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Erosion and Sediment Control Certification Program

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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. This training 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 and 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.

SHA offers the MDE Green Card Training and Certification in conjunction with the SHA E&SC Certification (combination Green Card/Yellow Card) Classes. SHA offers occasional Green Card Training and Certification as necessary. Information will be posted when necessary.


SHA E & SC Training Program
  RESPONSIBLE PERSONNEL TRAINING FOR E&SC
(GREEN CARD)
SHA E&SC CERTIFICATION (YELLOW CARD) SHA E&SC CERTIFICATION (COMBINATION GREEN/YELLOW CARD) SHA E&SC CERTIFICATION FOR DESIGNERS SHA E&SC
RECERTIFICATION (YELLOW CARD)

Course length

0.5 day

1.5 days classroom also available online

2 days

1 day

1 day classroom also available online

Prerequisite

None

Green Card

None

Green & Yellow Card

Green & Yellow Card

MTBMA Fee

Free (See Information)

$90 classroom

$35 - $85 online

$100

$85

$85 classroom

$35 - $85 online

Requirement Source

MDE

SHA

SHA

SHA

SHA

Coverage
  • Ecological and resource values of waters of the State
  • Effects of erosion and sedimentation
  • Process of erosion
  • State and Local E&SC laws, ordinances and regulations
  • Responsibilities of supervisory and enforcement personnel
  • E&S practices: purpose, installation, and maintenance
  • 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
  • Topics listed for Green Card with brief scientific discussion on hydrology, hydraulics, and soil mechanics
  • SHA organization and inspection process
  • How to use E & S Quality Assurance checklist to self-monitor for compliance
  • Process for modification to design plans
  • Vegetation Establishment
  • NPDES
  • Cost of Non-compliance
  • Environmental Specifications
  • Design considerations
  • Standards
  • Plan preparation
  • Specifications
  • Design strategies
  • 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
 

Exam and Certification

Exam and Certification

Exam and Certification

Exam and Certification

Exam and Certification

Valid Through

3 Years*

3 Years

3 Years

3 Years***

3 Years


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.

- The MDE Green Card Certification is also offered by MDE as well as various local agencies. Click here for contacts.

- E&SC Certification for Designers are required for those who design E&SC plans. Contractor project management and Erosion and Sediment Control supervisory personnel are recommended to attend the designers training as well.

*Certification is valid for a three-year period and automatically renewed unless MDE determines that additional training is required.

***Expiration of the Designers Certification will be extended until further notice.

 
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