Why is Stormwater BMP Inspection and Maintenance Needed?
Communities across the State of North Carolina must manage rainfall that runs off roads, streets and parking lots. This runoff is called stormwater. To manage stormwater, many treatment devices, called BMPs, have been built. These devices include: wet retention ponds, bioretention areas, swales, stormwater wetlands, permeable pavement, rainwater harvesting systems, proprietary devices, and level spreaders. BMPs must have annual, and sometimes more frequent, inspection and maintenance to perform as intended. Maintenance includes hydrologic and water quality function, landscape functions, and consideration of impacts on human health and safety. Many communities across North Carolina are now requiring annual inspection, and if called for, maintenance of BMPs. BMPs are not managed as standard landscape features, as they are water quality treatment devices, and specialized training is needed to perform inspection and maintenance activities. BMP Inspection and Maintenance also presents a business opportunity for inspection by licensed professionals such as engineers and landscape architects, and maintenance by landscape and other green industry professionals. Those attending this course will:
- Understand stormwater, how it affects water quality, and regulations associated with it
- Understand stormwater management devices used in North Carolina and how they function
- Understand inspection and maintenance requirements of each stormwater practice
About the Training
This workshop offers 7 PDHs (professional development hours) for professional engineers and surveyors, as authorized by the NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. 10 CEUs are approved by the NC Board of Landscape Architects (Course # 6690). Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits. All participants who pass an examination at the end of the course will be certified by NC State Cooperative Extension. Certificates of Completion will be U.S. mailed to all attendees upon the posting of Exam Results.
NCSU-BAE is also a registered provider of continuing eduction for AICP and ASLA.
UPDATE classes are now available to renew certificates that expire this year. When registering, please have your certificate number ready. This class will be 5 hours of lecture. This class offers 4 PDHs for professional engineers and surveyors, as authorized by the NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. There is no exam. Registration fee: $60 which includes materials and lunch.
Who Should Attend
- Commercial Landscapers
- Property Managers
- Homeowners Associations
- Professionals with Licensure (PE's, PLS's, RLA's)
- Municipal and County Landscape Personnel
Early bird professional rate: $215
Early bird Gov't/Non-profit rate: $160
Regular professional rate: $265
Regular gov't/nonprofit rate: $210
For the UPDATE class, the cost is $60.
Early bird fees apply if registering two weeks in advance of the workshop date. If you are registering within 2 weeks of the date, regular fees apply.
Refunds will be given minus a $25 administrative fee if canceling at least one week before the workshop date. If you cancel within one week, there will be no refund but we can apply your paid fee towards a future workshop or a substitute from your office. Please notify email@example.com of any cancellations. Fees include workshop materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch.
To register online, please click the 'Upcoming Classes and Registration' link above for the appropriate workshop.
You may pay by check, Visa or Mastercard. If paying by check, please make your check payable to NCSU-BAE.
Mail your check and copy of your registration confirmation to:
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Christina Shepard