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Continuing Education Classes Seminars and Workshops

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BIAW Legal Committee Spring Meeting

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CAPS 1: Marketing & Communicating with the Aging In Place Client

8 Real Estate Clock Hours WA DOL ~ BIAW
6 CE, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) ~ NAHB
0.6 CE, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) ~ NAHB
6 CE, American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) ~ NAHB

Increase Your Aging-in-Place Expertise

Millions of Americans are living longer and more active lives. In embracing newly found and changing lifestyles, a need to revitalize their home environment has arisen. Identifying this burgeoning opportunity and then developing the skills to interact with this market can help you grow your business dramatically. The goal of the course is to equip course participants with the knowledge and tools to effectively market and sell services to the aging in place (AIP) market.

Instructors: Daimon Doyle, CGB, Kris Alberti, CGP, CAPS, Dave Porter, CAPS, CGA, CGP, CMP, MIRM, Joseph Irons, CGR, CAPS, CGP, GMR, GMB, GMR

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CAPS 2: Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging In Place

8 Real Estate Clock Hours WA DOL ~ BIAW
8 Appraiser Continuing Education ~ BIAW
6 CE, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) ~ NAHB
0.6 CE, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) ~ NAHB
6.0 CE, American Institute of Architects (AIA)/ (HSW)/ (SD) ~ NAHB
6 CE, American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) ~ NAHB

Increase Your Aging-in-Place Expertise

The goal of this course is to enable participants to identify common challenges within the home and understand attractive design concepts that create a safe and comfortable environment for clients who want to age in place as well as identify with one or more of these groups:
* Individuals who are not experiencing health issues related to aging
* Individuals who have a progressive or other condition that requires home modifications/equipment
* Individuals who are dealing with an abrupt or traumatic health-related change
* The course presents various methods and techniques for modifying home design, from the perspective of new construction and retrofitting.

Instructors:Daimon Doyle, CGB, Dave Porter, CAPS, CGA, CGP, CMP, MIRM; Kris Alberti, CGP, CAPS, Joseph Irons, CGR, CAPS, CGP, GMR, GMB, GMR

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CAPS 3: Details & Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging In Place



CAPS 3 Details & Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging In Place

NO REAL ESTATE CLOCK HOURS

6 CE for AIBD
0.6 AOTA CEUs
6 AIA/CES HSW Learning Units
6 NAHB CE for: CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM

* As of 1/1/2018 CAPS 3. will replace Business Management for Building Professionals as a required course to obtain your Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist, CAPS Designation.

This NEW and EXCITING course builds on the CAPS I and CAPS II courses (which are prerequisites for this course) by introducing design solutions and techniques for professionals whose clients require specialized design and equipment to live and thrive comfortably in their homes. Whole house product specification and installation techniques will be covered accompanied by practical, hands-on activities. A few things you will take away from this class are:

Describe the challenging nature of design for aging in place projects.
Identify available innovative and specialized products.
Explain best practices for design and installation of key components in AIP home design.
Describe the importance of budget and early product selection
Identify common missteps for design and installation of AIP solutions.
Recommend the best solutions for common single-room modifications based on needs identified in a provided client assessment and a room survey.
List installation considerations for recommended modifications in a specified space.
Prioritize the comprehensive solutions based on previous exercises when integrated into a real-world whole house scenario.
Evaluate design considerations and installation requirements for recommended modifications based on whole house layout and circulation patterns.
Prioritize individual projects relative to budget, needs and urgency.

Approved Instructors: Daimon Doyle CGB, Dave Porter CAPS, CGP, CMP, MIRM, Joseph Irons CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR

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Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead-CESCL

3 Year Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead Certification ~ BIAW


As of January 1, 2018 the CESCL class, Non-Member price will increase to $350.

Do you need a Construction Stormwater General Permit from Ecology? If your project disturbs over an acre of land or is in a subdivision, you probably do. Part of the requirements of this permit states that all sites disturbing over an acre must have a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL). The CESCL is trained to inspect, install, and manage stormwater controls on your site. Because Ecology requires CESCL to be on-call at all times, most companies will need more than one employee trained as a CESCL.


Instructor: DOE Certified Instructor, Alex Zimmerman

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CESCL Recertification

3 Year Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead Certification


As of January 1, 2018 the CESCL RECERT class, Non-Member price will increase to $275.

