Roads Scholar Program


What is the Roads Scholar Program?

Offered by the Pennsylvania Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), the Roads Scholar Program provides an opportunity for municipal employees to be trained by LTAP’s professional team in the latest road-related technologies and innovations. The program provides a professional certification to municipal employees and officials who attend a certain number of courses within a three-year period (10 courses for Roads Scholar I and 8 for Roads Scholar II).

Courses are conducted at convenient locations throughout the Commonwealth. During these courses, participants are educated on up-to-date maintenance and safety topics taught by LTAP’s technical experts. You can track your progress by logging in to your account, using the View My Schedule feature. Just clear out the start date and click on the search button. Check the current class offerings for more information.

Note: LTAP encourages you to take any Roads Scholar courses for professional development, even if you are not working toward an LTAP Roads Scholar certificate.


Who can participate?

The Roads Scholar Program is designed for all municipal employees and officials responsible for road maintenance and safety in their community. Roadmasters, road superintendents, road crews, public works personnel, managers, and elected officials will learn from each workshop and become an even more valuable member of their municipal team as a result of this knowledge. Anyone earning a Roads Scholar certification receives recognition by their managers and peers as authorities in their field.

How can my municipality become part of the Roads Scholar Program?

Any municipal employee or official is eligible to register and attend an LTAP course. To pursue a Roads Scholar certification, the participant must:

Roads Scholar I
  • Complete 10 approved courses within a three-year period
  • Pass (70%) an in-class quiz taken at the end of each course
Roads Scholar II
  • Complete 8 approved courses within a three-year period
  • Pass (70%) an in-class quiz taken at the end of each course

What Courses are included in the Roads Scholar Program?

Roads Scholar courses are conducted each year at convenient locations throughout the state. The following LTAP courses are approved for credit toward a Roads Scholar certification.

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Please note: Successful completion of an approved CPR training course accepted by your employer or the Pennsylvania Department of Health earns you one workshop credit. A copy of a completion certificate must be forwarded to the LTAP office in Harrisburg within the three-year training window.

Roads Scholar