Erosion & Sediment Control Workshop Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How many spaces are available in each class?
    • Class size at iHotel and the IDOT main office is generally around 60. Class size at the Erosion & Sediment Control Training Center is strictly limited to 25 due to the size of the room. The number of spots available is shown on the registration page. If no spots for a class are available, you will have the option to be put on a wait list, and will be contacted if a spot opens up.
  2. How long is my certificate valid?
    • Once you pass Module I and either Module II or Module III, you are considered fully certified in accordance with IDOT policy with no expiration. However, it is highly recommended that attendees take all three modules.
  3. What is the cancellation policy?
    • An alternate may attend in your place. However, if you or an alternate attendee are unable to attend the scheduled workshop, please cancel your reservations no later than two weeks before the class by contacting erosiontraining@illinois.edu. If you cancel anytime prior to two weeks of the class start date, a refund less $50 processing fee will be made. If you cancel within two weeks to the class start date or do not show at the class, NO refunds will be given.
  4. Do you accept substitutions or transfers?
    • Another person may attend in your place, or you may make a one-time transfer to another class, if there are any current class openings, by contacting erosiontraining@illinois.edu. Please let us know as far in advance as possible about substitutions or class transfers, as some class sites require attendees to bring proof that they are in the class to gain entrance. Please make all efforts to request transfers at least a week in advance of the class. If there are no other class openings on the schedule, no transfer of registration will be possible and you may risk forfeiting your fee.
  5. What materials will I need  for the workshop?
    • Pleas bring a copy of the 2016 Edition of the Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction and other materials listed here. For Modules II and III you will need the notebook you receive while attending Module I.
  6. How do I know if I’m registered for class after I fill out the form and give my credit card information?
    • You will receive a receipt for the credit card transaction immediately and confirmation of your registration within five business days. Please remember to mark your calendar with the date you have selected.
  7. Are there waiting lists available for each class?
    • Yes. Once a class is full, you will see an option to be put on a wait list. If a spot opens, you will get an email asking you to register. Complete your registration and payment as soon as possible to ensure you get a spot.
  8. Can I buy a copy of the Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction at the class?
    • No. You must bring one with you.
  9. How many Professional Development Hours can I earn by taking the Erosion and Sediment Control class?
    • Professional Development Hours are awarded based on successful completion of a course and the amount of participation time. Individuals earn 7.5 PDH’s for Modules I and II, and 8 PDH’s for Module III.

Other Questions? Please contact the Erosion & Sediment Control coordinator at erosiontraining@illinois.edu.