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Road Scholar II: Road Master Classes

The Road Master is the second and highest achievement level in Colorado LTAP's Roads Scholar Training Program.

The Roads Scholar II Road Master program is an advanced training program geared towards the experienced maintenance worker, equipment operator, and manager. It is an opportunity for training at a more complex level than Roads Scholar I provides. The program will include a series of courses designed to provide Colorado's municipal highway personnel in all departments with a knowledge of modern road maintenance management procedures and techniques.

Why Become a Road Master?
A properly maintained local road system is vital to the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of Colorado's municipalities; and the local road system represents a significant investment of public funds. Protecting and preserving this investment requires a force of municipal personnel with sound training in roadway management. The Colorado Road Master program provides an opportunity to receive this specialized training.

How Do I Become a Roads Scholar II Road Master?
The Roads Scholar II training recognition program is completely voluntary. Students (or their manager) track their own progress as they complete each workshop or course; but Colorado LTAP can provide a course transcript at any time upon request. Students may choose to attend LTAP workshops and courses without participating in the Roads Scholar II program. However, aside from the regular registration fee for each course, there are no additional fees for working toward Road Master recognition. Since it involves no additional costs, persons who frequently attend LTAP classes are encouraged to consider becoming a Road Master.

What are the Requirements?
Anyone can attend RS II classes. Participation is based on completion of LTAP courses offered under four focus areas - Safety, Environment, Transportation Management, and Technical Skills. Each participant will be required to take a minimum of 14 hours in each focus area, and accumulate a total of 84 credit hours to graduate. After the 14 minimum hours in each area, this leaves 28 flex hours for participants to take in any focus area, in order to tailor the program to fit his or her job requirements and interests.

Participants earn credit according to the number of contact hours of training attended. A contact hour (or credit hour) is defined as 1 hour of instruction. A half-day workshop would be worth 4 contact hours, while a typical full-day class would be worth 7 contact hours.

Credit for all classes in the Roads Scholar II program will expire in 7 years from date taken and after that time would not count towards required number of contact hours. To avoid possible future disqualification of outdated credits, participants should plan to complete the program requirements within a seven-year period. To receive credit for attendance, participants must check in at registration, attend the entire course, and receive the certificate presented at the end of the course. An attendee would not be eligible to receive credit if he or she arrives more than 60 minutes after the class has started or leaves before the class is finished.

Although courses in both programs may be taken simultaneously, Roads Scholar I must be completed prior to graduating the Roads Scholar II program. Upon completion of the requirements, Roads Scholar II Road Master graduates will receive formal recognition at a graduation luncheon offered free to them and a guest.

If you have any questions regarding the Road Master program requirements, or would like a printout of your record, please feel free to contact the Colorado LTAP office: tel(303)735-3530, fax(303)735-2968, or email cltap@colorado.edu.