Skill Development

Skill Development 

Highway Technician Certification Program

The Highway Technician Certification Program (HTCP) certifies that you have demonstrated abilities to engage in quality control or quality assurance activities in highway work contracted by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

Through revisions in its specifications and contractual practices, WisDOT has developed quality management program specifications, placing the responsibility of quality control in the hands of the contractor. WisDOT has specified as part of its work provisions that all highway construction materials personnel be qualified through the HTCP to sample and test construction materials to ensure the highest quality product is being produced. Visit the HTCP website to learn more about this program.

WisDOT LearnCenter

  • WisDOT offers training courses to consultants and contractors! Get started.

Highway Construction Skills Training (HCST)

  • Provides an intensive 120-hour worksite readiness training for transportation construction projects, free of charge. Allows trainees to quickly become "worksite ready" and compete for good wages. Participants earn pre-apprenticeship certification


  • WisDOT DBE Support Services is excited to roll out a new workshop series in the fall of 2022. These workshops are designed to provide training on topics for both contractors and professional service firms to help with both day-to-day aspects of your business and long range planning. Stay tuned for updates and scheduling.