LINCOLN — Brandon Shafto of Amherst has earned his Class A certification as a licensed city street superintendent.
Created in 2003 by the Nebraska Legislature, the Class A license recognizes the experience of the person who holds it. A Class A license is renewable every three years upon evidence of continuing education. Counties and municipalities with a Class A superintendent qualify for double the annual incentive funds payment for having a licensed superintendent.
Nebraska’s unique system of voluntary licensure was enacted in 1969. To qualify for the basic Class B license, an individual must pass an examination or hold a registered professional engineer’s license, according to a Nebraska Department of Transportation press release.
Applicants for a Class A license must hold a Class B license and have either two years’ experience as a county or municipal highway or street superintendent, or four years of comparable experience.
There are 403 Nebraska licensed individuals — Class A or Class B — serving the majority of the state’s 93 counties and 529 municipalities.