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A Guide to Post-Fire Erosion Control and BMP's

COURSE NO: C12-001
A Guide to Post-Fire Erosion Control and BMP's
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides through theory and evaluations of prior treatment usage, the methods used in emergency response for stabilizing and protecting important regions and resources in the wake of a fire.


Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) treatments are used after a fire in order to limit or prevent effects such as topsoil erosion or flooding. This course will provide instructions, monitoring tools and references that BAER assessment and implementation teams use to identify appropriate treatments in a BAER emergency. For the purposes of the course, BAER treatments will also be referred to a post-fire best management practices (BMP’s). Each treatment method has its advantages and disadvantages, as well as different monitoring tools to measure treatment’s effectiveness after it is performed.


This online 12 PDH course is intended for civil and environmental engineers, contractors, USDA employees and others interested in learning about protecting regions and resources in the wake of a fire.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Gaining a general overview on BAER Assessment Process
  • Learning the different methods of land treatment
  • Understanding channel treatments’ methods
  • Learning the different methods of road and trail treatments
  • Familiarizing with protection and safety treatments
  • Knowing the uses of protective fences and barriers
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Burned Area Emergency Response Treatments (BAER)” by the USDA Forest Service, “National Technology & Development Program” Watershed, Soil, Air Management 0625 1801-SDTDC.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of sixty (60) questions to earn 12 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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