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Erosion and Sediment Control Certification

Responsible Personnel Certification Course

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Erosion and Sediment Control training course (formerly “Green Card”) trains individuals acting as the “Responsible Person” implementing and maintaining erosion and sediment controls under State law. There is no fee for the course. It takes 4-5 hours to complete. You do not need finish it in one sitting. Upon completion, a certification number and card are generated. You may print out the card or save it 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All previously issued green cards are no longer valid as of December 31, 2016.

The online MDE training is available at the link below.

Click here to take the training course.

In addition, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT 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 Control.

The E&SC certification (“Yellow Card”) is required for Contractor Superintendents and Erosion & Sediment Control Managers who work on MDOT SHA Projects.

The online MDOT 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 MDOT SHA E&SC Re-certification (Yellow Card) training is available at the links below.

Click here to view the training course.

Click here to register and take the re-certification test.


 

MDE E&SC CERTIFICATION

MDOT SHA E&SC CERTIFICATION (YELLOW CARD)

MDOT SHA E&SC
RECERTIFICATION (YELLOW CARD)

Course length

4 to 5 hours; only available online

1.5 days classroom also available online

1 day classroom also available online

Prerequisite

N/A

MDE Certification

MDE Certification & "Yellow Card"

MTBMA Fee

N/A

$90 classroom

$35 - $85 online

$85 classroom

$35 - $85 online

Requirement Source

MDE

SHA

SHA

Coverage
  • MDE Requirements
  • MDOT SHA Initiative
  • Hydrology, hydraulics and soil mechanics
  • SHA organization and inspection process
  • How to use E&SC Quality Assurance checklist to self-monitor for compliance
  • Process for modification to design plans
  • Vegetation Establishment
  • NPDES
  • Cost of Non-compliance
  • Environmental Specification
  • MDOT SHA Initiative
  • Hydrology, hydraulics and soil mechanics
  • SHA organization and inspection process
  • How to use E&SC Quality Assurance checklist to self-monitor for compliance
  • Process for modification to design plans
  • Vegetation Establishment
  • NPDES
  • Cost of Non-compliance
  • Environmental Specification
Testing

Exam and Certification

Exam and Certification

Exam and Certification

Valid Through

All previously issued green cards expired on 12/31/2016. New certification is valid until notified by MDE.

3 Years

3 Years


MDOT SHA is reevaluating the need for training and certifications for the E&S Control Certification for Designers. Classes are no longer available. If classes resume, the course will be offered by the Highway Hydraulics Division (HHD) in the Office of Highway Development (OHD). The course will cover design considerations, plan preparation, and design strategies, and will only be offered to designers and Professional Engineers. Pre-requisites are 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 MDOT SHA E& S Control Certification for Designers are now expired and will not be renewed. All E&S plans must adhere to the MDE 2011 Maryland Standard and Specifications for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control and Section 308 of the MDOT SHA Standards and Specifications for Construction and Materials.

Information, Schedule and Registration

For the MDOT SHA E&SC Certifications and Recertifications registration, click here to reach MTBMA’s web site or contact Amanda Mangum, MTBMA, at (410) 760-9505 or amanda@mtbma.org.