Through our CSkills Award registered Assessment Centre, we provide CPD and Silver Certificate training for managers, supervisors and operatives in Surface Dressing, Slurry Microsurfacing and other Road Surface Treatments, in accordance with the requirements of National Highway Sector Scheme 13 (NHSS 13). The Association also offers CPD training for the management and understanding of Skid Resistance.

A one stop shop to meet all your training needs including access to grant funding for NVQ’s and Short Duration Training leading to NVQ’s Level 2 and Level 3 for operatives/supervisors and Level 6 NVQ for Managers. We provide the only route for obtaining RSTA endorsed CSCS cards as required by Sector Scheme 13. We also provide a comprehensive NVQ assessment service at a discounted price for members.



Our events include the RSTA Annual Conference, usually held in April and Technical Training Seminars, held in association with our partners, LCRIG.

We also hold regular CPD and Silver Certificate Training Courses at various venues around the UK and provide bespoke courses at your place of work or other venue, where you can also invite others to provide financial savings to local authorities and other organisations.


Technical Services and Support

The RSTA can provide technical advice, site investigation and expert witness reports relating to road surface treatments or asphalt road surfaces. Please contact [email protected]

Our partner company, RST Testing Limited, which is an ISO/IEC 17025 certified testing laboratory accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for completing most of the methods for testing, inspection & compliance in relation to road surface treatments, including BS 1707: Method of Test for Uniformity of Transverse Distribution of Binder (Depot Tray Test), and the documentation of Type Approval Installation Trials (TAIT) and subsequent Visual Assessment reports for relevant road surface treatments.
Please contact Rory O’Connor – 07817 116420 – [email protected]