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Electrical Certification eLearning Courses - Contractors

The purpose of these courses is to extend your electrical certification, which will enable you to continue to work on TxDOT projects. Upon successful completion of three courses, you will receive a three-year re-certification card in the mail. Three years will be added to the expiration date of your current certification card.

Note: All persons holding a TEEX certification, an expired TRF450 or TRF453 certificate will receive an expiration date three years from the successful completion of these online courses.

Prerequisites

Anyone taking these courses must have successfully completed the University of Texas at Arlington's TRF450, TRF453, or TRF e-Learning course and have in possession a valid wallet certification card (description below). Persons without these certifications will not receive credit for completing these courses.

Valid Wallet Cards

  • University of Texas Arlington (UTA) - TRF 450 "Roadway Illumination and Electrical Installations" or TRF 453 "Electrical Requirements for Installation Traffic Signals"
  • UTA-TRF e-Learning

Course Descriptions

Each of the courses costs $125 and payment is due at the time of registration. You must successfully complete and pass the examination in three courses with a score of 80 percent or better. The courses in this series are as follows:

Note: The prerequisite for all the courses is a TRF 450, TRF 453 or UTA-TRF e-Learning wallet card.

Title Target Audience Description
TRF 804 - 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
TRF 805 - 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
TRF 806 - 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
TRF 807 - 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
TRF 808 - 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
TRF 809 - 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
TRF 810 - 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
TRF 811 - 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
TRF 812 - 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
TRF 813 - 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
TRF 814 - 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
TRF 815 - 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
TRF 816 - 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
TRF 817 - 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
TRF 818 - 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
TRF 819 - 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
TRF 820 - 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
TRF 821 - 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
TRF 822 – 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
TRF 823 – 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
TRF 825 – 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
TRF 826 – 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
TRF 827 – 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

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:

  • Latest Edition of TxDOT's Standard Specifications for Construction and Maintenance of Highways, Streets, and Bridges
  • Latest Edition of National Electrical Code® (NEC) - NFPA 70 (National Fire Protection Agency)
  • TxDOT Material Producers List - Roadway Illumination and Electrical Supplies
  • TxDOT Standard Sheets
     
    1. Click on I Accept at the bottom of web page.
    2. Under Traffic Operations Division click on "Traffic Engineering Standard Plan sheets (English)"
    3. Scroll down to Title "Electrical And Illumination Details"
      • ED sheets available in PDF (Electrical Details - ED(1) though ED(13))
      • RID sheets available in PDF (Roadway Illumination Design - RID(LUM1), RID(LUM2), RID(FND), & RID(FND))
      • RIP sheets available in PDF (Roadway Illumination Pole - RIP(1) through RIP(4))
      • HMID sheets available in PDF (High Mast Illumination Details - HMID(1) through HMID(9))
      • HMIP sheets available in PDF (High Mast Illumination Poles - HMIP(1) through HMIP(2))
      • HMIF sheets available in PDF (High Mast Illumination Foundation - HMIF(1) through HMIF(2))
    4. Scroll down to Title "Traffic Signal Pole Standards"
      • TS-CF sheet available in PDF (Traffic Signal Controller Cabinet Base And Pad - TS-CF)
      • TS-FD sheet available in PDF (Traffic Signal Pole Foundation - TS-FD)
    5. Under Design Division click on "Roadway Standards (English)"
    6. Scroll down to Title "Barrier (Rigid)"
    7. CBS sheets available in PDF (Concrete Safety Barrier CSB (4)) and (Single Slope Concrete Barrier, Cast in Place (Type 4), at Light Pole SSCB (4))

Payment and Registration Information

Any information provided on registering for this course (other than credit cards) will be shared between The University of Texas at Arlington and TxDOT for purposes of electrical certification.

To register for this course, you should have the following:

  • Recommended materials (listed above)
  • Valid credit card