Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Flagger Certification

Applies to:cones

All Virginia Tech employees who will be flagging traffic as part of their job duties must be certified through a Virginia Department of Transportation program, such as:

  • Painters (roadways)
  • Grounds crews
  • Electric Services
  • Mechanical Utilities

Note: This certification is offered to university personnel only, through EHS, at no cost to the employee.


Personnel must attend classroom training, which consists of viewing VDOT's video on flagging procedures, and successfully complete the 20 question quiz in order to be certified. A card will be issued to those who pass the class. Certification is valid for 24 months. For more information or to register for a class, contact EHS at 231-8759.