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Basic and Advanced Erosion Control Practices (in-person)

Date: September 9, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Acton, Acton Town Hall, 35 H Road

Contact: Questions


This course is necessary to become a Contractor Certified in Erosion and Sedimentation Control Practices by the Department. In this 8-hour course, participants will learn why erosion control practices are important, be exposed to the principles of erosion and sedimentation, learn how to properly install and maintain Erosion & Sedimentation Control ('ESC') Best Management Practices (BMPs), regulations requiring ESC, using the Departments Permit By Rule process, in-water work procedures, and ESC planning. Participants are provided with information on the proper selection, installation and maintenance of ESC practices using Maine DEPs Erosion and Sediment Control Practices Field Guide for Contractors.

The course is of primary interest to contractors but could also be helpful to municipal code enforcement officers, consultants, engineers and public works employees.

How to Become Certified in Erosion Control Practices

This class is required for new DEP certifications or may be used as Continuing Education Hours for recertification. Full-day attendance is required, no partial credit will be given for new or recertification credit. For recertification, this class qualifies for 6 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for individuals Certified in Erosion Control Practices by Maine DEP. Each CEH will afford Certified individuals one year of recertification, up to a maximum of eight years. This class is also approved for 4 Credits for Certified Tank Installers by the Board of Underground Storage Tank Installers, January 2021.