Flagger Certification Training 

Duration: 2-4 Hours 

Format: In-Person or Virtual

Languages: English or Spanish

Course Overview:

The Flagger Certification Training by NATEC International, Inc., is specifically designed to prepare individuals for the critical role of a traffic control flagger. This course focuses on ensuring project personnel safety and providing clear, authoritative directions to traffic through work areas. It covers standard flagger control references, flagging signal procedures, and best practices for various situations, culminating in the issuance of a NATEC Flagger Certification card upon successful completion. 


To equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge to perform traffic control flagging duties with a high degree of safety, professionalism, and efficiency. This training emphasizes compliance with the MUTCD and relevant standards, preparing flaggers to navigate diverse traffic control scenarios effectively. 

Who Should Attend:   

This course is ideal for individuals seeking to work as traffic control flaggers, as well as construction workers and supervisors who may be involved in directing traffic around building sites. It is also beneficial for those seeking professional development in the field of traffic control and management. 

Key Responsibilities of a Flagger:   

  • Controlling traffic flow around construction zones using signs and hand signals. 
  • Alerting motorists to detours and important traffic-related information. 
  • Complying with and directing traffic according to traffic cones and construction signs, including “Road Work Ahead” and “Road Closed” signs. 
  • Coordination and effective communication with other flaggers and construction workers to ensure the safety of all parties. 
  • Recording of reckless driving  

Topics Covered:

  •  The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) pertaining to flagging  
  •  Traffic Control and Flagging Procedures 
  •  Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
  •  Hazards Identification and Mitigation 
  •  Professionalism and Communication in Traffic Control Scenarios 

Learning Outcomes:  

Participants will: 

  •  Understand the fundamentals of the MUTCD pertaining to flagging. 
  •  Efficiently work with traffic control procedures and adhere to local regulations. 
  •  Conduct flagging procedures safely and efficiently. 
  •  Apply best practices for engaging with pedestrians and managing traffic. 
  •  Identify and mitigate hazards to ensure safe work environments. 


Upon successful completion, participants will receive the NATEC Flagger Certification, acknowledging their preparedness to take on the responsibilities of a traffic control flagger and their commitment to maintaining safety on and around construction sites. 

Note: This course is for Flagger Certification Training only. Those seeking traffic control and flagger training require a different course. Call for details.  

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