Is your Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) designation about to expire? The Department of Ecology requires a CESCL on all stormwater permitted construction sites over an acre, and CESCL certifications must be renewed every three years with a one-day class. Designed for residential builders, BIAW's CESCL recertification course will answer the most-asked builder questions, including what BMP's perform best on construction sites, how to keep those BMP's working, what red flags signal erosion problems, and how to effectively work with local and state inspectors. This course will also walk you through the planning and execution of erosion control in a subdivision.


Instructor: Certified DOE Instructor, Alex Zimmerman

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Competent Person: Confined Space Training

Do your employees enter confined spaces? Do you know the definition of what a Confined Space is? All employers who have employees enter these types of spaces are required to provide training for their employees. These spaces are items such as:
- Utility Vaults
- Trenches
- Sewers/Manholes
- Silos
- Process Vessels
- Hoppers
- Pits
- Ductwork
- Piping Systems

Note: Confined Space accidents are one of the most common fatality accidents in construction. Attend this course to identify common mistakes and the role of the attendant, entrant and supervisor.

Instructor: Travis Brock

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Competent Person: Excavation & Trenching

COMPETENT PERSON TRAINING: EXCAVATION & TRENCHING

Industry professionals should come together in this class and collaborate to identify existing or predictable hazards in your jobsite surroundings that may be unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees. Learn to evaluate prompt corrective measures to immediately eliminate any dangers. As the industry professional you must be knowledgeable in the most recent designs to help you identify what positions, by nature, will be the authorization or authority of the requirements of this portion. Review many requirements in WAC 296-155-Part N. Also gain additional knowledge including shoring, shielding, benching, and sloping requirements, soil identification, and inspection requirements for trenches.

Instructor: Northwest Independent Contractors Association

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Competent Person: Residential Fall Protection

Did you know your company is REQUIRED to comply with WAC 296-155-Part C-1? Have you complied? Has your employer complied?

If you are new to the construction industry or have been in the industry a decade you will walk away with a better understanding of the use and design of fall protection systems; the use of personal fall protection systems; inspections, cleaning and maintenance of equipment and basic rescue techniques. You will see various fall protection systems and concepts in the video "Don't Hit the Ground". Also learn the most recent basic ladder safety and written site specific fall protection plan training required by WAC 296-155-Part C-1.

Instructor: Northwest Independent Contractors Association

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Construction Contracts & Lien Law

7.5 Real Estate Clock Hours WA DOL ~ BIAW
6 CE, Insurance Continuing Education, State of WA Insurance Commissioner ~ BIAW
6 CE, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) ~ NAHB
6 CE, American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) ~ NAHB
Legal Continuing Education Credit (through Linville Law Firm)

Are you sure your contracts abide by all current laws?
Do you know all current laws & rights to file a lien?
Don’t be caught off guard, if you use contracts and/or liens, you need this class!

Bring a copy of your Contract to be reviewed in class. Lunch is NOT included.

The Contracts portion of the class will teach you the important terms you need to address in your contract in order to minimize the occurrence and magnitude of problems that inevitably arise with customers or other contractors. You will learn how to write an improved contract that contains the required legal notices, limits your exposure to claims and liabilities, provides for economical resolution of a dispute, establishes a practical method of handling change orders, gives the customer a limited warranty, and precludes your customer from firing you and hiring somebody else to fix or complete your work. All good things you need in your standard contract. This seminar also explains the significant terms of the standard commercial subcontract and how these terms can present unwanted risk to the subcontractor. You will learn that these terms should be negotiated rather than blindly accepted. The Contracts seminar comes complete with a 238 page course book in a durable 3-ring binder that is totally current, accurate and explanatory. You can go online at www.linvillelawfirm.com and view the complete table of contents for this book.

The Lien section of the class will teach you how to prepare, record and foreclose a lien on either a commercial or residential project. The seminar will also teach you how to prepare, file and foreclose your lien against a payment bond or a retainage on any federal, state, county, or city public works project. Both liens and public works claims generally require a preliminary notice. This is all explained at the Lien seminar. The Lien seminar comes complete with a 343 page course book in a durable 3-ring binder that is totally current, accurate and explanatory. All necessary forms are included. The course book is an excellent reference guide, designed for practical application. You can go online at www.linvillelawfirm.com and view the complete table of contents for this book.

Instructor: Linville Law Firm

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Construction Management AM: Estimating for Success | 7 Point Test

Construction Management - AM

Margins Don;t Work, Estimating for Success ~ Trying to find that perfect margin that makes for a profitable year alludes many contractors? Why? Because the concept doesn’t work for contractors who do custom, remodel, and various size jobs! Find out how to estimate for success with this real life presentation on how to successfully bid work and make money at the end of the year.

