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Tunnel Safety Inspection Refresher WBT Prerequisite

PROGRAM AREA: Structures
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
4 Hours
0.4 Units
$0 Per Participant



This web-based prerequisite training provides basic concepts with regards to tunnel inspection and safety prior to taking 130125 Tunnel Safety Inspection Refresher. This course (in addition to 130125 Tunnel Safety Inspection Refresher) comprises of a total of 18 hours, and must be completed every 5 years to satisfy regulatory requirements for tunnel inspection refresher training. With recurring refresher training, these courses help maintain the consistency of the tunnel inspection program. The course is based on the FHWA National Tunnel Inspection Standards (NTIS), the FHWA Tunnel Operations, Maintenance, Inspection and Evaluation (TOMIE) manual, and the FHWA Specifications for the National Tunnel Inventory (SNTI).


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current overall condition and condition trends for the nation's tunnels
  • Describe the National Tunnel Inspection Standards (NTIS)
  • Describe the FHWA's "Tunnel Operations, Maintenance, Inspection and Evaluation (TOMIE) Manual"
  • Describe the FHWA's "Specifications for the National Tunnel Inventory (SNTI)"
  • Identify keys to ensuring a safe work environment
  • Identify tunnel inspection documentation methods
  • Define a critical finding
  • Identify National Tunnel Inventory (NTI) items
  • Identify tunnel structural, civil, mechanical, electrical/lighting, signage, & fire/life safety/security elements


The target audience for the Tunnel Safety Inspection Refresher WBT is primarily members of Federal, State, local and Tribal highway agency employees, specifically program managers, tunnel owners, and tunnel inspectors. A secondary target audience may include maintainers, such as operations and maintenance staff, as well as designers, load rating engineers, and asset managers.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.

The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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