Construction Inspection Training Course
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The training course consists of five training modules and a final exam, and takes approximately seven hours to complete. EPA’s course is available at no cost.
The course is currently provided in English. A Spanish language version of the training with Spanish closed captioning is expected to be available in late 2022.
Course Modules and Final Exam
You must complete all five modules and pass the final exam to be considered a Qualified Person to conduct inspections under Part 4 of the 2022 Construction General Permit (CGP). If you pass the final exam you will be provided with a certificate of completion, a copy of which must be kept with the permittee’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Select the links below to start each training module.
Module 1: General Overview and Introduction
Provides background on how and why stormwater discharges from construction activities are regulated.
Module 2: 2022 CGP Overview
Provides an overview of the 2022 CGP requirements.
Module 3: Erosion and Sediment Controls
Covers common erosion and sediment controls, when they are appropriate, and their proper installation and maintenance. This module is broken into two parts.
Module 4: Pollution Prevention Controls
Explains controls for preventing common construction site pollutants from being discharged in stormwater.
Module 5: Conducting CGP Site Inspections
Reviews the process for conducting a thorough CGP inspection, and includes two 360-degree virtual inspections. This module is broken into four parts. Please note that a computer mouse is required to properly navigate the virtual inspection portions of this module.
- Module 5, Lessons 1 & 2 (20 minutes)
- Module 5, Site1, Part 1 (45 minutes)
- Module 5, Site 1, Part 2 (40 minutes)
- Module 5, Site 2 (45 minutes)
- Site 1, Part 1 Companion Document (pdf)
- Site 1, Part 2 Companion Document (pdf)
- Site 2 Companion Document (pdf)
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DISCLAIMER: This training does not impose any new legally binding requirements on EPA, States, Tribes, territories, or the regulated community, and does not confer legal rights or impose legal obligations upon any member of the public. In the event of a conflict between this training and any statute, regulation, or permit, this training would not be controlling. Interested parties are free to raise questions and objections about this training’s substance, and about its applicability to a particular situation.