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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


All drivers are required to have the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) certification in order to become an approved wrecker driver.

However, there is not a specific class requirement for the four (4) credit hours of continued education each driver must have each year. The continued education portion can be formal lectures, courses, seminars, webinars, videos or any other similar type of educational program designed to educate an individual and give him or her further skills or knowledge to be applied in his or her line of work.

Traffic Incident Management Training

  • All drivers are required to have the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) certification in order to become an approved wrecker driver. A copy must be submitted to DPS in order to receive an approved driver card.

  • Oklahoma Traffic Incident Management Coalition (website: www.oktim.org) – TIM consists of a planned and coordinated multidisciplinary process to detect, respond to and clear traffic incidents so that traffic flow may be restored as safely and quickly as possible. Effective TIM reduces the duration and impacts of traffic incidents and improves the safety of motorists, crash victims and emergency responders. **NEW** Now offering online TIM course.

  • On-line course available through the National Highway Institute. (website: www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov) Certificate should be faxed (405-425-2031) or emailed (wrecker@dps.ok.gov) to DPS to receive training credit.

Training Classes – (*Trainer Contact List - click here)

DPS Approved Training – (Click here to display)

  • Types of training a wrecker service can submit for credit hour approval. A 16-hour Wrecker Operations course, which includes TIM training and hands-on training, is required for those wrecker operators acquiring their wrecker license with less than 2 years’ experience in wrecker operations.
  • DPS approved training classes are open to current and new wrecker operators and any other First Responders who are interested in Wrecker Rules & Operations.
  • New Wrecker License applicants should contact their nearest trainer to schedule a class if there is not a current 16-Hour class available. 

2022 WRECKER OPERATOR TRAINING CLASSES

(No cost for training!)

The following classes have been designed to meet the required annual continued education and provide fundamental knowledge of required equipment and general wrecker service operating procedures for all wrecker operators; both AA and G class wreckers.(NOTE: All classes have a limit of 30 students only)

DPS Training Classes

WHERE WHEN

DPS WRECKER SERVICE OPERATOR TRAINING

    Topics to cover

  • Wrecker Services: Driver License, web site, required training, drivers, personal property policy, staying in compliance, Real ID
  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission
  • Rules and Legislation

 

Kiamichi Technology Center

301 Kiamichi Drive

McAlester, OK 74501

 

May 24, 2022

9 AM - 1 PM

 

To enroll in any class, send email to Wrecker Services. Please list date of class wanting to attend, your DPS #, names of all who will be attending and their DL# to be placed on the roster.

DPS WRECKER SERVICE OPERATOR TRAINING

    Topics to cover

  • Wrecker Services: Driver License, web site, required training, drivers, personal property policy, staying in compliance, Real ID
  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission
  • Rules and Legislation


Western Technology Center

2605 E Main St

Weatherford, OK 73096-2639

June 21, 2022

 

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

To enroll in any class, send email to Wrecker Services. Please list date of class wanting to attend, your DPS #, names of all who will be attending and their DL# to be placed on the roster.

DPS WRECKER SERVICE OPERATOR TRAINING

    Topics to cover

  • Wrecker Services: Driver License, web site, required training, drivers, personal property policy, staying in compliance, Real ID
  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission
  • Rules and Legislation


Northeast Tech Center

1901 N Highway 88

Claremore, OK 74017

July 26, 2022

 

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

To enroll in any class, send email to Wrecker Services. Please list date of class wanting to attend, your DPS #, names of all who will be attending and their DL# to be placed on the roster.

DPS WRECKER SERVICE OPERATOR TRAINING

    Topics to cover

  • Wrecker Services: Driver License, web site, required training, drivers, personal property policy, staying in compliance, Real ID
  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission
  • Rules and Legislation


Autry Technology Center

1201 W Willow Rd

Enid, OK 73703

September 21, 2022

 

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

To enroll in any class, send email to Wrecker Services. Please list date of class wanting to attend, your DPS #, names of all who will be attending and their DL# to be placed on the roster.

DPS WRECKER SERVICE OPERATOR TRAINING

    Topics to cover

  • Wrecker Services: Driver License, web site, required training, drivers, personal property policy, staying in compliance, Real ID
  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission
  • Rules and Legislation


Eastern OK County Tech Center

4601 N Choctaw Rd

Choctaw, OK

October 12, 2022

 

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

To enroll in any class, send email to Wrecker Services. Please list date of class wanting to attend, your DPS #, names of all who will be attending and their DL# to be placed on the roster.

 

SEE BELOW FOR OUTSIDE TRAINING AVAILABLE CLASSES OR CONTACT AN APPROVED TRAINER FOR CLASS AVAILABILITY - click here

Outside Training Resourses

WHEN WHERE MORE INFORMATION

May 21st  , 2022

 

Prerequisite : N/A

 

Sign up www.okwoa.org

 

$250 Non-Member

$200 Member

 

Questions?

Email: oklahomatowingtrainer@gmail.com

EOC Tech Center

4601 N Choctaw Rd

Choctaw, OK

8 Hour Training Class

Topics: 

 

  • Advanced Towing Techniques
  • Advanced Recovery 
  • Line Angles
  • Snatch Block Usage
  • Driver Training
  • Bonus Material

May 21st - 22nd , 2022

 

Prerequisite : TIMS Training

 

Sign up www.okwoa.org

 

$250 Non-Member

$200 Member

 

Questions?

Email: oklahomatowingtrainer@gmail.com

EOC Tech Center

4601 N Choctaw Rd

Choctaw, OK    

16 Hour Training Class Topics:

 

  • New Owners
  • New Drivers
  • Towing Basics
  • Recovery
  • Paperwork
  • Driver Training
  • Bonus Material

May 22, 2022

 

Sign up www.okwoa.org

 

$200 Non-Member

$150 Member

 

Questions?

Email: oklahomatowingtrainer@gmail.com

 

EOC Tech Center

4601 N Choctaw Rd

Choctaw, OK

8 Hour Administrative Class
 
  • New Company License 
  • Rules & Definitions
  • Law Enforcement Towing
  • Private Property Impounds
  • OCC Rate Structure 
  • Dispatching
  • Employees
  • Title 42 Procedure

July 30th - 31st, 2022

 

Prerequisite : TIMS Training

 

Sign up www.okwoa.org

 

$250 Non-Member

$200 Member

 

Questions?

Email: oklahomatowingtrainer@gmail.com

Kiamichi Tech Center

107 S. 15th Hugo, OK

16 Hour Training Class

Topics: 

  • New Owners
  • New Drivers
  • Towing Basics
  • Recovery
  • Paperwork
  • Driver Training
  • Bonus Material

September 10th - 11th, 2022

 

Prerequisite : TIMS Training

 

Sign up www.okwoa.org

 

$250 Non-Member

$200 Member

 

Questions?

Email: oklahomatowingtrainer@gmail.com

Truck Source

1310 W Hwy 77

Perry,OK

16 Hour Training Class

Topics: 

  • New Owners
  • New Drivers
  • Towing Basics
  • Recovery
  • Paperwork
  • Driver Training
  • Bonus Material
Last Modified on Apr 25, 2022