Training Class
ATSSA-GIT: Guardrail Inspection Training
Nov 01 - Nov 02 in ANCHORAGE
Date/TimeNov 01 - Nov 02

Alaska International Airport, 3rd floor training room

Registration DeadlineOct 16
Class Size40
StatusSeats available
Seat Availability
2 seats available for State (DOT)
3 seats available for FHWA
5 seats available for Local Government
5 seats available for Tribal Government
2 seats available for Consultant
5 seats available for Contractor
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Nov 03 - Nov 04 in Fairbanks
Date/TimeNov 03 - Nov 04


Registration DeadlineOct 30
Class Size35
StatusSeats available
Seat Availability
7 seats available for State (DOT)
3 seats available for FHWA
5 seats available for Local Government
7 seats available for Consultant
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Course Length: Two days/16 hours

Prerequisites: None

This course will provide a broad overview on the installation of guardrails and associated devices, including: assessment of work site topography and site conditions; proper layout of a work site; location, installation, and maintenance of guardrail and terminal sections; documentation of materials, inspections and incidents; as well as where to find the most up-to-date resources and information regarding guardrail installation.

Students are required to complete a written exam. A grade of 80% or greater is considered passing. A student receiving a passing grade of 80% or better will receive an attendance certificate.

A student receiving less than 80% on the final exam can take a make-up exam for an additional fee.  Contact for more information. Students who fail the final exam and the makeup exam must retake the full course.

ATSSA Certification

Certification is available for this training course.  If the student applies for and is approved for certification, the student will receive the following:

  • Certification card
  • Registration on the ATSSA National Database (accessible online) 

To be certified, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Score 80% or greater on the Guardrail Installation Training (GIT) final exam
  • Have one-year (2,000 hours) guardrail installation experience (including installation, maintenance, removal, and inspection of products and systems), of which 1,000 hours MUST be in a foreman or supervisor capacity
  • Complete the Certification Application and pay the certification fee
  • Provide two (2) professional references to verify work zone experience
  • Be approved by the ATSSA Certification Board

Certification is valid for 4 years from the date of the exam.

Objectives / Topics



8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Introduction
  • Policies, Guidelines, Standards & Contract Requirements
  • Legal Aspects of Guardrail Activities
  • Fundamentals of Highway Safety for Proper Barrier Installation

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch on your own

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Performance and Placement of Products and Systems
  • Pre-Installation Considerations
  • Temporary Traffic Control During Work


8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Installing the System
  • Inspection of Finished Work
  • Removal of Systems

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch on your own

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Maintenance of Systems
  • Common Installation, Maintenance and Removal Errors
  • Summary
  • Exam


Target Audience

Construction, Maintenance & Operations



Additional Information

Non-DOT&PF students will need to pay full price before attending the training.  Please contact T2 to arrange payment. 

  • Registration Fees:
    • $395 Members
    • $495 Non-members

Parking fees at the training location are not included and students will need to arrange for reimbursement through their section(s)/T2 (DOT&PF employees), or by their employer/self.

Please arrive early to park and gain access to the training facility.  


Please contact T2 if you need ADA accomodations to attend this course and we will make all efforts to arrange for full participation. 

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