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Kansas Roads Scholar Program for Counties & Cities
A Training and Recognition Program


The major objective of the Roads Scholar Program is to promote a skilled workforce for Kansas local public works agencies. The program provides training to increase knowledge of local road maintenance procedures and improve technical supervisory and managerial skills. Training is provided by Kansas Local Technical Assistance Program,the Kansas Association of Counties, the Kansas Department of Transportation, and others. The Roads Scholar Program that meets requirements for both county and city public works departments.



To Apply

You have two options:

If paying by credit card, or e-check:

If paying by check and mailing your application:


The Roads Scholar Program (all three levels) are monitored by the Kansas Local Technical Assistance Program. Please contact Kristin Kelly with any questions about enrolling or your status in the program.


Application Fee

A one-time non-refundable application fee of $35 is required for each program level. The fee provides funds to monitor the progress of each individual involved in each program. Apply as directed on the application form.



Class Availability

Classes are offered in an on-going basis all across the State. Contact Kansas LTAP or KAC for schedules in your area. Classes are provided on a two-year rotating basis so that it is possible to earn certification in a timely fashion.

Training is available across Kansas at a reasonable cost. Attendance is tracked and certificates are awarded to county and township participants by the Kansas County Highway Association for program completion and by the APWA Kansas Chapter for city participant. Continuing education is required to maintain the certificate.

2014 Roads Scholar Report and Roads Scholar Program Awardees

A summary report of the achievements of the program through December 2014 can be found by clicking here. As of December 2014, a total of 291 individuals have earned a certificate for completion of the Level I Technical Skills. 21 counties, 2 townships and 7 cities currently have personnel enrolled in the Level I program. To date, 85 individuals have earned a certificate for completion of the Level II Supervisory Skills Program and 16 individuals have completed the Level III Executive Development Program. 10 counties and 2 cities are currently enrolled in the Level III program.

Partners

Kansas County Highway Association (KCHA)
Kansas Association of Counties (KAC)
APWA Kansas Chapter
Kansas Local Technical Assistance Program (KS LTAP)
Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT)
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Brochures and Applications

Enroll in the Roads Scholar Program Online


Kansas County Roads Scholar Program Brochure


Technical Skills Program (Level I) Application


Supervisory Skills Program (Level II) Application


Executive Development Program (Level III) Application


Master Calendar

Roads Scholar Master Calendar