Do you know the 7 point test that determines whether your “Independent Contractor” is your employee or not? It is not that he or she is ‘licensed, bonded, and insured’! Find out why L&I is collecting millions of dollars in premiums on who you thought was your subcontractor.

Instructor: Northwest Independent Contractors Association

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Construction Management PM: Top 10 Mistakes that Sink Contractors


Construction Management - PM

This class could save your company from the business downfalls and pits. You can always learn from today, as long as you register with us by tomorrow.
Top 10 Mistakes that Sink Contractors ~ Over half of all businesses fail and an even higher rate for certain construction companies. Class covers personal, financial, and regulatory hazards that impact construction companies. Find out the Top 10 things that cause contractors to fail and more importantly, how to avoid them!

Instructor: Northwest Independent Contractors Association

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EPA Certified Lead Renovator REFRESHER Training



Students are REQUIRED to show documentation of initial certification, MUST bring your UNEXPIRED CLR card w/you to class. Your CLR Card will have a "Personal" Lead # starting with "R-I…" along with your photo. If you cannot find your CLR card, you will need to contact the company who previously certified you to obtain a copy, all of this needs to be done prior to the class. Because this is a individual certification,it is required to obtain your personal home address and birth date before class. . If you show up to the class without your CLR card, you will NOT be able to attend the CLR Refresher and will still be held responsible for the course fee. However, If this a a combo class with both CLR Initial and Refresher, AND Instructor approval, you may attend the CLR Initial and must pay the difference between the two classes. You will need to have photo taken at the class to put on your CLR card.

If you miss your five-year anniversary deadline to re-certify, you will be required to repeat the 8 hour Initial Certified Renovator course. There are NO exceptions. Seating is limited so be sure to register before you expire.

Firms who knowingly or willingly violate the RRP Program requirements could result in penalties of up to $10,000 per day, per violation and/or face imprisonment.

Renovators have a role to play in preventing lead poisoning. Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting and demolition can create hazardous lead dust with chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to both children and adults.

This 6-hour refresher training course, which is required every 5 years, is for individuals who have previously completed the initial Certified Renovator Lead Certification in compliance with the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule. The training will refresh RRP contractors in how to work safely in housing and child-occupied facilities with lead-based paint and to teach them how to comply with both EPA’s RRP Rule and the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Lead Safe Housing Rule. Participants will learn lead safe work practices and how to work safely and effectively. Students will also review the information that was provided to them in the initial RRP Certified Renovator training course, and be provided with current and up-to-date information regarding regulatory changes, changes in state-of-the-art work practices, as well as other changes to the RRP Certified Renovator discipline.
The training focuses on working safely with lead based painted surfaces and topics include: Regulations, Testing for Lead Based Paint, Review of Set-up Practices, Review of Prohibited Practices, Personal Protective Equipment and Dust Control, Cleaning Activities and Checking Your Work, Record keeping, Training of Non-Certified Renovators, Review and Test.

Your are required to renew every five years. If you renew through an online program, it’s every 3 years.

Instructor: Northwest Independent Contractors Association

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EPA Certified Lead-Safety/Renovator/Repair/Paint

8 Real Estate Continuing Education


Don't miss your seat, register today! Name, home address and birth date are required at registration. Seating is limited so be sure to register as soon as you can.

Firms who knowing or willingly violate the RRP Program requirements could result in penalties of up to $10,000 per day, per violation and/or face imprisonment.

EPA and Washington State Department of Commerce requires all contractors who may disturb lead paint on pre-1978 homes take a class to become a Certified Renovator and then register their Firm.

Anyone disturbing more than 6 sq. ft. (interior) & 20 sq. ft. (exterior) of lead-based paint must get the training. Including; Home Improvement/Renovation Contractors, Remodelers/Carpenters, Painters, Plumbers, Electricians, Maintenance Personnel, Residential Property Managers/Owners, Workers Removing or Modifying Painted Surfaces. Activities that are subject to the RRP Program: Remodeling and Repair/Maintenance, Electrical Work, Plumbing, Painting, Carpentry and Siding/Window Replacement!

To become a Certified Renovator, you must have someone from your firm take an 8-hour course with a hands-on component. Your firm must then apply for Certification with the Department of Commerce as a Firm (company) and pay a $25 fee directly to the State of Washington (not included in the cost of the class).

We bring a blend of easy compliance, practical application, and real answers to your questions to this training. In addition to the EPA curriculum, we will provide you with valuable insights on how L&I views lead related work along with other free resources to help your company stay in compliance.

