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

Certificate Requirements
Required Classes
Class Code Class Name
CETC 130 BMP Field Academy
CETC 150 Stormwater Management & Erosion Control (SMEC)
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

Two (2) Electives From the Following Classes Must be Completed
Class Code Class Name
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


SWMP Administrator
SWMP Admin Certification Shield
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.

This Certification Program is available for contract training. Open-enrollment classes will be offered at RRCC (Course Code: CETC-145).