Work Zone Flagger Certification


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Work Zone Flagger Certification

This Work Zone Flagger course is intended for individuals that would like to become professional flaggers. The course trains workers involved in routine construction operations controlling and directing traffic where the general public and/or workers might be exposed to potential workplace dangers caused by equipment and vehicles. This course will present an in-depth explanation of New York State flagging procedures and regulations.

A flagger that will participate in flagging operations on a job site must identify their flagger training provider to the engineer and, if requested, display their competence in performing flagging procedures correctly. Flaggers that are unable to demonstrate their ability to properly perform flagging procedures must be replaced or retrained.


Who Should Attend?

Construction work zone flaggers are required to obtain a Work Zone Flagger certification, which is valid for 3 years. After the 3-year period, individuals must take this Flagger Certification course again.


New York State Flagger Rules and Regulations

All flaggers must be properly trained in flagging operations by a recognized training program, including the American Safety Services Association, the National Safety Council, a union or construction industry association, or by an individual who holds a current certification as a flagger training instructor from such a program, as stated in New York State Department of Transportation Standard Specifications. Prior to starting flagger operations, a list of certified flaggers to be used, and the source of their flagger training shall be provided to the engineer by the contractor. Flaggers shall demonstrate their ability to perform flagging procedures when requested by the engineer, and any flaggers not able to perform these procedures shall be removed from the job site or must complete NYC DOT-approved flagger training immediately.


Additional States Flagger Rules and Regulations

Although the majority of states have similar rules and requirements for the training of flaggers, some states may have additional requirements for certification or may only accept them from specific organizations. 

Our online flagger certification course is NOT accepted in the following states:

CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, MA, MN, MS, MT, ND, NE, NV, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA & WA.


Flaggers Role and Responsibilities

Construction operations use flaggers to provide traffic control whenever possible hazards may be present. The main responsibility of a work zone flagger is to protect the safety of workers and the general public, deal with emergency vehicles, and identify the correct flagging practices, procedures, equipment, and clothing necessary for the situation.





CEU Requirements

  1. 100% attendance for the Work Zone Flagger Certification Classes
  2. Completion of Continuing Education and Training Registration Form
  3. Actively participating in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  4. Completion of required pre and post-quiz assessment
  5. Achievement of a minimum passing score on the required end-of-course examination, as applicable
  6. Completion and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form (name must be provided on form to receive credit)


Learning Objectives

After completing the course, individuals will possess comprehension of how to provide safe passage to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic through work zones, as well as minimize risk through the use of standard flagging procedures learned during their training. 

Upon course completion, students will have the ability  to: 

  1. Understand the importance of flagger operations 
  2. Demonstrate professional flagger’s standard skillset
  3. Apply standard flagger control references
  4. Identify proper flagger procedures and practices, and flagging signals
  5. Demonstrate standard flagger operating methods and procedures in different situations
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