Florida’s stormwater program is technology based, using performance standards and BMP design criteria. The use of innovative techniques and specifically designed erosion control systems is encouraged in order to prevent erosion and sedimentation during construction activity. Implementation of the training program began in late 1997. The Inspector’s Training Program is a two-day class. The class follows the curriculum provided in the Florida Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Inspector’s Manual. Upon the completion of the class, a proctored examination is administered and approximately 2-3 hours is given to complete the exam. In order to obtain the FDEP certification, a minimum passing grade of 70% must be made on the exam. Contractor’s performing land disturbing activities shall have at least one person onsite at all times during work hours certified through the Florida Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Inspector Training program. To learn more about how erosion and sediment can pollute our waterways try watching this short video: LINK.