MOT Changes effective July 15

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has implemented changes to the Maintenance of Traffic training requirements. As a valued customer of Safety Links, we will keep you abreast of changes in training and/or standards that affect your company. If you have questions or need more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Effective July 15, 2014


MOT Basic Flagger:

  • All flaggers (existing and new) will have to take a new FDOT approved MOT Basic Flagger certification course by January 1, 2015 and be included in the new online database or they will not be allowed to flag on FDOT projects.
  • The new MOT Basic Flagger certification course has been standardized to ensure consistent training throughout the state, and will be released on July 15, 2014.
  • Only Approved MOT Training Providers can provide the MOT Basic Flagger certification in the State of Florida.
  • The flagger must successfully demonstrate their flagging knowledge and skills to an approved provider.
  • After the skills assessment is successfully completed, the provider will issue an immediate temporary certification.
  • Once the student’s data is entered into the MOT Training database, the permanent MOT Basic Flagger Certificate will be available in the database for printing by that student.
  • The MOT Basic Flagger certification will expire four years after its issuance.

MOT Intermediate and Refresher:

  • All training must be conducted using the FDOT provided course material.
  • Only authorized MOT providers and instructors can provide MOT training in the State of Florida.
  • After the exam is successfully completed, the provider will issue an immediate temporary certification.
  • Once the student’s data is entered into the MOT Training database, the permanent MOT Intermediate Certificate will be available in the database for printing by that student.
  • The MOT Intermediate certification will expire four years after its issuance.

MOT Advanced and Refresher:

  • All training must be conducted using the FDOT provided course material.
  • Only authorized MOT providers and instructors can provide MOT training in the State of Florida.
  • After the exam is successfully completed, the provider will issue an immediate temporary certification.
  • Once the student’s data is entered into the MOT Training database, the permanent MOT Advanced Certificate will be available in the database for printing by that student.
  • The MOT Advanced certification will expire four years after its issuance.

MOT Restricted Activities:

  • Discontinued course. Must take the 16-Hour Intermediate course.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or Fran at fsoto@safetylinks.net or 407-705-3899

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