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Training

Classroom, or Online,
we teach you Stormwater Compliance

QSP/ QSD Training Course

Our trainers are California General Permit Trainer of Record (TOR) and as such recognized by the State of California as certified experts in the field of StormWater Compliance.

We provide both In-House and Online Stormwater (CA Construction General Permit overview, BMP Installation and Maintenance, Superintendent or Field Training) for our Customers. Our courses meet the requirements of the California State Water Resource Control Board as defined by the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) for individuals intending to become Qualified SWPPP Practitioners (QSP), or Qualified SWPPP Developers (QSD).

The In-House, Classroom -based, 2 and 3 day course is intended for anyone dealing with StormWater whether or not they intend to take the exam and become a State Certified QSP or QSD. The QSP course is intended for inspectors and is focused more on the field application of the General Permit, while the QSD course is intended for those wishing to write and implement SWPPP's and is also a great source of information for those reviewing and certifying SWPPP's.

Our sophisticated CBT/LMS Online training modules are very engaging and developed with the ease of content retention in mind. Online training, by design, provides very efficient and cost effective results and tracking. In some cases, we also anticipate a need for occasional In-House/Online training combination sessions. We work together with our Customer's to determine and deliver you the most cost-effective and efficient training methodology.

Our Stormwater Training includes:

Our of On-Site QSP/QSD Course Topics:
  • Builder, Developer, Contractor, Agency and Municipalities QSP/QSD Training
  • Monthly QSP/QSD Training throughout Northern, Central and Southern California
  • National Stormwater Trainer and CA CGP Trainer of Record
  • CA Construction General Permit (CGP) Overview Training
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP's) with Notice of Intent (NOI) on SMARTS
  • Construction Managers, Estimators & Project Managers Value-Added Cost-Effective Budgets
  • Site SWPPP QSP Inspections with Web-Based Real-Time Tracking – Throughout California
  • Monitoring & Sampling, with Ad Hoc Reporting on SMARTS
  • Rain Event Action Plans (REAP's), Annual Reports and Notice of Termination (NOT)
  • State CGP and State SMARTS - Complete Compliance and all Regulatory Documentation
  • CA Industrial General Permit (IGP) – How to Prepare for the new IGP Permit Requirements
  • Construction Site Management (CSM)
  • Water Pollution Control Programs (WPCP)
  • 52 Week Stormwater Tailgate Training Kit (Manual & CD)
  • Environmental Protection Plans (EPP)
  • CPR, AED, First Aid training

Our Training Customers:

  • Turner Construction Company – CA and National Training Program
  • Turner Devcon JV – Levi 49ers Stadium Team and Trades
  • McCarthy Building Companies – CA and National Training Program
  • Turner/ Top Grade Construction/Flatiron JV – Oakland Army Base Team and Trades
  • Office of Public School Construction - Construction General Permit Overview Training
  • Sacramento Regional Transit – CA Construction General Permit Overview Training
  • WCCUSD – QSP/QSD Training and Construction General Permit Overview Training

Earn PHDs/CEUs

CEU & PDH Credits

Develop your skills and earn CEU and PDH credits to maintain your certifications via our expert led webinars and eLearning courses. Nearly all states requiring industry certification require Continuing Education Credits (CEU) and/or Personal Development Hours (PDH) to maintain a current certification standing. Our webinars and eLearning courses are designed to offer CEU and PDH credits in states where available.

Browse our webinars, webcasts and eLearning modules to get started toward your CEU and PDH credits today!

Earning CEU & PDH Credits

  • Webinars: Receive the stated CEU and PDH credits available by attending our live webinars. Participants must attend the full length of the webinar to receive certification for CEU and PDH credits.
  • eLearning: Receive the stated CEU and PDH credits available by viewing our training modules and taking the associated quiz. Participants receiving 70% on the quiz are eligible for CEU and PDH certification.
Upon completion of the webinar or eLearning module, you’ll receive a digital certificate which you may use for application to your licensing board or certification agent for CEU and PDH credits.

*Note: Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are.

StormWater Continuing Education - Online Training

As a response to several of our Corporate National Builders and Developers along with Public Agencies and School District requests, we have developed several engaging Online Stormwater Training Courses for our Customers. It includes CA Construction General Permit Overview, BMP Installation and Maintenance, Superintendent and Field Training, etc... The online method of delivery of our proven classroom training methodology provides for very efficient and cost effective results and tracking.

