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First, What State Do You Work In? 

  • This 16.5 hour online program is designed for candidates working in the following states: AZ, AR, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MS, MO, NC, NE, NV, NJ, ND, OK, PA, SD, VT, WV, or WY.
  • If you work in CA, AK, AL, DE, GA, MD, MI, NY, OR, SC, TN, VA, or WA you may take this course however please note it has not yet been directly approved by your applicable state department.
  • Candidates located in CO, CT, FL, ID, MA, MN, MT, NH, NM, OH, RI, TX, UT, or WI should register for the 18.5-hour enhanced version of this program.

When registering, please indicate the state where you will be working in the Order Notes box so that you are assigned to the correct version of this course.

The Qualified Preparer of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (QPSWPPP) online credentialing program educates individuals to prepare Construction Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) in compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. The program is comprised of six (6) modules and corresponding exams, and takes approximately 16.5 hours to complete.

As a QPSWPPP, you will receive a dual credential as a QCIS, which qualifies you to inspect and maintain construction sites for stormwater compliance. This program covers the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control as well as the proper reporting and documentation requirements for ensuring compliance under the NPDES permit program.

Intended Audience:

  • Regulatory Enforcement Inspectors

  • SWPPP Preparers/Reviewers/Administrators

  • Non-regulatory 3rd Party Inspectors

  • Civil Consultants/Students

  • Environmental Consultants/Students


    • Introduction to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
    • Principles and Practices of Erosion Control
    • Principles and Practices of Sediment Control
    • Principles and Practices of Pollution Prevention
    • On-Site Construction Inspections
    • Preparation of a Construction Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify the components and framework of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program.

    • Describe the proper installation and maintenance of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs).

    • Identify the steps necessary to inspect a construction sites and determine possible causes of BMP ineffectiveness and how to correct them.

    • Explain how to complete an inspection report and document corrective actions.

    • Summarize the communication process necessary between owner, operators, contractors, and stormwater pollution prevention plan designer so the site stays in compliance throughout the construction project

    Upon Completing the Program You Will Receive:

    • 2 - Embossed Wall Certificates (1-QCIS Certificate, 1-QPSWPPP Certificate)

    • 2 - Wallet Cards (1-QCIS Card, 1-QPSWPPP Card)

    • 2 - Hardhat Decals (1-QCIS Decal, 1-QPSWPPP Decal)

    • Signed Congratulations Letter

    • QCIS and QPSWPPP Logos for your Business Card and Website & Resume Enhancer

      Recertification is required every 2 years for QCIS and QPSWPPP. 

      CertificatesStudents can download their certificates upon course completion from within the student dashboard. An official embossed certificate, wallet card, completion letter, and hardhat decal will arrive by mail within 3-weeks of course completion.
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      As an occupational trade school for stormwater management, StormwaterONE specializes in the development and delivery of state specific eLearning programs including Stormwater Management for construction, industrial, and Municipal permitting. StormwaterONE also offers full administrative services for state agencies, enterprise clients, and individual trainers.

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