I have received my Transit Safety and Security Program certificate from the Transportation Safety Institute. Will I get credit for taking the TSSP Certificate courses for the Interim Provisions, and how is the TSSP different from the curriculum?
FTA's interim program coursework contains different competencies than those in the Transit Safety and Security Program (TSSP). Therefore, FTA proposes that no credit will be transferred from prior education or experience into the interim program. More specifically, the current TSSP program was designed to address competencies that support the development and implementation of system safety, security, and emergency management program plans. The interim program promotes the development, implementation and oversight of SMS safety policies, risk management, safety assurance, and safety promotion programs and initiatives through the effective use of Safety Management Systems (SMS) tools and techniques.
The objectives within the SMS curriculum were built from FTA’s SMS framework, which uses a different approach to identifying hazards and controlling their potential consequences, continual assessment of safety risk, and an effective employee safety reporting system.