FAQ Registrations and Payments How do I register and pay?> We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover cards. If you prefer to register by mail or fax, or wish to pay by check or purchase order, please use our Printed Registration Form (PDF). All classes require pre-payment. Students can register online on the registration site or by phone using a credit/debit card. Students may also mail in a check or money order. However, we do not register a student until payment is received. What is your returned check policy?> Returned checks–whether non-sufficient funds checks or stopped payment checks–will incur a service charge of $35.00. Payment with a non-sufficient funds check or stopping payment on a check does not cancel registration. Payment in full is required to receive final paperwork or related certifications. Forklift Instructor Training What are the prerequisites for the Forklift Instructor course?> Participants must be knowledgeable and experienced with the equipment they will be training operators on or arrange to be trained as an operator by the instructor. How long is the course?> The course lasts one day, from 8am to 4pm. How big is the class?> Maximum class size is 12 students. How much does the class cost?> $1095.00 for the tuition and Instructor Training Kit. Where is the class held?> It is located in Kirkland WA at the Evergreen Safety Council office. How long is the certification valid?> The Forklift Instructor Certification is valid for two years. FAQ Forklift Operator Training What equipment requires formal training?> Sit-down counter balance, motorized hand trucks (pallet jacks), container top handlers, straddle carriers, side handlers, order pickers and tuggers. Who should undergo training?> Every person who operates a powered industrial truck. Each operator must have documentation of training and evaluation. What if the operator already has experience?> Even “experienced operators” are required to successfully pass the training and evaluation by a qualified trainer. Where is the class located and how long does it last?> It is a one-day course, lasting from 8am to 4pm (end time will vary). Maximum class size is 12. Course takes place monthly at Evergreen Safety Council in Kirkland, WA How much does the class cost?> The course fee is $175. How can I register?> You may register online or complete the registration form and fax or mail it with payment to: Evergreen Safety Council 12545 135th Ave. NE. Kirkland, WA 98034 Fax: (425) 814-3930 When is retraining required?> Forklift operator retraining is required every 3 years. Retraining is required sooner if the operator fails the evaluation, uses unsafe behavior, or has an accident or near miss. The forklift code requires that all forklift operators be evaluated by the employer by operating the forklifts in the actual work environment. EverSafe Driving Instructor Certification What are the prerequisites to taking the class?> You must have a valid driver’s license and be comfortable standing and teaching in front of a group. How long does the class last?> The class lasts for two days. How much does the class cost?> $425 for members and $472 for non-members of Evergreen Safety Council. Continental breakfasts lunch is included. What are the class hours?> Sign-in begins at 7:30am and the class runs from 8am to 5pm. What materials will I receive in the class?> Participants receive all necessary training materials—instructor manual, DVD, CD with PowerPoint presentations, Teaching Techniques handbook and a participant guide—in an embossed carrying case, plus a three-year instructor certification. Will I need to purchase any materials for the class?> Every student you train will need a participant guide. Each guide comes with a completion card. Participant guides start at $4.39 and go down in price based on quantity ordered and whether you are a member or non-member. What do we submit after completing the class?> A roster for each class taught needs to be sent to Evergreen Safety Council within five days of the course completion. How long is the instructor certification valid?> The certification is valid for three years. How do I maintain my certification?> To recertify and maintain your certification as an EverSafe Driving Instructor you must: 1. Teach at least one (1) EverSafe Driving class each year (using Evergreen Safety Council’s class material only). 2. Attend a four (4) hour EverSafe Driving Instructor recertification class every three (3) years, no later than 60 days after your certification has expired. 3. Attend any required material update courses. 4. Sign a new Memorandum of Understanding every three (3) years. How do I register for an instructor class?> You can register for the training online with a credit card by or fill out a registration form and submit it to Evergreen Safety Council. What if I need a replacement card?> Damaged/voided cards can be replaced at no charge if they are returned to Evergreen Safety Council. If a student needs a replacement card the charge is $15.00. Is the class preapproved for companies, courts or senior citizens?> Not at this time. However, if you provide the name and contact information of the insurance company we can send our material for review and approval. What makes your program better?> Our program is designed for companies that need to target their driver training to specific vehicle(s) and driving situations. The program can be delivered in a one-hour, two-hour, four-hour, six-hour, or eight-hour format. The training assumes students are a good drivers and want to improve their skills. The presentation is positive, interesting, and encourages student participation while giving the instructor flexibility to best meet audience needs. Flagger Certification Can I use my card in other states?> Washington and Idaho State Flagger cards are accepted in the states of Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington for Department of Transportation projects. Where can I receive flagger training?> Evergreen Safety Council offers traffic control flagger classes at least once a month in Kirkland and sometimes Tacoma, Seattle, etc. You can also contact the local community college in your area. Such classes are usually held in the Continuing Education department, as shown here. What is the cost of the class?