Our online Stormwater Training Courses can also be effectively combined with In-House, or Webinar type training sessions. We work together with you to determine and deliver the most cost-effective and efficient training methodology.

Course Catalog

CA Construction General Permit Overview Course Price: $99

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Course Overview

course Our 4-Hour CA Construction General Permit Training Overview Course is an online certificate program which educates individuals to properly maintain a construction site in compliance with the CA Construction General Permit (CGP) program.

This training covers the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control, inspections, pollution prevention as well as the proper reporting and documentation requirements for ensuring compliance under the CA Construction General Permit.

Our CGP Overview Training is intended for anyone dealing with Stormwater issues, whether or not they intend to become a State Certified QSP or QSD. This course is also a great refresher for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and for Engineers who wish to take the QSD Exam.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the Regulations and Responsibilities of the CA Construction General Permit (CGP)
  • Understand the proper installation and maintenance of Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs).
  • Inspect construction sites and determine possible causes of BMP ineffectiveness and how to correct them.
  • Triggers, Frequencies and Reporting Requirements along with Tools for your Owner, Operators, Contractors, and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Developers so your site stays Stormwater compliant throughout the construction project.

Construction General Permit Stormwater Orientation Training

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Course Overview

THIS PROGRAM HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED BY THE STATE WATER RESOURSES CONTROL BOARD.

courseThe 14-hour, Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater (QCIS) computer based certificate program educates individuals to properly maintain a construction site in compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program.

This training covers the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control, pollution prevention as well as the proper reporting and documentation requirements for ensuring compliance under the NPDES Construction General Permit.

This program has been reviewed and recognized by the EPA and is a Level 300 United States Green Build Council approved training.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the components and the framework of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program.
  • Describe the proper installation and maintenance of stormwater management Best Management Practices (BMPs).
  • Identify the steps necessary to inspect a construction sites and determine possible causes of BMP ineffectiveness and how to correct them.
  • Explain how to complete an inspection report and document corrective actions.
  • Summarize the communication process necessary for teamwork between owner, operators, contractors, and stormwater pollution prevention plan designer so the site stays in compliance throughout the construction project

Required Learning Modules

  • Identify the components and the framework of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program.
  • Describe the proper installation and maintenance of stormwater management Best Management Practices (BMPs).
  • Identify the steps necessary to inspect a construction sites and determine possible causes of BMP ineffectiveness and how to correct them.
  • Explain how to complete an inspection report and document corrective actions.
  • Summarize the communication process necessary for teamwork between owner, operators, contractors, and stormwater pollution prevention plan designer so the site stays in compliance throughout the construction project

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Stormwater Specialists also offers the convenience of On-Site Training. If you have a group of employees* (8 Minimum) interested in taking this course, we can come to you anywhere in California. For rates and more information please use our contact form or give us a call at (916) 230-0370

What People are Saying

Stormwater Specialists has helped us grow our Stormwater Mangement Program and implement our National Stormwater Policy. The Training and education continues to be very valuable for our Turner Construction Team.

David Steffens,
VP of Operations, Turner Construction Northern CA Division
Stormwater Specialists continues to provide us with valuable tools and oversight Stormwater Management, Training, Sampling, Inspections and SMARTS Reporting.

Ken Sullivan,
Compliance Manager, Turner/Devcon AJV
Mary with Stormwater Specialists converted our National 6-Hour Stormwater Training program to our CA based 6-Hour Stormwater Training. Everyone raves about the content and presentation and how much valuable information they have learned. Mary's Team converted our 49ers Stadium to a Risk Level 1 after it was incorrectly set-up as Risk Level 2, saving us tens of thousands of dollars.

William J. Jangraw,
Project Executive, Turner Construction Oakland and Portland
Mary and her Stormwater Specialists Team provide us with value-engineering during Design-Build, budgets, strategies, SWPPP implementation and compliance. Mary has trained all of our Management, Estimators, Project Managers and Engineers, Superintendents and Foreman. We know that we can depend on the Stormwater team to be there whenever we need Stormwater guidance and cost-effective solutions.

William Gates,
President, Goodfellow Top Grade Construction
Stormwater Specialists has developed a Stormwater Management Program for our entire School District. We are building many mutli-million dollar campuses and continue to receive value by refining our Specifications, Value-Engineering, Budgeting, writing our SWPPP for Bid Packages and implementing all Monitoring and Reporting on SMARTS. We are proud of our Stormwater Management Program and our commitment to Stormwater compliance.

West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD)
Mr. Magdy Abdalla,
District Engineering Officer, WCCUSD
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