Erosion & Sediment Control Workshop

The 2016 schedule will be posted February 1, 2016.

The three modules offered in this workshop series are designed for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) contractors, inspectors, designers and others interested in erosion and sediment control and storm water management best management practices (BMPs) for a sustainable environment. This course is required for engineering consultants with projects subject to IDOT’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. Join the Notification List to receive schedule announcements and changes.

Module I: Fundamentals of Storm Water Pollution and Erosion and Sediment Control

Module I is a required component to receive full certification and must be completed before Modules II or III. Modules II and III can be taken individually in either order after completion of Module I. This one-day module presents the following four topics:

  • Fundamentals of Hydrology & Soil Erosion
  • Regulations Related to Erosion and Sediment Control
  • BMPs for Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Inspection of Erosion and Sediment Control Measures

In addition to the course materials, hands-on learning opportunities are provided at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Erosion Control Research and Training Center (ECRTC). Individuals will earn 7.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for attending and actively participating in the Fundamentals Module.

Class schedule: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Module II: Erosion and Sediment Control Planning and Design

(Successful completion of the Fundamentals Module is required.)

This one-day module presents the following four topics:

  • Erosion and Sediment Control Planning Process
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Design Process
  • Development of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Narrative for a Project
  • Development of Erosion and Sediment Control Designs for a Project

Individuals will earn 7.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for attending and actively participating in the Planning and Design Module.

Class schedule: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Module III: Inspection of Erosion and Sediment Control Best Management Practices (BMPS)

(Successful completion of the Fundamentals Module is required.)

This one-day module presents the following four topics:

  • Regulatory Requirements for ILR40 and ILR10 Compliance
  • Identifying Correct Installation and Maintenance of Storm Water BMPs
  • BMP Maintenance Requirements
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Field Guide for Construction Inspection
    (PDF document)

Individuals will earn 8 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for attending and actively participating in the Inspection Module.

Class Schedule: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Workshop Series Registration

Registration is required. Please complete the Erosion Control Workshop Series Registration Form. If you have registration questions, please send an email to erosiontraining@illinois.edu and someone will respond promptly.

Registration Fees

Registration Module I Module II Module III
Private Company: Advanced Registration $375 $200 $200
Private Company: On-Site Registration $400 $225 $225
Government Agency: Advance Registration $250 $150 $150
Government Agency: On-Site Registration $275 $175 $175

The Cancellation Policy

An alternate may attend in your place. However, if you or an alternate attendee are unable to attend the workshop please cancel your reservation no later than two weeks via email (Joshua Allen). If you cancel anytime prior to two weeks of the workshop start date, a refund less $50 processing fee will be made. If you cancel within two weeks to the workshop start date or do not show at the workshop, NO refunds will be given.