Standardized Traffic Control Person (TCP/Flagger) Certification

A Flagger, or a Traffic Control Person (TCP), is responsible to provide safe traffic control for motorists, pedestrians and workers. ProSafe offers the official certification program set by the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA). The BCCSA’s course for TCPs consists of classroom & practical training and is the only program accepted by WorkSafeBC under Section 18 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation for high-risk traffic control.

Course Content:

  • Roles & responsibilities of TCPs, employers & supervisors
  • Regulations & standards, including those set out by Ministry of Transportation, WorkSafeBC & the Motor Vehicle Act
  • Traffic control equipment & devices, including personal protective equipment
  • Setting up, maintaining & removing work zones
  • Working around equipment
  • Basic & advanced traffic control skills

 Course Length:

The course is 2 days (8 hours, both days). The first day is spent in the classroom understanding the rules and regulations of traffic control. The second day reviews more theory, and then a written exam. After the exam, participants begin the practical portion of the program outside.

What to Bring:

  • photo identification
  • CSA approved steel-toed boots with minimum 6 inch ankle protection – Required for Day 2
  • High Visible Vest (Must be Class 2) – Required for Day 2
  • High Visible Hard Hat – Required for Day 2
    • Hard hats shall be of high-visibility colour with a band of retroreflective tape across the top from front to back and on the sides.  WorkSafeBC permits fluorescent yellow-green, fluorescent orange-red, and fluorescent red colours.  The hard hat shall have retroreflective material across the top from front to back and on the sides to make it clearly visible to drivers approaching from any angle.
  • Clothing to protect you from the weather – Required for Day 2
  • Work gloves recommended
  • Pen and highlighter

Prerequisites:

While there are certain restrictions on those who may work as Traffic Control Persons, there is no previous training required for the TCP course.

Certification:

To successfully complete the course, the participant must pass both the open book written exam (40 multiple choice & True/False questions) with a minimum of 80% & the practical evaluation with 100%. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will be issued a temporary certificate by the invigilator, which is valid for 3 months from date of issue. the temporary certificate will be followed within 6-8 weeks by a new permanent photo ID card. Records of completion are provided by the BCCSA and are valid for 3 years.

Course Fee:

The course fee is $250+GST

Course Dates

Venue :

Course Name Location Start Date
Traffic Control Person Training (Flagging) - August 10/11 2021 (Tuesday/Wednesday) - Abbotsford Abbotsford Campus (#202 - 31838 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 1V3)
  • August 10, 2021 8:30 am
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Traffic Control Person Training (Flagging) - August 12/13, 2021 (Thursday/Friday) - Burnaby Burnaby Campus (100 - 5151 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5E 3N1)
  • August 12, 2021 8:30 am
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Traffic Control Person Training (Flagging) - August 12/13, 2021 (Thursday/Friday) -Surrey New Surrey Campus (#208 - 8433 132 Street, Surrey, BC V3W 4N8)
  • August 12, 2021 8:30 am
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Traffic Control Person Training (Flagging) - August 16/17, 2021 (Monday/Tuesday) - Port Coquitlam Port Coquitlam (#101 - 1525 Broadway St, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6P6)
  • August 16, 2021 8:30 am
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Traffic Control Person Training (Flagging) - September 01/02, 2021 (Wednesday/Thursday) - Richmond Richmond Campus (#280 - 4320 Viking Way, Richmond, BC V6V 2L5)
  • September 1, 2021 8:30 am
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Traffic Control Person Training (Flagging) - September 07/08, 2021 (Tuesday/Wednesday) - Port Coquitlam Port Coquitlam (#101 - 1525 Broadway St, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6P6)
  • September 7, 2021 8:30 am
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Traffic Control Person Training (Flagging) - September 20/21, 2021 (Monday/Tuesday) - Burnaby Burnaby Campus (100 - 5151 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5E 3N1)
  • September 20, 2021 8:30 am
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Traffic Control Person Training (Flagging) - September 23/24 2021 (Thursday/Friday) - Abbotsford Abbotsford Campus (#202 - 31838 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 1V3)
  • September 23, 2021 8:30 am
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