Trained Individual Contractor Certification
Rule 5 enforcement has been going on in Indiana for more than 10 years, but municipal inspectors still report seeing many of the most basic Rule 5 violations on sites during the construction season.
The Trained Individual Contractor Certification Program
The Trained Individual Contractor Certification Program provides training and testing for those responsible for the management of Rule 5-permitted construction projects in Indiana, also known as a “Trained Individual”. The focus is on the implementation of construction Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) through the proper installation, maintenance and inspection of erosion, sediment, and other pollution controls, also known as construction-phase best management practices (BMPs). The program is designed to provide contractors with the knowledge to better manage their Rule 5 construction sites and stay in compliance with local stormwater ordinances.
Basic Training Track – NOT AVAILABLE in 2021!
The program offers two tracks, the first of which is a Basic Training & Certification focused on the installation, maintenance and inspection of the most common construction BMPs, in addition to regulatory and other relevant information. Those who complete the Basic Training and pass the optional test receive a Trained Individual Certification and are added to a database of Trained Individuals. The database allows participating municipalities to verify contractor qualifications. Anyone participating in the program and seeking certification must start with this track in order to ensure a good understanding of the fundamentals and sit for the certification test. THIS TRACK IS NOT AVAILABLE IN 2021!
Advanced Training Track
The second track is designed as a continuing education (Advanced Training) opportunity that covers a variety of current topics developed each year, such as on-going SWPPP development and implementation challenges, stormwater industry trends, emerging technologies, green infrastructure, regulatory changes, case studies and other development and stormwater-related components. The Advanced Training is designed to provide continuing education and a recertification opportunity for certified Trained Individuals but is open to anyone.
Only those who complete the Basic Training and pass the test obtain a Trained Individual Certification, which is valid for two years. Once certified, the Trained Individual must attend either a Basic Training or Advanced Training at least once every two years to maintain the certification. Visit the FAQs below for more detailed questions and answers about the tracks and testing.
This year’s Trained Individual Workshop is scheduled for Thursday, May 6, 9:30am – 12:30pm. Due to Covid-19, we will only be offering our re-certification track (the Advanced Training Track) in 2021. Recertification will be good for one year. The only training available this year will be this 3-hour online session.
The cost of this session will be $50 per person.
Online Program Agenda:
9:00 – 9:20 – Welcome
Jill Hoffmann, White River Alliance
9:20 – 10:15 – General Permit Update from IDEM
Randy Braun and Rob Beck, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Moderator – John Thomas, City of Carmel
10:15 – 10:30 – Break
10:30 – 11:30 Highlights of New Permit
Tim Stottlemyer, City of Noblesville and Rob Beck, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
11:30 – 11:40 – Break
11:40 – 12:15 – Q&A Panel: Common Failures and the New Permit
Moderator – Jill Hoffmann, White River Alliance
12:15-12:30 Closing Remarks
Registrants will receive instructions for accessing the workshop via Zoom.
Please note that there will be a mandatory two-question survey at the conclusion of the event to confirm participation. Please do not exit the Zoom session until you have received the survey link and answered the questions.
For those contractors that need to take the Basic Training Track we will be accepting other training program certifications including those listed below. Please submit proof of course completion to us at email@example.com, and we will update our database accordingly. The cities and towns (MS4s) that support this program have access to this database, so you will be all set!
We are working to bring our Basic Training Track online and make it available year round. Please stay tuned for more information as this option develops in late 2021.
|Online Training Courses|
|Agency or Company||Certification Name||Website|
|CISEC||Certified Inspector of Sediment & Erosion Control||https://cisecinc.org/|
|EnviroCert||CESSWI – Certified Erosion, Sediment, & StormWater Inspector||https://envirocert.org/cesswi/|
|Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)||Construction Stormwater Management Training||https://www.in.gov/indot/3813.htm|
|American Stormwater Institute, LLC||Qualified Erosion & Sediment Control Inspector||https://americanstormwaterinstitute.com/classes-offered/erosion-sediment-control-inspector-training-online/|
|National Stormwater Center||Certified Stormwater Inspector||https://npdes.com/training-programs|
|University of Minnesota||Erosion & Stormwater Management Certification Program||https://www.erosion.umn.edu/|
|Eco-3||CESCL Certification Training||https://eco-3.com/certification|
|CED Engineering||Civil Engineering & Erosion Control||https://www.cedengineering.com/course-subcategories/erosion-control|
|Maryland Department of Transportation||State Highway Administration Erosion & Sediment Control Certification||https://roads.maryland.gov/mdotsha/pages/Index.aspx?PageId=56|
|ZACK Academy||CESCL: Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead Training Courses||https://www.zackacademy.com/class/stormwater-and-water-management/cescl–certified-erosion-and-sediment-control-lead-training|
|CEUs – Training Resources to Maintain Certifications|
|Agency or Company||Certification Name||Website|
|FORESTER University||*Training for CEUs||https://www.foresteruniversity.com/ProductSubCats.aspx?SubCatID=78|
|IECA – International Erosion Control Association||*Training for CEUs||https://www.ieca.org/IECA/Education/IECA/Education/Education.aspx?hkey=45eb2999-5d38-43a5-b129-c3e7d9ad3ab5|
Registration for the 2021 Trained Individual Contractor Certification Advanced Training (recertification session) is NOW OPEN. This year’s Trained Individual Workshop is scheduled for Thursday, May 6, 9:30am – 12:30pm. Due to Covid-19, we will ONLY be offering our re-certification track (the Advanced Training Track) in 2021. The only training available this year will be this 3-hour online session. Deadline to register is close of business on Monday, May 3.
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