Traffic Control Persons
for Construction

(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.

Get Certified Today!

(5,500+ Reviews)

Get Your Recognized Traffic Control Person Flagger Training Certificate Today!

Get your Traffic Control Persons for Construction (Flagger) Training Certificate in as little as an hour!

Traffic Control Person Training Course Preview

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.

Show PC ViewShow Mobile View