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Tuesday, January 25, 2022
8:30 am – 5:00 pm CST (incl. a 60-min break)


Presented by:

Erosion and Sediment Control Requirements and Practices
Environmental Protection Agency regulations
State regulatory requirements
Standards and specifications
Permitting, approval and enforcement

Goals for and Selection of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices
Causes of erosion and sedimentation
Practices that minimize site disturbance
Preservation of native vegetation
Selecting appropriate practices for disturbed areas on the construction site

Non-Structural Erosion and Sediment Control Best Practices
Temporary and permanent seeding, sodding and mulching
Use of geotextiles
Chemical soil stabilization
Establishment of buffer zones

Stream and Bank Stabilization
Stream bank erosion protection
Bank stabilization and repair

Structural Erosion and Sediment Control Practices
Earthen dikes
Drainage swales
Pipe drains
Subsurface drains
Silt fences
Check dams

Sediment Traps and Sediment Basins
Calculating flow rates and capacity
Designing and sizing

Permanent Stormwater Management Practices
Basics of hydrology
Rate vs volume control
Ponds, infiltration, and bioretention

Operation and Maintenance Plans


 Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Professional Engineers:
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:      (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
7.0 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
7.0 HSW CE Hours

LA CES:    (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)
7.0 HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers:


Continuing Education Credit information
Erosion and Sediment Control
This webinar offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states, 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states, and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects licensed in all states except New Jersey and North Carolina.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The Florida DBPR Board of Landscape Architecture generally accepts courses approved by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System. Landscape architects licensed in Florida are encouraged to review The 2021 Florida Statutes, 481.313(4) to determine course eligibility.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to LA CES.

This seminar has been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for
7.0 CECs for floodplain managers.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).



Manager of the Washington Conservation District (WCD)
Washington County has a diverse landscape with urban, suburban, agricultural, and natural land uses – all located along the St. Croix River at the east side of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in Minnesota. Mr. Riggs is responsible for managing overall District operations and coordinating WCD activities with the elected WCD board, watersheds and local units of government. Prior to joining the WCD, he worked as an urban conservationist, environmental consultant, and regional planner. Mr. Riggs provides technical support and teaches on a variety of subjects, including stormwater best management practices, natural resource inventories, construction site erosion control, low impact development, and total maximum daily load (TMDL) development and implementation. He has an M.S. degree in Water Resource Management from Michigan State University and B.S. degrees in Biology and Psychology from University of WI-Eau Claire. Mr. Riggs is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sedimentation Control (CPESC #2059), Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ 0062), a CPESC instructor, a member of the Minnesota State Stormwater Steering Committee, and co-chair of the Minimal Impact Design Standards (MIDS) Workgroup.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Erosion and Sediment Control

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines erosion and sediment control requirements and practices, goals and selection of erosion and sediment control practices, non-structural and structural control practices, stream and bank stabilization techniques, and sediment traps and sediment basins.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to utilize practices that minimize project site disturbances that cause erosion and preserve native vegetation.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to control erosion and control sedimentation on construction sites with structural best practices, including earthen dikes, pipe drains, silt fences, check dams, drainage swales, subsurface drains, and berms.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with federal Environmental Protection Agency and state erosion and sediment control requirements.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to control site disturbances with the use of non-structural best practices, including temporary and permanent seeding, sodding, mulching use of geotextiles, chemical soil stabilization, and buffer zones.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to establish practices to protect stream banks from erosion and be able to explain how to stabilize and repair damaged stream banks.

Learning Objective 6:
Learners will be able to discuss permanent stormwater management practices by understanding the basics of hydrology, rate versus volume control, and using ponds, infiltration practices, and bioretention.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with site development and design and earthwork

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/12/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

USB MP4/PDF Price: $299.00


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