Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Traffic Signals Courses


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Course descriptions

Signal and Lighting Certification

February 14-15, 2023, 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. (virtual class)

April 25-26, 2023, 8:00a.m.- 4:30p.m. (in-person class)
Shoreview Training and Conference Center
1900 County Road I West
Shoreview, MN 55126


$350.00 certification per person


Class announcement and registration information (PDF)

MnDOT Employees - View class announcement for registration information and details.

Non MnDOT Customers - Submit Signal and Lighting Certification online registration and payment form. View class announcement for more detailed information.

Registrations for each class will be closed 14 days before the start of that class. Enrollment confirmations will be sent to paid registrants via email. You are not registered until confirmation is received.


This two-day course includes review of contract documents, Gopher State 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.


State, county, city, contractors, and consultants involved with the construction and inspection of MnDOT Traffic Signals and Lighting systems.

Signal and Lighting Recertification

Web-based eLearning course

The eLearning course will be available March through May 2023. Registration information to be announced in late February 2023.


$250.00 recertification per person


This course is to review and stay up to date on the latest changes in technology, components, contract documents, and construction procedures for MnDOT traffic control signals and lighting systems. The course is designed for those whose MnDOT Signal and Lighting certification is still valid but near expiration and allows them to maintain their certification for an additional 5 years. This is a web-based eLearning course with self-paced modules. Each student will need to complete a 60 question test that requires a 70 percent score to be recertified. There is no time limit for completing the individual modules. eLearning is an asynchronous self-directed online class using the internet and a computer or tablet to complete the course work.


State, county, city, contractors and consultants whose signal and lighting certification is due for renewal.


Web-based eLearning course


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