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Flagger Certification 

Flagger Certification

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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.

Payment in full is required to receive flagging card.

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.

Physical Requirements:

  • 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.

Other requirements:

  • Be at a least 18 years of age.
  • Obtain a Flagger Certification card.

Evergreen Safety Council offers Traffic Control Flagger courses monthly at our Safety Training Center in Kirkland. Please check the class schedule for specific dates .

The following community and technical colleges offer open-enrollment flagger training.

Flagger Training for Oregon

There are classes going on at various community colleges. Chemeketa administers the state program overall.

Chemeketa Community College Customized Training Salem, OR (503) 399-5181

Flagger Training for Washington

For college contact information, check your local directory or try 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 Tacoma, WA (253) 680-7402
(253) 680-7577
(253) 680-7300
Bellingham Technical College—Continuing Education Bellingham, WA (360) 752-8350
Big Bend Community College—Continuing Education Moses Lake, WA (509) 793-2045
Centralia College—Continuing Education Centralia, WA (360) 736-9391 Ext. 427 or 483
Clark College—Corporate and Continuing Education Vancouver, WA (360) 699-6398
Clover Park Technical College—Continuing Education Lakewood, WA (253) 589-5800
Columbia Basin College—Career and Technical Education Pasco, WA (509) 542-4804
Edmonds Community College—Community/Business—Construction Industry Training Lynnwood, WA (425) 640-1459
Everett Community College—Business/Community Everett, WA (425) 267-0150
Grays Harbor College—Continuing Education Aberdeen, WA (360) 538-4016
Green River Community College—Continuing Education Auburn, WA (253) 833-9111 Ext. 2535
Highline Community College—Continuing Education Des Moines, WA (206) 870-3785
Lower Columbia College—Continuing Education Longview, WA (360) 442-2840
Olympic College—Continuing Education Bremerton, WA (360) 475-7786
Peninsula College—Community Education Port Angeles, WA (360) 452-9277 or (360) 417-6452
Pierce College—Continuing Education Puyallup, WA (253) 864-3330
Renton Technical College—Continuing Education Renton, WA (425) 235-2352
Skagit Valley College—Community Education Mount Vernon, WA (360) 416-7638
South Seattle Community College—Georgetown Campus Seattle, WA (206) 934-5350
South Puget Sound Community College—Workfirst Olympia, WA (360) 596-5403 or (360) 754-7711
Spokane Community College—Short-Term Programs Spokane, WA (509) 533-8010
Tacoma Community College—Corporate and Continuing Education Tacoma, WA (253) 566-5020
Walla Walla Community College—Commercial Truck Driving Walla Walla, WA (509) 527-3681 or (509) 522-2500
Wenatchee Valley College—Continuing Education Wenatchee, WA (509) 682-6900
Yakima Valley College—Career Connections Center Yakima, WA (509) 574-4911 or (509) 574-4600

Flagger Training for Idaho

The following is a list of the Community and Technical Colleges offering open enrollment flagger training in Idaho:

Flagger Training for Montana