In 1992, the Florida Legislature passed a law (Section 316.75, Florida Statutes), which requires local governmental entities to provide a training program for school crossing guards based on guidelines set forth by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). FDOT encourages even those local governmental entities and private schools not covered by the law to offer training programs based on these guidelines to their crossing guards in order to raise the professional level of all school crossing guards statewide.
These guidelines have been updated and enhanced to provide crossing guard supervisiors with guidance on the latest information related to child pedestrian safety. The guidelines are stored in a searchable database so that those interested in offering crossing guard training can start the process quickly and easily.
For more information, visit the Florida School Crossing Guard Training Program website at: https://www2.dot.state.fl.us/CrossingGuard/index.aspx