Does your business involve the renovation, repair or painting of structures built before 1978? If so, there are federal regulations that took effect, April 22, 2010, which may prevent you from performing your work. Under the United States Environmental Protection Agencies Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Program. Construction firms must apply for and receive EPA Certification to disturb paint as part of their work in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities. In addition, all of these jobs must be supervised by Certified Renovators; specifically, individuals who have completed an EPA-accredited, full-day training course. The training course is required for any contractor that is involved in any activity that will - or has the potential to - disturb six square feet of lead-based paint in a room or 20 square feet on the exterior. The rule does not apply to minor maintenance or repair activities; however window replacement is not considered minor maintenance or repair.

Your are required to renew every five years. If you renew through an online program, it’s every 3 years.

Instructor: Northwest Independent Contractors Association

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Estimating and Scheduling for Profitable Business Operations

6 CE, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) ~ NAHB

Audience: The intended audience for this course is small volume builders, custom builders, remodelers, production builders, project managers, and lead carpenters.

The ability to effectively prepare for a project is vital to the success of any business. Project preparation consists of multiple processes that work together and, when performed effectively, enabling you to increase your efficiency, achieve greater client satisfaction, enhance team and vendor relationships and protect profitability. This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to perform two of the critical processes in project preparation: estimating costs and creating the schedule to complete the project.

As a graduate of this course, participants will be able to:
•Illustrate how estimating and scheduling work together to effectively set up the project
•Identify the fundamentals of estimating to identify the costs (not the selling price)
•Use spreadsheets and packaged estimating systems
•Identify the fundamentals of scheduling
•Illustrate the schedule as a key communication tool

Instructor: Joseph Irons, CGR, CAPS, CGP, GMR, GMB,

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Fork-Lift Qualified Operator Training

Do your employees operate a Powered Industrial Truck, better known as a fork lift? We can help lift your firm to success by offering a Qualified level fork-lift operator course. Your employees will be trained on the following different Classes of Powered Industrial Trucks: 1, 3, 4, 5 & 7. We will provide classroom training for these types of lifts and a practical evaluation tool to be used at your convenience.

Depending on the class location we will bring equipment in to conduct the class.

Note: Companies must ensure that all employees operating these types of lifts are qualified this certification is good for 3 years.


Instructor: Travis Brock

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Get Paid For Your Work! - Managing the Difficult Customer(s)

Linville’s seminar addresses how to recognize the warning signs of a difficult customer at the outset, how to avoid claims for deceptive advertising, how to control and manage a difficult customer during the formative stages of the project which include drawings, specs and the contract, how to cover yourself during the course of the project with the appropriate project documentation such as change orders, meeting minutes, emails, etc., how to structure your business to protect yourself from the litigious customer, how to firmly manage the project (and your customer) in terms of scheduling, decision-making, progress payments, product selections, etc., and (finally) how to show the love during the warranty period.

Instructor: Linville Law Firm

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Hazard Communications (HCS)/Globally Harmonized Systems (GHS)

Obtain documentation that states you met the new WAC training requirements

Changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) are bringing the United States into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), further improving safety and health protection for America's workers. Employees who work with hazardous chemicals need to be trained on the new Hazard Communication Standard. Building on the success of OSHA's current Hazard Communication Standard, the GHS is expected to prevent injuries and illnesses, save lives, and improve trade conditions for chemical manufacturers. The Hazard Communication Standard in 1983 gave the workers the 'right to know,' but the new Globally Harmonized System gives workers the 'right to understand.'

The new Hazard Communication Standard still requires chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate the chemicals they produce or import and provide hazard information to employers and workers by putting labels on containers and preparing safety data sheets. However, the old standard allowed chemical manufacturers and importers to convey hazard information on labels and material safety data sheets in whatever format they chose. The modified standard provides a single set of harmonized criteria for classifying chemicals according to their health and physical hazards and specifies hazard communication elements for labeling and safety data sheets.

Instructor: Northwest Independent Contractors Association

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How to Profit Using the WSU UA Alt. Worksheet

Please bring a laptop or any similar device with a copy of MS Excel. Basic spreadsheet knowledge is advised.

This class begins with an over-view of the new UA Alternative Worksheet, then continues to instruct attendees on the basic functions of the Worksheet, and how to energy-model a house. After the basics are covered, attendees will learn how to use the UA Alternative Worksheet to select more cost-effective solutions to the 2015 WSEC, and how to optimize their plans for the most cost-effective energy efficiency measured beyond code. Prior attendees have described savings of up to $2,000 per house by using this valuable tool. 3 hour class

Instructor: Ted Clifton, CGB, MCGP

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I-1433 Paid Sick Leave & Minimum Wage


FINES UP-TO $40k per violation!


