07-20-2022 - Qualified SWPPP Practitioner / Developer - QSP / QSD - Online, Live

Training Provider: Global Environmental Network, Inc

Dates: WE Jul 20, TH Jul 21, FR Jul 22 from 8:00am to 5:00pm US/Pacific

Location: Online, Live

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Why Should You Take This Qualified SWPPP Practitioner/Developer (QSP/QSD) Course?

Rainfall can cause many problems for construction sites. Runoff water can flow through stockpiled construction material or across disturbed soil areas and pick up pollutants or sediment. The runoff typically ends up in streams or rivers that flow to the ocean. With critical changes in requirements under the new EPA Construction General Permit, construction site Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) must be developed following the requirements of the EPA or applicable state and describe the specific conditions of the site and plans for development.


California State Water Resources Control Board - In California, dischargers whose projects disturb one or more acres of soil or whose projects disturb less than one acre but are part of a larger common plan of development that in total disturbs one or more acres, are required to obtain coverage under the General Permit for Discharges of Storm Water Associated with Construction Activity - Construction General Permit Order 2009-0009-DWQ. Construction activity subject to this permit includes clearing, grading and disturbances to the ground such as stockpiling, or excavation, but does not include regular maintenance activities performed to restore the original line, grade, or capacity of the facility.

The Construction General Permit requires the development and implementation of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). The SWPPP should contain a site map(s) that shows the construction site perimeter, existing and proposed buildings, lots, roadways, stormwater collection and discharge points, general topography both before and after construction, and drainage patterns across the project. The SWPPP must list Best Management Practices (BMPs) the discharger will use to protect stormwater runoff and the placement of those BMPs. Additionally, the SWPPP must contain a visual monitoring program; a chemical monitoring program for "non-visible" pollutants to be implemented if there is a failure of BMPs; and a sediment monitoring plan if the site discharges directly to a water body listed on the 303(d) list for sediment. Section A of the Construction General Permit describes the elements that must be contained in a SWPPP.


Course Duration:  Take this 3-day Qualified SWPPP Practitioner/Developer (QSP/QSD) combination course to become the stormwater professional responsible for writing and implementing the SWPPP. The first two days of this combination course is the Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) discipline, followed by the third day which focuses on being a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD). This course describes the SWPPP development process and provides helpful guidance and tips for developing and implementing an effective Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan. A more detailed explanation of what is covered in this class can be found in our course syllabus. 


What is the difference between a QSD and a QSP? 

A QSP implements a SWPPP plan while a QSD prepares it. A QSD can perform the same functions as a QSP except a QSP cannot perform the QSD certification items.


How do I become a QSD or QSP?

To become qualified as a QSP/QSD and receive a certificate you will need to take training and the exam and have received a secondary certificate of underlying (pre-requisite) certification after taking the exam. 


Here are the steps:

1) Take QSD and/or QSP Training Course

2) Go to the Office of Waters Program (OWP) Website and Register (create login) and pay a $125.00 fee (good for 2 years).

3) Provide proof of pre-requisite qualification or registration (in addition to QSD and/or QSP). Click here to view a list of pre-requisite programs from the State Water Resources Control Board's Storm Water Program.

4) Take and pass the online test at the OWP Website. Your certificate will be emailed to the email address you have provided. 

*Note: You can complete the exam (step 4) prior to completing step 3.

QSP Exam - (maximum 2 hours allowed). To become a QSP, you must pass the timed 2-hour QSP exam with a score of better than 70%. 

QSD Exam - (additional 1 hour allowed). To become a QSD, you must take both exams and pass each exam with a score of better than 70%.  


For More Information on the certification process visit https://www.casqa.org/resources/qsp-qsd-qualification.

Renewal Fees: Renew before current expiration date:  $95.00; Renew after current expiration date:  $115.00. Upon successful renewal, the system will send an updated QSP/QSD certificate with the new expiration date. 


Please Note:  In class, information will be covered about The New Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPPP) Regulations: On September 2, 2009, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) adopted Order No. 2009-009, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Program (NPDES) General Permit No. CAS000002 IS, 'Waste Discharge Requirements for Storm Water Runoff Associated with Construction and Land Disturbance Activities.'


