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An Introduction to Geotextiles in Erosion Control

COURSE NO: C01-015
An Introduction to Geotextiles in Erosion Control
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an introduction to geotextile applications for erosion control. It will introduce you to geotextiles made from polypropylene, polyester, polyethylene, polyamide (nylon), polyvinylidene chloride, and fiberglass. You will learn about geotextile applications in bank erosion, runoff collection, diversion ditches and sediment control.


Erosion is caused by a group of physical and chemical processes by which the soil or rock material is loosened, detached, and transported from one place to another by running water, waves, wind, moving ice, or other geological sheet and bank erosion agents. Clayey soils are less erodible than fine sands and silts.


This 1 PDH online course is intended for civil engineers and other design and construction professionals wanting an introduction to methods and techniques for application of geotextiles to control erosion.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning about techniques for bank erosion control using geotextiles
  • Learning about ultraviolet radiation considerations when utilizing geotextiles
  • Understanding the purpose of cover materials and how they are applied
  • Knowing when and how geotextile anchorage is applied
  • Learning about site preparation for geotextiles
  • Learning about overlap and seam requirements
  • Understanding how geotextiles are used in precipitation runoff applications
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Geotextiles in Erosion Control".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
An Introduction to Geotextiles in Erosion Control (1.4 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. 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

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