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Green SnowPro Certification

State-of-the-art salt reduction practices that prioritize public safety while mitigating salt usage.

Commercial Salt Applicators certified by NHDES Green SnowPro under RSA 489-C, and property owners or managers who hire them, are granted limited liability protection against damages arising from snow and ice conditions under RSA 508:22.

How do I become a certified NHDES Salt Applicator?
Individuals who have attended the Green SnowPro Training and passed the exam are eligible to apply for the voluntary NHDES Salt Applicator Certification. To obtain your certification from NHDES and obtain limited liability relief for you and your clients from slip and falls, you must:

  1. Take the Green SnowPro Full Course and pass the exam. Available exams are listed at the bottom of the page.
  2. Fill out and submit to NHDES the Salt Applicator Certification Form for Initial or Renewal certification (certification expires every year on June 30).
  3. Send applications in with a check made out to Treasurer, State of NH. Send check and application to:

          NHDES Watershed Management Bureau
          PO Box 95, Concord, NH 03302-0095.

How do I maintain my NHDES Salt Applicator Certification?

  1. Annually no later than June 15, fill out and submit with payment to NHDES the Salt Applicator Certification form for Initial or Renewal Certification (certification expires every year on June 30).
  2. Every two years attend a Green SnowPro Refresher Course.  Available exams are listed at the bottom of the page.
  3. Every five years, attend an in-person course or take the online Full Green SnowPro Course and pass the exam. Available exams are listed at the bottom of the page. 
  4. Annually log your total salt usage into the UNH Technology Transfer FREE salt accounting system. To ensure maximum liability protection, also keep track of your activities for each storm event including each site visit, target application rates, weather conditions and use of recommended best practices. You may use the paper Annual Salt Accounting Form if you prefer. 
  5. Make check out to Treasurer, State of NH. Send check to:

    NHDES Watershed Management Bureau
    PO Box 95, Concord, NH 03302-0095.

Can I train my own employees?
Only If you hold a VALID Master Certification AND you have submitted an application for approved training program through NHDES. NHDES will provide you with the tools you need to effectively and appropriately train your employees.

Green SnowPro Training Materials for Best Management Practices for Winter Road, Parking Lot, and Sidewalk Maintenance by UNH Technology Transfer: Training material used for the training programs.

Application Form

Certificates are valid July 1 through June 30 and must be renewed annually. New applicants will need to have taken and passed one of the approved courses. 

Salt Reporting

As part of the annual reporting required by the voluntary salt certification program, certified applicators must submit annual reports of salt use. Report your salt use online or download a mail-in form. For more program requirements info, contact the Road Salt Reduction Coordinator.

Smart About Salt Council logoSmart About Salt Council (SASC) offers a self-led fully virtual Green SnowPro refresher course that can be completed at any time. Green SnowPro certified applicators are required to take a refresher course every two years. The refresher course covers topics such as calibration, application rates, brine/pre-wetting, and many other aspects to make you successful in reducing your salt usage. NOTE: This course is listed in Canadian dollars, but you will be charged in USD.

Visit the SASC website to register  

Smart About Salt Council logoSmart About Salt Council (SASC) offers a self-led fully virtual Green SnowPro full course with the exam that can be completed at any time. Green SnowPro certified applicators are required to take a full course as well as pass the exam every five years. The full course covers topics such as calibration, application rates, brine/pre-wetting, and many other aspects to make you successful in reducing your salt usage. NOTE: This course is listed in Canadian dollars, but you will be charged in USD.

Visit the SASC website to register  

University of New Hampshire logoThe University of New Hampshire Technology Transfer Center (UNH T2) offers a Green SnowPro refresher course. Green SnowPro certified applicators are required to take a refresher course every two years. The refresher course covers topics such as calibration, application rates, brine/pre-wetting, and many other aspects to make you successful in reducing your salt usage.

Visit the UNH T2 website to register  

University of New Hampshire logoThe University of New Hampshire Technology Transfer Center (UNH T2) offers a Green SnowPro full course with the exam. Green SnowPro certified applicators are required to take a full course as well as pass the exam every five years. The full course covers topics such as calibration, application rates, brine/pre-wetting, and many other aspects to make you successful in reducing your salt usage.

Visit the UNH T2 website to register  

Snow and Ice Management logoSnow and Ice Management Association (SIMA) offers a Green SnowPro refresher course. Green SnowPro certified applicators are required to take a refresher course every two years. The refresher course covers topics such as calibration, application rates, brine/pre-wetting, and many other aspects to make you successful in reducing your salt usage.

Visit the SIMA website to register  

Watershed-Management
Program Coordinator
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