As their website states "Certification as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer™ (PTOE) is
a powerful demonstration of requisite knowledge, skill and ability in
the specialized application of traffic operations engineering." I think it also enables one to leap tall buildings in a single bound…
I haven't sat for the exam yet, frankly because it doesn't mean much. When it becomes a requirement of my clients, I'll pay the $150 to take the test and the $90 a year to maintain the certification. Minnesota is one of the leading PTOE regions in the country and the certification has crept into a few government RFPs. I imagine I will take the exam within two years. From what my PTOE friends have told me, I shouldn't expect to be a significantly better traffic engineer the day the certificate shows up (will my billing rate go up?).