Pilot/Escort Flagging

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Pilot/Escort Flagging - Gainesville
UF East Campus
2100 NE Waldo Road
Bldg. 1604
Suite 106
Gainesville, FL 32609
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This Pilot/Escort Flagging Course is an 8-hour course with a written exam (passing score is of 80% or higher).

This course is approved by the Florida Department of Transportation, and is one-third of the Florida qualification required for those individuals responsible for warning the motoring public of oversize loads and assisting oversize load drivers on Florida highways.

Every driver escorting an oversize load permitted by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) must be one of the following (per Florida Administrative Code 14-26.012):

1. A law enforcement officer having jurisdiction in the State of Florida traveling in an enforcement vehicle

2. A qualified escort meeting the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older with valid Driver's License
  • 8-hour pilot/escort flagging course FL course (valid four years)
  • Other state course that is to equal or exceeds FL course (click here for list of approved states)
  • All certificates must be valid within last four years
  • 8-hour National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course (online at safetyserve.com)   OR   Commercial Driver's License Class A, B, or C

Click here for free Pilot Escort Manual. 

Click here for several Frequently Asked Questions on escorting oversize and overweight vehicles in Florida

For more information, contact the Florida T2 Center by email: t2cttassist@ce.ufl.edu or phone 352-273-1670.

Visit this web page for a list of Qualified Florida Escort students who have given permission for their information to be placed on this page.

Payment in advance is required to be registered for the course. Trainees must pay by either credit card, cashier's check, or money order. Money orders must be made payable to University of Florida, and should reference the specific class session the payment is for. Include the trainee(s) full name, the class name, and start date of their class session and any additional information you believe useful (a printed copy of the registration confirmation or copy of invoice is best).

Mail money order to:

Florida Transportation Technology Transfer Center
Attn: Registration
2100 NE Waldo Road, 1st Floor, Room 106
Gainesville, FL 32609


Checks will not be accepted.

Course Completion:

Trainees are allowed two (2) hours to complete the written test. The test is closed book, and the trainee must score 80% or higher to successfully complete the course. Tests are collected and sent to the Florida T2 Center to be graded. Students must also demonstrate proper flagging procedures as shown in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices to successfully complete this course.

Certificates and Wallet Cards:

Certificates and Wallet Cards are valid for four (4) years from the ending date of the class session.  No certificates or wallet cards will be available at the class session. A certificate and wallet card will be sent to the participants who have paid their course fee and have successfully passed the exam.  Any participant who does not achieve a passing score of 80% or higher will receive a letter indicating such.  We ask you to allow up to two (2) weeks for your results to arrive at the address you provided at the time of registration.  To receive an expedited wallet card, you must pay the expedited fee.  In addition, you must meet the following criteria:

1.    Have requested the expedited production in writing at least 24 hours in advance.
2.    Have written confirmation from us that such a request can be granted.
3.    Payment must have been rendered prior to pick up.

Please note there is a replacement fee for certificates/wallet cards.


Session 1        


 8:00 AM

Session 2

 The Escort Driver 


8:30 AM

9:30 AM

Session 3

The Escort Vehicle


9:45 AM

10:30 AM

Session 4

The Over dimensional Load


10:45 AM

11:45 AM

Session 5

Maneuvering Techniques   

Break- Study Time              



12:45 PM

2:15 PM

3:00 PM

5:00 PM