Until we can end physical distancing due to COVID-19 all of our classes are being conducted as live, interactive webinars. Using GoToWebinar, we can create virtual classrooms with instructor-led training, and we can include input, questions, and feedback from each attendee. If the device you connect with does not have a microphone and speaker, you can use a dial-in phone number to speak directly with us. We have been conducting webinar-based training since 2010, and it seems that all of us will need to use this as platform well into the future. We encourage you to give it a try - we think you'll enjoy the experience!
Here's some recent feedback on our webinars:
"The class reaffirmed most of what I am doing and filled in the gaps to everything I wasn't sure about."
"I was concerned about this being in webinar format, but I think Jeff did a good job of asking for participation from all of us. It definitely made me stay focused on the content – even though I just wanted to be outside enjoying the nice weather on Tuesday!"
"Laurie is an excellent presenter/instructor and I would be delighted to take a course from her again in the future. Very interesting material. I wish there was a way to implement it without impeding upon the profit incentive of all the business people of the world. I guess as the population on the earth increases, even doubling in the next 30 or so years, the need for clean water will become even more of a public incentive and it may become easier to get regulations in place that can help."
About Our Courses – Over 7,333 Inspectors Trained!
The National Stormwater Center’s certified courses focus on training stormwater inspectors who are charged with understanding permits, interpreting and enforcing permit regulations, and who serve as our best defense against pollutants entering America’s waterbodies by inspecting regulated construction, municipal, and industrial activities.
Permit compliance is the key to achieving the goals of the Clean Water Act, and it is these inspectors who make the difference. Our courses are developed and presented by former Federal and State stormwater enforcement officers for the purpose of cultivating stormwater inspectors who are knowledgeable and who possess the necessary skills and demeanor to be effective in their duties.
Graduates of our classes, who must achieve a minimum overall testing score of 75%, are awarded certification by the National Stormwater Center. This certification indicates that the services they conduct are being performed by professionals who have met the established standards of knowledge, experience, and competence required in the field of stormwater inspections.
Our Certified Stormwater Inspector (CSI) course offerings include:
CSI – Municipal (MS4)
CSI – California MS4
CSI – Puerto Rico MS4
CSI - Integrated Planning
CSI – Basic Construction
CSI – Advanced Construction: Green Infrastructure
CSI – Industrial for Permittees and MS4 Inspectors
CSI – Recertification
Select the class(es) from the menu to see detailed information. See our Calendar for the class schedule. Industrial permittees should also check out our On Demand training for hour-long, self-paced Industrial Employee Training by Sector!