FDOT Basic Maintenance of Traffic (ONSITE)
Get your FDOT Basic Maintenance of Traffic / FDOT Temporary Traffic Control Certification. This certification is often referred to as the Flagger Operations or Flagger Ops course. This is an onsite class offered at your location. We come to you. Tampa Bay Training can come to your location to provide this certification training. We have provided classes in a wide variety of environments through the State of Florida.
To schedule a Basic MOT/TTC (Flagger) class, your employer must have a minimum of five individuals taking the training. Otherwise, we can charge for the minimum of five.
A certificate of completion and wallet card will be provided to the successful student. The successful student will also be entitled to included on the official FDOT database for Maintenance of Traffic / Temporary Traffic Control Certifications (www.motadmin.com or www.ttcadmin.com)
- “Maintenance of traffic (MOT), also known as temporary traffic control, is a process of establishing of a work zone, providing related transportation management and temporary traffic control on streets and highways right-of-way.”
- “Standards of operations are established by the department of transportation of each state, and may vary from state to state.”
- “In the United States, traffic control devices are set up according to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, sometimes along with state supplements.”
- In the State of Florida, the Florida Department of Transportation has its Standard Plans which supplements the FHWA’s MUTCD.
- Tampa Bay Training provides you with the tools to use the FDOT Standard Plans to plan, set up, maintain and breakdown your temporary traffic control zones. We will also prepare you to justify your work to various target audiences.
These duties include:
- Stopping, releasing and slowing traffic using a stop slow paddle and the red handheld emergency flag.
- Working with motorist, bicyclists, and pedestrians to get them through he work zone.
- Flagging at night time and daytime.
- Working in heat and cold environments for long periods of time.
Onsite Training and Testing
This class is configured in an onsite format. Therefore, the training class will be held onsite for in-person training by an FDOT approved trainer for a period of four (4) hours.
There will be a hands-on assessment and written instructor evaluation.
Training Guidance & Requirements
To obtain the Basic MOT/TTC (Flagger), the student must complete a 4-hour training class led by a FDOT Approved Provider and successfully complete the hands-on flagging assessment.
Each student is required to have:
- an unique email address.
- a State-issued Identification card
- a computer with camera, microphone and speakers (all on for the duration of the class)
- ability to participate in class activities, assessments and evaluations
- attendance during the entirety of the class time
- phone number to communicate with the instructor, if a problem arises
- an address where the instructor can mail any supporting documents (powerpoint, charts, diagrams, standards) to prior to the class start date/time
- Ability to attend class and participate in all activities. This includes hands-on activities that may be performed in an outdoor environment (often hot).
- Ability to read/write/speak English well enough to be able to understand the course material and perform well on the 9-question exam and performance evaluation.
9-question true/false written evaluation, plus the student must successfully demonstrate their knowledge, physical dexterity and ability to perform as a flagger through a hands-on evaluation.
The target audience for the Basic MOT/TTC (Flagger) is anyone who will be performing flagging duties.
- Road construction crews
- Road maintenance crews
- Local government employees
- Public Works Department employees
- Utilities Department employees
- Stormwater Management Personnel
- Police Officers
- Fire/Rescue Officers
- Landscape maintenance crews
- anyone looking to build their resume in the area of maintenance of traffic/temporary traffic control.
The Basic MOT/TTC Certification is good for four (4) years and will require a retaking of the class to maintain certification.
FDOT Temporary Traffic Control (Maintenance of Traffic) Training Handbook – Entire handbook available for download at https://www.fdot.gov/docs/default-source/roadway/ttc/Temporary-Traffic-Control-Training-Handbook.pdf
The applicable Department and non-Department personnel must be trained in accordance with the following process for Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) Training.
The Department provides for three categories of training. Determine the required category of training as follow
- Advanced and Advanced Refresher Training: Required for personnel with the authority and responsibility for making decisions on the specific TTC requirements to be implemented. These positions include the following:
a. The Professional Engineer responsible for the development of the Transportation Management Plan (TMP) and design of the TTC Plan.
b. The Worksite Traffic Supervisor in accordance with FDOT Standard Specifications, Section 102.
c. Personnel responsible for supervising the installation, removal and field maintenance of TTC devices, including temporary barriers, end treatments and crash cushions.
d. Personnel responsible for inspection of the placement or operational function of temporary traffic control devices, including temporary barriers, end treatments and crash cushions.
- Intermediate and Intermediate Refresher Training: Required for personnel with duties that include any of the following activities:
a. Personnel responsible for supervising the installation, removal and field maintenance of TTC devices, excluding temporary barriers, end treatments and crash cushions.
b. Inspection of the placement or operational function of temporary traffic control devices, excluding temporary barriers, end treatments and crash cushions.
- Flagger Training: Required for all personnel flagging traffic.
Training for the Advanced, Advanced Refresher, Intermediate and Intermediate Refresher
categories must be performed by a Provider listed on the MOT Administration website.
Training for the Flagger category must be performed by either a Provider listed on the MOT Administration website or personnel holding a current certificate in the Advanced or Intermediate category. Only personnel trained through a Provider will be listed in the TQDBS.
There is no experience or prerequisite required for any category of training.
Any higher training course category may be substituted for a lower training course category. For example, Flagger training requirements are met by completing the Intermediate or Advanced training courses, and Intermediate training requirements are met by completing the Advanced training course.
Refresher courses, for all categories, are required every four years in order for all personnel to maintain a valid certification.
Successful completion of a training course is defined as the following: The students must pass the course exam with a score of 70% or greater and successfully complete the class exercises. A failing grade on any course exam requires the student to retake that same course prior to retesting.
If a certificate expires prior to passing a refresher course, the full Advanced or Intermediate course must be taken. Students should proactively schedule refresher courses well in advance of their certificate’s expiration date.
If a student is registered for a refresher course that will take place prior to their certificate’s expiration date and that same refresher course is cancelled by the Provider, the student may request an extension for qualification to take a refresher course instead of the full Advanced or Intermediate course. This extension request must be made through the MOT Administrator in writing prior to the expiration of the certificate. The determination of whether the request is granted or not will be at the sole discretion of the FDOT State Roadway Design Engineer or a delegate. Once the certificate expires, the student is prohibited from performing any duties associated with the certification until the refresher course is completed and a new certificate is received.
Upon successful completion of a training course, each individual will receive a wallet-sized card, which shows the student’s name, the Provider’s name and ID # (not applicable for Flaggers when not instructed by a Provider), the instructor’s name, the course category, the date the exam was successfully completed, and the expiration date. For all classes taken through Providers, the MOT Administrator will issue Certificates and list the individual in the TQDBS.
Professional Development Hours (PDH) are not automatically provided. It is the responsibility of each Provider to obtain certification by the appropriate board to be able to provide PDH’s for attending their class. If available, PDH Certificates will be provided separately from the MOT Certificate.