2021 Winter Salt Certification Classes

Smart Salting for WI Roads:

August 10 (Virtual)     September 15 (Virtual)   October 12 (DeForest)    October 26 (Virtual)    November 9 (Madison)

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks: 

 August 11 (Virtual)    August 24 (Virtual)     September 16 (Virtual)    October 13 (DeForest)  October 14 (Onalaska)   October 28 (Virtual)    November 10 (Madison)   

Salt Wise Winter Salt Certification classes are open to public and private winter maintenance professionals and everyone involved in winter maintenance decision-making. With support from WisDOT and the DNR, the City of Madison, the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance, Milwaukee Riverkeepers, Rain to Rivers, Root-Pike WIN, and Waukesha County host trainings across the state.

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Certification Class

This 4-hour workshop consistently impresses public and private winter maintenance professionals with industry-leading guidance on how to calculate and apply the precise amount of de-icing material necessary to keep parking lots, roads, sidewalks and driveways safe. Resources mentioned during the certification training are available on our website as a reference for workshop participants. All classes are led by Fortin Consulting.

Quotes from past participants:

"The class was very good. I learned more than I expected considering my 30+ years in snow removal. Nice job to all involved. I wish this was a mandatory class for all commercial operators and municipalities. Thank you!"

"The collaboration and sharing of information between the attendees was a great tool . . . to hear what other people are doing, what is working for them, and what isn't is incredibly valuable. Also, the guest contractor was a great addition."

"Great class and I will be having my employees take the class as well."

Program Participants


Public (Other)

Winter Maintenance Companies

Private (Other)

  Appleton    Deerfield School District   All Service Specialists   American Family Insurance
  Columbus   DeForest Area School   District   Alts Operations   Cherokee Condominiums
  Cottage Grove   Henry Vilas Zoo   Bollig Best Lawn Service   Ho Chunk Casino
  DeForest   Ho Chunk Roads   Carrington Lawn and     Landscape   jkROCK Homes
  Ledgeview   Marshall School District   CJ Kavon Company   Meridian Group, Inc
  Middleton   MCPASD   Envirosealers   Superior Condo Management
  Milwaukee    MM Sewerage District   Homburg, Inc.  
  Minneapolis   Stoughton School District   Jacksons Yard Care  
  Oak Creek   USDA Forest Service   Landscape ARC  
  Stoughton   UW-Madison   Lawn Care, Plus  
  Sun Prairie   Winnebago County   M&M Company  
  Verona     Madison Commercial Landscapes  
  Watertown     Messner Landscape Inc  
      The Bruce Company  
      The Jomago Company  
      Theis Management  
      Wingra Stone Company  

Learn more about local programs:

City of Madison Certification Program

Milwaukee Riverkeepers



WI Salt Wise Partnership: A coalition of organizations working together to reduce salt pollution in our lakes, streams and drinking water.