Work zone training

Flagger Certification Training:
Washington State Flagger Certification courses are available at many Community Colleges and through the Evergreen Safety Council (800) 521-0778 and American Traffic Safety Services Association (877) 642-4637. Oregon, Idaho and Montana State flagging cards are also accepted in Washington. 

Please note: WSDOT does NOT hire flaggers.

For WSDOT employees, contact your Region Safety office for flagger training.

Traffic Control Supervisor Training (TCS):
Successful completion of a three day Washington State TCS course is required be become certified and receive a TCS card good for four years. A one-day recertification course is required before your card expires to retain certification. There is a 6-month grace period to recertify, however there is no grace period for working as a TCS with an expired card.

TCS Training is available through:

WSDOT employees should enroll through LMS or contact Steve Haapala, State Work Zone Engineer (360) 705-7241 for scheduling.

Prerequisites: Verification of at least 2000 hours of temporary traffic control related work experience and a current WA, OR, ID or MT flagging card. 

Traffic Control Plan Design Training:

(Open to WSDOT Employees and Local Agency Personnel)

This one-day class focuses on the policy, process and standards for developing a Transportation Management Plan (TMP) and design of Traffic Control Plans (TCP) for roadway construction projects. Lectures cover topics such as TMP requirements, assessing work zone impacts, developing traffic control strategies, traffic control standards, devices and types of traffic control plans to include in the PS&E.

The target audiences for the class are Transportation Technicians and Transportation Engineers, responsible for developing traffic control PS&E's. This class will also be of benefit to engineering personnel responsible for constructing and implementing traffic control work zones.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of roadway design and construction.

WSDOT employees should enroll through LMS or contact Steve Haapala, State Work Zone Engineer (360) 705-7241 for scheduling.

Maintenance Traffic Control Operations Training:

This course is designed to train WSDOT maintenance personnel in those principles and practices of traffic control, which will enable them to provide the safest and most efficient operation of temporary traffic control in work zones. Training is based on the WSDOT Work Zone Guidelines Manual M54-44.

Contact Region Maintenance Trainers for scheduling.