This course, taught by Maine DEP, is intended as a refresher for basic erosion and sedimentation control (ESC) techniques for DEP-certified contractors seeking recertification credits, but also serves as an introduction to basic and advanced DEP-approved practices in ESC. In this 4-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 ESC Best Management Practices (BMPs), regulations requiring ESC, and have a chance to discuss ESC applications in real-life situations. 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.
This course qualifies for 4 hours of Continuing Education Credit for individuals Certified in Erosion Control Practices by Maine DEP. The course is of primary interest to contractors but could also be helpful to municipal code enforcement officers, consultants, engineers, and public works employees.
For new information about contractor certification: How to Become Certified in Erosion Control Practices