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The Florida Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Inspector Training & Certification Program
The Water Quality Restoration Program is currently implementing the Florida Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Inspector Qualification Certificate Course. The goal of this educational program is to better educate the inspector on proper Best Management Practice (BMP) sections, how to layer those BMPs, how to correctly install, inspection, and maintenance (BMPs) for use during and after construction to minimize impacts caused by uncontrolled erosion and sedimentation on the construction site. Likewise, the course will help develop a better knowledge of how to properly manage the impacts from solids (TSS), turbidity (NTUs), and nutrients (i.e., nitrogen and phosphorus) and other surface water contaminates. Florida’s stormwater program is technology based, using performance standards and BMP design criteria. The use of innovative techniques and specifically designed erosion control systems are encouraged in order to prevent or limit erosion and sedimentation problems during and after land disturbance and construction activities.
The program curriculum was originally developed and the training program began in late 1997. To date, there are over 35,000 qualified inspectors throughout the state of Florida through our educational program. FDEP approved instructors voluntarily teach the inspector training class throughout the year. This allows the instructors flexibility to arrange classes around their schedules.
The Inspector’s Training Program
This program is a two-day class. The class follows the curriculum provided in the Florida Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Inspector’s Manual (3.9 MB). Upon the completion of the class, a proctored examination is administered and approximately 1 hour is given to complete the exam. In order to obtain the FDEP qualification certificate, a minimum passing grade of 70% must be made on the exam.
“Train The Trainer” Workshops
These workshops are regularly offered by the FDEP throughout year in order to prepare new instructors for the training program. The workshop covers the guidelines that instructors are required to follow in order to teach the class. Also, it allows instructors the time to work on both their teaching skills and speaking abilities. In order to attend, all participants must be FDEP Certified Inspectors prior to the scheduled workshop date. Please contact Hal Lunsford if you are interested in becoming an instructor.
The objectives of this training and certification program are:
Florida Muddy Water Blues Workshop is an indoor and outdoor technology transfer program primarily designed to help planners, designers, developers, contractors, inspectors, and citizens learn more about erosion and sediment control practices and products to help them make better selections on BMPs needed to control erosion and sediment problems, which improve water quality during and after construction activities.
|May 4||Panama City||Panama City May Flyer||See flyer for registration instructions.||There is a fee for this class.|
|May 9-10||Gainesville||Gainesville Flyer||Register online for Gainesville!||Free Class|
|May 10-11||Zephyrhills||Zephyrhills Flyer||Register online for Zephyrhills!||There is a fee for this class for non-government employees.|
|May 12-13||Miami||Miami May Flyer||Class is Full!||Free Class|
|May 18-19||Jacksonville||Jacksonville Flyer||Class is Full!||Free Class|
|May 25-26||Jupiter||Jupiter Flyer||See flyer for registration instructions.||Free Class|
|May 26-27||Orlando||Orlando Flyer||Register online for Orlando!||Free Class|
|June 1-2||Fort Myers||Fort Myers June Flyer||Class is Full!||Free Class|
|June 8||Panama City||Panama City June Flyer||See flyer for registration instructions.||There is a fee for this class.|
|August 3-4||Fort Myers||Fort Myers August Flyer||See flyer for registration instructions.||Free Class|
|August 10||Panama City||Panama City August Flyer||See flyer for registration instructions.||There is a fee for this class.|
|October 12||Panama City||Panama City October Flyer||See flyer for registration instructions.||There is a fee for this class.|
|December 7||Panama City||Panama City December Flyer||See flyer for registration instructions.||There is a fee for this class.|
Last updated: April 28, 2016