Traffic Control Person Course

(Flagger Training)

Traffic Control Person Flagger

Online Training Course

What is Traffic Control Person Flagger Training?

Interaction between contractors and the general public is often unavoidable in construction projects, and this creates risks that must be managed effectively. Closing roads is a common solution when traffic interferes with the project, but when this is not possible, contractors must rely on traffic control persons – also known as TCP, flag persons, flaggers or signalers.

According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOSH), the roles of a traffic control person are the following:

  • Guiding traffic safely through construction sites by stopping, slowing or directing vehicles.
  • Regulating traffic as needed to protect workers.
  • Giving clear directions and signals, so drivers understand exactly what to do.
  • Controlling traffic without causing more congestion or delay than necessary.

In most Canadian provinces and territories, training is legally required for traffic control persons, and each jurisdiction has its own laws. This TCP course meets the Ontario Traffic Manual – Book 7 – Temporary Conditions and OSHA Safety Standards. The course is also recognized by the International Competency Assessment Board (I-CAB), and is listed as a Competency Development resource for participants who are subject to an I-CAB assessment.

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Course Overview

Course Overview

The Traffic Control Person for Construction Training online course covers the techniques and equipment required for traffic control in a road construction environment, including the legal aspects. The course covers personal protective equipment (PPE), traffic control under different scenarios, and general safety guidelines.

Traffic control has four main objectives in construction projects:

  • Protecting Construction Workers And The General Public.
  • Optimizing Traffic: Stopping Vehicles As Needed To Protect Workers, But Allowing Movement At Reduced Speed To Avoid Congestion And Delays.
  • Allowing Project Activities To Proceed Efficiently, While Conserving Safety.
  • Giving Drivers Priority Over Construction Equipment.


The Traffic control person is also responsible for directing motorcycle drivers and pedestrians, since they are also exposed to hazards.

In this online Traffic Control Person Flagger Training course, the following topics are covered:

    ✔ STOP/SLOW Signs and Hand Signals

    ✔ Duties of Supervisors and Workers

    ✔ Safety Equipment

    ✔ Job Preparation

    ✔ Placement of Traffic Control Systems

    ✔ Placement of Traffic Control Systems

The completion time of this course is about 1 hour, which include practical exercises and testing. The passing score is 80%, and participants earn a certificate that can be downloaded. Virtual proctoring may be available for an additional fee.

Universally Compatible

This Ground Disturbance online course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.

I-CAB Approved

This content developer is recognized by the International Competency Assessment Board (I-CAB) for its expertise in this subject matter and is listed as a competency development resource for I-CAB assessment participants.


Average Completion Time

The average completion time is 1 hour. Individual times will vary depending how long is spent on each module.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is included to reinforce the training. You are allowed three attempts to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be safely stored on your account and is available to download & print.

How We Help

At BIS, we take great pride in how we can positively impact others on a global scale. We create engaging online safety modules to ensure the safety of our customers and clients, and tailor the modules to fit our clients' needs. Keeping each other safe is a critical responsibility that makes a large impact on the organizations that we work with. We take pride in our ability to cultivate a positive, safe and healthy work environment.

What We Do

Our organization is committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity and innovation, and we stand by our core values: Compassion, Humility, and Integrity. We believe that a positive and supportive work environment is essential for the success of our business and the well-being of our employees. Compassion and Inclusivity is at the core of our culture. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. Collaboration is another key element of our culture. We believe that working together as a team, leads to better outcomes and a more fulfilling work experience. We encourage open communication, active listening, and constructive feedback, and we support our employees in sharing ideas and taking ownership of their work. Finally, we embrace innovation as a driving force behind our success.

At BIS, our culture is centered around our commitment to client satisfaction, employee empowerment, and collaborative innovation. We strive to create an environment where everyone can contribute their unique superpowers and perspectives.

Who We Are

We are a growing technology company based out of Sherwood Park, Alberta. We provide a
compliance and learning management software for the Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) professional Our software, BIStrainer, is a cloud-based application which includes tens of thousands of training courses for any user, we can build and modify courses to meet the needs of any field user and we have a state-of-the-art program to help our clients organize their training information and needs.

Our Company was established in 2006 and we now have over 2 million active users and over 1,100 company clients and partners who rely on BIStrainer for their health and safety programs.