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Oregon Traffic Control Supervisor Certification

COURSE PREVIEW
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TCS certification prerequisites:

  1. Verification of 2000 hours of work zone experience

You will earn:

  • Oregon Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) Certification (Valid for 3 years) 
  • Oregon Flagger Certification* (Valid for 3 years) 

Other options:

  • Oregon Traffic Control Technician (TCT) Certification
  • Recertification of Oregon TCS/TCT

Course overview

This live online 3-day certification course includes presentations, exercises, and references to federal and state highway construction and traffic control standards. Participants receive a comprehensive training manual and supplemental reference materials to assist with on-the-job practical issues and performance standards. 

Participants must complete the entire training course and pass the exam with a score of 80% or better to qualify and receive their certification. Once successfully completed, the certification is valid for 3 years. All participants who successfully pass this 3-day course will also receive an Oregon Flagger Certification card.

Note: Recertification is a 1-day course for individuals who currently hold an Oregon Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) or Traffic Control Technician (TCT) certification card.

*Oregon Flagger Certification granted in 3-day certification course only

Required prerequisites:

In order to receive your Oregon Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) certification, you must submit documentation verifying that you meet the state requirements as outlined below.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you may still participate in the course, but you will receive a Traffic Control Technician (TCT) certification instead.

Please send us your documents using this form. 

Documents overview:

To receive your TCS certification, please send us the following:

  1. Verification of 2000 hours of work zone experience. View details.

To receive your TCT certification, please send us the following:

  1. Please fill out this informational form. No document uploads are required.

If you are recertifying, please send us the following:

  1. A current state-approved flagger certification card.
  2. A current OR TCS or TCT certification card.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What documents must I submit if I am recertifying my Oregon Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) or Traffic Control Technician (TCT) certification?

To receive your Oregon TCS or TCT certification card, the following documents must be submitted:

  • A current state-approved flagger certification card. Accepted states are Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
  • A current TCS or TCT certification card.

To send us your documentation, please fill out this form

What documents must I submit for my Oregon Traffic Control Technician (TCT) certification?

In order to receive your certification, please fill out this form prior to class to avoid processing delays. No document uploads are required for a Oregon TCT.

What documents must I submit for an Oregon Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) certification?

To receive your Oregon Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) certification, you must submit verification of 2000 hours of work zone experience.

Documentation must be submitted in the form of 2 signed letters (or 1 letter with 2 signatures).

Who can submit the letter(s)? Letter(s) may be submitted by anyone who can verify the knowledge and experience of the TCS candidate, including employers (past and/or present), subcontractors, DOT Inspectors, or other Traffic Control Supervisors.

What must the letter(s) include? The letter(s) must include:

  • A brief history of the candidate’s work experience (see below for acceptable work zone experience)
  • Project(s) they have worked on
  • Approximate number of cumulative hours of work as a Flagger/work zone Worker

What format must the letter(s) be in? The letter(s) must:

  • be typed on company letterhead. (If letterhead is not available, an attached company business card is acceptable.)
  • provide the contact information for the authors.

The required 2000 hours of work zone experience may include work in the following areas:

  • Experience as a construction inspector, including inspection of traffic control
  • Traffic control work on a survey crew
  • Designing or reviewing traffic control plans
  • Other specific traffic control experience (set-up and take-down)
  • Flagging experience

To send us your documentation, please fill out this form.

Oregon TCS course policies & fine print

Cancellation or rescheduling:  If you need to cancel or reschedule your class, please contact our customer service team by email at registrations@esc.org a minimum of 5 business days prior to your scheduled class date. There is no charge to reschedule to a different date. If you must cancel, a $50 administrative fee will be applied.  

Late arrival or no-show: Students should login to Zoom for class a minimum of 15 minutes and up to 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. If you have not logged into your online class session by the scheduled start time, you may not be admitted into the class and will need to reschedule to a later date, rescheduling fees may apply.

Required technology: To participate in a live online instructor-led session, you MUST be able to login to Zoom from a computer or laptop with a working webcam, speakers, and microphone.  A tablet is not recommended and you may not participate in this class with just a cell phone. Students who attempt to join the class without an appropriate device will not be admitted and will need to reschedule to a later class date, rescheduling fees may apply.

Required prerequisite documentation:  This course requires each participant to submit documentation as verification that they meet the state requirements for certification. Please CLICK HERE to submit your documents online, or email them to flagger@esc.org

Is training available at a company’s facility?

Yes. Contact Evergreen Safety Council for more information.

How long is the certification valid for?

Washington and Idaho certifications are valid for four years. Oregon certification is valid for three years.

Where are the classes located?

Please visit our course calendar for a complete list of scheduled classes.

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.

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.)

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