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Responsible Land Disturber Certificate

Course Enrollment Procedures

Obtain an RLD certificate by completing the RLD online course in DEQ's Certification Accreditation Tracking System (CATS). The course will take about 40 minutes to complete and the cost = $115.   

Click here to access the RLD online course.

How to Renew or Print an RLD Certificate

Use Find My Profile on the CATS login page to activate your CATS profile and establish a password.

Click here to access the RLD online course

For more information on the RLD program please see § 62.1-44.15:55. If you have any questions on obtaining an RLD certificate, please email

RLD Resources

The following resources explain the proper installation and maintenance of controls and the compliance requirements for RLDs. You do not need these resources to take the online RLD course.

ESC Laws & Regulations

ESC Practices & Specifications (Chapter 3)

ESC Minimum Standards Table 

MOST: Erosion and Sediment Control for Construction Sites

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

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