Flagger certification

Flaggers help to ensure the safety of both workers and road users by directing traffic in work zones. Earn your Washington State flagger certification in one of our in-person classes.
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Flagger courses


Flagger | Washington State Certification | In-person Course

Earn your Washington State flagger certification in our 8-hour in-person course.
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Flagger | Online Federal Flagger Training | MUTCD 2023 Compliant

Be the first to get trained according to the new MUTCD traffic control flagger standards! Our online program incorporates the federal updates that will be published in Spring/Summer 2023. Note that this training is not valid for flaggers in Washington State.

On-site training

Have a whole crew to train? With on-site training, one of our experienced instructors will train your staff at your facility.


About our Flagger program

The first step to a new career is certification

The construction industry is growing, and with it the need for qualified, certified flaggers. Evergreen Safety Council’s flagger certification is approved by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and is accepted in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.

More than a STOP/SLOW paddle

Flaggers help direct traffic through work zones, but they are also responsible for helping to set up and take down signs, cones, and other traffic control equipment. Flagger certification may also be required for many other jobs that involve temporarily rerouting or directing traffic.

Can I earn my WA flagger certification online?

WSDOT does not allow flagger training to take place online. All classes must be in person. We offer classes in both Eastern and Western Washington! Visit our registration page for details.


What are the course policies?

Flagger articles in our safety library


Are you sending the right signals?


Dress for success in the work zone


Flagger clothing requirements for Washington State



National Work Zone Awareness Week - April 11-15, 2022

National Work Zone Awareness Week takes place each year during the beginning of “construction season” to remind road users to be mindful and use their best judgment when encountering work zones. The theme for this year’s event, hosted by the Michigan Department of Transportation, is “Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives.”


Flagger Apparel Reference Guide

What you wear as a flagger is just as important as the role you perform. Get the correct high visibility safety apparel for flagging & becoming job-ready.


Glow On: High-Visibility Work Zone Safety Apparel

You may have seen road and construction workers dressed in fluorescent (often referred to as “high-visibility” or “hi-vis”) safety gear such as hard hats and vests. You probably know that these bright colors help flaggers and other road workers stand out in situations where their safety is at risk. But do you know why hi-vis colors seem to glow the way they do?