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October Trainings

Geopak Earthwork

Geopak Earthwork training is hosted in a computer learning lab. It features earthwork diagraming, cut/fill, aggregates, generating reports, unsuitable materials and backfilling, match lines and earthwork quantities, quantities for staging, retaining walls and associated quantities, and troubleshooting and verifying quantities. With training, participants may use MnDOT standards.

Cost: $600

To register, complete registration form (PDF, 135 KB) and mail form and check payment to:

James Pontius
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd, MS 676
St. Paul, MN 55155

November

Signal and Lighting Certification

This is a one‐day introductory Traffic Signs 101 Course that is designed to enable participants to acquire a basic understanding of how and why the determination is made to place a traffic sign at a particular site.  This course serves as an introduction for entry level traffic technicians and engineers, refresher course for experienced staff or an introduction to additional subjects related to traffic signs which may assist participants in responding to sign requests from the public.

Cost: $200

To register, complete registration form (Word, 35 KB) and mail form and check payment to:

Gaylene Bissonette
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55155

January

Signal and Lighting Certification

This two-day course includes review of contract documents, Gopher One Call procedures, staking traffic signals, installation of Traffic Signal and Lighting components above and underground, final inspection of electrical systems, activating Traffic Signals and Roadway Lighting Systems, as-built plans. This course is designed to educate participants on MnDOT standard procedures for Traffic Signal and Lighting system inspection and construction. This class comes with 12 PDH (Professional Development Hours), 16 IMSA (International Municipal Signal Association) credits and 8 MnDLI Electrical/Elevator continuing education credits. The course is taught entirely in the classroom and will conclude with a 90 minute open book exam on the Manual and class materials. A minimum score of 70% is required for certification.

Cost: $250

To register, complete registration form (Word, 30 KB) and mail form and check payment to:

Gaylene Bissonette
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55155

Signal and Lighting Recertification

This one-day course includes the latest changes in technology, signal and lighting hardware, specifications and procedures. This class comes with 6 Professional Development Hours, 8 International Municipal Signal Association credits and 8 MnDLI Electrical/Elevator continuing education credits. This course is taught entirely in the classroom and will conclude with a 60 minute open book exam on the Manual and class materials. A minimum score of 70% is required for recertification.

Cost: $150

To register, complete registration form (Word, 30 KB) and mail form and check payment to:

Gaylene Bissonette
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55155

February

Signal and Lighting Certification

This two-day course includes review of contract documents, Gopher One Call procedures, staking traffic signals, installation of Traffic Signal and Lighting components above and underground, final inspection of electrical systems, activating Traffic Signals and Roadway Lighting Systems, as-built plans. This course is designed to educate participants on MnDOT standard procedures for Traffic Signal and Lighting system inspection and construction. This class comes with 12 PDH (Professional Development Hours), 16 IMSA (International Municipal Signal Association) credits and 8 MnDLI Electrical/Elevator continuing education credits. The course is taught entirely in the classroom and will conclude with a 90 minute open book exam on the Manual and class materials. A minimum score of 70% is required for certification.

Cost: $250

To register, complete registration form (Word, 30 KB) and mail form and check payment to:

Gaylene Bissonette
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55155

Signal and Lighting Recertification

This one-day course includes the latest changes in technology, signal and lighting hardware, specifications and procedures. This class comes with 6 Professional Development Hours, 8 International Municipal Signal Association credits and 8 MnDLI Electrical/Elevator continuing education credits. This course is taught entirely in the classroom and will conclude with a 60 minute open book exam on the Manual and class materials. A minimum score of 70% is required for recertification.

Cost: $150

To register, complete registration form (Word, 30 KB) and mail form and check payment to:

Gaylene Bissonette
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55155

March

Minnesota's Transportation Conference

  • March 3-5 at DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington

Minnesota’s Transportation Conference, the largest transportation event in the state, explores the latest transportation innovations and provides attendees with the chance to network with other professionals.

The 2015 conference will kick off with an opening reception in the late afternoon on March 3, followed by two full days of session March 4 and 5.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.mntransportationconference.org/.

April

Signal and Lighting Certification

This two-day course includes review of contract documents, Gopher One Call procedures, staking traffic signals, installation of Traffic Signal and Lighting components above and underground, final inspection of electrical systems, activating Traffic Signals and Roadway Lighting Systems, as-built plans. This course is designed to educate participants on MnDOT standard procedures for Traffic Signal and Lighting system inspection and construction. This class comes with 12 PDH (Professional Development Hours), 16 IMSA (International Municipal Signal Association) credits and 8 MnDLI Electrical/Elevator continuing education credits. The course is taught entirely in the classroom and will conclude with a 90 minute open book exam on the Manual and class materials. A minimum score of 70% is required for certification.

Cost: $250

To register, complete registration form (Word, 30 KB) and mail form and check payment to:

Gaylene Bissonette
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55155

Signal and Lighting Recertification

This one-day course includes the latest changes in technology, signal and lighting hardware, specifications and procedures. This class comes with 6 Professional Development Hours, 8 International Municipal Signal Association credits and 8 MnDLI Electrical/Elevator continuing education credits. This course is taught entirely in the classroom and will conclude with a 60 minute open book exam on the Manual and class materials. A minimum score of 70% is required for recertification.

Cost: $150

To register, complete registration form (Word, 30 KB) and mail form and check payment to:

Gaylene Bissonette
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55155