Course Description

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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.  


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.

Intended Audience: 

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

Cancelation Policy: 

Once your order has been placed, you are subject to our cancellation policy regardless of the status of your invoice.

  • 31 days prior to training -> 100% refund
  • 30-16 days prior to training -> 50% refund
  • 15 - start of course -> No refund available

Attendee replacement acceptable at anytime.Course registration fees and cancellation policy are subject to change without notice.

More Information

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. 13 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

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

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