> Evergreen Safety Council open enrollment classes are $77 for members and $85 for non-members. The cost of the training can vary from school to school, so you must contact them for exact pricing. What is the minimum age to qualify as a flagger?> Because flagging is classified as a hazardous job, flaggers must be at least 18 years old in order to receive a Flagger Certification card. Where can I find work?> We do not provide a list of people hiring flaggers. Suggestions would be to contact your local utility districts, unemployment offices, Department of Transportation job line, and/or local contractors in the area. Do I have to have a picture on my card?> No. The cards are designed to be valid with a Government issued photo ID (such as a state ID card or driver’s license). What can I do if I lose my Flagger Certification card?> If you have lost your Flagger Certification card and you are in our database, we can provide you with a replacement card provided the card has not expired. The cost for this service is $20. When you call our office, please provide the date of your original class (or approximate month and year), the location of the class, the instructor’s name, and/or your original card number. Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator (P/EVO) Certification Is training and certification required?> According to Washington State Department of Transportation requirements (WAC 468-38-110), you must have a state certification card on your person while performing as a P/EVO. Who is required to undergo this training?> Anyone serving as a pilot/escort vehicle driver transporting or moving oversized equipment or loads within Washington State’s borders must have the training. Who enforces certification requirements?> Certification is enforced by the Washington State Patrol on the highways and at the weigh stations. Are cards from other states accepted in Washington?> Currently, Washington only accepts cards from Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, and Virginia. How much does the class cost?> The cost of the P/EVO class depends on the organization providing the class. How can I get a replacement card?> Evergreen Safety Council will provide a replacement card after the student is verified in our computer system and upon receipt of a $20 fee. To streamline the verification process, we collect the first and last names, mailing address, phone number, ID number used on the card, and approximate date of training. The training instructor and location are also helpful. Who helped develop the P/EVO program?> The P/EVO training guidelines were established by a task force that included representatives from the Washington Department of Transportation, the Division of Motor Carriers, private companies with experience in pilot/escorting, and the Washington State Patrol. The task force recommended the Traffic Control Oversight Committee assume responsibility for policies and procedures to standardize and assure the continuing quality of P/EVO training. Traffic Control Supervisor or Technician What is the difference between a TCS and TCT?> TCS stands for Traffic Control Supervisor. The TCS ensures that the traffic control measures shown on the approved traffic control plans are properly implemented, operating, and documented on the project. The contractor’s TCS may not be required full time on a given project, but is required to perform all duties required by the specifications. The TCS is responsible to be on the project whenever traffic control labor is being utilized, or less frequently if authorized by the engineer. TCT is a Traffic Control Technician. The TCT is an apprentice position, indicating an individual who has not obtained enough hours and/or experience to be a TCS but has passed the Traffic Control Supervisors Course. The TCT can perform some of the duties of the TCS under the TCS’s supervision. (Note: The TCT is not a recognized certification in Washington; Idaho offers a separate course for a TCT.) What is required to get a TCT certification?> To be recognized as a traffic control technician (TCT) under the Evergreen Safety Council program, the candidate must: 1. Possess a current Flagger Certification card recognized by the Department of Transportation. 2. Successfully complete the TCS course and exam with a score of 80% or better. Certification as a TCS requires the accumulation and documentation of one year of experience in traffic control–related tasks (2,000 work hours = 1 year, and may be accumulated over multiple years). Candidates must then take the one-day recertification class and pass the exam. Review TCS certification requirements when trying to achieve your TCS certification. How do you recertify as a TCS?> Recertification is accomplished by successfully completing a one-day class and a score of 80% or better on the recertification exam. Evergreen Safety Council regularly offers one-day recertification classes. To qualify for the recertification course you must submit the following information: 1. A current state-approved Flagger Certification card. 2. A copy of your current TCS or TCT certificate. Note: If your Idaho or Washington 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. What states accept the TCS cards?> Washington only accepts a Washington State card at this time. Oregon only accepts an Oregon State card at this time. Idaho will accept both Washington and Oregon TCS cards; however, the TCS is responsible for reviewing Idaho standards and laws. Where are the classes located?> Please visit our course calendar for a complete list of scheduled classes. How can I register?> Register online with a credit card or download a registration form and send it by fax or email to Evergreen Safety Council. How much does the class cost?> The Washington or Oregon three-day class costs $445 for members and $495 for non-members. The recertification costs $256 for members and $285 for non-members. How long is the certification valid for?> Washington and Idaho certifications are valid for four years. Oregon certification is valid for three years. How long is the certification valid for?> Washington and Idaho certifications are valid for four years. Oregon certification is valid for three years. Is training available at a company’s facility?> Yes. Contact Evergreen Safety Council for more information.