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Erosion Control
Training & Certification

001 Erosion Control offers comprehensive training and certification courses designed to teach critical techniques in erosion and sediment control. Through the expert instruction of Dan DeWiest, inspectors receive extensive training in proper documentation and compliance.

Why should you choose 001 Erosion Control for your training and certification?

001 Erosion Control offers a one-day certification course, reducing your travel expenses and employee down time versus a standard two-day class. Our pricing is all-inclusive – there are no additional fees or charges, and all course materials are included. We support our military and first responders, offering substantial discounts as outlined below. Also included in your registration, you will enjoy a delicious catered lunch buffet prepared by a professional master chef. After the course is completed, you will receive an evaluation form to give your feedback on the instructor. We take these comments very seriously and post them on our website. Click here to view comments from previous attendees.

Your Instructor: Dan DeWiest

I began working on this program back in 1993. This was a newly created position. When I read the job qualifications, it looked tailor made for me. It required a background in construction, teaching, permitting and inspection. I spent over a year traveling all over Florida to assess the status and needs of the program. I then gathered information from a wide variety of sources, and added some original material of my own. We put the manual out for peer review and made some refinements. We then conducted some trial classes and learned from some of the best. We started to conduct our first certification classes in late 1997. I hold Inspector Certificate #001 and Instructor Certificate #001. Thus the name 001 Erosion Control. While at FDEP I conducted over 30 classes, certifying over 1500 inspectors. Since leaving FDEP in 2001 I have continued to conduct classes, and have surpassed 100 classes with several thousand inspectors certified. One of my favorite compliments is that I make a dull subject seem interesting, with just enough real life stories to make it relevant.


About the Class

This is a 1-day (12 hour) Training Program to obtain statewide qualification from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Stormwater, Erosion & Sedimentation Control Inspector Training Program. Please note: there is a cost of $300.00 per student. Military and Veteran Discounts available.

Sign-in and registration for this 12-hour class is at 6:15am. Class will begin at 6:30am. Coffee and donuts are provided in the morning. Cold beverages are available all day. A superb lunch buffet is provided.

Bring your own pens, highlighters, sticky notes, etc. as the will not be provided by the instructor. A proctored closed-book exam is given near the end of the day. The passing score is 70% or above.

During the class you will learn critical techniques in erosion and sediment control. You will learn how to properly document your inspections and maintain compliance with your construction general permits.

After the class you will receive your FDEP Inspector Certification. This class also meets the requirements for PDH, CEC, or PEU credits:

  • FL Licensed General Contractors earn 8 CEUs
  • FL Licensed Professional Engineers earn 8PDHs
  • FL Association of Code Enforcement Officers earn 12 CEUs
  • FL Licensed Drinking Water and WWTP Operators earn 8 CEUs
  • FL Certified Floodplain Managers earn 10 CECs

Our Military Discount

Active Duty

25% off

Save $75!

National Guard & Reserves

20% off

Save $60!

Veterans

15% off

Save $45!

Our First Responder Discount

Full-time/Professional

25% off

Save $75!

Part-time/Volunteer

20% off

Save $60!

Retired

15% off

Save $45!

To receive our military/first responders discount, please call (334) 648-2883, or email 001erosioncontrol@gmail.com for further details.

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Registration closes at close of business on the Friday before class.

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  • Refund Policy
    Due to the fact that we use a third party billing service, we cannot offer a monetary refund once payment is made. We offer the opportunity to attend a future class, or to have another employee of your company attend the current or any future class.
  • Payment Method
    Please make payment by credit or debit card. Checks cannot be accepted as payment.

The Facility

Best Western Crossroads Inn

The facility is conveniently located one half mile south of I-10 Exit 85 at 2343 US Hwy. 331S. Turn left at the first traffic light. The conference room is located through the front lobby.

Rooms are available. Call (850) 892-5111 for more information.

The Facility (Panama City Beach – October 30, 2019)

Harpoon Harry’s Beachfront Restaurant

The facility is located at 12627 Front Beach Road (State Road 30), Panama City Beach, FL 32407. From the Hathaway Bridge bear left onto Front Beach Road/State Road 30 West. The restaurant is approximately 4 ½ miles on your left. See www.harpoonharry.com for more details.