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What are some good pilot car certification classes?

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Pilot car certification classes are available from the Evergreen Safety Council. This program has instruction in pilot car state regulations, operator responsibilities, pilot car safety and driving procedures. Evergreen Safety Council's pilot car certification classes correspond to Washington State Department of Transportation and the Washington State Patrol guidelines.

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The three basic requirements for receiving Evergreen's pilot car certification are to complete a one-day training course, get a minimum score of 80 percent on the final open-book exam, and provide full payment for the program. Upon successful completion, the student receives a three-year WSDOT P/EVO certification card. Every three years, the student must take a refresher course to continue work. If no refresher course is available, he must take the full course again. Evergreen Safety Council does not permit any grace period for cards that have expired.

In addition to having the certification, students need also be at least 18 years of age with valid U.S. driver licenses, be able to write and speak coherent English, do proper flagging tasks and traffic control, wear corrective lenses when required, and not consume any drugs or alcohol around time of duty.

As of 2015, the program has the endorsement of the American Association of Safety Councils.

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