The Roads Scholar Program establishes educational and training requirements for municipal level highway practitioners, and recognizes those who have successfully completed specified T2 Center workshops. Annually, the T2 Center publishes a directory to acknowledge those who have earned an achievement level among our Roads Scholars.
As of January 1, 2015, there are six levels in the NH Roads Scholar Program, plus an additional "side award." As outlined below, each Level has a defined number of contact hours, and Level 2 requires attendance at workshops in specific subject areas. A contact hour is an hour of actual instruction. Therefore, a typical one day workshop includes 5 hours of instruction, and a specific subject area to ensure that training covers a range of subjects essential to local road management. Please consult our training calendar for our current schedule.
The Road Scholar Levels are:
♦ Roads Scholar 1 - 25 Contact Hours
♦ Roads Scholar 2 - 50 contact hours
5 hours of Environmental
10 hours of Safety
5 hours of Supervisory
20 hours of Technical
10 additional hours
♦ Senior Roads Scholar - 75 contact hours
♦ Master Roads Scholar - 100 contact hours
♦ Master Roads Scholar 2 - 150 contact hours and Safety Champion (see below)
♦ Advanced Master Roads Scholar - 200 contact hours
Along with earning the minimum required 200 Road Scholar hours, the objective of earning this prestigious level of achievement is to participate in, and help improve, the working lives of your colleagues and the public works community. Your passion for this field is evident by your commitment to professional growth and development. In order to reach the Advanced Master Roads Scholar level, you must submit a request of intent to the LTAP Advisory Board for approval. Upon approval, a member of the Advisory Board will contact you to discuss what type of outreach initiative you would most like to participate in.* Think of this as a Capstone project of sorts. Whether your passion is to instruct, mentor, develop outreach programs, inspire teenagers in this field, or bring innovations to your community or others, this Advanced Master Roads Scholar program encourages you to dig deep to find a meaningful and supportive way to help other members of your PW community attain similar goals and achievements.
*You may present your own idea or concept that fits this description at the time of making your intent known.
♦Safety Champion - 20 contact hours of courses under Safety category
This is a side award given once a recipient achieves 20 Safety hours, regardless of what Level the recipient is in the Program. Once the individual gets to 150 hours, this begins to count towards Roads Scholar Levels as noted in Master Roads Scholar 2.