CESCL: Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Re-Certification

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Course Title: CESCL: Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Re-Certification
Course ID: CESCL-102
Status: CLOSED
Date(s): November 20, 2012: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Holiday Inn Issaquah

Issaquah, WA
Instructor: Nathan Hardebeck
Tuition: $200
Class is Closed



We are happy to now offer CESCL re-certification courses at a new reduced price.

This exciting course examines the most up-to-date techniques in the management of sediment and construction sites. Students who complete the course will receive a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) card, good for three years. CESCL certification is required in the state of Washington by the Washington State Department of Ecology for personnel responsible for construction stormwater inspections and sampling at construction sites. Participants will also benefit from a dynamic interaction between traditional lectures and hands-on exercises. The course covers the essentials of being a certified lead and includes information on how new regulations will impact CESCL job functions. Upon completion, students will know how to simply and confidently comply with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements of stormwater management.

Note: This CESCL certification course is recognized as meeting the training and certification requirements of the General Permit, and BMP C160 Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) in Washington State Department of Ecology’s stormwater management manuals for Eastern and Western Washington. The Construction Stormwater General Permit requires that site inspections be conducted by a CESCL. 


Intended Audience:

Contractors, agencies and municipalities, engineers, consultants and anyone who desires to receive a CECSL certification with the Washington State Department of Ecology.

Continuing Education Units: 0.70 CEUs


Must have a CESCL certification. If your CESCL certification is beyond six months of the original expiration date you are required by Ecology to take two day certification course.

Course Materials:

Attendees will receive a course manual containing workshop proceedings and reference material.

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Course Topics

1. Erosion and Sedimentation Impacts
a. Examples and Case Studies

2. Erosion and Sedimentation Processes
a. Definitions
b. Types
c. Sedimentation

3. Factors Influencing Erosion Potential
a. Soil
b. Vegetation
c. Topography
d. Climate 4. Regulatory Requirements
a. NPDES - Construction Stormwater General Permit
b. Local requirements and permits
c. Other regulatory requirements

5. Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
a. 12 Elements of a SWPPP; discuss suggested BMPs (with examples)

6. Monitoring/Reporting/Record keeping
a. Site inspections/visual monitoring
b. Water quality sampling/analysis
c. Monitoring frequency
d. Adaptive management

About the Instructor

Nathan Hardebeck

Nathan Hardebeck

Nathan Hardebeck, Stormwater Program Manager at SoundEarth Strategies, Inc., has over 13 years of experience in the environmental consulting field with an emphasis on best management practices (BMPs) and program management related to stormwater services. His professional experience and responsibilities include providing training and technical expertise for stormwater management for public agencies as well as working on behalf of private clients and industries on their management and BMP programs.  

A gifted educator, Nathan is in demand as a presenter at conferences, seminars, and symposiums. He has the ability to communicate complex information using real-life examples that holds the audiences’ attention while they learn the intricacies of topics, including stormwater management, BMPs, and erosion control.  He has authored many articles on stormwater topics including “When BMPs Can’t Meet Stormwater Permit Rules,” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce; “New Stormwater Discharge Challenges Loom,” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce; “Chitosan for Cleaner Construction,” Storm Water Magazine; and “Treat the Source,” Public Works Magazine, Daily Journal of Commerce, Environmental Outlook 2012.


What to Bring

Please bring a pen or pencil, and notepad if you would like to take notes (you may also choose to take notes in your book). Lunch will be on your own, but drinks and snacks will be provided throughout the day.

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel


  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available

*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

Disability Accommodations

Disability Accommodations:

To request disability accommodations, please contact us at or 425-270-3274 at least 30 days prior to the event.


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*Reduced tuition available to employees of Native American tribes, nonprofits, and government agencies; students; and NAEP members.

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