Level I and II: Erosion & Sediment Control/Stormwater Certification for NCDOT Projects

Level I and I-R

This course is designed for those who install erosion and sediment control on construction sites. The course emphasizes the function and proper installation of best management practices used by NCDOT to minimize or control erosion and sedimentation. Also covered are the basics of soil erosion, vegetation establishment, and stream restoration. Additional subjects will include implementation of erosion/sediment control plans, requirements of various regulatory agencies, and consequences of permit violations. Due to low customer demand for Level I Recertification, the Level I-R class is combined with the Level I initial training - same training and same number of class time hours.

Who Should Attend?

DOT/CEI: NCDOT and CEI personnel inspecting seeding, mulching, silt fence placement, topsoil placement, erosion control blanket installation, riprap placement, inlet protection, culvert installations in water bodies and embankment construction near rivers, lakes, and streams.

Contractor: Crew member of turf establishment/seeding contractor, grading contractor and bridge personnel installing temporary erosion and sediment control/stormwater devices.

Field Training: The Raleigh classes will be held at the Lake Wheeler Field Laboratory on Lake Wheeler Road south of Raleigh (4000 Chi Rd, Raleigh, NC  27603). 

  • The Raleigh Level I classes will include a field component. 
  • Participants in the Raleigh Level I classes will see and install many of the practices described in the classroom.
  • The Level I classes in New Bern and Mills River will not have a field component. 


Those who are new to erosion and sediment control or who would like additional training and experience should attend a Raleigh class.  The Raleigh Level I class will last about 2 hours longer than those planned for other locations, finishing by approximately 5pm.  (The New Bern and Mills River initial Level I classes will adjourn by 3pm.)

Professional Development Hours
Level I and I-R: 6 PDHs in New Bern and Mills River; 7 PDHs in Raleigh


Level II and II-R

This one day course is designed for those who supervise, run or direct grading work, culvert replacement work, and bridge construction work over rivers and streams. This course will cover permit requirements, roles and responsibilities, applicable specifications, and interpretation and best management practices to minimize or control erosion and sedimentation. Other topics include soil erodibility, turf establishment techniques, grading techniques to minimize erosion, timing of installations, and proper installation of best management practices. Also covered will be implementation of the erosion/sediment control plan, requirements of various regulatory agencies, and consequences of permit violations.

Who Should Attend?

DOT/CEI: Personnel acting as project engineers, project supervisors, and chief inspectors on grading projects, culvert replacement projects, and bridge construction projects over rivers and streams.

Contractor: Superintendent/foreman in charge of grading activities. Superintendent/foreman in charge of bridge and culvert activities over rivers and streams. Superintendent/supervisor of turf establishment/seeding contractor. Utility contractors. Bridge construction personnel directing river pier construction, channel work, approach embankment construction, riprap placement, and related construction activities over rivers and streams. Grading and bridge contractor personnel assigned to conduct NPDES sites inspections and fill out NPDES weekly log.


Field Training:  The Raleigh classes will be held at the Lake Wheeler Field Laboratory on Lake Wheeler Road south of Raleigh (4000 Chi Rd, Raleigh, NC  27603). 

  • The Raleigh initial Level II classes will include a field component. 
  • Participants in the Raleigh initial Level II classes will see many of the practices described in the classroom.
  • The initial Level II classes in New Bern and Mills River will not have a field component. 


Those who are new to erosion and sediment control or who would like additional training and experience should attend a Raleigh class.  The Raleigh initial Level II class will last about 2 hours longer than those planned for other locations, finishing by approximately 5pm.  (The New Bern and Mills River initial Level II classes will adjourn by 3pm.)  Level II-R runs 1pm-5pm in all locations.

Professional Development Hours
Level II: 6 PDHs in New Bern and Mills River; 7 PDHs in Raleigh
Level II-R: 4 PDHs

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