ODOT ASSUMES ALL TESTING FOR WORK SITE TRAFFIC SUPERVISORS
OCA, ATSSA, LABORERS CERTIFICATIONS NO LONGER ACCEPTED!
ALL WTS PREQUALIFCATION TO COMPLY WITH PLAN NOTE PUBLISHED 7/20/18
Despite comments and concerns expressed by OCA and its contractors, ODOT has moved forward with their new prequalification requirements for Worksite Traffic Supervisors. In accordance with the new requirements, OCA, ATSSA and the Ohio Laborers Training Center courses and testing will no longer be accepted by ODOT! ODOT will now conduct all testing for work zone traffic supervisors. ODOT offered no grandfathering for currently valid certifications issued by either OCA, ATSSA, or the Ohio Laborers Training Center. The new ODOT requirements are effective for all projects let after July 20, 2018.
ODOT provided the following information and guidance to OCA and requested that we distribute it to our membership. Please review the information carefully and follow the directions to ensure that your work zone traffic supervisors are properly prequalified in accordance with ODOT’s new requirements! If your Work Site Traffic Supervisors have taken OCA’s or ATSSA’s course within the past 5 years, they should meet the prerequisites for taking the new ODOT testing. Also, prior to taking the new exam, every individual must obtain a MyODOT username and password. Directions for obtaining them are included in the information from ODOT below, or you can click on the following link to obtain them How to obtain MyODOT Username and Password
If you have any questions about the new requirements, please contact Mark Potnick in the OCA office.
Here are the new ODOT requirements for Worksite Traffic Supervisor Prequalification Testing:
On behalf of ODOT’s Division of Construction Management and Office of Roadway Engineering, Worksite Traffic Supervisor (WTS) Prequalification Testing sessions are now available for registration as listed below.
Description – The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Division of Construction Management provides Worksite Traffic Supervisor (WTS) prequalification testing. Individuals fulfilling the role of WTS are required to be prequalified per WTS Plan Note published on July 20, 2018 (and versions thereafter).
Prerequisites – Do not register for WTS Prequalification testing until the prerequisites have been completed. Prerequisite details can be found on Page 2 of the PDF flyer, and also are listed on the online registration form for these sessions (per the links below).
All testing sessions are held in Columbus; see online registration form for details. There is an option to choose either a morning session (9:00 to 11:00am), or afternoon session (1:00 to 3:00pm).