Stormwater Certifications


SWMP Admin Certification ShieldSWMP Administrator Certification-Colorado

In conjunction with Red Rocks Community College and the CDPHE-WQCD, we have developed a new stormwater certification for the construction industry in Colorado, the Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) Administrator Certification. The curriculum and learning objectives for this training program concentrate on the competencies for the designated, permit required, SWMP Administrator. The requirement for this designated individual (or individuals) focuses on their functioning as the contact for all SWMP-related issues, as well as their responsibility for its accuracy, completeness, and implementation. The level of proficiency for this individual(s) is such that they are required to possess the competencies necessary to adequately manage and direct day-to-day stormwater quality management activities at the permitted site.

This is a 2-day class and does have a prerequisite of prior BMP training prior to attendance. Certifications will be issued by Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) in Lakewood, CO. A representative of the CDPHE-Water Quality Control Division will participate in the training program.


Sample SWMP Admin Certification Card

This Certification Program is available for contract training. Open-enrollment classes will be offered at RRCC throughout 2015, starting in January. Course code: CETC-145.





Certified SWPPP Administrator

Altitude Training has partnered with the Montana Contractors Association to deliver Advanced Storm Water Management training that comes with a SWPPP Administrator Certification, upon successful completion of the course. We developed this training course for individuals that have completed the introductory, Storm Water Management During Construction training, and will be fulfilling the role of the SWPPP Sample SWPPP Admin Certification CardAdministrator. The training course is two-days and includes participation from a representative of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (Mt-DEQ). The second day agenda involves the training participants in conducting construction site evaluations during a field trip. The training is offered annually at various locations around Montana. This certification does require a recertification every 3-years.



There is also a Stormwater Specialist Certificate program that the RMEC has introduced. Here are the course requirements for this certificated program:

Stormwater Specialist Certificate Program

The Rocky Mountain Education Center (RMEC) in Lakewood, Colorado is now offering a specialist certificate in the field of Stormwater Management.

Certificate requirements are:

The following core courses must be completed:
CETC 130 - CDOT BMP Field Academy
CETC 150 - Erosion Control Supervisor Certification (CDOT Erosion Control Supervisor)
CETC 151 - Developing & Implementing Stormwater Management Plans
CETC 152 - Conducting Stormwater Compliance Inspections
CETC 153 - Maintenance Practices for Permanent Stormwater BMPs
CETC 154 - Construction Dewatering

CETC 157- BMPs for Construction In Waterways

2 Electives from the following must be completed:
CETC 155- Introduction to Environmental Law
CETC 156-Successful Environmental Management
CETC 158- Health Safety & Environmental Auditing
RMEC 313- Hazardous Waste Site Safety, 40-Hour HAZWOPER

Note: 3 classes taken at another location may be used to satisfy the requirements. All other courses must be taken at RMEC.

Contact a RMEC representative for additional information:
(303) 914-6420 or (800) 933-8394

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