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
Irrigation Society Conference Ellerbe NC April 25, 2019

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
Raleigh, NC December 3, 2019
Level III-R: Recertification – Design of Erosion & Sediment Control Plans Raleigh, NC June 14, 2019
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 (Get on the Waitlist)
Manteo, NC May 9-10, 2019
Stormwater SCM Inspection & Maintenance UPDATE (Re-certification) Rocky Mount, NC March 20, 2019
Raleigh, NC April 15, 2019
Welcome to the MDC (Minimum Design Criteria) Raleigh, NC February 7-8, 2019 (CLOSED)
Raleigh, NC June 25-26, 2019 (Get on the Waitlist)
SCM Construction Inspection Training and Certification  No workshops planned at this time.
Residential Rain Garden Certification  No workshops planned at this time.
Rain Water Harvesting Workshop  No workshops planned at this time.
Stormwater Nitrogen and Phosphorus (SNAP) Tool Workshop Chapel Hill, NC April 8, 2019
Raleigh, NC April 30, 2019

Stream Restoration Program Training

Workshop Location Date
RC 101 – Stream Morphology Assessment Raleigh, NC March 12-14, 2019 (Get on the Waitlist)
Asheville, NC October 9-11, 2019
RC 201 – Natural Channel Design Principles Asheville, NC May 22-24, 2019 (Get on the Waitlist)
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 (Get on the Waitlist)
Kernersville, NC March 27, 2019 (Get on the Waitlist)
Streambank Repair Workshops Hendersonville, NC March 13, 2019 (CLOSED)
Asheville, NC March 14, 2019 (CLOSED)
Backyard Stream, Erosion Control, & Raingarden Clinics
Surface Water Identification Training and Certification (SWITC) Raleigh, NC May 14-17, 2019 (Get on the Waitlist)
Raleigh, NC October 15-18, 2019 (Get on the Waitlist)