ATSSA Traffic Control Technician (TCT)
Road Scholar Eligibility
This class is a fills a Electives requirement.
RETAKE TESTS - If you do not pass the test the first time, you can take a retake test online with ATSSA. Use this link to access the ATSSA Makeup Exam Request Form. Once the form is submitted, ATSSA will send you an exam link to retake the exam. Make sure to ask for a "Utah Specific" exam. You can contact ATSSA Customer Success Center at 1-800-272-8772. If you would like to add the new test score to your existing Utah LTAP customer record, please make sure to forward us the test score email that you receive from ATSSA.
* Cost may vary
Length: 8 hours
The Traffic Control technician course is offered as an introduction to the basic principles of temporary work zone traffic control. This training course is designed to instruct the participants in the underlying principles of temporary traffic control as set forth in the MUTCD.
In this course students will be provided with practical knowledge, techniques, and instruction on the installation and maintenance of traffic control devices to enable them to apply practical concepts. This course is recommended for all workers who may be required to handle temporary traffic control devices; and is accepted by UDOT.
Workers are required to complete and pass a written examination. Training is good for 4 years. Certificates are no longer sent by ATSSA. You can get a copy of your certificate from your LTAP account.
As a traffic control technician you are meeting the UDOT requirement to maintain and set up traffic control in an active work zone. UDOT requires that you pass the TCT State Specific course with a score of 80%, have one year (2000 hours) of temporary traffic control experience. This training is valid for four (4) years, at the end of the four year period you are required to take the course again. This course teaches you how to correctly place temporary traffic control devices in an active work zone. This course does not certify you to be a flagger. This course is a prerequisite to becoming a Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS). If you so choose you can pay an additional fee and apply you can become an ATSSA Certified Traffic Control Technician.
The APWA and UDOT specifications as outlined in Traffic Control 01554 Section 1.9 requires that the Traffic Control Technician be certified by the Department or by the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) as a Traffic Control Technician (TCT). Each crew should have at least one member certified as a Traffic Control Technician. The MUTCD Section 6D.03 states workers having specific TTC responsibilities should be trained in TTC techniques, device usage, and placement.