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Construction Site Storm Water - Erosion Control

COURSE NO: C03-001
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Construction Site Storm Water - Erosion Control
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents EPA's control measures to minimize erosion at construction sites due to higher peak flow rates, increased flooding, etc.


Erosion and sedimentation related to construction site storm water runoff can significantly affect the aquatic population and hydraulic characteristics of the receiving waters. Alterations in hydraulic characteristics of streams receiving runoff include higher peak flow rates, increased frequency and duration of bankfull and subbankfull flows, increased occurrences of downstream flooding, and reduced baseflow levels.


EPA recognizes that such alterations can be prevented by implementing an effective storm water management program. Therefore the EPA published the Storm Water Phase II Rule on December 8, 1999, that describes a menu of Best Management Practices (BMP). “Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control” is one of the Best Management Practices that requires operators of small MS4s in urbanized areas to implement a storm water management program for the protection of wetlands and aquatic ecosystems, improved quality of receiving water bodies, conservation of water resources, flood control, and protection of public health.


This 3 PDH online course is applicable to municipality owners and/or operators, construction contractors/workers, site developers, engineers, managers, and all other personnel involved in the implementation of erosion controls for storm water runoff from construction sites.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Types and methods of erosion control systems
  • Applicability
  • Siting and design criteria
  • Maintenance and cost considerations
  • Effectiveness and limitations
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review EPA’s Best Management Practice relating to the “Erosion Control” section of the “Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control”. This section of the BMP addresses the following erosion control methods:

  • Chemical Stabilization
  • Mulching
  • Permanent Seeding
  • Sodding
  • Soil Roughening
  • Geotextiles
  • Gradient Terraces
  • Soil Retention
  • Temporary Slope Drain
  • Temporary Stream Crossings
  • Vegetated Buffer
  • Construction Sequencing
  • Dust Control
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Construction Site Storm Water - Erosion Control (2.6 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the “Erosion Control” section of this EPA publication.

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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