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Erosion and Sediment Control for Construction Sites is a Course

Erosion and Sediment Control for Construction Sites

Started Mar 1, 2020

$25 Enroll

Full course description


This course provides an overview of erosion principles, sediment control practices, & stormwater management requirements during construction throughout the Chesapeake Bay. This course is for anyone who wants to understand the principles and practices needed to keep polluted stormwater from leaving construction sites. Individuals responsible for demonstrating compliance with an Erosion Sediment Control plan or the conditions of a Construction General Permit will find the material a useful starting place. This course may be taken as a refresher, but it will not replace statutory requirements for a “Responsible Person”, “Responsible Land Disturber”, or other state-mandated construction site management certification.

Course Outline

Module 1: The Science of Erosion (30 min)

Module 2: Rules, Strategies, and Structures (30 min)

Module 3: Onsite Management Structures and Pollution Prevention Components (30 min)

Module 4: Pollution Prevention and SWPPP Inspections (30 mins)

Course Developers

                          MOST Center

This MOST Center course was developed by the Low Impact Development Center in partnership with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland. Materials used in this course were derived primarily from the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality course, Stormwater Management for Contractors & Operators, and supplemented by materials from the State of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for their Blue Card program. Additional materials were gathered from sources throughout the Chesapeake Bay.


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Release Date:
January 2017
2 hours
Eligible for:
Certificate of Completion
Includes but not limited to: Stormwater Professionals and Local Government Staff
How to Enroll:


Course Notice: Non-credit courses and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) do not post to the University of Maryland transcript and do not count towards a student's academic record. Neither a grade nor credit is earned. Students do not receive a University ID card and will not be granted access to University facilities such as recreation, transportation, and campus events. Non-credit students may access UMD Libraries as Visitors; see

This is an Office of Extended Studies (OES) administered course.