required for contractors to do electrical work on TxDOT highways according to Item 7 of the Texas Standard Specification book.

Electrical Certification - Initial

If you are interested and/or need to obtain an electrical certification to work on TxDOT highways, you must complete the required course, TRF450 - TxDOT Roadway Illuminations and Electrical Installations. You can view the course description, objectives, duration, and request a seat in available TRF450 classes through the TxDOT Training Catalog. After successfully completing the course by scoring an 80 percent or higher on the end of course exam, you will receive a wallet certification card through the mail which will denote a three-year expiration date.

Electrical Certification - Renewals

There are three different options available to contractors who need to renew their electrical certification card prior to the card’s expiration date or within two years after the card's expiration date.

Note: If the expiration date has lapsed by more than two years, you must complete TRF450 - TxDOT Roadway Illuminations and Electrical Installations course again. See Electrical Certification – Initial section.

Option 1
You can renew your electrical certification card by successfully completing TRF453 - TxDOT Electrical Requirements for Installing Traffic Signals course. You can view the course description, objectives, duration, and enroll in available TRF453 classes through the TxDOT Training Catalog. After successfully completing the course by scoring an 80 percent or higher on the end of course exam, you will receive your electrical certification renewal card in the mail which will denote a new three-year expiration date.

Option 2
You can enroll in three different eLearning courses of your choice from the table below. These Traffic-Electrical eLearning courses are found on the University of Arlington’s Dedtools site and are available for enrollment for a nominal fee.

Traffic - Electrical eLearning Courses

Title Target Audience Description
TRF804 - The Grounding Electrode System Experienced personnel who install or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study of the installation and material requirements for grounding electrode systems on TxDOT's illumination and traffic signal systems
TRF805 - Troubleshooting Common Problems in Illumination Systems Experienced personnel who install, repair or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study in identifying and repairing common problems found on TxDOT's illumination systems
TRF806 - Splicing Options Acceptable to TxDOT Experienced personnel who install or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study of the installation and material requirements for splicing electrical conductors used for TxDOT's illumination and traffic signal systems
TRF807 - Installation Requirements for Temporary Wiring Experienced personnel who install, repair or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study of the requirements for temporary wiring of illumination and traffic signal systems
TRF808 - TxDOT's Grounding & Bonding Requirements Experienced personnel who install or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study of the installation and material requirements for grounding and bonding on TxDOT's illumination and traffic signal systems
TRF809 - Ground Box Installations Experienced personnel who install, repair or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study of the types of ground boxes and their installation requirments for TxDOT's illumination and traffic systems
TRF810 - Contractor's Equipment Testing Requirements Experienced personnel who install, repair or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study of electrical testing requirements and the equipment needed when testing is done on TxDOT illumination and traffic signal systems
TRF811 - Conduit Installation Requirements Experienced personnel who install or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study of the installation and material requirements for installing conduit on TxDOT's illumination and traffic signal systems
TRF812 - Common Mistakes On TxDOT Electrical Installations Experienced personnel who install, repair or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study of common mistakes made during installation of illumination and traffic signal systems
TRF813 - Using Material Producers List Experienced personnel who install, repair or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study of TxDOT's material producers list, departmental material specifications, and special provisions pertaining to electrical installations of illumination and traffic signal systems
TRF814 - Conductor Installation Requirements Experienced personnel who install or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study of the installation and material requirements for electrical conductors installed on TxDOT's illumination and traffic signal systems
TRF815 - Installation Requirements for Traffic Signal Controller Cabinets Experienced personnel who install or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study of the installation and material requirements for the installation of traffic signal controller cabinets on TxDOT's traffic signal systems
TRF816 - Underpass Illumination Experienced personnel who install or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study of the installation and material requirements for installing underpass luminaires on TxDOT's illumination systems
TRF817 - Installation Requirements for Breakaway Pole Bases Experienced personnel who install or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study of the installation and material requirements for installing luminaire breakaway pole bases on TxDOT's illumination systems
TRF818 - Types of Electrical Service Supports Experienced personnel who install or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study of the installation and material requirements for electrical service support structures used on TxDOT's illumination and traffic signal systems
TRF819 - Concrete Barrier Illumination Installation Requirements Experienced personnel who install or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study of the installation and material requirements for installing luminaire poles on concrete safety barriers used on TxDOT's illumination systems
TRF820 - High Mast Pole Installation Requirements
Experienced personnel who install or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways
An in-depth study of the installation and material requirements for installing high mast poles on TxDOT's illumination systems
TRF821 - High Mast Pole Lighting Ring with Obstruction Lighting Experienced personnel who install or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways
An in-depth study of the installation and material requirements for a high mast pole's ring with obstruction lighting
TRF822 – Pedestrian Poles and Roadside Flashing Beacon Installation Requirements Experienced personnel who install or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways
An in-depth study of the installation and material requirements for pedestrian poles and roadside flashing beacons
TRF823 – Illumination and Signal Pole Foundations Experienced personnel who install or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways
An in-depth study of the installation and material requirements for installing illumination and signal pole foundations
TRF825 – TxDOT Electrical Services, Types A & C Experienced personnel who install or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study of the installation and material requirements for TxDOT Type A and Type C electrical service
TRF826 – TxDOT Electrical Services, Types D & T Experienced personnel who install or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study of the installation and material requirements for TxDOT Type D and Type T electrical service
TRF827 – Maintaining High Mast Pole’s Winch and Verifying Winch Brake Settings Experienced personnel who install or inspect electrical systems on Texas roadways An in-depth study for maintaining a high mast pole's winch and verifying that the winch's brake setting is correct

Once you have successfully completed three Traffic-Electrical courses, you will receive your electrical certification renewal card in the mail which will denote a new three-year expiration date.

Option 3
You can renew your electrical certification card by successfully completing TRF450 - TxDOT Roadway Illuminations and Electrical Installations course. You can view the course description, objectives, duration, and enroll in available TRF450 classes through the TxDOT Training Catalog. After successfully completing the course by scoring an 80 percent or higher on the end of course exam, you will receive your electrical certification renewal card in the mail which will denote a new three-year expiration date.

Recommended Course Materials

You can use materials and books while taking the course and examination. It is recommended that you access the following materials prior to beginning a course:

Payment and Registration Information

Any information provided during the registration process for the Traffic-Electrical eLearning courses will be shared between TxDOT and the University of Texas at Arlington for purposes of electrical certification only. Please ensure you have the recommended materials from the list above and a valid credit card, if applicable.

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