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Erosion and Sediment Control Certification Program

Responsible Personnel Certification Course

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Erosion and Sediment Control training course (formerly “green card”) is intended to provide the necessary training for individuals acting as the “Responsible Person” tasked with implementing and maintaining erosion and sediment controls as required by State law. There is no fee for the course and takes approximately 4-5 hours to complete, although does not need to be done in one sitting. Upon completion of the course, a certification number and card will be generated by the program. You may print out the card and/or save the file electronically.

Valid MDE certification is required for all engineers, designers, contractors, project managers, supervisors, inspectors, and personnel responsible for E&S Control implantation, installation, maintenance, and inspection working on projects in the State of Maryland.

All previously issued “green cards” will no longer be valid as of December 31, 2016.

The online MDE training is available at the link below.

Click here to take the training course.

In addition, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), in cooperation with Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association (MTBMA), offers training for the SHA Erosion and Sediment Control (E&SC) Certification Program. Valid certification is recommended for contractors, project managers, supervisors, inspectors, and personnel responsible for E&S Control.

The E&SC certification (“yellow card”) is required for Contractor Superintendents and Erosion & Sediment Control Managers who work on SHA Projects.

The online SHA E&SC Certification (Yellow Card) training is available at the links below.

Click here to view the training course.

Click here to register and take the certification test.

The online SHA E&SC Re-certification (Yellow Card) training is available at the links below.

Click here to view the training course.

Click here to register and take the re-certification test.


 

MDE E&SC CERTIFICATION

SHA E&SC CERTIFICATION ("YELLOW CARD")

SHA E&SC
RECERTIFICATION (YELLOW CARD)

Course length

4 to 5 hours; only available online

1.5 days classroom also available online

1 day classroom also available online

Prerequisite

N/A

MDE Certification

MDE Certification & "Yellow Card"

MTBMA Fee

N/A

$90 classroom

$35 - $85 online

$85 classroom

$35 - $85 online

Requirement Source

MDE

SHA

SHA

Coverage
  • MDE Requirements
  • SHA Initiative
  • Hydrology, hydraulics and soil mechanics
  • SHA organization and inspection process
  • How to use E&SC Quality Assurance checklist to self-monitor for compliance
  • Process for modification to design plans
  • Vegetation Establishment
  • NPDES
  • Cost of Non-compliance
  • Environmental Specification
  • SHA Initiative
  • Hydrology, hydraulics and soil mechanics
  • SHA organization and inspection process
  • How to use E&SC Quality Assurance checklist to self-monitor for compliance
  • Process for modification to design plans
  • Vegetation Establishment
  • NPDES
  • Cost of Non-compliance
  • Environmental Specification
Testing

Exam and Certification

Exam and Certification

Exam and Certification

Valid Through

All previously issued “green cards” expire 12/31/2016. New certification is valid until notified by MDE.

3 Years

3 Years


SHA is reevaluating the need for training and certifications for the E&S Control Certification for Designers. New classes are not available and will not be offered for an indefinite period. In the event that class offerings resume, the course will be offered by the Highway Hydraulics Division (HHD) in the Office of Highway Development (OHD), may cover topics related to design considerations, plan preparation, and design strategies, and would only be offered to designers and Professional Engineers. Pre-requisites would be valid certification in MDE’s Erosion and Sediment Control Training course and the SHA E&S Control Certification (“yellow card”).

All previously issued certifications in the SHA E& S Control Certification for Designers are now expired and will not be renewed. All E&S plans are required to adhere to the MDE 2011 Maryland Standard and Specifications for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control and Section 308 of the SHA Standards and Specifications for Construction and Materials.

Information, Schedule and Registration

For the SHA E&SC Certifications and Recertifications registration, click here to be reach MTBMA’s web site or call Amanda Mangum at MTBMA – (410) 760-9505, or email amanda@mtbma.org.

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