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- This certification is awarded by NC State University Cooperative Extension and is housed in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department.
- To receive the certification, attendees must attend the workshop and then receive a score of at least 80% on an examination. Participants have up to 2 hours to complete the exam, which includes approximately 50 multiple choice, true or false, and short answer questions. All exams are graded by NC Cooperative Extension faculty.
- The certification lasts for up to 3 years (the remaining portion of the year in which the class is taken, plus the following 2 years). All certifications last until December 31st of a given year.
- To continue the certification beyond the original 3 years, certified professionals must attend Update courses that will be offered throughout North Carolina. There are two options for recertification classes, classroom-based and field-based, and there is NO re-examination associated with the 5 hour Update courses. The recertification lasts an additional 3 years. To qualify for the Update course to receive recertification, certifications must be current or have expired within the last 2 years. Participants whose certifications expired over 2 years ago must retake the regular class and exam.
- Communities in North Carolina may either require or recommend this certification of people who conduct maintenance on and/or inspect stormwater management practices. The state of North Carolina's NC DENR endorses, but does not require, this certification.
- The certification is NOT intended to be a replacement for professional licensure (like PE or RLA), and is only a supplement to those rigorous professional licenses.
|Day 1 - 8:30am - 4:30pm||Day 2 - 8:30am - 2:30pm|
|Registration and Welcome||Welcome|
|1. Introduction to Stormwater||1. Level Spreader Maintenance|
|2. Watersheds||2. Green BMPs Maintenance
Swales, Green Roofs, Cisterns, Infiltration Trenches
|3. Stormwater Regulations||3. Parking Lot BMPs
Permeable Pavement, Sand Filters, and Propietary Systems
|4. BMP Functions||4. Final BMP Question & Answer|
|5. Elements of BMP Maintenance||5. Examination|
|6. Retention Pond Maintenance|
|7. Wetland Maintenance|
|8. Bioretention Maintenance|
|9. Licensing and Certification|
|10. Field Tour of Local BMPs|