Erosion Control Site Inspector/Installer Training

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Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2017
Waukesha, WI

List of Individuals Who Have Passed the Exam

As a leader in erosion control and stormwater training in Wisconsin, NASECA-WI recognized the need to establish a training program to set baseline knowledge criteria for site workers installing and inspecting erosion control practices on construction sites.  Our training program consists of a two-day comprehensive seminar, followed by an exam to evaluate the attendees understanding of erosion control regulatory requirements,  soil loss principles and appropriate BMP applications.

The training course is taught by a team of experienced professionals who work in private industry as well as state and local government.  To date, over 900 erosion control practitioners have improved their skills by taking this training.  A list of people who have successfully passed the exam can be found by clicking the weblink above.

Please note that this is not a certification program. Upon successfully completing the course, you will be issued a certificate of attendance, or upon successfully completing the course and receiving a passing score on the exam, you will be issued a certificate of completion and be listed on our web site.

NASECA does not have a sunset provision for those that have taken and passed the exam, although we recommend that you retake the class at least every three years to stay current with changing regulations and practices. However, your employer, or the state agency with which you hold credentials, may require continuing education/training to maintain those credentials. Please check those requirements so that you may maintain your credentials without any lapse.

Course description
The two day course is designed for those who perform site management duties,
supervise or direct construction activities, install best management practices, and/
or inspect sites for compliance relating to erosion/sediment control and storm water
management. This course will cover permit requirements, roles and responsibilities,
construction site erosion control plans, and best management practices to reduce or
control erosion and offsite sedimentation.

Other topics include proper installation of devices, establishing protective vegetation, grading practices to reduce erosion, and timing of installations.  Also covered are performing the WPDES site inspections and filling out the required documentation.

Who should attend

  • Personnel representing the owner or a department and acting as project managers, project supervisors, and job site inspectors on projects requiring WPDES construction storm water permits.
  • Personnel working for contractors and in charge of grading, utility installation,
    excavating, bridge construction and other activities disturbing soil. Also turf
    establishment or erosion control contractors and contractors doing site restoration work.
  • Project personnel assigned to conduct weekly site inspections and fill out the WPDES inspection log.
  • Personnel assigned to monitor or inspect sites for permit compliance.

Typical Agenda

Day 1

  • Introduction, Why We Are Here
  • Overview of Clean Water Act
  • Wisconsin Construction Storm Water Permit Requirements
  • The Construction Site Erosion Control Plan
  • From the Permit to the Field
  • Wisconsin Erosion Control BMPs
  • Wisconsin Stormwater BMPs
  • Wisconsin Sediment Control BMPs
  • Sequencing/Scheduling Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Audience Prepares a Site Plan

Day 2

  • References and Product Application Information
  • Additional BMPs
  • Good House Keeping
  • Working on WisDOT Projects
  • Highway Projects Applications
  • Commercial/Residential Development Applications
  • Site Inspections
  • Measuring Turbidity
  • Workshop Review and Skills Test

How to Attend

NASECA-WI intends to offer the Erosion Control Site Inspector/Installer training at least once per year, generally in December.  The training location varies, but be sure to check our website or sign up to our mailing list to get the latest information.

Please contact us at if your company or organization would like to hold private or on-site Erosion Control Site Inspector/Installer training.