National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training

Training for safer, faster, stronger, more integrated incident response. Three injury crashes occur every minute in the United States, putting nearly 39,000 incident responders potentially in harm’s way every day. Congestion from these incidents often generates secondary crashes, further increasing traveler delays, and frustration. The longer responders remain at the scene, the greater the risk they, and the traveling public face. A cadre of well-trained responders helps improve traffic incident response. Better incident response improves the safety of responders and drivers, reduces crashes that occur because of incident-related congestion, decreases traffic delays caused by incidents, and can cut incident response time.

The National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training, sometimes called SHRP 2, was created by responders for responders. This free course provides responders with a shared understanding of the requirements for safe, quick clearance of traffic incident scenes; prompt, reliable and open communication; and motorist and responder safeguards. Responders from all TIM responder disciplines will learn how to operate more efficiently and collectively.

This multidisciplinary training available via two delivery methods, either in-person or online/web-based:

Online In-Person
Need help finding an in-person National TIM Responder Training course in your state? Please search the (TIM) Responder Training Program Point of Contact List by state: State Point of Contact List as of 8/13/2020

Note, none of these TIM training courses are administered by TRAA. Each and every roadside responder should take the National TIM Responder Training whether required to or not. However, these courses will not satisfy your towing contract requirements if they specify a TRAA issued certification or training program.