Are you in compliance?
Do you have questions about I-1433?
Don't know your options?


Start your New Year off right and take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to better understand that I-1433 not only increases the minimum wage but also requires Washington employers to provide paid sick leave to most employees beginning January 1, 2018.

Instructor, Juli Bacon will nail down the facts you need to know in this interactive seminar. Bring questions and your current leave policy and follow along with Juli as she dissects various possibilities you have available in order to be compliant with the new law. Get answers to you your questions and leave confident with a better grasp on the I-1443


Instructor: Juli Bacon

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L & I Compliance Safety Day


Job-related injuries are avoided when companies allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure that people who come to work or visit their offices, warehouse facilities and construction job sites are safe. When workplace safety is a high company priority, and when your employees are properly trained, they feel more comfortable and confident on the job. There are fewer accidents. Productivity is increased, costs are diminished, and profit margins follow suit. This class meets written plans and training requirements for contractors in Washington State. Includes: Construction Accident Prevention and Safety; PPE; Fall Protection; Ladders, Scaffolds and Stairways; Heat Related Rules; Respiratory Protection/Hazard; Communication and Excavation/Trenching. Smart employers make certain safety procedures are included among company policies. You will also receive a written safety plan and customized training for your company.

Instructor: Northwest Independent Contractors Association

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OSHA - 10

Get the training you need to stay DOSH/OSHA compliant. This course gives employees basic knowledge to be competent in their workplace when identifying existing or predictable hazards likely to cause injury.
- Introduction to OSHA
- Electrical Safety
- Fall Protection
- Confined Space
- Trenching and Excavation
- Crane Safety
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Job Hazard Analysis
- Ladder Safety
- Scaffold Awareness
- Lockout / Tag out
- And Much More


Instructor: Travis Brock

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Project Management

6 CE, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) ~ NAHB
6.0 CE, American Institute of Architects (AIA) / (HSW)/ (SD) ~ NAHB
6 CE, American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) ~ NAHB

Develop or enhance the skills you need for a successful on or off-site production operations management. This hands-on course covers the three phases of a successful venture: planning, implementation and evaluation. Anyone involved in the pre-construction and construction process will benefit from this course. Renew your understanding of successful project management, execute the pre-construction project management functions and responsibilities, implement the tools available for efficient project management, manage trade contractors effectively and complete duties and responsibilities.

Instructors: Diane Glenn, CGP, Joseph Irons, CGR, CAPS, CGP, GMR, GMB

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Qualified Rigging/Signal Person

Correct Rigging is essential to make the lift safe. Understanding how to calculate load weights, sling angles, and knowing about wire rope are all critical for the Rigger. If you do not know the proper Rigging techniques, your load could be improperly attached, and the Rigging could fail.
Learn the rejection criteria for wire rope and synthetic slings, how to rig an unstable load, and how to select the proper type of wire rope when you complete this 8-hour course

Note: Washington State requires a Qualified Rigger and a Qualified Signalperson be on-site anytime hoisting and rigging operations are performed in conjunction with a crane.


Instructor: Travis Brock

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Washington State Certified Flagging - Initial

Learn the flagger's roles and responsibilities, traffic control techniques, set up procedures, barricades, job site orientation, clothing requirements, and night flagging rules. Meets requirements for the Washington Administration Code (WAC) for Signaling and Flagger's WAC 296-155-305.

Each student that successfully completes the exam will receive a Flagger's Certification Card that is valid for 3 years and a Flagger's Manual, which is a terrific reference guide.

Note: If your business stops or directs traffic during your normal course of work this must be done by a Certified Flagger.

**Flagging students are required to provide their Driver's license numbers.**


Instructor: Travis Brock

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Washington State Certified Flagging - Refresher

Learn the flagger's roles and responsibilities, traffic control techniques, set up procedures, barricades, job site orientation, clothing requirements, and night flagging rules. Meets requirements for the Washington Administration Code (WAC) for Signaling and Flagger's WAC 296-155-305.

Each student that successfully completes the exam will receive a Flagger's Certification Card that is valid for 3 years and a Flagger's Manual, which is a terrific reference guide.

Note: If your business stops or directs traffic during your normal course of work this must be done by a Certified Flagger.


**Flagging students are required to provide their Driver's license numbers. **

Instructor: Travis Brock

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