The Madison Salt Certification Program was developed in 2017. More than 300 certified applicators have been trained in Dane County since the voluntary program was started. The program is housed in City of Madison Engineering Division, but it is supported in collaboration with Wisconsin SaltWise. This program encourages winter maintenance professionals to use the least amount of de-icing material necessary to keep parking lots, roads, sidewalks and driveways safe. Find out how to get certified and view upcoming trainings by heading to the Get Certified page.
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FREE Online Winter Salt Certification Training Opportunities open to Wisconsin Winter Maintenance Professionals
Registration is now open for 2020 Winter Salt Workshops. Join managers applicators and others involved in the world of winter maintenance to learn about simple practices that can save you time, budget and protect our waters. The workshops will provide the necessary training to pass the Salt Certification Exam and have you listed as a certified salt applicator on the City of Madison Winter Salt Certification site. The training will cover pre-storm preparation, equipment calibration guidance, application rates, de-icer selection and more.
Online workshop topics and dates to choose from include:
- Parking Lots and Sidewalks: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., August 17, 2020
- Roads: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., August 18, 2020
- Parking Lots and Sidewalks: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., September 11, 2020
- Parking Lots and Sidewalks: 8 a.m. - 1p.m., October 2, 2020
- Parking Lots and Sidewalks: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., October 27, 2020
- Roads: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., October 28, 2020
To register for the workshops, visit Wisconsin Salt Wise and look for Events.
Certification Training Dates
If you hire winter maintenance crews, check your company’s certification status. Encourage your company to get certified!
Road Salt Applicators
Private road salt applicators can learn to balance public safety with responsible salt use by learning proper application rates and techniques.
- Phil Gaebler, Water Resources Engineer