This course provides flaggers with the basic knowledge, information and awareness to perform their jobs safely. After completing the course, students receive a wallet-size card certifying their training. The card is valid for three years.
Flaggers should be able to satisfactorily do all of the following:
- Receive and communicate specific instructions clearly, firmly, and courteous.
- Move and maneuver quickly.
- Control signaling devices, such as paddles.
- Understand and apply safe traffic-control practices.
- Recognize dangerous traffic situations and warn workers.
- Stand for prolonged periods on uneven surfaces (up to 10 hours).
- Traverse uneven surfaces and terrain.
- Stoop, kneel, or crouch.
- Grasp, push, or pull.
- Hear warnings.
- See dangerous situations.
- Occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
Knowledge and Abilities
- Receive, understand, and take positive appropriate action based on information/instructions presented verbally and/or in writing.
- Be at a least 18 years of age.
- Obtain a Flagger Certification card.
The following community and technical colleges offer open-enrollment flagger training.
There are classes going on at various community colleges. Chemeketa administers the state program overall.
|Chemeketa Community College Customized Training www.chemeketa.edu||Salem, OR||(503) 399-5181|
For college contact information, check your local directory or try http://sbctc.edu/docs/college_addresses.pdf. This is not an exhaustive list. Classes are usually part of continuing education, extended learning, or other non-credit programs.
|Bates Technical College—Continuing Education www.bates.ctc.edu||Tacoma, WA||(253) 680-7402
|Bellingham Technical College—Continuing Education http://www.btc.ctc.edu/||Bellingham, WA||(360) 752-8350 email@example.com|
|Big Bend Community College—Continuing Education http://www.bigbend.edu/||Moses Lake, WA||(509) 793-2045 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Centralia College—Continuing Education www.centralia.edu||Centralia, WA||(360) 736-9391 Ext. 427 or 483|
|Clark College—Corporate and Continuing Education www.clark.edu||Vancouver, WA||(360) 699-6398|
|Clover Park Technical College—Continuing Education www.cptc.edu||Lakewood, WA||(253) 589-5800|
|Columbia Basin College—Career and Technical Education www.columbiabasin.edu/home/index.asp?page=1||Pasco, WA||(509) 542-4804|
|Edmonds Community College—Community/Business—Construction Industry Training www.edcc.edu||Lynnwood, WA||(425) 640-1459|
|Everett Community College—Business/Community www.everettcc.edu||Everett, WA||(425) 267-0150|
|Grays Harbor College—Continuing Education www.ghc.edu||Aberdeen, WA||(360) 538-4016|
|Green River Community College—Continuing Education www.greenriver.edu||Auburn, WA||(253) 833-9111 Ext. 2535|
|Highline Community College—Continuing Education www.highline.edu/home/||Des Moines, WA||(206) 870-3785|
|Lower Columbia College—Continuing Education www.lowercolumbia.edu||Longview, WA||(360) 442-2840|
|Olympic College—Continuing Education www.olympic.edu/index.htm||Bremerton, WA||(360) 475-7786|
|Peninsula College—Community Education www.pc.ctc.edu||Port Angeles, WA||(360) 452-9277 or (360) 417-6452|
|Pierce College—Continuing Education www.pierce.ctc.edu||Puyallup, WA||(253) 864-3330|
|Renton Technical College—Continuing Education www.rtc.edu||Renton, WA||(425) 235-2352|
|Skagit Valley College—Community Education www.skagit.edu||Mount Vernon, WA||(360) 416-7638|
|South Seattle Community College—Georgetown Campus www.southseattle.edu||Seattle, WA||(206) 934-5350|
|South Puget Sound Community College—Workfirst www.spscc.ctc.edu||Olympia, WA||(360) 596-5403 or (360) 754-7711|
|Spokane Community College—Short-Term Programs www.scc.spokane.edu||Spokane, WA||(509) 533-8010|
|Tacoma Community College—Corporate and Continuing Education www.tacomacc.edu||Tacoma, WA||(253) 566-5020|
|Walla Walla Community College—Commercial Truck Driving www.wwcc.edu/CMS/||Walla Walla, WA||(509) 527-3681 or (509) 522-2500|
|Wenatchee Valley College—Continuing Education www.wvc.edu||Wenatchee, WA||(509) 682-6900|
|Yakima Valley College—Career Connections Center www.yvcc.edu||Yakima, WA||(509) 574-4911 or (509) 574-4600|
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