Flagger training and certification requirements
From Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Flagger Training & Certification website:
“Flagger personnel must be properly trained and certified prior to performing this function within a work zone.
Flagger Course Instructors
UDOT does not provide flagger training courses directly, these courses are offered by professional organizations in Utah. Please click the Flagger Course Instructors list above to register for a course. In order to perform flagging operations at work sites you must take an official course from a certified flagger instructor.
For more information, contact:
Matt Lazanich, P.E.
Work Zone Safety Engineer, UDOT
From UDOT Flagger Handbook:
“The Utah Department of Transportation requires all flaggers to be trained and to carry a Flagger Training Certificate. … …
The Flagger Certification is good for a three (3) year period. The flagger must attend a re-certification seminar and be re-certified every three (3) years.
The Utah Department of Transportation is requested on occasion to accept additional certification programs. The Department will review each program, and each acceptable program will be listed in the Utah Department of Transportation Standard Specification Section 01554 Traffic Control.
Some utilities and other government entities conduct their own training, the instructors for this training are certified by UDOT. This certification is only good on roadways under UDOT jurisdiction, while working for the issuing entity. A flagger must receive a new certification from one of the accepted certification programs before working for another employer.”