California – Combination Work Zone Traffic Control Technician & Flagger Training Course for Cities and Counties


This course is an introduction to the basic principles of temporary work zone traffic control and traffic control flagging. This comprehensive, one-day training course is designed to instruct the student on the basic fundamentals of traffic controls in accordance with the current California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) (Referred to in the California Vehicle Code, Section 21400).

NOTE: The California MUTCD and Cal/OSHA, CSO Section 1599 states, “Only individuals trained in the principles of traffic control and/or traffic control flagging should be assigned that responsibility at work sites.”

This 8-hour course provides the student with the practical knowledge needed to properly install and maintain a California temporary work zone traffic control system. The flagger training comports with all the elements contained in California’s regulations for traffic control flagging. Each student will be instructed to meet or exceed the minimum traffic control system requirements, to make system adjustments when necessary, and to provide for the safe passage of vehicles through the work zone.

Although this is not a personal safety course, personal work zone safely is emphasized. Students are required to complete a 25-question quiz. The correct answers for each question will be reviewed during the class. Also, the class will review and study solutions for a 6-case study, traffic control, work zone, work problems.


Part 1

  • Introduction
  • The Traffic Control Technician
  • Traffic Control Basics
  • The Traffic Control Plan
  • The Elements of a Traffic Control Zone
  • Signs and Sign Supports
  • Changeable Message Signs (CMS)
  • Pavement Markings

Part 2

  • Channelizing Devices
  • Pedestrian/Bicycle Traffic Control
  • Worker Safety Considerations
  • Night Work
  • Construction Speed Zones
  • 5 – Traffic Control Case Study Problems, including various possible solutions
  • Traffic Control Video

Part 3

  • Eight Elements of California, Flagger Traffic Control
  • Flagger Demonstration Exercise
  • 1 – Flagger Traffic Control Case Study
  • Flagger Video
  • 25 Question Quiz and Review Quiz Answers


John S. Jackson
ATTSA Certified Flagger, TCT & Supervisor Trainer; OSHA 30 Certified; First Responder

  • 2010 – Present – Myers & Sons Hi-Way Safety Safety Director
    •  ATSSA California Flagging Instructor
    •  Certified California Flagger – Caltrans and ATSSA
    •  Traffic Control Technician – Caltrans and ATSSA Certified
    •  Traffic Control Supervisor – ATSSA Certified
    •  OSHA 30 – Certified
    •  First Responder – Red Cross
  • 2004 – 2009 – Central Intelligence Agency
    Counter-Terrorism Specialist / Federal Police Officer
    •  Federal Law Enforcement Training Center – P.O.S.T. Certificate
    •  CIA Post FLETC Training Academy – Certificate
    •  OIC Visitor Center Headquarters/Langley – (Officer In-Charge)
    •  OPSEC (Overseas Personal Security) – Certification
    •  Counter-Terrorism Specialized Training – Classified
    •  Edged Weapon Defense – Instructor
    •  Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC/Combat Medic) – Certification
    •  Quick Reaction Force (QRF) – Certification
    •  SEER (Survival Escape Evasion Resistance) Training – Certification
  • 1989 – 2004 – Gavin de Becker Inc. Director of Training
    •  Detail Leader / SAIC (Special Agent In-Charge)
    •  Defense Tactics – Instructor
    •  Firearms – Instructor
    •  Chemical Weapons – Instructor
    •  Defensive Driving – Instructor
    •  Designer and developer of comprehensive security systems for fortune 500 executives
    and 7 of the World’s most influential public figures including Jeff Bezos, Oprah Winfrey
    and the Walt Disney Corporation

Gong Wang, P.E.
Transportation Engineer; Former Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) Expert, Caltrans

  • Registered professional engineer with more than 20 years of experience
  • Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) and Flagging instructor at UC Berkeley Tech Transfer Program
  • Technical member of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Expert on TTC for California State DOT (Caltrans)
  • In charge of the Standard Plans and Specifications for TTC Systems
  • Initiated and completed action items in the California Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)
  • Provides statements and depositions as the most knowledgeable person from Caltrans in legal cases involving work zone traffic incidents.
  • Provided training at MSA, Traffic Control Supervisors Association (TCSA), and American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) State & National Conferences (ATSSA EXPO, etc.).

Mike Lopez
California Department of Transportation, Caltrans

  • Engineering Technician, Traffic Operations, Caltrans Dist 07, Los Angeles
  • Engineering Technician, Assistant Resident Engineer (Major Freeways)
  • Transportation Engineer Principal Assistant Resident Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer, Dist 07 Traffic Management Team
  • Transportation Engineer, Construction Traffic Advisor and Safety Advisor
  • Assisted in developing training modules provided statewide to Caltrans Field Engineers
  • Annually developed and delivered training modules focusing on work zone safety for Caltrans District 07 Division of Construction Field staff
  • Completed 10-hour OSHA Construction Safety & Health training
  • Completed 30-hour OSHA Construction Safety & Health training
  • Completed Flagger Training required by Cal OSHA Section 1599
  • Completed Cal OSHA training for Roadway Construct

1 day

$200 per student
(F.B.A. Member)
$250 per student

[email protected] 

This course has been reviewed and endorsed by the Flasher Barricade Association.

Note: We are currently training groups of 12+ onsite only.