The 11th Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) was released December 18, 2023, and went into effect January 18, 2024. We are currently updating related course materials to what is reflected in the most recent version of the MUTCD.

Please note: The registration deadline for this program is August 23, 2024 at 12 noon.

This is a 3-day program with exam. Full attendance is required to receive credit and a TCC designation provided you have met all the below listed prerequisites.

Course Description:

This 3-day in-person event with exam is designed for experienced highway work zone personnel who seek training in work zone traffic control. NJDOT and other agencies require a contractor to assign a supervisory-level employee with requisite onsite experience to act as the Traffic Control Coordinator (TCC) on roadway construction projects.

For those seeking to increase their work zone safety and traffic control knowledge but do not require the TCC designation, it is recommended to attend the Work Zone Safety Awareness workshop instead. Participants who successfully complete this course will be eligible to serve as TCC and shall have the responsibility and authority to implement and maintain all traffic operations for the project. Upon successful completion of the 3-day course and submission of all prerequisite documentation, a digital TCC card will be issued. Those who do not provide prerequisite documentation are only eligible for a course certificates of attendance with applicable PDH credit.

The course covers standard work zone protection as specified in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Sessions on OSHA, NJDOT, and state police relationships and work zone traffic control liability issues are included.

Learning Objectives:

Understand MUTCD requirements in work zones

  • Distinguish differences between the MUTCD and DOT projects
  • Identify DOT standards and specifications requirements in work zones
  • Learn New Jersey Turnpike Authority & OSHA requirements in work zones
  • Understand role of State and Local police in work zones


In order to register, you will need to be ready to upload copies of the following: You must show proof of having successfully completed a Work Zone Safety Awareness Program or Flagger Training Workshop, and proof of 4,000 hours (100 weeks) field experience in highway work zones.

The required documentation is a certificate or letter of completion from the training sponsor and a letter from past and/or present employer on employment verification. This information needs to be uploaded at the time of registration.

If you do not meet the prerequisites, and still wish to attend the program, you may register choosing the “Engineers and Inspectors without pre-requisites” option. You will receive a certificate of attendance only, not the card required by NJDOT for the Traffic Control Coordinator designation. Please note that cards and certificates will not be issued if the course fees are delinquent and/or any course prerequisites have not been fulfilled.

To successfully complete this course, you must:

  • Attend all three days from 8a-4p which will contain several breaks
  • Pass an online exam with a minimum proficiency score of 70% (Applicable if seeking the TCC designation)
  • Submit prerequisites to the registrar if not uploaded upon registration
  • Pay the course fee
  • Complete an online survey at the conclusion of training

Class Schedule:

  • Day 1: The MUTCD (Part VI)/Local Law Enforcement in Work Zones
  • Day 2: Municipal v. State Roadways (State Police)/NJ DOT Projects/New Jersey Turnpike Authority
  • Day 3: Legal Liabilities/OSHA/Online Exam

Intended Audience:

Persons seeking the TCC designation


PDH credit provided upon request


Gordon Meth – Robson Forensic; George Fallat – Middlesex County Engineer; Lee Steiner – DOT; David Maruca – Rutgers; Brian Crain – OSHA; Larry Lenahan – New Jersey Turnpike Authority; Sgt. Charles Bowden and Sgt. James Nuzzi – New Jersey State Police

Fee: $595


New Jersey Work Zone Safety Partnership and NJDOT

University Smoking Policy:

Rutgers University is dedicated to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for students, staff, visitors, and guests. The use of any tobacco or tobacco-related products, including E-cigarettes, is not allowed on any University-owned, operated, leased, occupied, or controlled property. Consequently, smoking is not allowed outside the CAIT building. Individuals who breach this updated policy will be requested to vacate the premises.