State Training Requirements

Alabama

  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is not required.
  • Certification is not required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Alaska

  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required.
  • Certification is required for Flaggers and Traffic Control Supervisors
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Arizona
  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required.
  • Certification is required for Flaggers and Traffic Control Supervisors
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Arkansas

  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required.
  • Certification is not required, you must provide proof of training.
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Colorado
  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required.
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider of Traffic Control Technician and Supervisor training.
Connecticut
  • Flagger Training is required, TCS training is only required for certain projects
  • Uniformed Flaggers and Worksite Traffic Control Supervisors must have certification
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider
Delaware
  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required.
  • Certification is required for Flaggers and Traffic Control Supervisors only on certain projects.
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider
  • For DelDOT employees, the only classification that is required to have the Traffic Control Technician is the Traffic Engineering Safety Officers who are responsible for reviewing highway work zones.
Florida
  • Courses are state specific.
  • Flagger training is required-ATSSA is not recognized
  • Florida Intermediate and Florida Advanced training is required
  • A 4-hour refresher course is required every 4 years
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider for the Florida Intermediate and Florida Advanced Training courses.
Idaho
  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required.
  • Certification is required for Flaggers and Traffic Control Supervisors
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider
Indiana
  • Flagger, and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required.
  • Certification is required for Flaggers and Traffic Control Supervisors
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider
  • A worksite traffic supervisor certified by the American Traffic Safety Service Association, ATSSA, or approved equal certifying organization, shall direct all field layout, placement, operation, maintenance, and removal of temporary traffic control devices. The certified worksite traffic supervisor, CWTS, shall ensure that all traffic control devices, except temporary concrete barrier, meet acceptable standards as outlined in the plans, specifications, and ATSSA’s “Quality Standards for Work Zone Traffic Control Devices” prior to installation.
Iowa
  • Flagger training is required and all flaggers must be trained under Iowa DOT requirements.
  • Traffic Control Technician training is required.
  • Certification is not required, however Iowa will accept ATSSA’s Traffic Control Technician certification
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Kansas

  • Kansas DOT has a state specific flagger certification course that they require contractors to go through.
  • Currently there is no requirements in place for Traffic Control Technician or Supervisors
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider
Kentucky
  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required.
  • Flaggers are only required to be trained on the MUTCD Flagging Standards
  • Certification is not required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider
Louisiana
  • Courses are state specific
  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required.
  • Certification is not required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider
Maryland
  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician training is required
  • Traffic Control Supervisor training is only required for Flagger Instructors
  • Certification is required for flaggers
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider
Massachusetts
  • Flagger training is required
  • Certification is required for flaggers
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider
Michigan
  • Flagger training is required, however Michigan only requires flaggers to read the Michigan Traffic Regulator Manual.http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdot/MDOT-TrafficRegulatorsManual_327600_7.pdf.
  • Traffic Control Training is required
  • Certification is not required; however it is very helpful when applying for a prequalification. Michigan does not require any specific training, just that the person has been trained in regards traffic control technician.
Minnesota
  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required.
  • Certification is required; however individuals must have the Minnesota certification which can be obtained through the Minnesota DOT or the Minnesota LTAP.
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider for Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor Training

Montana

  • Flagger certification is required.
  • Montana DOT does not require Traffic Control Technician Training, however Montana DOT does encourage and provides the training to field inspectors.
  • Montana DOT does not require Traffic Control Supervisor Training, however Montana DOT does encourage and provides the training to field project managers
  • ATSSA Flagger certification is recognized and accepted.
Nevada
  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required.
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider
New Hampshire
  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required for Contractors only. The DOT has their own training program for their personnel.
  • Certification is required for flaggers
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider
New Jersey
  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required.
  • Training is available through Rutgers and Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)
  • ATSSA is not recognized
Pennsylvania
  • Courses are state specific.
  • Flagger training is required
  • Traffic Control Technician and Supervisor training is only required on larger projects
  • Certification is not required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Rhode Island

  • Flagger training is required, ATSSA is not accepted
  • Traffic Control Technician training is not required, however adequate training is required for personnel who set-up, operate, maintain, inspect, move, and/or breakdown TTC devices. ATSSA training is accepted.
  • Traffic Control Supervisor training is not required, however adequate training is required for Managers and Supervisors who oversee field personnel (including TMP Implementation Managers).
  • Certification is not required
South Carolina
  • Courses are state specific.
  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required.
  • Certification is only required for flaggers
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider
South Dakota
  • Flagger training is required
  • Certification is required for flaggers must be South DOT certification
  • ATSSA is not recognized
Tennessee
  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required.
  • Flagger training is done in house for all DOT personnel
  • Certification is not required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider
Utah
  • Courses are state specific
  • Flagger and Traffic Control Technician courses required
  • Certification is required for flaggers must have taken the Utah State Specific Flagger course
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider
Vermont
  • Flagger training is required
  • Certification is required for flaggers
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider
Virginia
  • Courses are state specific
  • Flagger, Basic/TCT, Intermediate/TCS and Advanced/TCDS training courses are required.
  • Certification is required for flaggers and Intermediate/TCS’s
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Washington

  • Courses are state specific
  • Flagger and Traffic Control Supervisor training required
  • Certification is required for flaggers and Traffic Control Supervisors
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

West Virigina

  • West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) Construction Manual click here
  • 636.1.6 Flagger Certification

 "All flaggers on WVDOH projects must be certified by passing a WVDOH or American Traffic Safety Service Association training course on this subject. Re-certification is generally required every two years and usually involves reveiwing the course manual, viewing a training video, and obtaining a passing score on a proficiency test administered by the proctor." 

  • West Virgina Parkways Authority Special Provisions for Section 636 - Maintaining Traffic click here
  • "All flaggers must have a current and valid certification by the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) at the time of work."

Wyoming

  • Flagger training is required
  • Traffic Control Technician training is required for DOT personnel only
  • Traffic Control Supervisor training is required for contractors only
  • Certification is required for flaggers
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider for Flagger and Traffic Control Supervisor Training

 

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