Environmental Business Leadership Conference

The Westin Hotel, Annapolis, Maryland
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Registration: Wait List

Stormwater Quality Course/Exam

Recognizing the need to promote professional standards within the environmental industry, Maryland Environmental Service (MES) has partnered with Envirocert International, Inc. to host the Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality™ review course and exam as an add-on to the Environmental Business Leadership Conference. The review course and exam will be held on July 17-18, 2018 and held at MES located at 255 Najoles Road, Millersville, MD 21108. Registration and further details can be found at:

A discount on the review course can be arranged for state and municipal employees by calling 828.655.1600 x111

Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality™

Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality Professionals are rigorously trained, tested, and certified ensuring they are qualified to inspect: erosion and sediment control and stormwater compliance.

CPSWQ – Identifying Professionals with a Comprehensive Knowledge & Understanding of Erosion, Sediment and Stormwater Regulations. Certified Inspectors are recognized by state and federal regulators as qualified professionals in their field. On many jobs and in many specifications CPSWQ Certification is a requirement.

CPSWQ program is intended to ensure certificants meet the Federal requirements including the US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System definition of “Qualified Personnel” and also know how to ensure that the projects they oversee, meet the requirements of State and Local regulations.

The CPSWQ training and certification addresses all aspects of providing complete inspections for erosion and sediment control and stormwater compliance. Successful certificants have been tested and have demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of documentation, communication, safety, the rules and methods of erosion and sediment control and stormwater control and management.

Benefits of CPSWQ® On Site
Erosion Control, Stormwater and Sediment Control are critical parts of almost every construction project. Federal and State agencies are increasing regulation and enforcement every year. The environmental impact of poor erosion, sediment and stormwater management is significant and proven. Each of these facts makes it abundantly clear that all construction projects should have a professional on-site, who understands these subjects and has the ability to ensure they are addressed effectively. By including a qualified professional on your construction team you help to ensure projects: are done correctly the first time, are well documented, keep the regulators happy, move on-schedule, don’t incur fines and wrap up smoothly.

Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Stormwater Inspectors have been trained and tested on each of these subjects and have proven their proficiency on subjects including but not limited to:

  • Federal, State, Local regulations
  • Permit application requirements for municipalities, construction activity, and industrial activity
  • Enforcement and penalties
  • Safety issues ranging from: insects, animals & plants to hazardous materials
  • Communication issues regarding meetings, working with site personnel and addressing communication challenges and difficult situations
  • Documentation: note taking & reporting, effective use of photos & videos, site drawings & map management
  • Compliance resolution & enforcement actions
  • Appropriate inspection skills ranging from pre-inspection processes through inspection and finally post-inspection follow-through
  • Plan management
  • Best Management Practices for each of the technologies included in Erosion Control, Sediment Control, Runoff Control, Materials Management and Post-Construction Management

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