Kansas Roads Scholar Program

Kansas Road Scholar
The Roads Scholar Program’s primary purpose is to promote a skilled workforce for Kansas public works agencies. The program provides training to increase knowledge of road maintenance procedures and improve technical, supervisory and managerial skills. The program enhances skills and knowledge of operators as well as those who supervise others, or aspire to management in public works operations.
Training is provided by the Local Technical Assistance Program, Kansas Association of Counties, American Public Works Association and Kansas Department of Transportation. Attendance is tracked and certificates of program completion are awarded twice a year by the Kansas county Highway Association and annually by American Public Works Association, in conjunction with state-wide meetings.

Certificates are awarded at each program level and must be earned at the preceding level in order to obtain a certificate at a more advanced level, except for the Executive Development Program. All Kansas public works employees are invited to participate in the Kansas Road Scholar Program. Enrollment in the Roads Scholar Program is not a requirement of class attendance.

This is not a degree program and completion does not certify a standard of performance. Each certificate states that the participant attended the required courses.

Getting Started
Credit is given for classes taken within the last three years. The full series in each program must be completed within six years of program enrollment. To apply you will need: You may register for any of our classes at any time via our online registration form. 
Tuition Reimbursement:  Is your county a member of the Kansas County Association Multiline Pool (KCAMP)? If so, you may be eligible for partial tuition reimbursement for KAC’s Effective Supervisory Skills and/or Kansas Roads Scholar Program classes (a program of KCHA and APWA-KS).  Contact David Luke at the KCAMP office at 785-267-2373 for details, or go to www.kcamp.org.