Green SnowPro Training and Certification

New Hampshire Green SnowPro 

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The UNH T2 Center offers half day Green SnowPro Training courses focused on efficient and environmentally friendly winter maintenance practices. The course covers the basics of salt reduction including:

  • Equipment Calibration
  • Anti-Icing
  • Brine Making
  • Pre-wetting with Brine and Other Liquids
  • Effecient Application Rate Changes with Pavement Temperature
  • Effective Plowing
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Salt Accounting
  • Environmental Impacts

The course is approximately 4 hours of classroom instruction and 1 hour of field demonstration of calibration and brine making techniques. Following demonstration and classroom time students take a 30 minute exam to qualify for certification. Currently, there are 457 individuals who have successfully completed the Green SnowPro training.

Liability Protection through NHDES Salt Applicator Certification

Individuals who have attended the Green SnowPro Training and passed the exam are eligible to apply for the voluntary NHDES Salt Applicator Certification per RSA 489-C. To obtain your certification from NHDES and obtain liability protection for you and your clients from slip and falls you must:

  • Take the Green SnowPro Training workshop and pass the exam
  • Annually apply to NHDES Click for Application Form (certification expires every June) There is No Fee to Apply!
  • Every 2 years attend at least 2 hours of Professional Development Courses. Currently T2 offers a 2 hour refresher course. More courses will be added in the coming months. 
  • Annually log your total salt usage into the FREE salt accounting system (link below).
  • To ensure maximum liability protection also keep track of your activities for each storm event including each site visit, target application rates, weather conditions, and use of recommended best practices. You may use the free salt accounting system to track these records.

Want more information on the certification and liability protection?


Eric Williams, NHDES (603-271-2358

Patrick Santoso, UNH T2 (603-862-4209


Complete RSA 489-C Text is available here

Interim administrative rules are available for download here

Use Our New FREE Salt Accounting System


Next Green SnowPro Training:

The cost for the Training is $100 per person for municipalities and private companies.  To register, follow this link.  Courses for Spring 2015 are as follows:

  • 3/30/15 - Real Green in Meredith, NH
  • 4/15/15 - Municipal Building in Derry, NH
  • 6/17/15 - Center at Eastman in Grantham, NH

Next Green Snow Pro Refresher:

The cost for the Training is $25 per person for municipalities and private companies.  To register, follow this link.  Courses for Spring 2015 are as follows:

  • 5/6/15 - NH DES in Portsmouth, NH
  • 6/12/15 - NH DES in Concord, NH

Exam Retake Policy:

Retake Policy

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Application Rate Worksheets:

Blank Application Rate Sheet (PDF)

Blank Application Rate Sheet (excel)


Best Management Practices Sheets

NH Parking Lot Application Rates

NH Road (lane Mile) Application Rates


Brine Making

Calibration - Hydraulic Spreaders

Calibration - Pony Motors

How Salt Works


Good Housekeeping


Winter Maintenance Manuals

Minnesota Parking Lot Handbook

Salt Institute Handbook

National LTAP Winter Maintenance Training Resources

Excel Calibration Worksheets

Excel Calibration Worksheet


Video Demonstrations

Winter Maintenance For Small Sites (Part 1 - 10 Minutes)

Winter Maintenance for Small Sites (Part 2 - 10 Minutes)