Stormwater Inspection & Maintenance Update (Recertification)

For information about the Stormwater SCM Inspection & Maintenance Certification Workshop visit

Message Regarding Coronavirus & Certification Extension

Out of an abundance of caution for our attendees and staff, we are not scheduling any additional workshops at this time. As we move into the fall, we will make a determination about whether to offer additional workshops after September. It will be announced once that determination has been made. Because of this potential inconvenience, we are extending the expiration date for all whose certifications expire in 2019 or 2020 until December 31, 2021. There are no plans to offer this workshop virtually at this time. For current information about the status of other workshops, please visit the Workshops and Conferences Homepage.

Upcoming Workshops

September 16, 2020

The McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

This workshop is held multiple times a year across North Carolina, however, there is not a set list of cities that we visit each year. If a workshop is not posted above, we have no additional information to provide regarding future workshop locations or dates. If you have not done so already, we recommend joining our mailing list to be notified when new workshops become available.

About the Workshop

The Stormwater SCM Inspection & Maintenance Update (Recertification) workshop is intended to allow certified stormwater inspection and maintenance professionals to maintain their certification with an update on the changes to regulations, maintenance requirements, inspection criteria, as well as new technologies available in the past three years. There is no exam for the Update workshop. Recertification Goals:

  • Update on how stormwater affects water quality and regulations associated with it.
  • Update on stormwater management devices used in North Carolina and how they function.
  • Update on the inspection and maintenance requirements of each stormwater practice.

Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for the following groups of individuals:

  • Commercial Landscapers
  • Property Managers
  • Owners
  • Homeowner Associations
  • Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects
  • Regulators
  • Municipal and County Landscape Personnel

Registration Fee Information

Registration Fee – $100.00

Recertification registration fees include workshop materials, coffee, and lunch.

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: Workshop Coordinators

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation requests should be sent to 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 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 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.

Workshop Schedule

This 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.

Additional Resources

Below are additional resources available through the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.

The Stormwater Design Manual  

Stormwater Rules and Regulations

Recertification Information

Certified Professionals List (Click Here to View List)

To continue the certification beyond the original 3 years, certified professionals must attend Update workshops that will be offered throughout North Carolina. There is NO reexamination associated with the 5-hour Update courses. 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. Please have your certificate number ready when registering for an Update workshop, it is a required part of the registration process. Upon completion of the Update workshop, attendees will receive an updated inspector card, good for up to 3 years (the remaining portion of the year in which the class is taken, plus the following 2 years).

NOTE: The workshop and conference coordinators do not have the manpower nor the software to send you notifications or emails when your certification is about to expire. Please be responsible and make the necessary reminders or other arrangements for yourself to keep your certification active. No concessions will be made, especially at the end each year, for those who were not mindful to manage their own certification. We are only able to offer this workshop a limited number of times a year, across the state, and each workshop has a limited number of seats available. Again, please plan accordingly to maintain an active and valid certification.


William F. Hunt, III, Ph.D.
Bill Lord

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:

  • 4 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors (approved by the NC Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors) for the certification workshop.
  • 4 CEUs for landscape architects (approved by the NC Board of Landscape Architects, course 11129) for certification workshop.
  • 3L CEUs for landscape contractors (approved by the NC Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board, CE#: 747)
  • Commercial pesticide recertification credits (aquatic, ornamentals and turf, R&D categories)

Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits.