Card Expiration Periods

Answers to the most common questions:

The ATSSA wallet card we issue
is identical to every other ATSSA flagger card,
even those issued by in-person instructors.

Click to see a sample card.

State-specific courses are offered mainly due to a state-required expiration date.
Most state DOTs accept flagger certifications issued in any other state.

At this time, MD, WA, ID, OR, and MT are the only states we are aware of that
do not allow you to work using a card issued from another state.

We have many people who take one class for their home state but actually work
nationwide in every state for the DOTs, Railroads, Pipelines, Power Companies, etc.

Keep this in mind: If you have a 4-year expiration date on your card,
And you are working in a 2-year training required state,
And you are in your 3rd year with that card,

The state can prohibit you from flagging because you exceeded the 2-year training requirement.
In this case, you will need to get recertified.

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2 Year States




West Virginia


3 Year States

Pennsylvania, South Carolina

South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas

Wisconsin, Wyoming

4 Year States

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California

Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii

Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland

Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri

Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey

New Mexico, New York, North Carolina

North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington DC

If you are working on state-funded projects exclusively, please note:

The ATSSA Online Flagger Course is not accepted on state-funded projects in the following states:
CA, FL, GA, ID, IA, IL, MA, MN, MS, MT, NC*, NE, NJ, NV, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA & WA.

*Online flagger training is accepted in NC for re-certification, only.

Our training program is accepted by all other states, and the flagger certification card is the same ATSSA flagger card issued by all other instructors.

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