Update: June 10, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the BCCSA has issued the following response to TCP Expiration Dates. Click here.
Standardized Traffic Control Training
Safety is a two-way street. In road construction zones, employers need a sound traffic control plan and drivers need to proceed cautiously and obey directions.
The BCCSA is the WorkSafeBC approved certifier of all high-risk traffic control persons in BC.
The BCCSA’s comprehensive, two-day standardized course for Traffic Control Persons (TCPs) consists of classroom and practical training and is the only program of its kind accepted by WorkSafeBC under Section 18 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation for high-risk traffic control. This two-day training session has been designed to qualify those who work as high-risk TCPs throughout the province of BC. Upon successful completion, TCPs are provided with a three year certification. To requalify, TCPs must complete the one-day requalification course.
While there are certain restrictions on those who may work as Traffic Control Persons, there are no prerequisites for the TCP course.
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%. Records of completion are provided by the BCCSA and are valid for three years.
Participants who successfully complete the training will understand the following:
- Roles and responsibilities of TCPs, employers and supervisors
- Regulations and standards, including those set out by Ministry of Transportation, WorkSafeBC and the Motor Vehicle Act
- Traffic control equipment and devices, including personal protective equipment
- Setting up, maintaining and removing work zones
- Working around equipment
To learn more about the TCP program, please read the TCP FAQs page.