NVLTAP Road Scholar Program

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 technicians and supervisors.

To become a Road Scholar you must attend eleven workshops during a 5-year period (ten workshops if you enrolled in 2020 or earlier). Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate of completion.

NVLTAP is expanding its Road Scholar program to include a Road Master track. The Road Master is the leadership track, intended for crew leads and supervisors. The required core classes are the same for either track but the Road Master elective training list is not yet available. If you’re interested in the Road Master track, let us know and we will forward the list when available.

Road Scholar Courses & Requirements

Required Road Scholar and Road Master Workshops

  • Constructing & Inspecting Asphalt Paving Projects (NHI 131139)
  • Basic Work Zone Traffic Control
  • Roadway Drainage
  • Keeping Your Agency (and You!) Out of Court (Tort Liability and Risk Management)
  • Stormwater Pollution Control

Road Scholar Workshop Electives (choose six)

  • Chip Seal Best Practices
  • Constructing a Quality Crack Treatment
  • Constructing Thin Surface Treatments for Asphalt Pavements
  • Gravel Road Maintenance
  • Introduction to PAVER
  • Introduction to Construction Management
  • Low Cost Roadway Safety Improvements
  • Pothole Patching and Repair
  • Practical Math
  • Road Safety 365
  • Sign Maintenance Management
  • Solving ADA Design Challenges
  • Stormwater Pollution Control
Pavement Preservation Concentration*
  • Treatment Selection: What Treatments Are Appropriate for the Project?
  • Project Selection: What Pavements Are Good Candidates for Preservation?
  • Chip Seal Best Practices
  • Constructing a Quality Crack Treatment
  • Constructing Thin Surface Treatments for Asphalt Pavements
  • Pothole Patching and Repair

*These courses meet the Pavement Preservation concentration requirements but can also be taken as electives by anyone in the Road Scholar program.

Register for the Road Scholar Program

  1. To join this program, complete the online Road Scholar Application Form below.
  2. To earn your certificate, you must complete all required classes within five years of your initial application.