Message from the Operations and Maintenance Task Force

APWA developed the Operations and Maintenance Task Force to focus on training resources for these critical public works employees. APWA and our unique partnerships offer a variety of options to meet these training needs. The Task Force has developed a spreadsheet of suggestions for training resources. Some of these are national resources and some are state-specific organizations that offer many training opportunities. As you develop the training plans in your states, don’t miss an opportunity to check into these types of organizations to see if their offerings can support your maintenance and operations training needs.

Roving Reporter Visits LA County

Water operations and road maintenance are common to most public works agencies, but how often do you hear about a public works agency managing multiple damn operations, managing a large scale environmental project or revitalizing and operating a community space? The APWA Roving Reporter visited San Gabriel Dam, Cogswell Reservoir, and East Los Angeles to see just a few of the things that fall under Los Angeles County Public Works.

CDL Requirements for Entry-Level Driver Training

CDL Training Implementation Idea Exchange

A federal standard for mandatory training of entry-level drivers of commercial motor vehicles began this year on February 7. Join this facilitated discussion for an opportunity to share challenges, solutions, and hear from others about how they are complying with these new requirements.

Clear Roads Training Materials

To help agencies comply with the new requirements, Clear Roads has developed entry-level CDL training materials for instructor-led classroom and behind-the-wheel training. Available as a free download for any state or local public agency, the training materials include a fact sheet and timeline to help agencies achieve compliance.

Advance Your Career with APWA Certification

Certification Badge CPII

Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector (CPII)

For individuals who inspect the construction of public infrastructure and facilities and other types of construction work and materials to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.




Explore Resources from APWA’s Training Partners


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.

Check out NLTAPA’s monthly event calendar.

NLTAPA has compiled some of the best resources for online learning from across the country on their website. Search resources.

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. APWA members enjoy 10% off a variety of training options.

APWA Resource Center

FREE Operations & Maintenance resources are available in APWA’s Resource Center in November!