4 Hour Erosion and Sediment Control Training

This course presents details of the New York State Erosion & Sediment Control Certificate Program to establish and maintain a process to identify and recognize individuals who are capable of developing, designing, inspecting and maintaining erosion and sediment control plans on projects that disturb soils in New York State. Replace this text with information about you and your business or add information that will be useful for your customers.

Under the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Stormwater Permit GP-0-20-001, all developers, contractors and subcontractors must identify at least one trained contractor from their company that will be responsible for implementation of the SWPPP, and have at least one trained contractor on site on a daily basis when soil disturbance activities are being performed. Also, developers must have a qualified inspector conduct regular site inspections in accordance with GP-0-20-001.


Code Enforcement Officers & Planning Board/Zoning Board of Appeals members may use this course as 4 hours of Professional Development Elective Credits. The individuals completing the training may also need to provide DOS with a copy of their wallet card or certificate of course completion, if requested.

*Qualified inspectors and trained contractors must have 4 hours of training in the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control endorsed by NYS DEC, SWCD, NYS Erosion & Sediment Control Certificate Program, or CPESC, Inc. Training is good for 3 years. Training is not required for CPESC, LA, and PE certified persons.


Upon completion of the course, each participant will receive a NYS DEC Stormwater Training Number on a certificate and wallet card good for 3 years. Certificates and wallet cards will be mailed to trainees after the class is held.


This training does not allow contractors to conduct their own Qualified Weekly Inspections.