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Traffic Control Supervisor

Washington State Certification

A Traffic Control Supervisor, or TCS, helps supervise the setup and safe operation of traffic control measures in work zones. Build your career in this in-demand field with the 3-day Washington Traffic Control Supervisor certification course. Need a recert? Attend our 1-day recertification class to renew.

Even if you don’t have the required work experience, you can still take the class and earn a Traffic Control Technician (TCT) certification.

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What’s included:

  • 3-day certification class, or
  • 1-day recertification class
  • Certification exam

You will earn:

  • Washington TCS or TCT card (valid for 4 years) 
  • *As of January 1, 2023, WA TCS cards are digital-only.

Prerequisites:

  • Verification of 2000 hours of work zone experience
  • Valid Flagger card from OR, WA, ID, or MT
  • For recert only: valid WA TCS or TCT card

Don’t just go through the motions. Become a certified TCS.

Traffic Control Supervisors are in high demand. If you have more than a year of full-time work zone experience, earning your TCS certification could help you maneuver towards a better career.

What will I learn in the WA TCS course?

This course will help you understand and apply federal and state highway construction and traffic control standards. You’ll receive a comprehensive training manual and supplemental reference materials to assist you in passing the open-book exam. When you complete the course, you’ll be ready to deal with the technical and practical issues that come up when supervising traffic control in various work zones.

What are the prerequisites for my WA TCS course?

Use the table below to find out which documents you need to submit for your course and certification type. Submit documents using our online form.
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Verification of 2000 hours of work zone experience
Valid Traffic Control Supervisor card
Valid Traffic Control Technician card
Valid flagger certification card from OR, WA, ID, or MT
WA Traffic Control Supervisor certification
WA Traffic Control Technician certification
WA Traffic Control Supervisor recertification
WA Traffic Control Technician recertification

What does “verification of 2000 hours of experience” mean?

TCS candidates must submit proof that they have the required number of hours of work zone experience. This verification documentation must be submitted in the form of 2 signed letters (or 1 letter with 2 signatures). Usually these letters are signed by your current or former supervisors.

How will I get my WA TCS or TCT card?

Once you pass the knowledge exam with an 80% or better and submit all required documentation, your card will be processed within 5 business days.

As of January 1, 2023, WA TCS certifications are digital. You will receive an email with a PDF of your certification card, which you can save on a device (such as your mobile phone) or print.

WA TCS and TCT cards are valid for 4 years.

Ready to get in the zone with a TCS certification?

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

To receive your Washington 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

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

To receive your Washington State Traffic Control Technician certification card, you must submit a current state-approved flagger certification card. Accepted states are Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

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

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What documents must I submit for my Washington Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) certification?

What documents must I submit for my Washington Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) certification? 

To receive your Washington State Traffic Control Supervisor certification card, the following documents must be submitted:

  • A current state-approved flagger certification card. Accepted states are Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
  • Verification of 2000 hours of work zone experience 

Verification of 2000 hours of work zone experience must be submitted as follows:

  • 2 signed letters (or 1 letter with 2 signatures)

Who can submit the letters? Letters 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? TCS candidates may no longer have just flagging hours. The letter(s) must include a brief history and detailed description of at least TWO of the following:

  • Developing traffic control plans (TCPs) for roadway maintenance, construction, utility work, or special events
  • Reviewing TCPs for proper application and MUTCD compliance
  • Inspection of traffic control devices and TCP performance, and reporting or correcting deficiencies
  • Installing and removing traffic control devices in accordance with TCPs for lane closures on multi-lane roadways and other traffic control operations
  • Performing flagger duties

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

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

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

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