Caltrans Authorized Safety Training Courses

To be a Caltrans authorized certified flagger training provider, the flagger training must:

  • Cover flagging requirements in:
    • California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), Part 6, "Temporary Traffic Control."
    • Section 7-1.03 "Public Convenience" and Section 7-1.04 "Public Safety", of the Standard Specifications.
    • Section 12 "Temporary Traffic Control" of the Revised Standard Specifications.
    • Traffic control system standard plan sheets that show flagging.
    • Caltrans Flagging Instruction Handbook (PDF).
  • Demonstrate proper flagging:
    • Equipment.
    • Signals.
    • Procedures.
    • Standard skills of a good flagger.
  • Cover standard flagger practices for various situations.
  • Discuss flagger station requirements and required temporary traffic control devices.
  • Discuss automated flagger assistance devices.
  • Be a minimum of 4 hours of in-person training (online not accepted).
  • Require that students demonstrate proper flagging procedures to become certified.
  • Include a written multiple-choice test and to successfully become certified, students must answer questions correctly with a passing score of 80% or better.

To become an authorized training provider, you must submit the following to Caltrans.Construction.Safety@dot.ca.gov for approval:

  • The name of trainer and credentials
  • The training material, including the agenda and the exam
  • Copy of Certificate sample with effective and expiration date

Your certification/authorization will be valid for 3 years from the date you're approved and must re-submit for re-certification at least two weeks prior to the expiration for review and approval.

Caltrans will inform you in writing you within 15 working days of receiving your submittal if your training has met the requirements. Your company, if approved will be posted on this site.

Caltrans reserves the right to keep a copy of these training materials for comparison to actual training provided. To evaluate the training effectiveness, a representative of the Department will attend a training class after you are authorized to provide training.

Authorized List for Certified Flaggers Training

caltrans.construction.safety@dot.ca.gov

Name Contact
Date Issued
Valid Thru
Status
 Laborers Training School
1385 W. Sierra Madre
Azusa, CA 91702

Michael Tuttle
26-Jun-2020
26-Jun-2023
 OK

ATSSA
15 Riverside Parkway, Suite 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22706

Jessica Scheyder
13-Jul-2020
 13-Jul-2023  OK

To be a Department authorized Traffic Control Technician (TCT) training provider, the training must include the following subjects:

  • Concepts, techniques and practices of installing, maintaining, and removing of temporary traffic control devices.
  • California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), Part 6, “Temporary Traffic Control”.
  • Section 7-1.03 “Public Convenience”, and Section 7-1.04 “Public Safety”, and Section 12 “Temporary Traffic Control” of the Standard Specifications.
  • Traffic Control System Standard Plans (T Plans) applicable to highway work zones in California.
  • Pedestrian accessibility and Bicycle considerations.
  • Quality Guideline for Temporary Traffic Control Devices and Features.
  • Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Caltrans Flagging Instruction Handbook (PDF).
  • Be a minimum of 8 hours in-person training (online not accepted).
  • Include a written multiple-choice test and to successfully become certified. students must answer questions correctly with a passing score of 80% or better.

To become an authorized training provider, you must submit the following to caltrans.construction.safety@dot.ca.gov for approval:

  • The name of trainer and credentials
  • The training material course subject outline, including the agenda and the exam
  • Copy of Certificate sample with effective and expiration date

 

Your certification/authorization will be valid for 3 years from the date you’re approved and must re-submit for re-certification at least two weeks prior to the expiration for review and approval.

Caltrans will inform you in writing you within 15 working days of receiving your submittal if your training has met the requirements. Your company, if approved will be posted on this site.

Caltrans reserves the right to keep a copy of submitted training materials for comparison to actual training provided. To evaluate the training effectiveness, a representative of the Department will attend a training class after you are authorized to provide training.

To be a Department authorized Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) training provider, the training must include the following subjects:

  • State-specific training using Caltrans Standard Plans for temporary traffic control – T plans
  • The implementation of traffic control plans and techniques for installation and removal of traffic control devices.
  • Reading and interpreting plans, specifications and how implemented in the field.
  • Workshops for designing temporary traffic control setups using real world examples by recognizing, analyzing and correcting deficiencies.
  • Teaching students the necessary skills to become TCS
  • Section 7-1.03 Public Convenience and Section 7-1.04 Public Safety,” and Section 12 “Temporary Traffic Control” of the Standard Specifications.
  • Quality Guideline for Temporary Traffic Control Devices and Features.
  • Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Be a minimum of 16 hours in-person training (online not accepted).
  • Include a written multiple-choice test and to successfully become certified. students must answer questions correctly with a passing score of 80% or better.

To become an authorized training provider, you must submit the following to caltrans.construction.safety@dot.ca.gov for approval:

  • The name of trainer and credentials
  • The training material course subject, including the agenda and the exam
  • Copy of Certificate sample with effective and expiration date

Your certification/authorization will be valid for 3 years from the date you’re approved and must re-submit for re-certification at least two weeks prior to the expiration for review and approval.

Caltrans will inform you in writing you within 15 working days of receiving your submittal if your training has met the requirements. Your company, if approved will be posted on this site.

Caltrans reserves the right to keep a copy of these training materials for comparison to actual training provided. To evaluate the training effectiveness, a representative of the Department will attend a training class after you are authorized to provide training.

Training information coming soon.