Standardized Traffic Control Training

Traffic control is a cognitively demanding job that requires significant skills training. TCPs are making decisions on behalf of drivers, workers and the public and must be vigilant every second of their shift. It’s important that they’re professionally trained to meet the needs of the industries they represent.

Physical and Mental Requirements of a TCP (TMM 5.3.1)
TCPs should be physically and mentally prepared to do the required work, and should exhibit these characteristics:

  • good vision
  • good hearing
  • alertness and mature judgement
  • intelligence and common sense
  • pleasant, cooperative disposition
  • sense of responsibility for the safety of workers and the public

Standardized Traffic Control Training

The BCCSA is the only WorkSafeBC approved certifier of high-risk traffic control persons in BC.

BCCSA’s comprehensive, two-day standardized Traffic Control Persons (TCPs) course, consists of classroom and practical training. There are no prerequisites however, participants should have a good understanding of the rules of the road (class 5 or other driver’s license is recommended).

Participation requires:

  • Good command of spoken and written English
  • Physically able to participate in the on-road practical
  • Steel toe boots with ankle protection

To successfully complete the course, the participant must pass both the written exam with a minimum mark of 80% and the practical evaluation with 100%. Upon successful completion, students are issued a certificate valid for three-years.

Course Content

  • Roles, responsibilities & regulations
  • Physical & mental requirements
  • Job Planning
  • Temporary traffic control devices
  • Work zones
  • Mobile equipment
  • Communication
  • Other traffic control scenarios
  • Practical Skills

Requalification
To requalify, TCPs must complete the one-day requalification course. For more information visit the Requalification page.