Flagger Courses

  • Do you know that several States require all flaggers to be certified BEFORE they can flag traffic on a public street?


    Information: JMM presents this ATSSA-approved flagger certification course as per mutual agreement with construction companies and individuals. This 4-hour course is approved by the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) and is endorsed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). JMM is an approved provider of this ATSSA course. The course is based on the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Federal standards and guidelines and includes discussion of specific State requirements. To inquire about this course, and upcoming courses, call 407-674-7007 or email jmorales21@gmail.com.

    This course allows your flaggers to meet this requirement PLUS they will be certified to flag in other states as well.

    Registration: To inquire and/or arrange for an on-site course, contact J.M.Morales & Associates via email at jmorales21@gmail.com or call 407-674-7007.

    Cost: $150 per flagger, payable to J.M. Morales & Associates. Cost may vary depending on the number of flaggers trained. Courses are payable by check only. Maximum of 20 students per class.

    Location: On-site or per mutual agreement.

    Schedule/Topics Covered: The entire class is presented utilizing an illustrated PowerPoint presentation (available for sale) which shows several good and poor examples of flagger operations.  The class includes a 25-question multiple choice exam and a flagger demonstration (dexterity test). Students will receive their laminated ATSSA Flagger Certification card the day of the course (upon passing the exam). The following topics are covered:

    • Introduction to Traffic Safety and the Flagging Profession
    • Flagger: An Important Profession
    • Flagging Standards and Guidelines (MUTCD and State)
    • Flagger Qualifications
    • ATSSA Flagger Video Presentation
    • Flagger Equipment
    • High-Visibility Safety Apparel
    • Proper Flagging Procedures
    • Special Situations Involving Flaggers
    • Communication between Flaggers
    • Emergency Procedures
    • Exam
    • Review of Exam
    • Distribution of Certification Cards

    Course Materials: Each student will receive the following:

    • ATSSA Flagger Handbook (including Part 6 of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD))
    • Student Workbook
    • Pencil
    • Certification Card
    • Registration in ATSSA’s National Flagger Database (www.flagger.com)
    • Exam

    Language: The course and materials are available in either English or Spanish.

    Instructor: The course is taught by Juan M. Morales, P.E., President of J.M. Morales & Associates. During his over 30-year career, Mr. Morales has developed and presented several courses on transportation engineering, planning and safety issues worldwide. Prior to starting his transportation engineering consulting firm in 1995, Mr. Morales served as director of technical programs for the Institute of Transportation Engineers, including directing ITE’s Educational Foundation. Prior to joining ITE, Mr. Morales worked as a traffic and research engineer for the Federal Highway Administration in McLean, VA, where he was actively involved in traffic control, highway safety, congestion management, and simulation. Mr. Morales holds a M.S.C.E. degree from the Georgia Tech. He is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and ITE member. Mr. Morales is a certified instructor for the National Highway Institute (NHI) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA). As a consultant. Mr. Morales serves as ATSSA’s Chief Instructor since 2005. He is the developer of the ATSSA flagger course.