One of the most crucial prerequisites for improving road safety is traffic enforcement. It is also critical to have a large number of committed and well-trained traffic officers.
Many are those who are looking for how do I become a traffic trainee? If this sounds like you, then here you are going to get all the information needed to become a traffic officer in South Africa
Where to Buy the Traffic Officer Application Form?
- The RTMC has sent an e-mail to all provincial head offices of traffic and to the head offices of metro police so that people can have access to the application forms.
- You, therefore, need to check your local and national newspapers on a regular basis For information about the Application Form.
- You may also contact any Local or Provincial Authority directly to inquire whether vacancies exist or when posts will be advertised, as well as to obtain any application forms.
- No private person can enroll directly at a Traffic College as a Trainee.
Requirements to Become a Traffic Officer
The minimum requirements to become a Traffic Officer are:
- Grade 12 or equivalent (No specific subjects needed)
- No criminal record · Code B driving Licence (manual transmission)
- Medical Certificate – that a person may do strenuous exercises
- Applicants shall not be older than 35 years of age
- Must be employed by a Local or Provincial Authority
You’ll be sent to one of the 14 Traffic Colleges by a Traffic Department only once you are employed/appointed as a Traffic Trainee.
- Contact Traffic Departments directly for information on available trainee vacancies, application forms, and opportunities for possible voluntary work.
- No one can reserve a “space” for you at a Traffic College.
- The training of Traffic Officers is funded by the state for selected candidates when posts are available.
- Do Not make an upfront payment to anyone.
- Be aware of bogus colleges, remember you can only be sent by a Traffic Department to a Traffic College, with NO middleman involved.
You should, therefore, start by contacting your local Traffic Department to find out if and when traineeships will be available.