The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Tennessee Academy for Transportation Engineering Certificate Program



Since 1999, TATE has provided continuing education to engineers, planners, designers, technicians, and other personnel working in the transportation field. TATE offers a coordinated series of classes that address current topics in design, operation, and maintenance of transportation facilities.

TATE offers continuing education through affordable classes with the most relevant and updated information on standards and practices. TATE classes are eligible for Professional Development Hours. The educational principles TATE Certification delivers will help participants excel in all levels of their careers.

TATE workshop materials are an excellent source of current information for people with different levels of experience and participation in transportation; these materials may be valuable for administrators, legislators, and others involved in policy- and decision-making.

TATE Certification is valuable for local and state government employees in engineering, planning, and public works, consulting personnel, and others involved in the evaluation and design of roadway and intersection improvements. To earn TATE Certification, candidates must successfully complete an examination following the individual Core and Elective classes.

Basic Certificate Core Courses:

  • Geometric Design for 2-Lane Roads and Streets
  • Basic Traffic Studies
  • Fundamentals of Traffic Control
  • Traffic Flow Principles
  • Highway Safety Analysis
  • Introduction to Highway Capacity Analysis

Elective Courses:

  • Roadside Safety Standards
  • Drainage System Maintenance
  • Traffic Signs and Pavement Markings
  • Pavement Management Systems
  • Asphalt Pavement Rehabilitation
  • Roadway Drainage Design
  • Traffic Access Management
  • Site Impact Analysis
  • Transportation Planning for Special Events
  • Design of Modern Roundabouts
  • Design of At-Grade Intersections
  • Traffic Calming
  • Signal Timing

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