Smart Salting, Level 2 (organization) certification

Level 2 is a certification for public and private organizations to help you assess your salt use and take steps to minimize it.

To become Level 2 Smart Salting certified:

  • Using the Smart Salting Assessment tool, complete the best management practices and salt savings assessments for the most recent fully completed winter maintenance season. For example, a report completed on January 1, 2018, would be based on the 2016/2017 winter maintenance season. An organization may submit one assessment for the whole organization or more than one, as long as each has a unique address. For instance, MnDOT may submit an assessment for each of its facilities, or a company may submit a separate assessment for each of its branch offices.
  • On the assessment tool's user home page:
    1. Click on "Select Reports" at the bottom right.
    2. Select the appropriate completed reports for your organization. (Reports should include all of the surface type(s) in which you are involved, not a separate report for each surface type.):
      • BMP Reports: Response Summary (current)
      • BMP Reports: Comparison of Responses Between Assessment Periods (current and future)
      • Salt Savings Reports: Summary Report (current and future)
    3. Click "Submit."
    4. After the reports have been submitted, if they are complete the tool will generate a certificate for your organization. Return to the user home page and select "Print Certificate." The "Certification status" section of the user home page will note when your Level 2 certification expires.

Organizations that are currently Level 2 certified

Upcoming Level 2 training

Date and time Location Contact
Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, Minneapolis (Register) Lauren Schulzetenberg
Scale Regional Training, Jordan Melissa Bokman
Edina Public Works Jessica Vanderwerff Wilson
Edina Public Works Jessica Vanderwerff Wilson

Maintaining certification

Organizations with Level 2 certification remain certified as long as they update and resubmit their best management practices and salt savings reports each year. Level 2 certification is valid for two years. Smart Salting Level 1 training is not required to Level 2 certification, but it is recommended.

The MPCA is interested sharing in positive, salt-saving changes. If you have reduced your salt consumption due to a change in your practices, please contact Brooke Asleson (651-757-2205)