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An Introduction to Stormwater Drainage and Site Development

COURSE NO: C03-042
An Introduction to Stormwater Drainage and Site Development
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an introduction to stormwater drainage systems and improvements for land development projects, as well as design strategies and considerations in site development.


Stormwater drainage systems include surface drainage systems, underground drainage systems, stormwater management facilities, and erosion and sediment control systems. The design of the stormwater drainage system and management addresses several elements including stormwater management plan, temporary and permanent erosion and sediment control practices, site grading, utilization of overland flow and natural site features, as well as the construction of culverts, ditches, and other drainage structures.


This 3 PDH online course is intended for civil engineers and other design and construction professionals seeking an introduction to stormwater drainage and site development strategies.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning about approaches to stormwater roof drainage
  • Learning how to manage surface storm drainage systems
  • Understanding the fundamental features and structures for underground storm drainage systems
  • Understanding the fundamentals management of site drainage systems
  • Knowing the design principles for pump stations
  • Learning about safety considerations relative to stormwater drainage
  • Learning about security issues with drainage systems
  • Learning about generator leads and switch yards
  • Learning about special considerations for runways and taxiways for airfield drainage
  • Knowing how to approach site development projects comprehensively
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Stormwater Drainage and Site Development".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
An Introduction to Stormwater Drainage and Site Development (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 3 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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