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Official Industrial Stormwater Inspector Course

Earn your certification to become a Qualified Stormwater Inspector to ensure your regulatory compliance.

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Official Industrial Stormwater Inspector Certification

This Industrial course is designed for industrial facilities regulated under the Standard Industrial Codes, (SIC) such as lumber yards, shipbuilders, manufacturing, automobile salvage yards, and other similar facilities. 

Oftentimes, pollutants enter stormwater when industrial facilities allow materials or activities to become exposed to stormwater. Industrial materials or activities can include:

  • Material handling equipment
  • Industrial machinery
  • Raw materials
  • Intermediate products
  • By-products
  • Waste materials
  • Final products

When such industrial materials are exposed to the elements (rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain, or hail), they pose the risk of polluting stormwater runoff. This potentially contaminated stormwater may then enter storm sewer systems or flow over the ground and discharge into lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands.

Federal regulations [40 CFR 122.26(b)(14)(i)-(xi)] require stormwater discharges associated with specific categories of industrial activity to be covered under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits.

Industrial pollution can result in serious consequences. If you receive an industrial stormwater runoff violation notice from a regulator, the consequences can be severe. Fines can vary depending on the infraction and how often it happens. The EPA or your regulatory agency could give your company a simple warning or impose fines up to $50,000 (or more) PER DAY – PER INFRACTION. Our industrial course will show you what to look for to help your company stay compliant.

Industrial Stormwater Inspector Course Details

We teach all the crucial elements that will fall under your duties as an inspector. Personnel who take this course are typically responsible for:

  • Stormwater Permitting framework
  • Industrial Stormwater Discharge Permit requirements
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Development
  • Source identification
  • Structural and Nonstructural Controls
  • Record keeping & reporting
  • Natural disaster preparedness

During this course, participants will learn to:

  • Conduct routine and comprehensive inspections
  • Develop and implement an employee training program
  • Write and submit an annual report summarizing inspections, problems, and changes to the plan
  • Understand Significant Material Inventory and Storage Practices
  • Monitor hazardous materials and implement the Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan
  • Develop and implement an employee maintenance plan
  • Implement recycling measures

You will earn .7 CEU’s and receive a professional certificate upon completion of the course.


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Comments From Our Customers

“The instructor held a very informative class, and it was a joy to attend. Thank you!”  David B. – Facility Manager Engineering – July 17, 2023,.

“Thank you so much for a great class.”  Kevin W.  Production Manager – April 25, 2023

“The class was very interactive and interesting. The instructor Laurie did a GREAT job. Very professional and educational.” Omar R. – Engineer – May 25, 2023.

“Excellent! The instructor Laurie was amazing. Great attitude and ready to teach. Our company has sent 12 employees to various courses at the Stormwater Training Center.”  Brandon W. – President – Industrial Tech. – June 6, 2023.

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Industrial Stormwater Inspector Recertification

Renew your Industrial Stormwater Inspector Certificate for another 5 years.

Our Official Industrial Stormwater Inspector Recertification course is offered as an online webinar. Extend your stormwater certification and update yourself on any regulations needed to remain successfully compliant with stormwater inspections.

Learning objectives for this course include:

  • BMPs for monitoring and reporting
  • SWPPP / permit compliance strategies
  • Insight into the future of industrial stormwater permitting
  • Program trends, enforcement, and inspections, and a view to the future for industrial stormwater permitting
  • Regulation review
  • Reporting and documentation (corrective action)
  • SWPPP Requirements

This course is only offered four (4) times a year and the number of attendees is limited, so register soon to reserve your spot.

Course Prerequisite:
Any Industrial Inspector who’s been previously certified and needs recertification can attend this course. It does not matter where you received your original certification, The Stormwater Training Center can get you RE-CERTIFIED for another five years.

After successfully completing this course, participants will receive:

  • Updated Industrial Inspector Handbook
  • Inspection forms
  • Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination Guide
  • Copy of your Permit(s)
  • 5-year renewable Stormwater Inspector Certification
  • 0.6 (Certified Education Units)

Virtual Webinar Recertification Dates

This course is being moved to August. Please check back for the exact training date.

Our Client Testimonials

“Laurie Murphy is an Excellent Instructor. She makes sure everyone is participating by just calling upon anyone randomly to answer questions. She did an Excellent job with this class. I appreciate everything Laurie taught us and the different ways she used to bring across the message. I am a visual learner. I was happy about the way she chose to teach the class and the presentation helped identify everything that was being said.”

Sherecika Sinclair
IMC Office - Bahama

“My overall experience with this class is great. I will be using what I was taught to do my job as an inspector and I can always look back on the manual provided for information.”

Frank Newton
IAS Specialities

“Laurie is an excellent presenter / instructor and I would be delighted to take a course from her again in the future. Very interesting material. Great job explaining it.”

Beth Hogan
Environmental Consultant – Texas

“I thought the course was well worth the time and money. Very useful information which our industrial facility can use to remain compliant. I also really liked how the instructor was very interactive and encouraged all participants to share their BMP’s”

Sharie Hartley
Sr. Project Manager – Premium Manufacturing – Texas

“I had no idea of all the regulations our facility (and all of our manufacturing plants) are supposed to be following according to the EPA. I learned so much in this course. Thank you.”

Steve Wilson
Operations Manager – Manufacturing Plant – Newark, NJ

“Two of our project managers took the Industrial course last month. Both of the PM’s gave the course information and the instructor RAVE reviews!  We will be sending our other 3 PM’s to the August course.  Thanks again.”

Todd Jacobs
Division Manager – IP Company – Georgia

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