TDEC Training Workshop
Level 1 - Fundamentals of Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control for Construction Sites
This is a foundation-building course intended for individuals involved in land-disturbing activities covered by TDEC's Construction General Permit: inspection and enforcement personnel from all levels of government, plan preparers and reviewers, and designers and engineers. This course aims to build a solid working knowledge of erosion and sedimentation processes and practices.
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OBJECTIVES AND GOALS:
• To become familiar with the state agencies involved with erosion prevention and sediment control.
• To gain an understanding of the erosion process and hydrologic cycle.
• To become familiar with the NPDES construction storm water permitting process.
• To become familiar with common structural erosion and sediment control practices.
• To gain a better understanding of the impact of erosion on Tennessee's natural resources.
• To gain an understanding of Best Management Practices for erosion prevention and sediment control on construction sites.
Prerequisites: No formal requirements.
Materials needed: You will be provided with a copy of the current edition of the Tennessee Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook: A Guide to the Protection of State Waters through the use of Best Management Practices during Land Disturbing Activities.
Certification: All Level 1 workshop participants are required to take a course completion exam in order to be awarded PDH credit and a Certificate of Course Completion. Please note on registration form if you have any special needs.
PDHs: 7.0 hours
Times: Registration 7:30-8:00 a.m.; Class 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Exam 4:00 p.m. Lunch and break refreshments will be provided.
Special Note: This course is a prerequisite for the Level 2 course "Design Principles for Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control on Construction Sites."
Registration: Registration is limited. Early registration and payment are strongly encouraged. You must have your registration in 5 working days prior to the workshop to be assured a space (see registration form for deadlines). To register complete the Level 1 registration form and hit the submit button. Confirmation of registration will be by email or fax within 5 days. If you have any questions regarding registration or course content, contact the TNEPSC program at (865) 974-2151 or to email click here.
Cancellation Policy: In the event you are unable to attend the workshop you registered for, attendee substitutions are allowed and encouraged. We will issue full refunds for cancellations made five (5) working days prior to the workshop. Due to heavy demand for limited workshop seats, no refunds will be issued thereafter and no-show registrants will not be refunded. Requested transfers may be made to another scheduled workshop for a $50 transfer fee charge. The transfer request must be submitted 48 hours prior to the course.
Certification confirmation: Successful course completion and certification are achieved after receipt of registration fee, course attendance, and passing the Course Completion Exam. Names of certified participants are normally posted within a week following the course on the EPSC Level 1 Certification Listing website: www.tnepsc.org. Within a month, all participants are officially notified by letter, regarding their certification or recertification status (with Certification cards included for successful participants), along with earned Professional Development Hours (PDH).