California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review (online)

Dates: August 21 - October 2, 2019

Meets: W and M from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Online

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.


This twelve-session, live, online training course is intended to help traffic engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully-developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to cover the topics identified on the Traffic Engineer Examination Content Outline on the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists website. It provides strategies and techniques needed to manage time and solve exam questions under pressure, and apply required manuals, handbooks and references, such as California Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), Caltrans Traffic Manual, ITE Trip Generation Handbook and ITE Parking Generation Handbook to solve traffic engineering problems.

Traffic Examination Reference Materials listed here for use in the open-book Traffic Engineering examination.

Throughout the course, practice exam problems and solutions covering all three main areas of traffic engineering (i.e., planning, operations, and design) are used. The course is taught by a team of expert practicing and licensed professional engineers. We will be using our online learning management system (LMS). The LMS allows ongoing online communication with the expert instructors throughout the training.

As there are no published versions of previous California Traffic Engineer Exams, this course does not represent actual problems that could appear in the actual exam. But rather, we have included more than 100 sample problems that represent the knowledge that is expected of any entry-level transportation engineer practicing Traffic Engineering in California.

This course is intended as a review course for transportation engineers who already have the requisite education and professional experience to qualify to take the TE licensure exam in California. We assume all examinees have the appropriate knowledge of Traffic Engineering and are familiar with all the technical references required by the Board. This course will not teach the use of these references, rather it is only a review of how to apply the reference materials in solving the TE exam problems efficiently. This course is not designed to teach basic understanding of Traffic Engineering, which should be learned either in school or at work as part of one's professional experience in Traffic Engineering.

Click here for a detailed course outline.

Topics Include

  • Circulation & Parking
  • Level of Service & Capacity
  • Evaluation of Traffic-Related Impacts
  • Transportation Facilities Design
  • Traffic Signals and Lighting
  • Traffic Controls
  • Bicycles, Pedestrians, and Parking
  • Traffic Flow

What You Will Learn

Students will learn how to prepare for the TE exam and will receive an overview of the subjects covered in the TE exam. Students will also learn techniques to solve exam questions in a short period of time while applying reference material

Who Should Attend

Transportation engineers preparing for the California Traffic Engineer (TE) licensure exam. Examinees are assumed to have the requisite education and professional experience to qualify to take the California Traffic Engineer Exam.

This online class will have a 90-minute introductory session that will include all of the class instructors. The following 10 sessions will all be 2.5 hours on consecutive Mondays & Wednesdays. The final session will be a final question-and-answer session for 90-minutes, when students can ask their questions from all of the instructors and collaborate on final exam test-taking procedures.

Examinees who may have deficiencies in any of the subjects covered in the CA Traffic Engineer Exam test plan may consider taking one or more of our training courses in our Engineering section.


This online class will have a 90-minute introductory session that includes all of the instructors. The next 10 sessions will all be 2.5 hours long on consecutive Mondays & Wednesdays. The final session will be a final exam prep question-and-answer session for 90 minutes and will also include all of the instructors. Here are the dates and times: Session 1 - Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:00PM - 6:30PM (Introductory session with all instructors) Session 2 - Monday, August 26, 2019 5:00PM - 7:30PM Session 3 - Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:00PM - 7:30PM No Session - Monday, September 2, 2019 Labor Day Session 4 - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 5:00PM - 7:30PM Session 5 - Monday, September 9, 2019 5:00PM - 7:30PM Session 6 - Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:00PM - 7:30PM Session 7 - Monday, September 16, 2019 5:00PM - 7:30PM Session 8 - Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:00PM - 7:30PM Session 9 - Monday, September 23, 2019 5:00PM - 7:30PM Session 10 - Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:00PM - 7:30PM Session 11 - Monday, September 30, 2019 5:00PM - 7:30PM Session 12 - Wednesday, October 2, 2019 5:00PM - 6:30PM (Final question & answer session with all instructors) This is a live online course. All times for the online lecture are in (California) Pacific time. Approximately one week before the course start date, all paid students will receive detailed instructions on how to access the web-based lecture and course site. You will also receive instructions on how to access the student course notebook. Please make sure we have your updated contact information and you have access to an internet connection for your desktop or laptop on the days and times of the lecture. We recommend you discuss any possible problems or online security issues with your IT person before you register for any online class. If you’re worried about connectivity issues, please contact the online training coordinator, Jenny Grandbois, the week before the class to schedule a time to test your system. If you don’t test your system and you have technical issues during a live online class, we will not provide a refund.


Please Note:   This is an online class



Thomas Mericle

PE, TE, Traffic Engineer, Interwest Consulting Group

Mr. Mericle is a Traffic Engineer with Interwest Consulting Group providing traffic engineering and municipal services to local agencies. He previously was a Principal with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates and was the Transportation Manager for the City of Ventura for over 20 years. He is currently President of the ITE Central Coast Section and has served on local and national ITE committees as well as the past committee chair that put on the 2012 Annual ITE Western District Meeting in Santa Barbara. His experience includes traffic operations, parking, bicycle facilities, traffic laws, local transit, transportation planning and traffic impact studies, neighborhood traffic management, and automated traffic enforcement strategies. He was on the steering committee for the NACTO publication, Urban Street Stormwater Guide and co-wrote a recently released book titled Parking and the City. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and his Master's Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge. His is a licensed Traffic Engineer in California and a licensed Civil Engineer in California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Texas, and Washington.

Joy Bhattacharya

PE, PTOE, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Group

Mr. Bhattacharya serves as the Director of Innovative Transportation Solutions at Advanced Mobility Group's (AMG). He provides innovative Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, and ITS solutions for the Global Market. He has expertise in traffic engineering, traffic simulation, traffic signal systems with traffic simulation, traffic signal timing, traffic operations, ITS, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, and Smart Cities. He is an ITE fellow and has approximately 25 years of transportation engineering experience.

Obaid Khan

PE, Transportation & Operations Manager, City of Dublin, CA

Mr. Khan is a registered Civil Engineer in California with over 24 years of professional experience in the fields of civil and transportation engineering. Since 2012, he has been overseeing the Transportation Division at the City of Dublin. His Division is responsible for the planning, design, and construction of transportation capital projects as well as the operation of all traffic signals, intelligent transportation systems, and management of all transportation facilities. Mr. Khan also manages the review of new development applications and construction permits. He has in-depth knowledge in transportation planning, engineering and operations. Mr. Khan has worked on numerous local and regional transportation projects that enables him to bring a real-life perspective to the class.

Date Day Time Location
08/21/2019Wednesday5 PM to 7:30 PM Online
08/26/2019Monday5 PM to 7:30 PM Online
08/28/2019Wednesday5 PM to 7:30 PM Online
09/02/2019Monday5 PM to 7:30 PM Online
09/04/2019Wednesday5 PM to 7:30 PM Online
09/09/2019Monday5 PM to 7:30 PM Online
09/11/2019Wednesday5 PM to 7:30 PM Online
09/16/2019Monday5 PM to 7:30 PM Online
09/18/2019Wednesday5 PM to 7:30 PM Online
09/23/2019Monday5 PM to 7:30 PM Online
09/25/2019Wednesday5 PM to 7:30 PM Online
09/30/2019Monday5 PM to 7:30 PM Online


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