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Maintenance Leadership Academy

PROGRAM AREA: Construction and Maintenance
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
10.5 Days
8 Units
$1550 Per Participant
10.5 Days
8 Units
$1995 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Accomplished

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30


The Maintenance Leadership Academy (MLA) provides an intensive training program to individuals who hold positions as State, district, and county maintenance supervisors, superintendents, and managers. The MLA is an investment in an employee's role as a leader and mentor that helps agencies become more efficient and innovative. The MLA decreases the time it takes to acclimate new managers, improves decision-making, and supports workforce development.

Participants acquire an understanding of the various processes, methods, and materials that are applied to maintain and preserve their organization's bridge and highway systems. Participants develop a knowledge base of planning, scheduling, quality control, customer focus, program presentation, asset management, pavement and bridge preservation, contract management, and performance improvement. Completion requirements include:

-Enroll and attend a 1-hour Orientation Web-conference

-Complete 16.75 hours of independent study via paper-based study and web-based training modules

-Attend 10.5 days of instructor-led, classroom training

See sample outcomes below for each of the six modules that comprise the MLA.

NOTE: Interested hosts should submit their course requests at least three-four months in advance of the desired start date. Contact NHI with any questions about the MLA course structure.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Lead a performance-based maintenance culture that supports data-driven decision-making and achieves quality results in all areas of maintenance work. (Module A)
  • Select the most appropriate candidates and treatment for pavement and bridge distress conditions and to make sure the agency gets the best performance and value from pavement and bridge maintenance expenditures. (Module B)
  • Manage their roadside and drainage assets proactively and effectively to get the most out of the resources expended and extend the life of roadside, pavement, and bridge assets. (Module C)
  • Promote and deliver environmental compliance, stewardship, and sustainability in their organization and with their staff members. (Module D)
  • Develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive, risk-based plan for weather-related events. (Module E)
  • Support traffic services and establish work zones that comply with agency guidance under normal traffic conditions and traffic incidents. (Module F)


This course was designed for State, regional, or county personnel who manage highway maintenance programs and deal with oversight and quality assurance over broad geographic areas. They are involved with handling materials, scheduling, budgeting, and planning. Participants have an advanced skill in maintenance activities.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


Start Date: 1/12/2022
End Date: 5/19/2022
Location: AUSTIN, TX
Local Coordinator: Shandon Richardson (512) 486-5428
No Public Seats Available
Please contact the Local Coordinator to enroll in this session.
3 FHWA Seats
Start Date: 6/15/2022
End Date: 9/23/2022
Location: SPOKANE, WA
Local Coordinator: Greg Selstead (360) 705-7857
No Public Seats Available
Please contact the Local Coordinator to enroll in this session.
3 FHWA Seats

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The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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