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Florida Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Inspector Training & Certification Program

The Florida Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Inspector Training & Certification Program

The Water Quality Restoration Program is currently implementing the Florida Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Inspector (FSESCI) Qualification Program. The goals of this program are to better educate installers and inspectors on proper Best Management Practice (BMP) selection, installation, layering, and maintenance; and to train and qualify inspectors to correctly inspect BMPs for use during and after construction so that impacts from uncontrolled erosion and sedimentation on the construction site are minimized.
 

The Inspector’s Training Program

This program is a two-day class that follows the curriculum provided in the Florida Stormwater, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector’s Manual Tier I, and Tier II. Upon the completion of the class, a proctored examination is administered and approximately 1 hour is given to complete the exam. In order to obtain the DEP qualification certificate, a minimum passing grade of 70 percent must be made on the exam.
 
The objectives of this training and qualification program are:
  • To ensure that the desired benefits of stormwater management systems are being achieved.
  • To ensure that both the public and private sectors have enough inspectors trained in the proper installation and maintenance of BMPs during and after construction.
  • To ensure a consistent level of technical expertise and professional conduct for all individuals responsible for inspecting erosion and sediment controls, and stormwater management systems.
The program curriculum was originally developed and the training program began in late 1997. In 2018, the curriculum and training manual were divided into two tiers to cover material for installers and inspectors in sequence. To date, there are approximately 40,000 inspectors qualified under the educational program throughout the state of Florida. DEP-approved instructors voluntarily teach the installer and inspector training classes throughout the year. This allows the instructors flexibility to arrange classes around their schedules.
 

The Installer and Inspector Training Program Classes

This program offers classes that follow the curriculum provided in the Florida Stormwater, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspectors Manual (Tier I, and Tier II). The classes will help develop a better knowledge of how to properly manage the impacts from solids (TSS), turbidity (NTUs), and nutrients (i.e., nitrogen and phosphorus) and other surface water contaminates. Florida’s stormwater program is technology based, using performance standards and BMP design criteria. The use of innovative techniques and specifically designed erosion control systems are encouraged in order to prevent or limit erosion and sedimentation problems during and after land disturbance and construction activities.
 
The Tier I class provides an introduction to stormwater and erosion and sedimentation control, and teaches BMP installers and operators how to properly select, install, and maintain BMPs. This class is a pre-requisite to the Tier II class.
 
The Tier II class provides additional details on information introduced in the Tier I class, and trains BMP inspectors on the applicable regulations, inspection forms, and enforcement procedures necessary for proper inspection of BMPs. Upon the completion of the Tier II class, a proctored examination is administered, and a minimum passing grade of 70 percent must be made to obtain the DEP qualification certificate.


For general questions about the Florida Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Inspector Training & Certification Program, or to request a replacement certificate, please email FSESCI@floridadep.gov
 

Classes

To register or get information about a particular class or event, select the appropriate link below.


Date

Tiers

Location

Instructor

Registration Information

Notes

4/24-25/2019

I & II

Davie

Ashok Raichoudhury

Davie Flyer

Free

4/29-30/2019

I & II

Tallahassee

Fred Heitman

Tallahassee Flyer

Fee for All Attendees

5/6-7/2019

I & II

Orlando

Jodi Murphy

Orlando Flyer

Free

5/8-9/2019

I & II

Tampa

Cheryl Moore

Tampa Flyer

Fee for Non-government Attendees

5/8-9/2019

I & II

Chipley

Hal Lunsford

Chipley Flyer

Fee for Non-government Attendees

5/9-10/2019

I & II

Deltona

Dan O’Hanlon

Deltona

Free

5/14-15/2019

I & II

Orlando

Fred Heitman

Orlando Flyer

Fee for All Attendees

5/20-21/2019

I & II

Live Oak

Hal Lunsford

Live Oak Flyer

Fee for Non-government Attendees

5/22-23/2019

I & II

Jupiter

Cheryl Moore

Jupiter Flyer

Free

5/29-30/2019

I & II

West Palm Beach

Hal Lunsford

West Palm Beach Flyer

Fee for Non-government Attendees

5/29-31/2019

I & II

Kissimmee

Rick Baird

Kissimmee Flyer

Fee for All Attendees

5/30-31/2019

I & II

Tavares

Nick Mcray

FULL

FULL

6/4-5/2019

I & II

Clearwater

Cheryl Moore

Clearwater Flyer

Fee for Non-government Attendees

6/4-5/2019

I & II

Ft. Pierce

Hal Lunsford

Ft. Pierce Flyer

Fee for Non-government Attendees

6/18-19/2019

I & II

Tampa

Fred Heitman

Tampa Flyer

Fee for All Attendees

6/26/2019

I & II

DeFuniak Springs

Dan DeWiest

DeFuniak Springs Flyer

Fee for All Attendees

7/23-24/2019

I & II

Jensen Beach

Hal Lunsford

Jensen Beach Flyer

Fee for Non-government Attendees

7/31-8/1/2019

I & II

Pensacola

Hal Lunsford

Pensacola Flyer

Fee for Non-government Attendees

9/18/2019

I & II

DeFuniak Springs

Dan DeWiest

DeFuniak Springs Flyer

Fee for All Attendees

12/4/2019

I & II

DeFuniak Springs

Dan DeWiest

DeFuniak Springs Flyer

Fee for All Attendees

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