Currently, three training courses are available to help meet NPDES permit requirements for NDOR Construction projects across the State.
NDOR Erosion and Sediment Control Basics for Inspectors Training & Certification (3 Options)
These programs offer the opportunity for training and/or certification. An optional short exam is offered for the Inspector course for those needing to get certified. A passing grade of a 70 percent certifies a person for five years as an Inspector for NDOR projects(starting January 2014). This certification can be used by other agencies / municipalities as well. NDOR employees and some personnel who do work on NDOR projects will be required to obtain certification. If you have questions relating to who needs certification – please call NE-LTAP office: Dennis Smith – 402-472-0976.
Available courses are outlined below:
This is a one-day, classroom style course required for anyone needing to inspect/install/maintain erosion and sediment control BMPs on NDOR projects.
Enrollees must pass this course.
Certifications are valid for a five year period (unless otherwise noted) starting upon successful completion of the course and exam. A 70 percent of correct answers is required to pass the exam.
This is a six month Temporary Certification, and is not eligible for re-issuance.
Anyone wishing to maintain a certification after the six month interim period elapses must enroll in the one-day live certification course above.
There are three options available to maintain your certification:
Option 1: Enroll in a half day live re-certification course. NDOR will offer a handful of live classroom re-certification courses across the state each year based upon the need.
Option 2: Enroll in the online re-certification course. This online course includes a series of presentations and quizzes that an applicant must successfully complete in order to print off their re-certification certificate.
Option 3: Enroll in one of the one day “certification” courses. You are not required to take the exam.
Required for NDOR Designers to introduce to them the principles and practices of erosion control design on NDOR projects.
Required for NDOR Designers to introduce them to Chapter 3 of the NDOR Drainage Design and Erosion Control Manual, titled “Stormwater Treatment within MS4 Communities.”
These courses offer the opportunity for training and/or certification and can be used by other agencies/municipalities to meet education requirements as needed. If you have questions relating to who needs certification – please contact the NE-LTAP office
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