Training and Certification

The DNREC Sediment and Stormwater Program provides several different training opportunities to help those involved in land development and construction projects meet the requirements of the Delaware Sediment and Stormwater Regulations.

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Sediment and Stormwater Program

Contractor Training Program

Under the Delaware Sediment and Stormwater Regulations, each active construction site must have a “responsible person,” certified through the Contractor Training Program, to provide daily oversight throughout construction.

The training program, formerly known as the Blue Card Course, includes overviews of the Sediment and Stormwater Program, of the regulations and of required erosion and sediment control measures in Delaware.

The Contractor Training Program is offered on-demand as interactive online modules via the Delaware Learning Center. The program costs $65.

Participants will log-in to the Delaware Learning Center using their existing Delaware Learning Center account or create a new account.

For information, email or call 302-608-5458.

Certified Construction Reviewer Course

The 2024 CCR Course took place in March, on the Delaware Learning Center.

A Certified Construction Reviewer (CCR) is an inspector of sediment and stormwater controls hired by a developer when required by the plan approval agency. The CCR course offers detailed information on sediment control and stormwater management practices for those who wish to qualify as Certified Construction Reviewers under the Delaware Sediment and Stormwater Regulations.

The course will also benefit those in government, engineering, consulting, contracting or land development that work in the field of sediment and stormwater management. Certification is valid for five years.

Prior to registering for the CCR Course, individuals must complete the online Contractor Training Program.

For information, email or call 302-608-5458.

Certified Construction Reviewer Recertification

The 2024 CCR recertification training will take place on Oct. 2 and 9 as two virtual half-day sessions.

The Certified Construction Reviewer (CCR) recertification is an eight-hour course for CCRs whose certification will expire in the current year and who would like to continue their certification. This course highlights changes in the Sediment and Stormwater Program and Regulations, along with newer approaches to stormwater management.

CCRs eligible for recertification will be notified by DNREC’s Sediment and Stormwater Program. Notification does not guarantee a spot in the class, registration is required.

Due to changes in the regulations and class structure, Contractor Training Program (Blue Card) certification is now a prerequisite for the CCR certification and recertification. This training is available on the Delaware Learning Center.

The CCR recertification course is offered as two half-day class sessions, presented via the MS Teams video conference platform. Trainees must attend both sessions in their entirety, and pass an exam.

Registration through the Delaware Learning Center is required to participate in the recertification course, and is only available to those whose certifications expire this year. This training is $90.

CCRs and Blue Card holders must provide and maintain current email addresses. The Program is not responsible for certifications that expire if an individual cannot be reached by email.

CCRs should email with questions or to update contact information, including email addresses.

Designer Training Modules

Designer Training Modules are provided to assist Sediment and Stormwater Management Plan designers in use of DURMM and design of post construction stormwater best management practices.