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Traffic Control Person / Flagger Online Course


Ensure you and your employees have the knowledge and skills to work in temporary traffic control environments in a safe manner. This online traffic control training course certifies that participants understand personal protective equipment, proper hand signaling, job site safety and preparation, and their roles and responsibilities. This course is written to comply with OSHA Safety Standards.

Be Safe While Controlling Traffic in Construction Zones

In the Traffic Control Person / Flagger Online Course, workers will learn:

  • Required safety equipment
  • Proper use of hand signalling
  • Stop and slow signs
  • Personal protection equipment (PPE)
  • Supervisor and worker duties
  • Job site and job preparation
  • Traffic control placement
  • Responsibilities and authorizations


The Traffic Control Person Certification Training Course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.


Participants in the Traffic Control Person Training/ Online Traffic Flagger Training will be assessed by a test after viewing the course material. Participants must achieve a mark of 80% or higher to earn their certificate of completion. Those that do not reach the required mark will be allowed to repeat the course two additional times. Supplemental materials necessary to complete this course can be accessed online.

Certificate of Completion

Participants who successfully pass the Traffic Control Safety Training Course will earn a certificate of completion which they can print out or download for their records.

How To Protect Construction Workers from Vehicular Traffic:

  • Develop and use a site plan    
  • Use flaggers, traffic cones, and/or highway channeling devices
  • Use standard road signs or message boards to warn approaching vehicles
  • Give motorists plenty of warning    
  • Ensure that the work zone is well lit

What is a Traffic Control Person?

A Traffic Control Person is a person who controls traffic on a construction site. They are responsible to keep traffic flowing safely through a construction area. There are usually two or more traffic control persons working at the same construction zone to keep traffic flowing safely in each direction.

More Information:

OSHA Work Zone Safety and Traffic Control within a Work Area