Winter Salt Certification

In order to reduce oversalting, the City of Madison has created a voluntary Winter Salt Certification Program, open to all in Dane County contractors. This program encourages winter maintenance professionals to use the least amount of de-icing material necessary in order to keep parking lots, roads, sidewalks and driveways safe. Find out how to get certified and view upcoming trainings by heading to their website.

Property Owners

If you hire winter maintenance crews, check your company’s certification status. Encourage your company to get certified and share this handout with them.

Road Salt Applicators

Private road salt contractors can learn to balance public safety with responsible salt use by learning proper application rates and techniques. Certification trainings happen every fall. Learn more and get certified! Trainings will be posted on our event calendar once they are scheduled.

Stay Informed

The City of Madison maintains an email list to keep winter maintenance professionals up-do-date on salt certification news and trainings. If you would like to sign up for their email list, use the form on their website


Training Resources

Resources mentioned during the certification training are availble on our website as a reference for workshop participants.