WreckMaster Inc. and the Towing and Recovery Association of America, Inc.® (TRAA) have announced a new partnership that will oversee the creation of a new standardized certification body. This move to one united certification is designed to increase safety, professionalism, and better serve the whole towing and recovery industry.

The new co-branded certification offerings will combine the best elements of TRAA's and WreckMaster's current programs and will include modified versions of all levels and competencies currently covered by TRAA and WreckMaster's established programs. No more choosing between the two options, you will now be able to get the best of both worlds in one spot!

The Towing and Recovery Operator Certification Program™ (TROCP™) will host the industry's first-ever unified certifications for tow operators. The Towing and Recovery Support Certification Program® (TRSCP®) will continue to offer the industry's first-ever certification program designed specifically for non-operators working within the towing industry. TROCP™ and TRSCP® certification exams will all be available online at

Statement from WreckMaster President Justin Cruse: “For over 30 years, WreckMaster has been working towards creating a safer, more educated and better compensated towing industry. When we first introduced certification in the 1990's, we dreamed of the day when an independent certification body like TROCP would exist. We look forward to working with TRAA toward our common goal of a safer towing community.

Statement from TRAA President Joanne Blyton: “TRAA has long been invested in promoting education and professionalism within the towing industry. Together with WreckMaster we can accomplish so much more for the betterment of our towing community than we can working separately. We look forward to this exciting new partnership, as we say at TRAA “The Road Ahead Awaits.

TROCP™ and TRSCP® exams will be available on starting June 1, 2021. Those currently certified with WreckMaster or TRAA will maintain their active status.

Questions and requests for information can be directed to

About WreckMaster
WreckMaster was created to satisfy the Towing Industry's desire to be recognized as a skilled trade. Offering training from entry-level towers to heavy-duty experts, WreckMaster has become the leading training body in the towing industry. Since 1991 over 45,000 operators have completed training and joined the ranks as WreckMasters.

About TRAA
TRAA has been the “The Voice of America's Towing Industry” for over 40 years. Our mission is to serve the needs of the towing and recovery industry through legislation, education, and representation. Working diligently with state associations and members we strive for professionalism and a fair and profitable industry. TRAA is proud to have contributed to the safety of our industry through the certification of over 20,000 tow operators across the country.



Who We Are

TRAA is the national association representing the U.S. towing and recovery industry. We act as the "voice of America's towing industry" by offering representation, education, and leadership at the federal level. Much of our focus is on representing the interests of the towing and recovery industry on Capitol Hill including promoting positive legislation and opposing potentially negative legislation. TRAA is the industry's watchdog on Capitol Hill!