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STMS Cat A & B – NP

Non-Practising (NP)

The STMS Cat A & B NP warrants provide the base knowledge for working in category A & B environments. These learning blocks are for people who intend be working on category A or B road environments as:

  • a Traffic Operations Manager
  • a TTM Planner, TMP Approver, TTM Auditor, Traffic Management Coordinator or Corridor Manager

STMS NP assessments are sat progressively during the workshop.

The assessment for the STMS NP is Unit Standard 31962 and is completed as a one-and-a-half-day theory workshop.

Warrant Unit Std Title Level Credits
STMS NP 31962 Explain the requirements for the worksite under temporary traffic management for a road environment as defined in CoPTTM 3 5

Topics include:

  • deliver site safety briefings and inductions
  • calculate layout distances for category A road environments
  • set up, maintain and remove TTM for static operations (shoulder closures, two-way two-lane closures and multi-lane closures)
  • complete mobile operations and closures
  • set up, maintain and remove TTM for semi-static operations and closures
  • conduct special activities

Workshop includes:

  • STMS A+B Handbook
  • Assessment material
  • Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea
  • A verification card which can be used as proof of the warrant (until the Waka Kotahi card arrives)
  • Waka Kotahi registration
  • Unit Standard 31962


The STMS-U is the prerequisite to the sitting the STMS AB NP.   The prerequisite to obtaining Unit Standard 31962 is Unit Standard 31960.    Alternatively a current L1 STMS can sit the STMS AB NP and be awarded Unit Standard 31926, 31961 and 31959.    Refer Connexis Existing Warrant pathways pg6.

For more information about the warrant refer to the Waka Kotahi STMS Category A and B.

Additional on-job coaching from a TTM Mentor and a practical assessment by a TTM Assessor are required for those who require the TMO practising warrant.

For more information about this warrant refer to the Waka Kotahi Traffic management operative (TMO) information.

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