Train-the-trainer course that teaches the fundamentals of flagging



Course Description

Two days/16 hours; Classroom Course, Spanish available

Flagging traffic is both a critical and a potentially hazardous part of providing a safe work zone. Flaggers are responsible for protecting their fellow workers as well as motorists. The FIT course is designed to teach students how to effectively teach flagger courses. This train-the-trainer course emphasizes skills and techniques for teaching the fundamentals of flagging. Students are provided with all of the information needed to present the four-hour ATSSA flagger certification training course.

Each FIT student must teach a short section of this material to demonstrate their ability to communicate and effectively present the material to learners. Individuals successfully completing the FIT will be recognized as ATSSA Certified Flagger Instructors.


Prerequisites & State-Specific Information

Passing ATSSA’s Traffic Control Technician (TCT) and Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) training courses are a prerequisite to register for this course.

NOTE: To become FIT certified in Virginia, the TCT course is not required. In certain states, the TCS course is a stand-alone course. In these states, since completion of the TCT course is not a prerequisite, it is not required in order to be eligible for the FIT course. Contact ATSSA at 800-272-8772 or email customerservice@atssa.com for specific state requirements.


Registration Information

Intended Audience: individuals who perform flagging duties in temporary traffic control work zones and wish to train other individuals

Class Size: 15 students maximum

CEUs: 1.50

Registration Fees:

  • $450 ATSSA Members
  • $565 Non-members


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Certification Information

Upon successful completion of the TCT, TCS, and FIT courses, including the exams, students become ATSSA-Certified Flagger Instructor and are certified to train flaggers for a period of 4 years. To recertify, a student must pass a recertification exam.

Learn more about Recertification.


  • The American Traffic Safety Services Association
  • 15 Riverside Parkway, Suite 100
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406-1077
  • Telephone: (800) 272-8772



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