We offer professional development workshops for individuals or groups interested in expanding and/or updating their skill sets. Many workshops offer tours and hands-on activities along with the opportunity to earn professional development hours (PDHs). We also coordinate a number of conferences and symposiums each year. Previous conferences included those on aquaculture, stream restoration, and waste management. Please contact Brittany Santore to learn more about planning and coordinating a workshop or conference.

Current Conferences

Current Conferences

Conference Location Date
AEES 19th Annual Meeting Asheville, NC June 3-6, 2019 (CLOSED)
Irrigation Society Conference Ellerbe NC April 25, 2019 (CLOSED)

Current Workshops

Irrigation Tours/Workshops

Workshop Location Date

Erosion & Sediment Control / Stormwater Certification for NCDOT Projects

Workshop Location Date
Level I: Erosion & Sediment Control / Stormwater Inspector/Installer NOTE: Level I and II are now administered by NCSU Soil Science Department. Please click the link below to go to their website for information on schedules and to register online for Levels I & II: http://go.ncsu.edu/ESCLevel1-2
Level II: Erosion & Sediment Control / Stormwater Site Management
Level III: Design of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans Raleigh, NC June 13, 2019 (CLOSED)
Raleigh, NC December 3, 2019
Level III-R: Recertification – Design of Erosion & Sediment Control Plans Raleigh, NC June 14, 2019 (CLOSED)
Raleigh, NC December 4, 2019

Stormwater and Low Impact Development Training

Workshop Location Date
Stormwater SCM Inspection & Maintenance Certification



Raleigh, NC February 18-19, 2019 (CLOSED)
Rocky Mount, NC March 18-19, 2019 (CLOSED)
Manteo, NC May 9-10, 2019 (CLOSED)
Lenoir, NC July 24-25, 2019 (CLOSED)
Asheville, NC October 1-2, 2019 (Get on the Waitlist)
Stormwater SCM Inspection & Maintenance UPDATE (Re-certification) Rocky Mount, NC March 20, 2019 (CLOSED)
Raleigh, NC April 15, 2019 (CLOSED)
Lenoir, NC July 23, 2019 (CLOSED)
Asheville, NC September 30, 2019
Stormwater Control Measure Retrofit and Rehabilitation Boone, NC August 13, 2019
Charlotte, NC August 20, 2019 (Get on the Waitlist)
Raleigh, NC August 22, 2019 (CLOSED)
Jacksonville, NC September 17, 2019
Welcome to the MDC (Minimum Design Criteria) Raleigh, NC February 7-8, 2019 (CLOSED)
Raleigh, NC June 25-26, 2019 (CLOSED)
SCM Construction Inspection Training and Certification  No workshops planned at this time.
Residential Rain Garden Certification Boone, NC June 20, 2019 (CLOSED)
Black Mountain, NC September 21, 2019
Rain Water Harvesting Workshop Hendersonville, NC July 15, 2019 (CLOSED)
Stormwater Nitrogen and Phosphorus (SNAP) Tool Chapel Hill, NC April 8, 2019 (CLOSED)
Raleigh, NC April 30, 2019 (CLOSED)

Stream Restoration Program Training

Workshop Location Date
RC 101 – Stream Morphology Assessment Raleigh, NC March 12-14, 2019 (CLOSED)
Asheville, NC October 9-11, 2019 (Get on the Waitlist)
RC 201 – Natural Channel Design Principles Asheville, NC May 22-24, 2019 (CLOSED)
RC 302 – HEC-RAS for Stream Restoration Raleigh, NC July 24-26, 2019
RC 303 – Multi-Dimensional Modeling for Stream Restoration Raleigh, NC August 27-29, 2019
RC 401 – Construction Practices for Stream Restoration Kernersville, NC March 26, 2019 (CLOSED)
Kernersville, NC March 27, 2019 (CLOSED)
Streambank Repair Workshops Hendersonville, NC March 13, 2019 (CLOSED)
Asheville, NC March 14, 2019 (CLOSED)
Fayetteville, NC April 30, 2019 (CLOSED)
Backyard Stream, Erosion Control, & Raingarden Clinics
Surface Water Identification Training and Certification (SWITC) Raleigh, NC May 14-17, 2019 (CLOSED)
Raleigh, NC October 15-18, 2019 (Get on the Waitlist)