Previous Iowa Roads Scholar Program

Active Before September 1, 2014

Please Note: This page contains information about the Roads Scholar program requirements before September 1, 2014.

For information about the current Roads Scholar program, launched September 1, 2014, go to

If you have questions about the new Roads Scholar program and its updated requirements, please contact Keith Knapp,, 515-294-8817.

Want to join the new Roads Scholar program? Iowa LTAP launched a NEW Roads Scholars program on September 1, 2014. If you would like to join the program, please sign up with your name and agency at

Achievement Levels

The number of credit hours required to attain each Roads Scholar level are as follows:

  • Road Scholar I: 30 hours
  • Road Scholar II: 50 hours
  • Senior Road Scholar III: 70 hours
  • Master Road Scholar: 100 hours


The Roads Scholar curriculum covers the six major categories listed below (sample courses are listed for each).

Engineering basics

  • Math Skills Training (formerly Math Fundamentals) *
  • Route surveying

Roadway fundamentals

  • Motor grader operator training
  • Construction inspection


  • Flagger and work zone safety training or Work zone safey workshops *

Transportation and traffic engineering

  • Traffic signal design and management
  • Access management

Winter operations

  • Snow Plow Operator Training


  • Iowa Streets & Roads Conference *
  • Supervisory Techniques and Skills (formerly known as Successful Management) *

*Core courses must be completed to achieve the level of Senior Road Scholar (70 contact hours)