New York State Local Technical Assistance Program

Road Master Program

The Road Master Recognition Program was established in 1998 as a way to recognize the achievements of local highway officials who continuously strive for improvement.

Road Master Program Brochure

Road Master Enrollment Form

Why Enroll?

The Road Master program lets you build and demonstrate a strong foundation in both technical and management skills.

Completing Road Master levels gives you:

How to Enroll

Click here to download the Road Master enrollment form, or give us a call/email at 607-255-8033/ and we'll send you one. Complete the enrollment form and mail it to us - please include the $10 enrollment fee and make checks payable to, "Cornell Local Roads Program."

Cornell Local Roads Program
416 Riley-Robb Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

When we receive your application and enrollment fee, we will send you a confirmation letter, a copy of your transcript which shows the workshops you have taken, and any remaining quizzes that you need to complete. Quizzes are normally available at each workshop, but you can always request a quiz by contacting us.The quizzes are ‘open book’ and you may turn in completed quizzes at the end of each workshop or via email, fax or mail. You may request an updated transcript at any time.

How does it Work?

There are four levels of Road Master

Levels I - II
For levels I and II attend qualifying workshops to demonstrate that you have achieved a solid base of fundamental knowledge. Complete six different qualifying workshops for level I and four more for a total of ten for level II. Complete each workshop’s accompanying short quiz which can either be finished at the workshop or taken home and sent in later.

Levels III - IV
These levels are for experienced highway professionals and are focused on management, mentorship and training. Complete tasks such as writing a newsletter article, completing a road safety audit, participating in the CAMP program, or serving on a County-level Association board. Earn 50 points to achieve level III and 100 points for level IV.

Current Qualifying CLRP Workshops

The following CLRP workshops qualify for Road Master credit:

Level III and IV Points


Points/ Requirements

Complete RM Levels I and II


Attend additional workshops
(Up to a total of 15 workshops)

5 each
up to 25 pts

Earn a 5 or 10 year award at the Highway School


Serve on a workshop Advisory Committee

10 each up to 20 pts

Present a session or workshop at the Highway School, Bridge Conference, or other statewide association conference


Submit a Build a Better Mousetrap entry or write an article for our newsletter or web site (could be a success story or a new technology you’ve tried or a policy you’ve implemented, etc.)


Provide information and photos for our staff to write an article on a project you have completed


Participate in the Pavement Management System Summer Intern Project or hire and mentor a student worker for a summer


Host one of our workshops in your municipality or serve as a facilitator at one of our workshops


Participate in a formal shared service agreement, or prepare formal policy and provide a copy to Cornell Local Roads Program


Complete a road safety audit or engineering study, present it to your governing board, and provide a copy to Cornell Local Roads Program


Mentor a new Highway Official


Serve as County-level Association President or on Executive Committee of Statewide Association (including APWA Chapters)


Serve on County-level Association board or board of local agency (such as SWCD)





What if I attended one or more CLRP workshops before signing up for the Road Master program?

You will receive credit for any and all Road Master qualified CLRP workshops. All you will need to do is complete the workshop quiz.


Can I attend workshops if I don’t want to join the Road Master program?


Of course! Anyone can attend our workshops and conferences.


Do all of your workshops count towards Road Master credit?


A few of our workshops do not qualify for Road Master credit.


What happens if I can’t attend a Road Master workshop I registered for, or if I have to leave early from a workshop?


The usual cancellation policy applies. Only completed workshops count towards Road Master


Who can enroll?


Anyone! Most of our training participants are primary highway and public works officials in New York State. But, you do not need to be a highway official or even work for a highway department to enroll. Anyone interested in improving their technical and management skills or building and maintaining a safe durable road infrastructure is welcome.


Recognition Awards

Level I


Level II

Foreman Clipboard

Level III


Level IV

Work Zone Jacket


Recent Road Master Graduates

Level I

Level II

Level III


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