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Post Construction Storm Water Management - Structural BMP's

COURSE NO: C10-001
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Post Construction Storm Water Management - Structural BMP's
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes EPA's stormwater BMP for protecting streams receiving runoff from alterations in hydraulic and aquatic characteristics.


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). Post Construction Storm Water Management in New Development and Redevelopment” 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 10 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 structural best management practices for post construction storm water management.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Types and methods of structural bmp for storm water management
  • 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 “Structural BMP” section of the “Post Construction Storm Water Management in New Development and Redevelopment”. This section of the BMP addresses the following:

  • Dry Extended Detention Ponds
  • Wet Ponds
  • Infiltration Trenches
  • Porous Pavements
  • Bioretention
  • Sand and Organic Filters
  • Storm Water Wetlands
  • Grassed Swales
  • Grassed Filter Strips
  • Catch Basins
  • In-line Storage
  • Manufactured Products for Storm Water Inlets
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Post Construction SWM - Structural BMPs (2.6 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions to earn 10 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the “Structural BMP” 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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