The Road Scholar Program prepares local roadway agency personnel to meet workforce performance expectations successfully. The Program offers knowledge and skills training on the technical and administrative functions completed by roadway maintenance workers.
The Road Scholar Program can be completed over a 5-year period by:
- Completing seven required trainings.
- Completing four elective trainings.
Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate of completion. Some agencies use Road Scholar completion to justify pay increases and promotion. Ask your supervisor about this option.
Road Scholar Requirements
- Barrier Basics
- Basic Work Zone Traffic Control
- Keeping Your Agency (and You!) Out of Court (Tort Liability and Risk Management)
- Pavement Marking Maintenance and Installation
- Pothole Patching and Repair
- Managing Roadway Drainage Systems
- Sign Maintenance and Management
Road Scholar Electives (choose four)
- Chip Seal Best Practices
- Constructing & Inspecting Asphalt Paving Projects
- Constructing a Quality Crack Treatment
- Constructing Thin Surface Treatments for Asphalt Pavements
- Evaluating Pavement Condition
- Flagger Training
- Gravel Road Maintenance
- Introduction to PAVER
- Introduction to Construction Management
- Introduction to Construction Site Stormwater Management
- Low Cost Roadway Safety Improvements
- Pesticide Applicator Training
- Practical Math
- Road Safety 365
- Solving ADA Design Challenges
- Weather-Related Operations for Supervisors