The Responsible Land Disturber (RLD) Program was established as a component of the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Program through revisions to the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Law (Title 10.1, Chapter 5, Article 4 of the Code of Virginia). Effective in July 2001, as a prerequisite for erosion and sediment control plan approval throughout Virginia, the person responsible for carrying out the plan must provide the name of an individual holding an RLD Certificate who will be responsible for carrying out a regulated land-disturbing activity.
A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet on the RLD Certificate of Competence Program and the RLD applicant packet (which highlights key technical, regulatory and policy features of the ESC Program) are available for downloading by clicking the following links:
Frequently Asked Questions
RLD Applicant Packet
For assistance with the RLD Program please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
All material necessary to pass the RLD exam is within the RLD Applicant Packet. To become certified for the first time, you must pass an exam consisting of 25 questions, which are derived from RLD Applicant Packet above.
The exam fee is $115.
Please follow this link for access and information for the initial certification.
If you want to renew an existing RLD certification, please click: renew certification.
If you are conducting business with a land developer/disturber and want to determine the validity of their certificate please click: certification search.