The Certified Road Supervisor (CRS) designation is awarded to individuals who have met the education and experience requirements as set out in the program. It is an objective validation of an individual’s familiarity with public works technologies, applicable regulations, and current supervisory and management techniques. It is widely accepted and many Ontario municipalities now require candidates for certain positions to either have or work towards their certification. The program is also recognized as an effective workforce planning tool to develop public works employees for more senior supervisory or management positions. Over 1400 individuals have achieved their CRS since its inception in 1996. Certified individuals are automatically members of the Association.
The CRS program is recognized under provincial Statute, and AORS has the exclusive right to offer the designation. More information can be found in the Introduction to CRS.
The CRS is a graduated program with different levels (CRS, CRS-Intermediate, and CRS-Senior) which recognize the cumulative experience and education an individual gains throughout their public works career. The Quick Guide to CRS Levels-PWLDP-2020 provides an overview of the different levels and the education and experience requirements for each.
While AORS administers the CRS program, the designation is awarded by an independent Certification Board which carefully reviews each application. The Certification Board meets four times each year.
- Thursday, February 25, 2021
- Tuesday, June 1, 2021
- Thursday, August 5, 2021
- Thursday, November 11, 2021
CRS applications must be received by these deadlines in order to be considered by the Certification Board at their subsequent meeting. Applications that are received after these deadlines, or which are incomplete or require additional supporting documentation, may be deferred to the following meeting.
New CRS applicants should complete the NEW Certification Application.
Certified individuals who wish to apply for a higher level of CRS should complete the RECLASSIFICATION Application.
Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS),
268 Maiden Lane, Suite 206, PO Box 2669, St. Marys, ON, N4X 1A4
Phone: 226-661-2002 Fax: 226-661-2003