IRF Online Training

For more than 70 years, an essential part of IRF’s mission has been the organization and delivery of continuing education services that help build the skills of road professionals and contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and expertise worldwide. At a time when many transportation professionals are unable to travel, IRF is redoubling efforts to develop eLearning programs and online training tools which allow professionals to access a pool of knowledge resources from the safety of their home or office.

Join us for these excellent training programs!

Pavement Management
September 6 - 22, 2021 | 16 Professional Development Hours

The goal of the on-line training workshop will be to help those working with Pavement Management Systems better understand the damage mechanisms that affect the lifetime of paved and gravel road networks and how they can be monitored with different technologies. Theoretical and practical examples will be given on how organizations adopt more economical proactive maintenance policies. The contents will be based on the latest research results as well as the hands-on experiences of the course instructor.


Practical Data Science for Roadway Professionals
September 7-30, 2021 | 16 Professional Development Hours

The main goal of this online training is to introduce the fundamentals of practical data science relevant to transportation and roadway experts. Various aspects, such as the use of different data processing tools, data visualization, data mining and artificial intelligence will be discussed through online hands-on tutorials.

Participants will be guided through various interactive course modules and hands-on tutorials to develop skills and knowledge to employ various data science tools on real-world example datasets. Roadway professionals, highway practitioners and local highway agency engineers will learn and benefit from the various aspects of practical data science that can be employed and implemented in their operations.


Safe Roads By Design™: Making Roads Safe for all Users

September 13 – October 1, 2021 | 20 Professional Development Hours

The International Road Federation (IRF) On-line Safe Roads by Design™: Making Roads Safe for all Users certified training program is one of the most comprehensive on-line road safety training programs in the world. Experts in the field will present best practices and state of the art technologies in Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, Traffic Management and Road Safety Audits over a three week period. The purpose of this training program is to help participants to understand what can be done to reduce the number of road crashes and the number of fatalities and serious injuries from road crashes that may still occur.


Performance Based Contracts for Preserving Road Assets

September 15 – 28, 2021 | 16 Professional Development Hours

This on-line training course will focus on how to manage and implement Performance-based contracts to help road agencies meet their desired outcomes . Agencies that are seeking more effective mechanisms for privatizing maintenance programs will profit by sending key staff to learn from the experience of counterparts in the public and private sectors and from international financing institutions


ITS Technology Design: Architecture Development and Standards Specification & Testing
September 14-23, 2021 | 16 Professional Development Hours

This course will cover the development and use of needs-based ITS architectures to support the planning and deployment of ITS systems. Then it will illustrate the selection and specification of ITS technology standards and their testing to support interoperable systems.


Project Management for Road & ITS Professionals
October 4 - 13, 2021 | 16 Professional Development Hours

Project Management is the discipline of keeping projects on schedule, on budget, while also achieving all the projects objectives originally intended. It does this by detecting defects early when they are least costly to fix. For projects with a technology (ITS) component, there is a lot of overlap between project management and systems engineering. The course covers all the key elements of analytical project management as well as identifying the human qualities and skills necessary for project leadership.

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