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 Instructors
ATSSA
15 Riverside Parkway, Suite 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22706
Jessica Scheyder 13-Jul-2020 13-Jul-2023 OK ATSSA Flagger Instructor Listing (DOCX)             
CalPortland
Central Coast Division
1625 E Donovan Rd. 
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Justin Lorentz 08-Nov-2021 08-Nov-2024 OK  Justin Lorentz
Craig Safety Group LLC
3212 Liberty Square Parkway
Turlock, CA 95380 
Charles Craig  15-Sep-2022  15-Sep-2025  OK  Charles Craig 
Flasher Barricade Association
P.O. Box 41543
Sacramento, CA 95841 
Toni Zachary 29-July-2022 29-July-2025 OK David Mori
Rusty Lewis
Laborers Training School
1385 W. Sierra Madre
Azusa, CA 91702
Michael Tuttle 26-Jun-2020 26-Jun-2023 OK  
Marsden Master Safety Training
8730 Rideabout Lane
San Diego, CA 92129
John Marsden
28-May-2021 28-May-2024 OK John Marsden
Occupational Safety Training Systems, Inc. (OSTS)
14650 Central Ave
Chino, CA 91710
Mike Geosano
13-Aug-2021
13-Aug-2024
OK
Wende Wylie
Pacific Safety Center
9880 Via Pasar, Suite F
San Diego, CA 92126
Wende Wylie
22-Nov-2021
22-Nov-2024
OK
Wende Wylie
Southern California Pavement Striper,
Road Slurry, Seal Coat & Highway Maintenance
Apprenticeship J.A.C Inc.
1074 E. La Cadena Dr. #9
Riverside, CA 92507
John Selover
01-Jul-2021 01-Jul-2024 OK John Selover
Richard Villegas
Gene Good
Traffic Management, Inc.
4900 Airport Plaza Dr. 300
Long Beach, CA 90815
Frank Perez 08-Jan-2021 08-Jan-2024 OK  
Western Safety Institute, Inc.
PO Box 1147
Elverta, CA 95626-1147
Rudy Schroeder 01-Mar-2022 01-Mar-2025 OK  Rudy Schroeder

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.

Authorized List for Certified Traffic Control Technician Training

caltrans.construction.safety@dot.ca.gov

Name Contact Date Issued Valid Thru Status Instructors

ATSSA
15 Riverside Parkway, Suite 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22706

Jessica Scheyder   02-Apr-2021 01-Apr-2024 OK  Robert Beadles
William Birdwell
Rich Bunker
Jim Conroy
David Dennis
Chris Eckhoff
Michael Gannon
Brad Henry
Shayne Hill
Matthew Johnson
Richard Mobarak
Esteban Moreno
Craig Nielsen
Robert Preston
Craig Rhodes
Kenneth Rudd
Robert Wade

Flasher Barricade Association
P.O. Box 41543
Sacramento, CA 95841

Toni Zachary 04-Aug-2022 04-Aug-2025 OK David Mori
Rusty Lewis
Gordon Wang
Laborers Training & Retraining
Trust Fund for Northern California
1001 Westside Drive
San Ramon, CA 94583-4099
Scott Mahar
06-Jul-2021 06-Jul-2024 OK

Roy Borgeson
John Cannon
Ricardo Castellanos
Jeff Feigen
Juan Guitierrez
Marcos Guitierrez
Josh Harkness
Avery Jackson
Greg Kukendall
Jose Lopez
Scott Mahar
Lauro Perez
Alvaro Reynoso
Dave Roeder
Eduardo Vaca
Robert Vasquez
Greg Venegas

Laborers Training School
1385 W. Sierra Madre
Azusa, CA 91702
Michael Tuttle 19-Jan-2021 19-Jan-2024 OK
Northern Nevada Laborers' Apprenticeship and Training Program
50 Wild Horse Canyon Dr.
Sparks, NV 89434
Al Devita 20-Jan-2022 20-Jan-2025 OK Christine Cosio
Occupational Safety Training Systems, Inc. (OSTS)
14650 Central Ave
Chino, CA 91710
Mike Geosano 01-Mar-2022 01-Mar-2025 OK Wende Wylie

Pacific Safety Center (PSC)
9880 Via Pasar, Suite F
San Diego, CA 92126

Darby Vorce, Executive Director 28-July-2022 28-July-2025 OK Wende Wylie
Southern California Pavement Striper, Road Slurry, Seal Coat & Highway Maintenance Apprenticeship J.A.C Inc.
1074 E. La Cadena Dr. #9
Riverside CA, 92507 
John Selover
02-Aug-2021 02-Aug-2024
OK
John Selover
Richard Villegas
Gene Good

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.

Authorized List for Certified Traffic Control Supervisor Training

caltrans.construction.safety@dot.ca.gov

Name Contact Date Issued Valid Thru Status Instructors

ATSSA
15 Riverside Parkway, Suite 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22706

Jessica Scheyder   22-Nov-2021 22-Nov-2024 OK  Robert Beadles
William Birdwell
Rich Bunker
Jim Conroy
David Dennis
Chris Eckhoff
Michael Gannon
Brad Henry
Shayne Hill
Matthew Johnson
Richard Mobarak
Esteban Moreno
Craig Nielsen
Robert Preston
Craig Rhodes
Kenneth Rudd
Robert Wade
 Laborers Training & Retraining
Trust Fund for Northern California
1001 Westside Drive
San Ramon, CA 94583-4099
Scott Mahar 19-Apr-2022 19-Apr-2025 OK

Roy Borgeson
John Cannon
Ricardo Castellanos
Jeff Feigen
Juan Gutierrez
Marcos Guitierrez
Josh Harkness
Avery Jackson
Greg Kuykendall
Jose Lopez
Scott Mahar
Lauro Perez
Alvaro Reynoso
Dave Roeder
Eduardo Vaca
Robert Vasquez
Greg Venegas

Laborers Training School
1385 W. Sierra Madre
Azusa, CA 91702 
 Michael Tuttle 03-Mar-2022  03-Mar-2025 OK Richard Velarde
Sergio Gomez
Joel Ramirez
Alfredo Paredes
Pablo Garcia