Description: This training course provides an introduction to the concept of pavement preventive maintenance, including a description of currently available tools and technology that make the implementation of a pavement preventive maintenance program feasible. Targeting an audience of upper management and policy makers in highway agencies, the course focuses on the information needed to develop or improve a preventive maintenance program and illustrates the steps that five states have taken in the development of their own preventive maintenance programs. Considerably less emphasis is given to actual pavement preventive maintenance techniques themselves, although an extensive listing of pertinent references is provided for each technique. This is the first in a series of four courses on the general subject of pavement preservation. The second course is FHWA-NHI-131058 Pavement Preservation: Selecting Pavements for Preventive Maintenance. The third and fourth courses are FHWA-NHI-131103 Pavement Preservation: Design and Construction of Quality Preventive Maintenance Treatments and FHWA-NHI-131104 Pavement Preservation: Integrating Pavement Preservation Practices and Pavement Management.