By Katie Chimelewski, director of safety & certification, ARTBA

Transportation construction professionals start thinking about safety long before they enter the work zone. Likewise, Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) certificants need to prepare for recertification well before their credential expires.

The SCTPP program, launched in late 2016, is now accepting recertification applications through the website.

Holding a SCTPP credential requires dedication to professional development in the transportation construction industry safety field, and that is recognized through the process of recertification. SCTPP certificants are required to recertify every three years, either on or just before the certificate issue date.

The first wave of SCTPP recertifications are due at the end of this year.

Recertification is achieved by completing the required safety related Professional Development Hours (PDHs), or by re-testing. Whether you are due to recertify this year, or you have a future recertification deadline, here’s what you can do to prepare:

  • Review the Recertification Handbook. This helpful tool explains the options, requirements, and application process.
  • Collect the required documentation for your application. Documentation, or evidence, for recertification by Professional Development Hours is required to complete the application. Evidence may include certificates of completion, conference programs, class transcripts, meeting or conference registration forms, or letters of participation from a sponsor.
  • Check the Recertification PDH requirements document found on the homepage of the SCTPP website. It explains the required number of hours for recertification, types of activities, activity content and descriptions.

For easy tracking and uploading, activities may be recorded in your online profile as they are completed at any point during the 3-year period prior to the recertification date. Certificants are always welcome to contact the ARTBA Certification Team for assistance at certificationteam@artba.org.

Not yet certified? Learn more about the eligibility requirements and how to apply at puttingsafetfirst.org.