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Official Municipal Stormwater Inspector Course

This course helps you understand your role in the regulation of municipal permits, including where to start!

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Official Municipal Stormwater Inspector Certification

This Municipal course is designed for local city and county governments that are regulated under the stormwater permit. If you work for a department of transportation, county, city, or township, then this is the course you want to take.

Municipal Inspectors have a responsibility to help reduce pollutants to the Maximum Extent Practicable (MEP) under their National Pollutant Discharge (NPDES). 

The Stormwater Training Center will break it down into concepts under the Clean Water Act REMAND RULE that require you to be:

  • Clear!
  • Specific!
  • Measurable!

In this course, you will learn how to identify your pollutants of concern, develop controls to eliminate them, and prioritize inspections based on the type, amount, and outfall location. This includes all construction and industrial permittee oversite as well as commercial and residential property owners and their responsibility to maintain their stormwater control measures.

Learning objectives for this course include:

  • Recognizing specific appearances of structural weakness and other conditions which are disrupting, or have the potential to disrupt, the operation or safety of a stormwater control measure
  • Understanding the principles and practice of erosion and sediment control and pollution prevention
  • Ability to assess conditions at the construction site that could impact stormwater quality.
  • Capacity to assess the effectiveness of any stormwater controls selected and installed, and the ability of such controls to meet the permit’s requirements

Most importantly, The Official Municipal Stormwater Inspector certification course will satisfy the requirements under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit to become a “Qualified Person” to inspect.

Qualified persons have very specific responsibilities, such as conducting routine inspections for industrial and construction activity. A “Qualified Person” is someone who is trained and experienced in stormwater treatment techniques and related fields as may be demonstrated by professional certification, experience, or completion of coursework.

This course is appropriate for a variety of Municipal stormwater personnel including:

  • Public Works Personnel & Inspectors
  • Engineers
  • GIS & Land Use Personnel
  • Building Code Personnel
  • Streetkeeping Personnel
  • Stormwater Coordinators
  • Code Enforcement Personnel
  • FOG (Fats, Oils, Grease) Inspectors
  • Floodplain and Watershed Personnel
  • Municipal Consultants
  • University and College Personnel
  • Indian Grounds Personnel
  • U.S. Territory Permittees
  • Military Personnel
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Municipal Stormwater Inspector Course Details

Municipal Personnel who take this course typically have responsibility for:

  • Inspections/investigation
  • Sampling
  • Audits
  • Maintenance
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention (Management) Plan & Modifications
  • Notice of Intent (NOI)
  • Corrective actions
  • Notice of violations
  • Land development planning
  • Ordinance development

Participants will receive a professional certification that will last five (5) years from the date of successful course completion. Participants will also receive:

  • Municipal Inspector Handbook
  • Inspection forms
  • Municipal Planning Guide
  • Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination Guide
  • Copy of your Municipal Permit
  • 5-year renewable Municipal Inspector Certification
  • 0.7 CEUs (Continuing Education Units)

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Municipal Stormwater Inspector Recertification

Renew your Municipal Stormwater Inspector Certificate for another 5 years.

Our Official Municipal Stormwater Inspector Recertification course is offered online! In just 6 short hours you will learn everything you need to extend your Stormwater Inspector Certification another five years and award you 0.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units).

Learning objectives for this course include:

  • Regulation review
  • Program trends, enforcement, and inspections
  • View of the future for stormwater management

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 Municipal Stormwater 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 Municipal Inspector Handbook
  • Inspection Forms
  • Municipal Planning Guide
  • Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination Guide
  • Copy of your Municipal Permit
  • 5-year renewable Municipal Inspector Certification
  • 0.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units)

Virtual Webinar Recertification Dates

Our Client Testimonials

“Thank you for the very professional and well delivered training. I thought you did an excellent job. I may take you up on the offer to contact you with any questions I may have in the future. Thank you for all you do. It takes a lot to impress me and you did.”

Joe Levrault
BCA, MCP, CFM, CFI; Chief Building Official - City of DeLand

“Thank you so much for all that you do! Loved the training, it was very informative! Thank you so much for the class, I really learned a lot! Great resource.”

Jen Gulbrandson
Public Works Admin - St. Francis, MN

“I would like to thank you for the wonderful class we took! It was very informative and just what our City Manager was wanting us to have!”

Colby A. Ellis
Code Enforcement Officer - Denison, IA

“I took your class last November and just wanted to drop you a ‘thank you’ for getting me started on this journey with stormwater. All the paperwork is in, and after our FDEP inspection, I feel so much more confident doing this work. Thank you again.”

Peter Studivant
Project Manager – City of Jacksonville, FL

“What an awesome, easy to understand way to learn about a difficult topic. Clear, concise and very relevant information.”

Greg Waters
Compliance Officer

“Laurie is an excellent instructor. I will be sending the rest of my employees to this course. Thank you for the great information.”

Mike Dupoise
Compliance Officer

“I picked up some great ideas that I will be sharing with my City Manager.  Thanks so much.”

Larry Butler
City Inspector

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