Washington State Traffic Control Supervisor Certification:
This 3-day (21 hour) certification course is designed to meet the Washington State requirements for a Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS). The TCS course is designed to train those who will be actively involved in designing or setting up and maintaining temporary traffic control zones. Participants will be taught how to read, interpret and understand traffic control plans and how to implement them in the field.
Class includes presentations, exercises, and in class activities. Attendees will receive reference materials to assist with traffic control set up and management. Once successfully completed, certification is valid for 4 years.
Note: If your TCS card expires, you have six months to take the one-day recertification. However, you cannot work as a certified TCS if your card is expired.
Requirements for initial TCS
The following list is a summary of the requirements to be certified as a Traffic Control Supervisor:
- Submit two letters of recommendation from previous employers or persons familiar with the applicant’s traffic control and related workzone safety experience. (May be one letter and two signatures)
- Possess a valid Washington State flagging card or reciprocating state flagger card.
- Pass the WSDOT TCS examination with a score of 80% or greater and complete the test within 2 hours.
- Provide proof of 2,000 hours of traffic control or related workzone safety experience. Work experience shall include at least two of the following:
- Developing traffic control plans (TCPs) for roadway maintenance, construction, utility work or special events.
- Reviewing TCPs for proper application and MUTCD compliance.
- Inspection of traffic control devices and TCP performance and reporting or correcting deficiencies
- Installing and removing traffic control devices in accordance with TCPs for lane closures on multilane roadways and other traffic control operations.