Operator Training

APWA and our unique partnerships offer a variety of options to meet Operator Training needs.


APWA and the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA) have a formal partnership for the purpose of fostering a safe, efficient, environmentally sound transportation system. Our goal together is to improve the skills and knowledge of local transportation providers through training, technical assistance, and technology transfer.

NLTAPA is a not-for-profit organization representing and serving the 52 LTAP and TTAP Member-Centers in the United States and Puerto Rico. The LTAP/TTAP Centers comprise an established network of transportation centers throughout the country with a mission of identifying and disseminating the latest in technology and training to local transportation policy makers or transportation professionals in the field. Primary areas of LTAP/TTAP service delivery are roadway safety, infrastructure management and maintenance, worker safety, and organizational excellence.

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NLTAPA has compiled some of the best resources for online learning from across the country on their website. These resources are drawn from all level of government, from Federal to Local, as well as some of the most up to date learning modules and videos from private and academic partners.

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Vista Equipment Training

APWA has teamed up with VISTA Training, Inc. to offer valuable Instructor Kits, e-learning courses, and online videos for equipment operators with special discounts for APWA members.

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Winter Maintenance Operator Certificate

A four-hour course designed for those behind the wheel during winter events.

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Public Works Math 101: Calculating Concrete and Asphalt

When it comes to calculating the amount of concrete to pour or asphalt to spread, you can’t afford an “Oops!” moment because you over- or under-estimated how much you needed. If—like most of us—you slept through high school geometry, and “volume” refers to how loud the TV is, and “area” describes the rug on your dining room floor, APWA can help you brush up on your math skills. With "Public Works Math 101," you’ll be calculating area and volume in no time. Even better, this in-depth instruction provides hands-on training regardless of which format you choose.

Public Works Math 101 is offered as an eCourse and DIY-Public WorksShop Kit. Choose an option below to learn more.

eCourse           DIY-Public WorksShop Kit

PWX Sessions

View educational sessions related to operator training from past PWX conferences.

Operations and Maintenance Training

City of Gainesville, FL