4 Hour Erosion and Sediment Control Training

Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District is currently accepting registrations for the October date of the NYS DEC Endorsed 4-HR Erosion and Sediment Control Training for contractors, developers, municipal employees, etc.


The training will be held virtually online via Zoom on Tuesday October 25th, 2022  from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Class size is limited with pre-registration required by Wednesday October 19th, 2022.


Cost for the training is $100 per person.  Payment must be received by Friday, October 21st, 2022.


Please see the attached brochure for additional information and the link to the registration.


If you have any questions, please call 585-753-7380 or email us at mcswcd@monroecounty.gov

In response to COVID-19, the decision has been made to cancel the 4-Hour Erosion and Sediment Control Training until further notice. 

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.