Work zone training

The Traffic Control Oversight Committee (TCOC) regulates who may provide training and issue the Washington State Flagging Card and Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) Card.

Flagger Certification Training

Washington State Flagger Certification courses are available at many Community Colleges and the providers listed. Oregon, Idaho and Montana State flagging cards are also accepted in Washington.

Flagger Certification Training is available through:

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 the Learning Center.

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 three-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 the Learning Center or contact Steve Haapala, State Work Zone Engineer for scheduling.