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Traffic Incident Management Responder Training

TIM instructors are volunteers; therefore, there should never be a fee for this course.

Kentucky's Traffic Incident Management (TIM) training program addresses the challenges of moving people and goods efficiently and safely on the nation's highways. The Program focuses on response efforts that protect motorists and responders while minimizing the impact on traffic flow. TIM efforts include detecting, verifying and responding to incidents; clearing the incident scene; and restoring traffic flow. Based on the severity or type of incident, first responders may represent law enforcement, fire, transportation, emergency medical services, public safety, towing and recovery, public works and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) disciplines. 

Using a multiple discipline perspective, first responders will learn how to operate more efficiently and collectively. The training covers many topics including recommended TIM procedures and techniques.


Training Program Brochure

SHRP2 Traffic Incident Management Responder Training

Video: National TIM Responder Training

Dates & Locations

If you would like to request an on demand course from the Technology Transfer for your area, contact Rebecca Boom at 859-257-7412, or [email protected]

Incident Management Region Map and Contact List : A breakdown of region's in Kentucky and incident management contact within each region. 


AM classes run from 8:00am to noon and PM classes run from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. 


AM Session is from 8:00 am - Noon.

PM Session is from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the class start time.



  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: TIM Fundamentals and Terminology
  • Lesson 3: Notification and Scene Size-Up Break
  • Lesson 4: Safe Vehicle Positioning
  • Lesson 5: Scene Safety
  • Lesson 6: Command Responsibilities
  • Break
  • Lesson 7: Traffic Management
  • Lesson 8: Special Circumstances
  • Lesson 9: Clearance and Termination

Additional Training

The trainings below are being held by independent TIM instructors. To attend one of these trainings, please contact the individual listed with the date.


  • March 8, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm EST: Offered virtually by the Federal Highway Administration
    Click here to learn more and register for this virtual event.


An online TIM course is available through the National Highway Institute. For additional information, click the button below.

Due to General Order OM-B-13 published by the Kentucky State Police (KSP), all wrecker service owners and drivers shall complete the National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training (TIM) in order to remain on KSP’s wrecker log.

After completing the online training, please send a copy of your certificate to [email protected] along with the name of the agency where you are currently employed.



Tim Online Training

Certified Traffic Incident Management Technician

The Fire Department Safety Officers Association, in cooperation with the Emergency Responder Safety Institute, is offering a new Certified Traffic Incident Management Technician credential. The Certified TIM Technician is the first and only accredited national certification to meet the requirements of the NFPA 1091 standard (NFPA 1091: Standard for Traffic Incident Management Personnel Professional Qualifications).

To become a Certified Traffic Incident Management Technician, you must earn the National TIM Training Certificate, complete nine skill sheets, and pass a certification exam. More information can be found on the’s Certified TIM Technician page.

The Technology Transfer Program is a recognized TIM training agency. Completing the TIM 4-hour training is the first requirement of the Certification process. If interested, register for an upcoming TIM course.


Trainees may select to attend a scheduled course. Some courses are offered by trainers in the area, and those trainers can be contacted.


The Trainer section is available to those individuals who attended a National Traffic Incident Management Responder Train-the-Trainer (TtT) workshop. Trainers can request materials, have their training posted on this website, and link directly to the National Traffic Incident Manager website. 

To enter the trainer portal, login below.  Your username is the email address you provided at training.