DNREC's Sediment and Stormwater Program offers training to individuals involved in land development and construction projects in the State of Delaware. The State’s Sediment and Stormwater Regulations require that every active construction site have at least one person onsite at all times who has been certified as "responsible personnel" through the Contractor Training Program, also known as the Blue Card course. This five-hour training gives an overview of the sediment and stormwater program, its regulations, and required erosion and sediment control measures in the State of Delaware. Contractor Training Program Certification is valid until such time that DNREC notifies certified individuals that they need to recertify. Contractor Training Program Certification is offered on a quarterly basis.
A Certified Construction Reviewer(CCR) is a private inspector of sediment and stormwater controls who is hired by a developer when required by the review agency. The 2½-day CCR course offers detailed information on sediment control and stormwater management practices, and is provided as training to individuals who wish to qualify as Certified Construction Reviewers as specified in the Delaware Sediment and Stormwater Regulations. The CCR course is offered annually, in March. Certification is valid for five years. A one-day CCR Recertification course highlights any changes in the Sediment and Stormwater Program and Regulations, along with newer approaches to stormwater management. The CCR Recertification course is offered at least once annually, normally in the fall.
Finally, the Sediment and Stormwater Program offers a two-day Designer Training course targeted at individuals who will be preparing plans and engineering computations under the Delaware Sediment & Stormwater Regulations. The Designer Training is not a certification program, and at this time there is no cost to attend the course; however, space is limited and pre-registration is required.