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STMS Cat A NP Workshop

This provides the base knowledge for working on category A roads (urban roads, 60km/h or less).


This provides the base knowledge for working on category A roads (urban roads, 60km/h or less). 

Topics include:

  • Common risks on Category A road environments
  • Calculate layout distances for category A road environments
  • Set up, maintain and remove TTM for static operations for category A road environments (shoulder closures, two-way two-lane closures and multi-lane closures)
  • Pedestrians and cyclists
  • Complete mobile operations
  • Set up, maintain, and remove TTM for semi-static operations and closures.


  • STMS universal, or
  • STMS of any level current or expired or,
  • STMS of the relevant category current or expired.

Note: If the STMS warrant has been expired for less than 12 months, it might be best for the trainee to complete the STMS Refresher workshop.


This is a Waka Kotahi TTM warranted role: STMS(A)-NP

There is an optional Unit standard for the STMS Cat A warrant – US 31962: Explain the requirements for the worksite under temporary traffic management for a road environment as defined in CoPTTM. Once the unit standard has been awarded for a category of road, the STMS is not required to attain this unit standard again for other categories of road environment.

Who it is for

Any person wishing to work on category A roads as an onsite STMS, or

Any person wishing to work on category A roads while fulfilling one of the following roles:

  • Traffic Operations Manager
  • TTM Mentor
  • TTM Assessor
  • TTM Trainer
  • TTM Planner
  • TMP Approver
  • TTM Auditor
  • Traffic Management Coordinator
  • Corridor Manager.

What's included in the fee for the workshop

The following is included in the workshop fee:

  • Waka Kotahi STMS(A)-NP registration fee
  • Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea
  • Workshop resources


Waka Kotahi warrants are refreshed every 3 years.

To refresh a STMS Cat A warrant the holder will need to attend a STMS refresher workshop. This renews the non-practising warrant.

The practising STMS Cat A warrant is renewed once the STMS Cat A practical re-assessment has been successfully completed.

The practising warrant will expire on the same date as the non-practising warrant.

Next steps

For those who need to be practising as an on-site STMS Cat A, there is additional mentoring and a practical assessment completed in a category A road environment.

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