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2018

Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) training:

Cost are yet to be determined for 2018.

King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks is offering the Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) training. If you are responsible for inspecting and monitoring stormwater at construction sites that disturb one or more acres of land, this certification is required for inspectors by Washington State Department of Ecology.

Only two classes are offered per year and class size is limited. Priority will be given to current King County employees.

The training will:

  • Provide a clear understanding of the erosion process, correct measures to control erosion and sediment; proper installation of different stormwater control devices called BMPs or Best Management Practices and how to inspect and maintain them.
  • Discuss regulations, compliance, responsibility and liability.
  • Give tips on working effectively with builders and inspectors.

CLASSES: The initial two day training course; certification is valid for three years and a one-day refresher is required every three years.

The refresher one day class; certification is valid for three years.

If you are not sure whether or not you are currently registered as a CESCL inspector, query Ecology's CESCL database. Once you are certified, you will automatically be registered with Ecology.

TIME: 7:30 AM to 5 PM.  We try to finish by 4:30 PM, depending. Ecology requires that classes last no fewer than 8 hours. If you are more 30 minutes late, you will be considered absent and will not be certified.

REGISTER: Contact eric.bosserman@kingcounty.gov or 206-477-4649 to apply. Please include your current CESCL number if you have one.

If you are a King County employee, you will need to complete a King County training request form.

If you are not a King County employee, you are responsible for completing your employer’s training forms and in place of a training request form a check must be sent to:

Eric Bosserman, Engineer II

King County Stormwater Services Section

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201 S. Jackson St., Suite 600

Seattle, WA 98104-3855

Once you have completed the application process and we receive a signed Training Request or a check, you will be added to the class. Applicants who do not work for King County must pay in advance.

CANCELATIONS: will be accepted up to 5 working days in advance of the start of a class. Fees still apply for:

  • Less than 5 business days’ notice of cancellation.
  • Students who fail to show up for or complete a class.
  • Student substitutions may be allowed until the start of the class.

To cancel registration or confirm a substitute, contact Eric Bosserman.

ONE DAY CESCL RECERTIFICATION CLASS, APRIL 24th

This training will include presentations from certified instructors. This refresher is for those whose CESCL certification expires in 2017 or within six months either way of the expiration date. Download training presentations.

LOCATION: 8th Floor Conference Center, King Street Center, 201 S Jackson, Seattle. Commute by bus, the Sounder Train, or Light Rail (get off at the International District/Chinatown stop). If driving, please try to carpool. Parking at KSC is $16 for early bird special; event prices can vary.

TIME: 7:30 AM. Presentations are by certified instructors. Coffee, snacks, and water provided. Lunch is on your own.

Do NOT take this class if you:

  • have never held a CESCL certification
  • or if it is longer than six months from the expiration date of your certification. If this class is more than 6 months after the expiration date of your CESCL certification, you must retake the two-day class to be re-certified. If your certification expires after these dates and before the next year’s scheduled class in April, sign up for this year’s class.
  • If you are taking this class within 6 months after your CESCL certification has expired, you do not need to take the two-day class to be re-certified. But you may not work as a CESCL from that time until you finish the class.

TRAINING:

  • Introduction and Erosion Impacts
  • Erosion Processes and Influencing Factors
  • Stormwater Regulations
  • The Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Construction Site Monitoring
  • Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  • Practical Applications
  • Relevant updates to the Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington and King County Surface Water Design Manual

 

TWO DAY CERTIFICATION CLASS, MAY 22nd & 23rd

This course is for those without a current CESCL certification.  Download training presentations.

LOCATION: The training will take place at two locations:

Day 1 May 22nd LOCATION: 8th Floor Conference Center, King Street Center, 201 S Jackson, Seattle. Commute by bus, the Sounder Train, or Light Rail (get off at the International District/Chinatown stop). If driving, please try to carpool. Parking at KSC is $16 for early bird special; event prices can vary.

TIME: 7:30 AM. Certified instructor presentations. Coffee, snacks, and water provided.  Lunch is on your own.

Day 2 May 23rd LOCATION: King County Roads Renton Shops, J-Building crew meeting room, 155 Monroe Ave NE, Renton. Parking: north end of complex only. Coming from Jefferson Ave NE turn left. Coming from Monroe Ave NE turn right, drive through the gate to the parking area in front of the D-Building. Park there and walk around D-Building to the J-Building.

TIME: 7:30 AM. Hands-on field work installing a variety of BMPs for ditches and side slopes at the Renton site. Lunch is on your own, restaurants are within a 5-minute drive of the Renton shops.

FIELD GEAR: Students must supply their own Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). There will not be extra equipment, and without it you may not participate:

  1. Waterproof boots (steel toes not required)
  2. Raingear
  3. Clothing appropriate for the weather (you may want to bring an extra set for the ride home – expect to get muddy and wet)

INSTRUCTORS:

Doug Navetski

Chris Tiffany

John Bethel

Chris Dew

Janine Johanson

Rob Fritz

Eric Bosserman

TRAINING:

  • Introduction and Erosion Impacts
  • Erosion Processes and Influencing Factors
  • Stormwater Regulations
  • The Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Construction Site Monitoring
  • Best Management Practices (BMP’)
  • Practical Applications
  • Relevant updates to the Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington and King County Surface Water Design Manual
  • In-field BMP installation

Directions for Day 2 May 23rd

Renton shops at 155 Monroe Avenue. The blue star is the parking lot. Please do not park anywhere else. You will be blocking the shop area parking and could be towed. 

 

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For more information about Certified Erosion Sediment Control Lead training, please contact Eric Bosserman, engineer, King County Stormwater Services Section.