SWWWP Training and Credentialing Center

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Regulatory Inspectors

Third-Party Inspectors

Civil/Environmental Consultants

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Superintendents

Project Managers

Installation & Maintenance Personnel

INTENDED AUDIENCE

Subcontractors

Installation & Maintenance Personnel

Current Program Offerings By State


Level 2 Program

QCIS - Qualified Compliance Inspector of Storm Water

Pricing: $559 - $639

Program Overview

The Qualified Compliance Inspector of Storm Water (QCIS) online credentialing program is composed of five (5) courses and corresponding exams.

This credentialing program educates individuals to properly inspect and maintain a construction site in compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program.

This program educates students on the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control and pollution prevention as well as the proper reporting and documentation requirements for ensuring compliance under the NPDES permitting program.

This program has been reviewed and recognized by the U.S. EPA and is a Level 300 U.S. Green Building Council-approved training.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the components and framework of the NPDES permitting program;
  • Describe the proper installation and maintenance of storm water Best Management Practices (BMPs);
  • Identify the steps necessary to inspect construction sites and determine possible causes of BMP ineffectiveness and how to correct them;
  • Explain how to complete an inspection report and document corrective actions; and
  • Summarize the communication process necessary between owner, operators, contractors and storm water pollution plan designer(s) so the site stays in compliance throughout the construction project.

Required Learning Modules

  1. Intro to the NPDES Permitting Program
  2. Principles and Practices of Erosion Control
  3. Principles and Practices of Sediment Control
  4. Principles and Practices of Pollution Prevention
  5. On-Site Construction Inspections

Intended Audience:

  • Regulatory Enforcement Inspectors
  • Non-Regulatory Third-Party Inspectors
  • Civil/Environmental Consultants and Students
  • Contractors

At the completion of this program, you will receive:

  • Applicable Continuing Education Units (14-18 units)
  • Embossed Wall Certificate
  • Wallet Card
  • Hardhat Decal
  • Signed Congratulations Letter
  • QCIS Logo for Your Business Card and Website (Available on Stormwater ONE’s Credential Validation Page)
  • Resume Enhancer (Available on Stormwater ONE’s Credential Validation Page)
 

Level 2 Program

QPswppp - Qualified Preparer of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans

Pricing: $659-$739

Program Overview

The Qualified Preparer of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (QPswppp) online credentialing program is composed of six (6) courses and corresponding exams.

This program educates individuals in the preparation of Construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) in compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program.

Individuals who complete this program also will receive a QCIS certificate. As a QCIS holder, you are qualified to inspect and maintain construction sites for storm water compliance. This program covers the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control as well as the proper reporting and documentation requirements for ensuring compliance under the NPDES permitting program.

This program has been reviewed and recognized by the U.S. EPA and is a Level 300 U.S. Green Building Council-approved training.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the components and framework of the NPDES permitting program;
  • Describe the proper installation and maintenance of storm water Best Management Practices (BMPs);
  • Identify the steps necessary to inspect construction sites and determine possible causes of BMP ineffectiveness and how to correct them;
  • Explain how to complete an inspection report and document corrective actions; and
  • Summarize the communication process necessary between owner, operators, contractors and storm water pollution plan designer(s) so the site stays in compliance throughout the construction project.

Required Learning Modules

  1. Intro to the NPDES Permitting Program
  2. Principles and Practices of Erosion Control
  3. Principles and Practices of Sediment Control
  4. Principles and Practices of Pollution Prevention
  5. On-Site Construction Inspections
  6. Preparation of a Construction SWPPP

Intended Audience:

  • Regulatory Enforcement Inspectors
  • SWPPP Preparers/Reviewers/Administrators
  • Non-Regulatory Third-Party Inspectors
  • Civil/Environmental Consultants and Students

At the completion of this program, you will receive:

  • Applicable Continuing Education Units (16-18.5 units)
  • Two Embossed Wall Certificates (1 QCIS Certificate, 1 QPswppp Certificate)
  • Two Wallet Cards (1 QCIS Card, 1 QPswppp Card)
  • Two Hardhat Decals (1 QCIS Decal, 1 QPswppp Decal)
  • Signed Congratulations Letter
  • QCIS and QPswppp Logos for Your Business Card and Website (Available on Stormwater ONE’s Credential Validation Page)
  • Resume Enhancer (Available on Stormwater ONE’s Credential Validation Page)

Level 1 Program

Storm Water Management for Construction Activities

Price: $239

Program Overview

This Level 1 program covers an overview of the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting Program, and the proper installation and maintenance of temporary pollution controls (Best Management Practices or BMPs).

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the components and framework of the NPDES program;
  • Describe the proper installation and maintenance of storm water Best Management Practices (BMPs);
  • Define erosion control, sediment control and pollution prevention;
  • Describe erosion and sediment control BMPs and the role they play in preventing pollution from entering neighboring surface waters of the state; and
  • Describe the pollution prevention measures required while on a construction site.

Required Learning Modules

  1. Intro to the NPDES Permitting System
  2. Erosion Control
  3. Sediment Control
  4. Pollution Prevention

Intended Audience:

  • Contractors, Builders, Developers, Utility Contractors
  • Site Superintendents
  • Construction Project Managers
  • Installation and Maintenance Personnel

At the completion of this program, you will receive:

  • Applicable Continuing Education Units (6 units)
  • Embossed Wall Certificate
  • Wallet Card
  • Hardhat Decal
  • Signed Congratulations Letter
  • Stormwater ONE Logo for Your Business Card and Website (Available on the Stormwater ONE Credential Validation Page)
  • Resume Enhancer (Available on Stormwater ONE’s Credential Validation Page)

Level A Program

Intro to ESC/Subcontractor Short Course

Price: $99

Program Overview

This 1.5-hour computer-based training course will educate non-land disturbing subcontractors and support staff on the basic principles and practices of erosion and sediment control. This course promotes the importance of complying with storm water regulations for construction activities.

This course has been reviewed and recognized by the U.S. EPA and is a Level 100 U.S. Green Building Council-approved course.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the components and the framework of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program;
  • Describe erosion and sediment control Best Management Practices (BMPs) and the role they play in preventing pollution from entering neighboring surface waters of the state;
  • Identifying subcontractor responsibilities in maintaining the integrity of BMPs; and
  • Describe the pollution prevention measures required while on a construction site.

Required Learning Modules

This course contains (1) learning module, which covers:

  • General Permit Information
  • Best Management Practices
  • Construction Site Pollution Prevention
  • Keeping a Compliant Construction Site

About Stormwater ONE

Established in 2007, Stormwater ONE is a private occupational trade school for storm water management. As the leader in computer-based storm water management training, Stormwater ONE has credentialed more than 10,000 professionals through the school’s Internet-based learning system, which is referred to as the eCampus.

Stormwater ONE’s certificate programs provide professionals with the skills and qualifications required to maintain construction sites in accordance with Section 402 of the Clean Water Act, which outlines the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program and requires all construction sites disturbing 1 acre or more of land to obtain permit coverage to discharge storm water and other wastewater from construction sites.

 

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