STATE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS


Find the training requirements for your state


 

Alabama

  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is not required
  • Though training isn't required, contractor workers must be trained appropriate to their job duties
  • Before beginning work, contractors must verify, in writing, that all workers are trained
  • ALDOT may audit training records
  • For specific language regarding training requirements visit: www.dot.state.al.us/conweb/specifications.htm
  • 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

  • Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor courses are state specific
  • 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
  • Workers must provide proof of training
  • Certification is not required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

California

  • Courses are state specific
  • Flagger training is required
  • Certification is not required
  • 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 Traffic Control Supervisor training

Connecticut

  • Flagger Training is required
  • Traffic Control Supervisor training is only required for certain projects
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Delaware

  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required
  • DelDOT employees: Traffic Engineering Safety Officers who are responsible for reviewing highway work zones is the only classification that is required to have Traffic Control Technician training
  • Certification is required for Flaggers and Traffic Control Supervisors on certain projects
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

District of Columbia (DC)

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

Florida

  • Courses are state specific
  • Flagger, Florida Intermediate and Florida Advanced training is required.
  • A 6-hour refresher course is required every 4 years
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider for the Florida Intermediate and Florida Advanced training courses

Georgia

  • Flagger and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

 Hawaii

  • Training is not required
  • Certification is not required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider 

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

Illinois

  • Flagger training is required for contractor-provided flaggers
  • Traffic Control Supervisor training is required on selected projects
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Indiana

  • Flagger and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required
  • A worksite traffic supervisor certified by 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 Guidelines for Work Zone Traffic Control Devices” prior to installation.
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

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
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Kansas

  • Flagger training is required
  • Certification is not required
  • 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

  • Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor courses are state specific
  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required
  • Certification is not required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Maine

  • Flagger training is required
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Maryland

  • Flagger course is state specific
  • Flagger and Traffic Control Technician training is required
  • Certification is required for flaggers
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Massachusetts

  • Flagger course is state specific
  • Flagger training is required
  • Certification is required for flaggers
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Michigan

  • Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor courses are state specific
  • Training is not required
  • Flaggers must read the MDOT Traffic Regulators Instruction Manual: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdot/MDOT-TrafficRegulatorsManual_327600_7.pdf
  • Each person whose actions affect TTC zone safety, from the upper-level management through the field workers, should receive training appropriate to the job decisions each individual is required to make
  • Certification is not required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Minnesota

  • Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor courses are state specific
  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required
  • Certification is required, and 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

Mississippi

  • Flagger training is required
  • Each supervisor and one member of each crew is required to attend LTAP's Design and Operation of Work Zone Traffic Control course
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Missouri

  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required
  • Certification is not required, however a certified work zone specialist must be available on all projects
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Montana

  • Flagger training is required
  • Montana DOT does not require additional training, however, training is encouraged and provided in-house to field inspectors and field project managers
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Nebraska

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

Nevada

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

New Hampshire

  • Flagger training is required
  • Traffic Control Technician training is required for Traffic Control Coordinators
  • Traffic Control Supervisor training or PE degree is required for Contractor Traffic Control Plans
  • Certification is required
  • 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 a recognized provider

New Mexico

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

New York

  • Flagger training is required
  • Traffic Control Supervisor training is required on certain projects
  • Certification is required for flaggers
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

North Carolina

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

North Dakota

  • Flagger and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required
  • Certification is not required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider for Traffic Control Supervisor training

Ohio

  • Flagger training is not required; ODOT provides this training to internal employees
  • Traffic Control Supervisor training is required for Worksite Traffic Supervisors, as one of four accepted training options
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Oklahoma

  • Training is required and provided in-house for all ODOT personnel involved with field temporary traffic control
  • There are no training requirements for non-ODOT employees, though training is often provided through Oklahoma Traffic Engineering Association (OTEA) or ATSSA
  • Certification is not required for non-ODOT employees
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider for non-ODOT employees

Oregon

  • Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor courses are state specific
  • Flagger and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required
  • Certification is required for agency positions that perform flagging or Traffic Control Supervisor duties on a regular basis
  • ATSSA is not a recognized provider

Pennsylvania

  • Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor courses are state specific
  • Flagger training is required
  • Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is only required for larger projects
  • Certification is not required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Rhode Island

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

South Carolina

  • Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor courses are state-specific
  • Flagger, Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required
  • Certification is required for flaggers
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

South Dakota

  • Flagger training is required
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is not a recognized provider

Tennessee

  • Flagger and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required
  • Flagger training is done in-house for all DOT personnel
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Texas

  • Traffic Control Technician and Traffic Control Supervisor courses are state-specific
  • Flagger training is required
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Utah

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

Vermont

  • Flagger training is required
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Virginia

  • Courses are state specific
  • Flagger, Basic/TCT, Intermediate/TCS and Advanced/TCDS training is required
  • Certification is required for flaggers and Intermediate/TCS
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Washington

  • Flagger and Traffic Control Supervisor courses are state specific
  • Flagger and Traffic Control Supervisor training required
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

West Virginia

  • Flagger training is required
  • All flaggers on WVDOH projects must be certified by passing a WVDOH or ATSSA training course on this subject. Recertification is generally required every two years and usually involves reviewing the course manual, viewing a training video, and obtaining a passing score on a proficiency test administered by a proctor
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Wisconsin

  • Flagger training is required
  • Certification is not required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

Wyoming

  • Flagger and Traffic Control Supervisor training is required
  • Traffic Control Supervisors must also obtain a WYDOT certification card
  • Certification is required
  • ATSSA is a recognized provider

 

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