VIRTUAL QSP CLASSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE - PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM FROM THE GOOGLE DRIVE LINKS BELOW. COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM AND SHOOT IT OVER VIA EMAIL. YOU CAN ALSO CALL IF YOU WOULD PREFER TO SIGNUP OVER THE PHONE.
We help students navigate the complex California storm water regulatory environment. We focus on putting the regulations into practice with real world examples. We serve individuals, contractors, consultants, developers, and municipalities. Below is a list of available classes with a focus on the California Construction General Permit (CGP) as well as an internationally recognized inspector certification. We have an open phone policy for all of our students, future and past. Please reach out anytime should you have any questions regarding storm water training or the CGP.
We offer public classes in Sacramento on a monthly basis as well as private trainings at your desired location and are available 7 days a week to fit your schedule.
Below the list of available class you will find a short summary on how to become a QSP.
All classes are presented by our lead instructor Christopher Brown, who has nearly 20 years of experience in the storm water industry. He has presented over 200 storm water classes and workshops, and has prepared hundreds of storm water plans for residential, commercial, utility, and public works projects.
Private Training Sessions - Please call to discuss your specific needs
QSP Path - To become a QSP you must also acquire an approved Underlying Certification (There are multiple options listed in the CGP). Refer to CESSSWI below.
2-Day State-Sponsored QSP Course - (California CGP)
Once you have completed the course, you will take an on-line/open-book exam at your home or office on the Office of Water Programs (OWP) website.
The course covers the following modules/topics: Training Overview/Regulations, Erosion Processes and Sediment Control, SWPPP Implementation, Monitoring, and Reporting.
Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI) - ***Fulfills the QSP underlying certification requirement
This national program consists of an application process (gaining approval to sit for the exam), the review course, and ends with a proctored closed-book exam.
The course covers the following modules/topics: Rules/Regulations, Safety, Communication/Documentation, Inspector Duties, Plan Management, Best Management Practices, Mock Field Inspection
6-Hour Annual Refresher
Most underlying certifications require a certain number of Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or Continuing Education Credits (CECs) be earned on an annual basis.
Open to any student, this helps you meet your annual requirement, keeping your underlying certification in good standing (active).