Introduction and Course Agenda

Module 1: Training Overview and Regulations

1. Agenda and Learning Objectives

2. Acronyms and Key Terminology

3. History and Background of Regulations

4. General Permit Structure

5. The Fact Sheet

6. Significant Changes

7. The Order

8. Activities Covered Under the CGP

9. Activities Not Covered Under the CGP

10. The Attachments

11. The CSMP

12. Review Exercises

Module 2: Erosion Theory

1. Agenda and Learning Objectives

2. The Erosion Process

3. Turbidity v. Sedimentation

4. Tools

5. Erosion Prediction Models

6. Review Exercises

Module 3: SWPPP Implementation

1. Agenda and Learning Objectives

2. Resources

3. SWPPP Requirements

     a. Traditional Projects - Section XIV

     b. LUPs – Per Attachment A

     c. SWPPP Basics

4. BMP Implementation and Maintenance

5. Inspection Maintenance & Repair

     a. Traditional Projects

     b. LUPs - Minimums per Attachment A

     c. Recommended Inspection Tools

6. Rain Event Action Plan (REAP)

7. Active Treatment Systems (ATS)

8. Review Exercises


Module 4: Construction Site Monitoring

Section 1: Site Monitoring

1. Risk and Monitoring

2. Construction Site Monitoring Plans and Monitoring and Reporting Programs

3. Description of Monitoring Requirements

4. Factors to Consider in Selecting Monitoring Locations

5. Water Quality Parameters

6. Sampling Methodologies

7. Measurement and Analysis

8. Quality Assurance and Quality Control

9. Preparing for and Conducting Sampling

10. Interpreting Your Results

Section 2: Advanced (Active) Treatment Systems – ATS

1. Permit Required Monitoring

2. ATS Visual Monitoring

3. Maintaining Monitoring Records

4. ATS Reporting

5. Review Exercises

Module 5: Reporting

1. Agenda and Learning Objectives

2. Using SMARTS

     a. Roles and responsibilities    

3. Reporting

     a. Requirements

     b. Timing

4. NAL Exceedance Reports

5. NEL Violation Reports

6. Annual Reports

7. Review Exercises    


Module 6: Project Planning and Risk Determination

1. Agenda and Learning Objectives

2. Preconstruction Water Balance (Hydromodification)

3. Soil Analysis

4. Bioassessment Monitoring

5. Risk Determination

6. Review Exercises

Module 7: SWPPP Development and Permit Registration Documents (PRDs)

1. Agenda and Learning Objectives

2. SWPPP Developer Requirements

3. Legally Responsible Person (LRP)

4. SWPPP Objectives & Requirements

5. SWPPP Development Process and Outline

6. Identification of Potential Pollutants

7. BMP Selection Based on Pollutants and Risk Level

8. Maps and Drawings

9. Rain Event Action Plan (REAP)

10. Construction Site Monitoring Program

11. Permit Registration Documents (PRD) Filing

12. Review Exercises

Module 8: Project Close Out

1. Termination Types

     a. Project Completion

     b. Suspension

     c. Construction site cannot discharge to Waters of the US

     d. Subject to another NPDES Permit

     e. Construction Project Sold Prior to Completion

     f. Other Basis for Termination (Administrative Terminations, etc.)

     g. Filing the NOT in SMARTS

2. Final Stabilization

3. Review Exercises

General Course Review, Q&A

Certificates4-7 days after course completion
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Below are the most recent student reviews for previous Qualified SWPPP Practitioner/Developer - QSP/QSD Courses. All reviews are from people who registered for and attended the course.
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Qualified SWPPP Practitioner/Developer - QSP/QSD
review userBrian O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 18, 2021
Bruce Lokkesmoe was prepared, thorough and a wealth of information. Bruce Lokkesmoe was prepared, thorough and a wealth of information.
Qualified SWPPP Practitioner/Developer - QSP/QSD
review userEva Rose L.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 28, 2019
The trainer is highly knowledgeable and technically competent. He interweaves his years of work experience in the subject... The trainer is highly knowledgeable and technically competent. He interweaves his years of work experience in the subject area with the permit to make it easier for us to remember and apply what we are learning.
Qualified SWPPP Practitioner/Developer - QSP/QSD
review userDavid H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 3, 2016
Excellent!!! Excellent!!!
Qualified SWPPP Practitioner/Developer - QSP/QSD
review userWade R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on August 16, 2015
Excellent class, well taught Excellent class, well taught
Qualified SWPPP Practitioner/Developer - QSP/QSD
review userBABU J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 18, 2015
He is an awsome instructor. He has tremendous knowledge both in practical and theoreticall. i am happy that i was able to... He is an awsome instructor. He has tremendous knowledge both in practical and theoreticall. i am happy that i was able to attend this class and certainly , it worth the money we are paying too. thanks a lot. Babu
Qualified SWPPP Practitioner/Developer - QSP/QSD
review userKen F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 7, 2015
excellent training for corse review to pass the test. excellent training for corse review to pass the test.

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