Advanced training of temporary traffic control in work zones



Course Description

Two days/16 hours; Classroom Course

The TCS course is designed to train those who will be actively involved in designing or setting up and maintaining temporary traffic control in a work zone. It moves from the concepts and techniques taught in the TCT course to the implementation of traffic control plans and techniques for installation and removal. Students are taught how to read and interpret plans and specifications and implement them in the field.

Workshops included in the course are designed to provide real world examples in designing temporary traffic control setups and also recognizing, analyzing and correcting deficiencies. An additional, vital objective of this course is teaching students the skills necessary to become an effective supervisor, capable of leading a team in the field.


Prerequisites & State-Specific Information

In most states, passing the Traffic Control Technician (TCT) course is a prerequisite to register for this course.

Contact ATSSA at 800-272-8772 or email for specific state requirements.


Registration Information

Intended Audience: supervisory personnel that are responsible for the installation, maintenance, or removal of traffic control devices

Class Size: 40 students maximum

CEUs: 1.50

Registration Fees:

  • $355 ATSSA Members
  • $405 Non-members


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Certification Information

After completing this course, take the next step in your career by adding an ATSSA certification designation.

TCS Certification Requirements:

  • Pass the TCT and TCS Courses with 80% or greater on exams
  • Possess two years (4,000 hours) temporary traffic control experience
  • Complete the Certification Application and pay the Certification Fee
  • Provide two references to verify work experience
  • Be approved by the ATSSA Certification Board

Certification is valid for 4 years. At the end of 4 years, the student must take a recertification exam to be recertified. Learn more about Certification


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



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