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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 can I do if I lose my Flagger Certification card?

If you have lost your Flagger Card, you can request a replacement by compleating this form.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 long is the instructor certification valid?

The certification is valid for three years.

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.

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.

What are the class hours?

Sign-in begins at 7:30am and the class runs from 8am to 5pm.

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