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Why and How to Become a Certified Road Safety Professional

When: Monday, December 16, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:30 PM ET

Webinar Description:
Significant advancements have been made in the state of practice for road safety over the past two decades. This has occurred through evolving research and technology, increased implementation of evidence-based knowledge in programs to reduce traffic related fatalities and serious injuries, and initiatives such as Towards Zero Deaths (TZD) and Vision Zero. Advancements in safety have led to roadway safety being considered as an explicit part of a transportation professional’s routine tasks. This is further demonstrated with the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) now being included in the Professional Engineer (P.E) Exam.

With increasing emphasis being placed on consideration of safety in all aspects of transportation management, the need to recognize road safety as a distinct discipline becomes evident. In 2016, the Transportation Professional Certification Board (TPCB) began efforts to develop a Road Safety Professional Certification (RSP). This effort is supported by a broad cross-section of transportation and safety organizations from the United States and Canada and provides two certification levels.

The RSP certification establishes a minimum level of knowledge based on the current state of practice, encourages professional development and growth by introducing newer concepts, and creates an environment for universities to expand their curriculum to produce graduates that are proficient in the field of safety. Certified road safety professionals will be recognized for their knowledge, experience, and expertise in road safety.

This webinar will describe the areas that are covered under RSP Level 1 and RSP Level 2-Infrastructure and Behavior and how they relate to consideration of safety within an individual’s job. This webinar will also provide the information needed to register and prepare for the certification exams.

Learning Objectives:

  • The attendees will learn about roadway safety has evolved, the multi-discipline nature of safety, and how that has led to the development of the Road Safety Professional Certification.
  • The attendees will become familiar with two distinct domain areas of the safety disciplines (infrastructure and behavior) that form the foundation for the certifications.
  • The attendees will be given some of the practical application of these domain areas.
  • The attendees will learn about what is needed to apply for and to take the exam/s for potential certification/s at Level 1 and Level 2.

Presenters:

  • Priscilla Tobias, Arora and Associates, P.C.
  • Geni Bahar, NAVIGATS Inc.
Fees
Free Webinar.
This includes a live web event, an archived recording, webinar evaluation, 1.5 PDH credits, and a certificate of completion.
 
Please note: Additional Live Webinar Attendees at one location are eligible for earning credit for attending. There is a processing fee of $15 members/$25 non-members to receive the credit.