VIRTUAL Temporary Traffic Control Recertification Course

Online recertification is temporarily approved by Georgia Department of Transportation until June 30, 2020. If you have questions, please contact Ellyn Learn at or (803) 732-6778.

In-person training for this course is cancelled through June due to COVID-19. This virtual option is GDOT’s temporary solution to make sure employees have an opportunity to take the test. If a worker is concerned they need the 1-2 day class as a refresher before taking the test, our instructor Wendy Padgett is being very lenient and will email a thorough study guide prior to the class. She will also have the ability to help students individually during their test should they have a question.

Temporary Traffic Control is based on the most current federal regulations and reviewed by the leading industry experts. It's based on real-world situations; experienced instructors lead students through problem-solving exercises using the MUTCD and state guidelines

It's flexible; you can include state and local regulations as well as federal guidelines. It's easy to get started; there are no expensive, time-consuming prerequisite courses required.

    Temporary Traffic Control is for workers responsible for:

    • Establishing and maintaining traffic control devices in or near vehicle right-of-way
    • Keeping workers safe while in or near vehicle right-of-way
    • Installing signs and warning devices
    • Controlling traffic flow in construction, maintenance, or utility work zones

    Anyone with at least one year of documented experience in work zone traffic control can attend. It's also useful for project engineers who want to understand requirements imposed on site supervisors and outside contractors. Temporary Traffic Control participants:

    • Become familiar with the MUTCD and learn to use it as a reference
    • Get the skills and knowledge to interpret a Traffic Control Plan (TCP)
    • Learn to verify the accuracy of existing TCPs and adapt or modify them using the MUTCD
    • Learn to implement a safe TCP