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The following is a list of Work Zone Safety and Specialty classes that are completed for 2019. Dates and registration information for 2020 classes will be posted Oct. 1, 2019.

MnDOT Flagger Train the Trainer

Dates and registration information for 2020 classes will be posted Oct. 1, 2019.

This course is used to qualify contractor's personnel to train employees to act as flaggers on MnDOT construction projects. Attendees will meet requirement of the new MnDOT flagger training language contained in the traffic control special provision of selected jobs. The course includes review of Field Manual flagger requirements and related layout, discussion of safe practices, flagger attire, and flagger responsibilities. More information and checklist.

MnDOT Flagger Train the Trainer Re-qualification Online

You are now able to re-qualify for the Flagger Train the Trainer class online anytime before your qualification expires. A link to the online re-qualification site is provided below. The site includes an e-learning presentation and short questionnaire. It takes about 15-20 minutes to review this material.

Flagger Train the Trainer Online Re-Qualification Class

Other Flagging Classes

Flagger Training Provided by Lake Superior College

Note: This is not a Flagger Train the Trainer Class

This four hour training course is offered through Lake Superior College. The course meets the State of Minnesota requirements for flagger training and the MnDOT contract requirement for flaggers to be trained by a MnDOT qualified flagger trainer. Training will provide flaggers understanding of the proper signals and safe flagging techniques specific to Minnestoa MUTCD specifications, flagging procedures and proper use of required equipment, and how to coordinate traffic movement through the work zone. Students will have an opportunity to review flagging skills using hands-on training. After completing the course, students receive a wallet-size card qualifying their training.

For inquires or to request a class near you contact: 
Leonard Johnson (218)733-1079
leonard.johnson@lsc.edu

MnDOT Traffic Control Overview

Dates and registration information for 2020 classes will be posted Oct. 1, 2019.

This course is designed for project level engineers, supervisors and traffic engineers from MnDOT, Local agencies and engineering consultants. Students will be exposed to traffic control special provisions standard language, 2018 Field Manual, and instructions for use when writing time and traffic for highway projects. Emphasis will be placed on projects such as bituminous mill and overlay, concrete rehabilitation, and others that are short term in nature. Other subjects covered will be work zone speed limits, use of portable concrete barrier, and drop off policy.

MnDOT Traffic Control Supervisor

Dates and registration information for 2020 classes will be posted Oct. 1, 2019.

This three day training course (PDF) is designed for Traffic Control Supervisors who will be working in Minnesota on state projects. Attendees will meet requirement of the MnDOT Traffic Control Supervisor language contained in the traffic control special provisions in the contract for selected jobs. Topics covered in the course will include principles and setup of temporary traffic controls, summary of traffic control special provisions for MnDOT projects and will make use of actual traffic control plans. Other subjects covered are work zone speed limits, use of portable concrete barrier, worker present speed limit and 2018 Field Manual. It is strongly recommended that attendees have a minimum of two years traffic control experience before registering for this class. For individuals new to traffic control and are not required to fulfill the MnDOT Traffic Control Supervisor language contained in the traffic control special provisions the following classes listed under Other Traffic Control Classes that are offered through other agencies.

MnDOT Traffic Control Supervisor Recertification Classroom and Online

Dates and registration information for 2020 classes will be posted Oct. 1, 2019.

This one day classroom training course is designed for those who have been certified as MnDOT Traffic Control Supervisors and need to renew their certification. Classroom lecture will focus on the latest changes in technology and specifications related to Traffic Control. Upon passing a written examination students will maintain their certification.

MnDOT partners with Lake Superior College to provide two online recertification courses. The online courses are patterned after the classroom setting, but modified for presentation as a remote learning course. Just like the classroom course, you must have attended and successfully passed MnDOT's training course for Traffic Control Supervisors within the past five years. Upon passing the online final exam students will maintain their certification.

MnDOT's current list of certified Traffic Control Supervisors

Other Traffic Control Classes

Orientation to Work Zone Safety

The online tutorial was designed to provide work-zone employees with an understanding of the most basic aspects of safety in a work zone and encourage them to develop safe habits. It begins with how a worker should prepare before entering the work zone, and it doesn't end until the worker is off site and out of the work-zone area.

Work-Zone Traffic Control Seminar

This three hour seminar provides an overview of basic traffic control procedures for short term work zones. The latest in traffic control devices and safety devices are presented, including several unique approaches to traffic control and methods for reducing risk and liability. The class is offered through the U of M Center for Transportation Studies and Minnesota LTAP (Local Technical Assistance Program).

ATSSA Traffic Control Technician and Supervisor

The one-day ATSSA Traffic Control Technician (TCT) course provides an introduction to temporary traffic control in work zones for individuals who work in the field installing and removing traffic control devices. It teaches concepts, techniques and practices in the installation, and maintenance of traffic control devices.

The ATSSA Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) course is a 2-day course designed for individuals who supervise traffic control technicians and other field personnel. It provides comprehensive training on work zone standards, guidelines, installation and removal procedures, inspection, documentation and supervisory skills. The ATSSA Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) - MN State Specific Certification is now accepted to fulfill the MN DOT Traffic Control Supervisor language contained in the traffic control special provisions. ATSSA Traffic Control Technician is a prerequisite to this course.

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