The training standards for P/EVO certification and the Evergreen Safety Council program comply with guidelines established by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the Washington State Patrol (WSP). The training focuses on state regulations, procedures, safety practices, and operator responsibilities.
To receive certification:
Complete a one-day (approximately eight hours) training course.
Complete an open-book examination and achieve a minimum score of 80%.
Payment in full must be received.
A successful candidate will receive a WSDOT P/EVO certification card that is valid for three years. The certification card may have a passport-size picture attached and can
be laminated. Otherwise, a driver’s license must be shown if asked for verification of identification.
Note: Those with a Washington State driver’s license must have the Washington certification.
Requirements for Performing as a P/EVO
You must be 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license from any of the 50 U.S. states.
You must be able to read and speak English.
You must be able to perform flagging duties and traffic control.
You must be drug and alcohol free when performing P/E vehicle duties.
You must carry commercial auto insurance (refer to WA administrative code 468-38-100(16)(a)(b)(C) for coverage requirements).
You must wear corrective lenses while performing P/E duties if they required for driving.
Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator Recertification
Operators are required to attend a refresher course (4 hours) every three years. Sometimes it is hard to find a refresher course so you may have
to take the 6-8 hour course again. There is no grace period for expired cards.