2023 Winter Salt Certification Classes

Salt Wise Winter Salt Certification classes are open to public and private winter maintenance professionals and everyone involved in winter maintenance decision-making thanks to support from the City of Madison, the Madison Area Municipal Stormwater Partnership, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Root-Pike Watershed Iniative Network, Waukesha County, and the Fund for Lake Michigan.

Smart Salting for WI Roads

August 22 - Milwaukee (follow link to register through Milwaukee Riverkeeper, class host)

October 24 - Virtual

November 9 - Jefferson


Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

August 23 - Milwaukee (follow link to register through Milwaukee Riverkeeper, class host)

August 24 - Eau Claire

September 7 - Wausau

October 5 - Madison

November 2 - Waukesha


10 min training video with subtitles in SpanishHmongNepali, and Tibetan.

 Salt Wise sticker

Certification Class

These 4 (PLS) and 5-hour (Roads) workshops consistently impress 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. Classes are led by staff from Bolton & Menk (formerly 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."

Local programs

City of Madison Certification Program

Milwaukee Riverkeeper



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