Classes Offered


Qualified MS4 Stormwater Inspector (QSI)

NPDES permits require that Qualified Inspectors are knowledgeable in the principles and practice of erosion and sediment controls and pollution prevention, who possess the skills to assess conditions that could affect stormwater quality, and assess the effectiveness of any control measures.  This two day course will address all of these requirements.

Students will learn the basis for permit requirements and then they will be provided with an in depth introduction to the state MS4 general permit, construction general permit, and the industrial general permit.  During this discussion they will be introduced to inspection and evaluation methods and techniques to ensure that permittees are in compliance with permit requirements. 

We will discuss how to do inspections of MS4 facilities and permit requirements, how to do inspections of state CGP permittees that discharge to the local MS4.  The emphasis and discussion will be to ensure that the MS4 that receives the discharges from construction sites are in compliance with their MS4 permit.

Industrial site inspection methods and techniques will be discussed relative to ensuring the MS4 is in compliance with their permit.

The final component of the course will be the discussion of Best Management Practices (BMPs) – what works, what doesn’t work, and what to do if something doesn’t work.  We will discuss LID and Green Infrastructure techniques, and these may be incorporated into MS4 permit compliance.

This course is designed for MS4, construction site, and industrial personnel that may encounter MS4 stormwater issues – including stormwater inspectors, building inspectors, engineering review staff, administrative personnel, environmental staff, water quality staff, road workers, maintenance staff, and stormwater managers.  The students in this course should be prepared to discuss how their MS4 operates and they will also learn how other MS4s represented in the course operate.

Online Qualified Stormwater Inspector Course

The online course is exactly the same as the live course except there will be people from multiple states.  Because of the variety of states that are represented we will use the USEPA permits as a basis for discussions and will bring in state specific items as relevant.

Qualified Construction Stormwater Inspector (QCSI)

NPDES permits require that Qualified Construction Inspectors are knowledgeable in the principles and practice of erosion and sediment controls and pollution prevention, who possess the skills to assess conditions at construction sites that could affect stormwater quality, and assess the effectiveness of any control measures.  This one day course will address all of these requirements.

Students will learn the basis for permit requirements and then they will be provided with an in depth introduction to the state construction general permit.  During this discussion they will be introduced to inspection and evaluation methods and techniques to ensure that permittees are in compliance with permit requirements. 

The final component of the course will be the discussion of Best Management Practices (BMPs) – what works, what doesn’t work, and what to do if something doesn’t work.  We will discuss LID and Green Infrastructure techniques, and these may be incorporated into MS4 permit compliance.

This course is designed for all  construction site personnel that deal with or may impact stormwater discharge quality – including stormwater inspectors, building inspectors, SWPPP developers, site managers, engineering review staff, administrative personnel, environmental staff, water quality staff, road workers, maintenance staff, and contract staff such as equipment operators, concrete workers, framers, masons, painters, drywall crews, and other construction personnel. 

Online Qualified Stormwater Inspector Course

The online course is exactly the same as the live course except there will be people from multiple states.  Because of the variety of states that are represented we will use the USEPA Construction General Permit as a basis for discussions and will bring in state specific items as relevant.