Responsible Personnel Certification Course
The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Erosion and
Sediment Control training course (formerly “green card”) is intended to provide
the necessary training for individuals acting as the “Responsible Person” tasked
with implementing and maintaining erosion and sediment controls as required by
State law. There is no fee for the course and takes approximately 4-5 hours to
complete, although does not need to be done in one sitting. Upon completion of
the course, a certification number and card will be generated by the program.
You may print out the card and/or save the file electronically.
Valid MDE certification is required for all engineers, designers,
contractors, project managers, supervisors, inspectors, and personnel
responsible for E&S Control implantation, installation, maintenance, and
inspection working on projects in the State of Maryland.
All previously issued “green cards” will no longer be valid as of
December 31, 2016.
The online MDE training is available at the link below.
here to take the training course.
In addition, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), in
cooperation with Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association
(MTBMA), offers training for the SHA Erosion and Sediment Control (E&SC)
Certification Program. Valid certification is recommended for contractors,
project managers, supervisors, inspectors, and personnel responsible for E&S
The E&SC certification (“yellow card”) is required for Contractor
Superintendents and Erosion & Sediment Control Managers who work on SHA
The online SHA E&SC Certification (Yellow Card) training is available at the links below.
Click here to view the training course.
Click here to register and take the certification test.
The online SHA E&SC Re-certification (Yellow Card) training is available at the links below.
Click here to register and take the re-certification test.
MDE E&SC CERTIFICATION
SHA E&SC CERTIFICATION ("YELLOW CARD")
SHA E&SC RECERTIFICATION (YELLOW CARD)
4 to 5 hours; only available online
1.5 days classroom also available online
1 day classroom also available online
MDE Certification & "Yellow Card"
$35 - $85 online
Exam and Certification
Exam and Certification
All previously issued “green cards” expire 12/31/2016. New certification is
valid until notified by MDE.
SHA is reevaluating the need for training and certifications for the E&S Control
Certification for Designers. New classes are not available and will not be
offered for an indefinite period. In the event that class offerings resume, the
course will be offered by the Highway Hydraulics Division (HHD) in the Office of
Highway Development (OHD), may cover topics related to design considerations,
plan preparation, and design strategies, and would only be offered to designers
and Professional Engineers. Pre-requisites would be valid certification in MDE’s
Erosion and Sediment Control Training course and the SHA E&S Control
Certification (“yellow card”).
All previously issued certifications in the SHA E& S Control Certification for
Designers are now expired and will not be renewed. All E&S plans are required to
adhere to the MDE 2011 Maryland Standard and Specifications for Soil Erosion and
Sediment Control and Section 308 of the SHA Standards and Specifications for
Construction and Materials.
For the SHA E&SC Certifications and Recertifications registration, click here to be reach MTBMA’s web site or call Amanda Mangum at MTBMA – (410) 760-9505, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
707 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3601
Main Business Line – 410-545-0300
Safety Campaigns – 1-800-323-6742
Frequently Asked Questions
Public Information Act