SCM Construction Inspection Training and Certification

Who Should Attend | Upcoming Workshop Dates | Registration Info |
Course Schedule | 
Instructors | Professional Development Hours 


About the Workshop

Design of green infrastructure or Low Impact Development practices are 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. Materials used in the construction can also have a significant impact. It is important to have a trained person onsite 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.

Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for the following groups of individuals:

  • Commerical Landscapers
  • Property Managers
  • Owners
  • Homeowner Associations
  • Professionals with Licensure (PE’s, PLS’s, RLA’s)
  • Regulators
  • Municipal and County Landscape Personnel
  • Other Individuals who either design or review designs for SCMs

Upcoming Workshop Dates


February 28, 2018

Garner Town Hall
900 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Garner, NC 27529
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March 14, 2018

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services
2145 Suttle Avenue, 4th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28208
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Registration Information


Non-Certification Participants – $100.00

Certification Participants – $150.00 (includes examination and certificate)

Payment Instructions

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: Christina Shepard

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation requests should be sent to for processing. The cancellation request must be submitted at least seven (7) days before the date of the workshop to receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative processing fee. Any cancellation requests made within seven (7) days of the workshop are ineligible for a refund. Attendee substitutions from within the same company may be made at any time. Please send an email to requesting a substitution.

Course Schedule

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Introduction to GI & LID Research
9:45 am GI & LID Site Management & Examples of Failures
10:00 am Green Street Case Study
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Stormwater Wetlands
11:15 am Bioretention Constructions
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
12:45 pm Sand Filters
1:00 pm Green Roofs
1:15 pm Vegetated Swales and Vegetated Filter Strips
1:30 pm Permeable Pavement Construction
2:15 pm Cisterns
2:45 pm Local Case Study
3:45 pm Exam
5:00 pm Adjourn

Our Instructors

William F. Hunt, III, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Hunt is a Professor and Extension Specialist in North Carolina State University’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Dr. Hunt holds degrees in Civil Engineering (NCSU, B.S.), Economics (NCSU, B.S.), Biological and Agricultural Engineering (NCSU, M.S.) and Agricultural and Biological Engineering, (Penn State, Ph.D.). He is a registered PE in North Carolina.

Since 2000, Hunt has assisted with the design, installation, and/or monitoring of over 90 stormwater best management practices (BMPs), including bioretention, stormwater wetlands, innovative wet ponds, green roofs, permeable pavement, water harvesting/cistern systems and level spreaders. He teaches 20-25 short courses and workshops each year on stormwater BMP design, function, and maintenance throughout North Carolina and the US.

Bill Lord

Bill Lord is an Area Environmental Agent with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service. Mr. Lord has received a BS degree in Horticulture and an MS degree in Entomology from NC State University. A 25-year veteran of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Mr. Lord has experience in stormwater runoff, nutrient and pesticide management, and plant growth. He has supervised the construction and maintenance of several stormwater practices including stormwater wetlands, wet ponds, and bioretention areas. He also pioneered research on mosquito populations in stormwater facilities across North Carolina. Mr. Lord is a member of NC Cooperative Extension’s Watershed Education Network and the Neuse Education Team. Annually, he conducts 12 to 15 workshops on stormwater management practice construction and maintenance throughout North Carolina and the US.


Jason Wright, P.E.

Jason Wright is a Water Resources Engineer with 12 years of experience in watershed restoration and BMP implementation. Mr. Wright holds degrees in Environmental Engineering (NCSU, B.S.) and Biological and Agricultural Engineering (NCSU, M.S.). In his current position at Tetra Tech he focuses on LID and green infrastructure implementation including developing design standards, specifications, and technical manuals for BMP design; identifying, prioritizing, and selecting potential BMP implementation sites; developing conceptual designs; construction oversight; public outreach and education; and plans to meet regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Tetra Tech, Mr. Wright was a faculty member at North Carolina State University for four years where he gained experience designing, implementing, and monitoring stormwater BMPs working under Dr. Hunt.

Professional Development Hours

The following professional development hours (PDHs) are awarded after successful completion of the workshop and sit for the certification exam:

  • 6 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors (approved by the NC Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors)
  • 7 CEUs for landscape architects (approved by the NC Board of Landscape Architects)
  • 5L CEUs for landscape contractors (approved by the NC Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board)
  • Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits.