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Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Training

Course Enrollment System - ELMS 


Course Schedule

Program Administrator for ESC
 

COURSE DATES LOCATION ENROLLMENT STATUS
Feb. 19, 2020 Hampton Open
Apr. 1, 2020 Salem Open Feb 15
Jun. 3, 2020 Richmond Open Feb 15
Jul. 14, 2020 Fairfax Open May 15
Nov. 4, 2020 Henrico Open  Aug 15

Inspector for ESC
 

COURSE DATES LOCATION ENROLLMENT STATUS
Jan. 22-23, 2020 Richmond Full
Feb. 4-5, 2020 Fairfax Full
Mar. 18-19, 2020 James City County Open
Apr. 14-15, 2020 Richmond Open Feb 15
May 12-13, 2020 Salem Open Feb 15
Jun. 9-10, 2020 Fairfax Open Feb 15
Jul. 21-22, 2020 Chesapeake Open May 15
Aug. 11-12, 2020 Richmond Open May 15
Sep. 23-24, 2020 Fairfax Open May 15
Oct. 7-8, 2020 Salem Open Aug 15
Nov. 17-18, 2020 Richmond Open Aug 15

Plan Reviewer for ESC
 

COURSE DATES LOCATION ENROLLMENT STATUS
Jan. 28-30, 2020 Richmond Open
Feb. 25-27, 2020 Fairfax Open
Apr. 28-30, 2020 Hampton Open Feb 15
May 5-7, 2020 Salem Open Feb 15
Sep. 1-3, 2020 Gainesville Open May 15
Dec. 1-3, 2020 Richmond Open Aug 15

Program Administrator for ESC

This 1-day course is for individuals overseeing the implementation of a VESCP for a VESCP authority or an entity with standards and specifications. Cost = $80. (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Topics:

  • Virginia erosion and sediment control law and regulations
  • Requirements for administering a VESCP
  • Fundamentals of erosion and stormwater runoff

Inspector for ESC

This 2-day course is for individuals conducting regulatory inspections for a VESCP authority or entity with standards and specifications. If you are only responsible for conducting SWPPP inspections for the operator/permit holder, please visit the SWPPP Inspection Training page. Cost = $160. (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Topics:

  • Virginia erosion and sediment control law and regulations
  • Fundamentals of erosion and stormwater runoff
  • Erosion and sediment control measures

Please download and print chapters 3 and 6 or purchase a copy of the ESC Handbook and bring it to class.


Plan Reviewer for ESC

This 3-day course is for individuals reviewing ESC plans submitted for approval to a VESCP authority or entity with standards and specifications. Cost = $260. (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Topics: 

  • Virginia erosion and sediment control law and regulations
  • Fundamentals of erosion and stormwater runoff
  • ESC plan elements and the plan review process
  • Erosion and sediment control measures
  • Basics of plan review for stormwater quantity compliance

Persons enrolled in this course should possess an understanding of the principles of: hydrology, erosion and sediment control; the Virginia erosion and sediment control law and regulations, and the specifications in the ESC Handbook.   

Please download and print chapters 3 and 6 or purchase a copy of the ESC Handbook and bring it to class.

Licensed Professionals are encouraged to review the Licensed Professionals FAQ.


Refunds and Substitutions

Course Refund Policy

Requests for refunds must be made a minimum of 2 business days prior to course start date and within 45 days from the date of purchase. Refund requests must be emailed to: certification@deq.virginia.gov with proof of purchase.        

Course Substitution Policy

Course enrollment changes must be made prior to the first day of course. You are welcome to:

  1. Substitute another individual for the enrollment, or
  2. Request enrollment in another course of same cost (subject to availability)

Enrollment changes should be emailed to: certification@deq.virginia.gov

See DEQ's Course Refund Policy for more information.


Equivalent Certifications 

There is no reciprocity for certificates issued by a private entity or another state. Only training programs administered by the Department and subsequent certification issued by the Board (in accordance with 9VAC25-850-40) meet the regulatory requirements.


Provisional Certification

Provisional certification is a mechanism that allows individuals to conduct work while they are taking classes and taking their exam.  It is not intended as a substitute for obtaining certification.

Individuals seeking SWM or ESC certification will be considered provisionally certified as a program administrator, an inspector, and/or a plan reviewer for one year from the date they complete the required training course(s).

Individuals can be provisionally certified once per certification type.

For details see: Guidance Memo:18-2005

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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