Winter Salt Certification

Upcoming Class:

Smart Salting for Roads - February 11, 2021 8am-12pm - REGISTER HERE

Salt Wise Winter Salt Certification classes are open to public and private winter maintenance professionals and everyone involved in winter maintenance decision-making. The City of Madison, the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance, Milwaukee Riverkeepers, Rain to Rivers, Root-Pike WIN, and Waukesha County host trainings across the state. Additional 2021 trainings will be posted on our event calendar once they are scheduled.

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Certification Class

This 4-hour workshop consistently impresses 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. All classes are led by 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."

Program Participants


Public (Other)

Winter Maintenance Companies

Private (Other)

Appleton Deerfield School District All Service Specialists American Family Insurance
Columbus DeForest Area School District Alts Operations Cherokee Condominiums
Cottage Grove Henry Vilas Zoo Bollig Best Lawn Service Ho Chunk Casino
DeForest Ho Chunk Roads Carrington Lawn and Landscape jkROCK Homes
Ledgeview Marshall School District CJ Kavon Company Meridian Group, Inc
Middleton MCPASD Envirosealers Superior Condo Management
Milwaukee  MM Sewerage District Homburg, Inc.  
Minneapolis Stoughton School District Jacksons Yard Care  
Oak Creek USDA Forest Service Landscape ARC  
Stoughton UW-Madison Lawn Care, Plus  
Sun Prairie Winnebago County M&M Company  
Verona   Madison Commercial Landscapes  
Watertown   Messner Landscape Inc  
    The Bruce Company  
    The Jomago Company  
    Theis Management  
    Wingra Stone Company  

Learn more about local programs:

City of Madison Certification Program

Milwaukee Riverkeepers



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