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Flagger Certification

When - Where

March 21, 2023

(9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central Time)


4 Professional Development Hours can be granted for this course. No partial credit available. Attendees must attend at least 90% of the workshop to get 4 PDHs.

UT West Tennessee Research & Education Center
Room 150
605 Airways Blvd.
Jackson, TN  38301
Tel: 731-425-4751 for directions

Register ONLINE here.


Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.


This course provides guidance and training for field personnel; such as maintenance crews and utility crews in the planning, selection, application, and operation of flagging procedures as they apply to short-term work zones. The course material was developed with regards to typical short-term maintenance and utility activities. The training covers the applicable standards for work zone protection as contained in Part 6 of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), as well as addressing liability issues of highway agencies, utilities, and individuals. However, the emphasis is on appropriate flagging procedures, duties and performance of the Flagger. Each attendee successfully completing the course will receive a Carry Card identifying them as a trained Flagger. This certification is valid for four years. The certification is recognized by TDOT and meets their requirements for Flaggers.


  • Guidance and training for highway and utility field personnel
  • Operation of short-term work zones
  • Applicable Standards for Work Zone Protection
  • Proper Application of Devices
  • Liability Issues
  • Appropriate Flagging Procedures
  • Individual hands-on practical flagger scenario sessions


  • Have a better understanding of the responsibilities and duties of Flaggers
  • Be familiar with current work zone standards and requirements as contained in Part 6 of the MUTCD
  • Have a fundamental knowledge of standard traffic control devices, their function, and application
  • Be able to design and install traffic control schemes for short-term operations on two-lane and multilane streets and highways.
  • Enable the Flaggers to enhance the safety of the driving public


This course is best suited for the state, county, city, and utility who are responsible for establishing traffic controls within utility or maintenance roadway work areas.


Frank Brewer
Frank is a graduate of The University of Tennessee with a BS and MS in Human Resources - Industrial Training. He began working with TTAP in 1999 as the Training Coordinator. Frank has been teaching the Work Zone and Flagger workshops since 2004. Frank retired from his full-time duties earlier this year but continues to serve as TTAP's work zone instructor.


 Introduction Video
 Course Objectives
 Communication with the driver - Video
 Work Zones and Signage Flagging
 Flagging - Video
 Workshop Activity
 Flagging Review


The registration fee is $75 per person. TDOT employees must register through their local TDOT Training Office. Please note your employment status on the registration form. The workshop fee includes ONLY materials and coffee breaks. A course may be canceled if there is low enrollment. Forty-eight hours notice will be given to registrants if a course is canceled. Register early! Limited enrollment.

Register ONLINE here.


Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.