Green SnowPro Training and NHDES Certification

New Hampshire Green SnowPro 

The UNH T2 Center offers a full day Green SnowPro Training course 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 4.5 hours of classroom instruction after which participants take a 30 minute exam to qualify for certification.

It is important to note that although the training is through the Technology Transfer Center, certification is provided by the NHDES.

Currently, there are over 1,000 individuals who have successfully completed the Green SnowPro Training.

 

Green SnowPro - Power of Salt Brine:

The UNH T2 Center offers a full day Green SnowPro - Power of Salt Brine focused on the uses, efforts and costs regarding Salt Brine.  The course is approximately 5 hours of classroom instruction and applies as continuing education towards the applicator certificate.

 

NHDES Salt Applicator Certification

Individuals who have attended the Green SnowPro Training and have passed the exam are eligible to apply for the voluntary NHDES Salt Applicator Certification per RSA 489-C and Code of Administrative Rules Env-Wq 2200.  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
Exam Retake Policy:  Retake Policy
Recertification Policy:
  • 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 and a 5 hour course on Salt Brine, which counts towards the Applicator Certificate. 
  • Annually log your total salt usage into the FREE Salt Management System.
  • 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 Salt Applicator certification?

Contact:

Kathryn Black, NHDES  603-271-8811

 

NH Laws and Rules:

NH Title L Water Management and Protection, Chapter 489-C, Salt Applicator Certification Option 

NH Code of Administrative Rules, Chapter Env-Wq 2200 Voluntary Certified Salt Applicator Program

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Next Green SnowPro Training:

The cost for the Training is $100 per person for municipalities and  $200 for private companies. 

10/26 - Department of Public Works, Keene - FULL

* 11/7 - Audubon Society, Concord - FULL

* 11/29 - Municipal Center, Derry

* 12/5 - Audubon Society, Cocord

 

 

Next Green SnowPro - Power of Salt Brine:

The cost for the Training is $25 per person for municipalities and $50 for private companies.  

10/10 - Fireside Inn, Lebanon

* 11/14 - Common Man Inn, Plymouth

 

Next Green Snow Pro Refresher:

The cost for the Training is $25 per person for municipalities and $50 for private companies.  

None scheduled at this time