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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.

 

Commercial driver licenses (CDLs), commercial learner permits (CLPs), and medical certificates have been extended by FMCSA until May 31, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to March 1st, 2020.

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.

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.

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

  • 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. 

2021 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)

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.

Where When

Chishom Trail Tech Center

283 Highway 33

Omega, OK

May 20, 2021

 

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Northeast Tech Center

1901 N Highway 88

Claremore, OK

July 7, 2021

 

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Autry Technology Center

1201 W Willow Rd

Enid, OK

September 2, 2021

 

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Eastern OK County Tech Center

4601 N Choctaw Rd

Choctaw, OK

October 21, 2021

 

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

Independent Wrecker Service Training

  • Student Info Sheet (Click here for form) – Use this document for submitting individually obtained training.
  • Skills tests may be used for independent, hands-on training given by the wrecker service owner or experienced wrecker operators.
  • New Hire Ride-Along Form (Click here for form) – Use this document to submit any additional 'on-the-job' new hire training
  • Any independent training applications and supporting documents must be submitted by fax or email to the Wrecker Service Division to receive credit approval.

Outside Training Resources

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

WHEN WHERE INSTRUCTOR MORE INFORMATION

16 Hour Basic Wrecker Operator Class

(note: TIMs training is not included)

 

May 22-23, 2021

 

All students must be pre-registered and prepaid by Tuesday May 20th by 5 PM

 

Sign-in starts at 8:30 AM

Class will start at 9:00 AM

 

PLEASE provide a photo of your truck by message to 580-821-2267

Stephens Truck Center

3920 NW 8th Street

Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Approved Trainers

 

Registration for course - www.okwoa.org

DAY ONE: Classroom work only

8 hours Basic Wrecker                     

 

DAY TWO: This will be OUTSIDE, HANDS ON training!! SCHEDULE MAY BE ADJUSTED DUE TO THE WEATHER!!! All students must bring a truck for day two. (Unless exempted by trainers)

 

Requirements for Day Two are:

Gloves, Boots (leather preferred), Long Pants (no shorts), Reflective Class 3 Vest, Safety Glasses, clothing suitable for the weather (cold, rain, etc.)

 

Class will be held regardless of weather conditions (the only exception would be for lightning or tornado!)

8 Hour Basic Administrative Class

 

 

June 5, 2021

 

*Class will count as continued Education for 2021

Western Technology Center

301 Western Drive

Elk City, OK

Approved Trainers

 

To sign up go to: 

www.okwoa.org

Class includes information on PPI's, 30 day stored vehicle reports, Possessory liens along with current rules and regulations. Followed with understanding basic/proper billing procedures and pricing.

8 Hour Advanced Heavy Wrecker Billing Class

 

June 6, 2021

 

*Class will count as continued Education for 2021

Western Technology Center

301 Western Drive

Elk City, OK

Approved Trainers

 

To sign up go to: 

www.okwoa.org

Class includes understanding proper billing procedures for all law enforcement calls based off the current OCC rates. Will also cover request calls, billing for extra equipment and the basics of hazmat.

Last Modified on Apr 30, 2021
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