Stormwater SCM Construction Inspection Certification
Message Regarding Coronavirus
For current information about the status of the workshops, please visit the Workshops and Conferences Homepage.
We will send an announcement email when our 2022 schedule is available. If we do not offer this workshop in 2022, those that are already certified with automatically receive an extension to their certification.
Each workshop is unique. The information below is provided for general information about the workshop. Please reference the registration website for specific information about the individual workshop.
About the Workshop
Design of green infrastructure or Low Impact Development (LID) practices is only a part of properly managing stormwater runoff. If the practices are not properly constructed and maintained they will not function as they are designed. There are many variables, including construction practices and materials, that can have a significant impact on the performance and function of green infrastructure practices. It is important to have a trained person on site who can determine if gravel has been washed and free of fines and if the bioretention soil media contains the amount and quality of organic material specified in the construction documents. This workshop will discuss the proper phasing of construction, inspection of materials upon delivery, a multitude of proper construction practices, and field testing and verification to ensure green infrastructure and LID practices are properly constructed and function as they are designed.
NOTE: This workshop is specifically for inspecting SCM practices while they are being constructed. If you are looking to become certified to inspect and maintain existing SCM practices, you will need to attend the Stormwater SCM Inspection & Maintenance Certification workshop.
Who Should Attend
This course is recommended for the following groups of individuals:
- Commercial Landscapers
- Property Managers
- Homeowner Associations
- Professionals with Licensure (PE’s, PLS’s, RLA’s)
- Municipal and County Landscape Personnel
- Other Individuals who either design or review designs for SCMs
Registration Fee Information
Non-Certification Participants – $150.00
Certification Participants – $190.00 (includes examination and certificate)
Registration fee includes coffee, lunch, and workshop materials.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express for payment of your registration fee. Or you may send us a check made payable to NCSU – BAE. Mail to:
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Workshop Coordinators
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellation requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for processing. The cancellation request must be submitted at least thirty-one (31) days before the date of the workshop to receive a full refund. Cancellation requests made between thirty (30) days and eight (8) days before the date of the workshop will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative processing fee. Any cancellation requests made on or within seven (7) days of the workshop will be ineligible for a refund.
Attendee substitutions from within the same company may be made at any time at no cost. Please send an email to email@example.com with the name of the current registrant and the name and email address of the new registrant.
Severe Weather Cancellation and Refund Policy
In the event of severe weather, this workshop may be postponed or canceled at the discretion of the workshop instructors and coordinators. If the workshop is postponed, you may receive a refund if you are unable to attend the newly scheduled date, time, and location. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to attend the rescheduled workshop. If the workshop is canceled, you will receive a full refund. If the workshop is postponed or canceled, the workshop instructors and coordination staff are not responsible for participants not meeting their PDHs or CEUs requirements with their various professional licensing boards.
Please visit the registration website for lodging specific to the workshop’s location or visit the Hotel Suggestions by City webpage to view suggested hotels.
Below is a sample schedule of the workshop to demonstrate the topics that will be covered. Actual schedules, including start and end times, may vary from class to class. Please refer to the workshop registration page and your confirmation email for times.
- 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 1 hour to complete the exam, which includes 35 multiple-choice, true or false, and fill-in-the-blank questions. All exams are graded by NC Cooperative Extension faculty or staff.
- The certification lasts for 3 years (though the instructors reserve the right to extend for an additional 2 years).
- Communities in North Carolina may either require or recommend this certification of people who design and/or supervise the construction of stormwater control measures.
- 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.
To continue the certification beyond the original 3 (or up to 5) years, certified professionals must attend recertification workshops that will be offered throughout North Carolina. The re-certification lasts an additional 3 years. To qualify for the recertification workshop, 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. When registering, please have your certificate number ready. Upon completion, receive an updated inspector card and certificate, good for 3 years.
List of Certified Professionals
This table lists program participants who have successfully passed the Stormwater Control Measure Construction Inspection Certification Exam. The certification lasts for up to 3 (or 5) years. To renew certification, certified professionals must attend Update courses. There is NO further testing required with the 5-hour Update courses. The re-certification lasts an additional 3 years. The certification is NOT intended to be a replacement for professional licensure (like PE or RLA) and is only a supplement to these rigorous professional licenses.
Professional Development Hours
Based on previous workshops, it is estimated that the following professional development hours will be awarded after the successful completion of the workshop. A certificate of attendance will be emailed after the workshop, listing these PDHs:
- 6 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors (approved by the NC Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors)
- 6.25 CEUs for landscape architects (approved by the NC Board of Landscape Architects, Course #13800)
- 5L CEUs for landscape contractors (approved by the NC Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board, Course # CE984)
Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits.