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Wednesday, June 7, 2023 | 9:00 am – 1:15 pm CDT
Thursday, June 8, 2023 | 9:00 am – 1:15 pm CDT


Day 1

 Erosion and Sediment Control Requirements 

  • The Clean Water Act of 1972
  • Impact of Construction and Development
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements
  • Local Standards and Specification
  • Permitting, Approval & Enforcement 


Goals For and The Selection of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices 

  • Causes of erosion and sedimentation
  • Minimizing site disturbance
  • Preserving native vegetation
  • The importance of buffer zones 


Preparing Erosion and Sediment Control Plans 

  • Minimizing disturbance 
  • Preserving native vegetation 
  • Selecting appropriate best management practices     
  • Sample plan review                                                                                             

 Sediment Control Best Management Practices 

  • Perimeter protection 
  • Concentrated flow protection
  • Dewatering
  • Flocculant applications
  • Dust Control
  • Stormwater inlet protection
  • Sediment trapping
  • Temporary diversions 


Understanding Critical Subsurface Site Issues 

  • Hydraulic problems   
  • Ground stabilization                                                                                                                          


Day 2

Erosion Control Best Management Practices 

  • Soil testing 
  • Seeding and seed bed protection
  • Sod installation
  • Mulching
  • Erosion control Erosion control blankets 
  • Hydroseeding and hyrdomulching                         
  • Turf reinforcement 
  • Cellular confinement                                                                                        
  • Gabions and reno mattresses
  • Porous pavement
  • Retaining walls 
  • Mechanically stabilized earth                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Streambank and Shoreline Protection – Bioengineering and More 

  • Coir fiber rolls and mats
  • Rock vanes/cross vanes
  • Fascines
  • Live staking
  • Lunkers
  • Controlling invasive species 


Drainage and Ground Stabilization Best Management Practices 

  • Surface drainage
  • Subsurface drainage
  • Concentrated flow drainage 
  • Geotextiles and geogrids 
  • Stormwater Storage                                                                                               


Operations and Maintenance Planning 



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Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
8.0 PDHs

8.0 HSW CE Hours

8.0 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
8.0 HSW CE Hours

8.0 HSW PDHs

International Code Council:
.8 CEUs (Sitework)

Floodplain Managers:


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 8.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 8.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 8.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility. 

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 American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 8.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES. 

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 8.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES. 

The International Code Council has approved this event for .8 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232). 

This webinar has been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for 8.0 CECs for floodplain managers. 

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed). 

On-Demand Credits 
The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request: 

 8.0 HSW LUs (AIA) 

8.0 HSW PDHs (LA CES) 



Peter M. Hanrahan, CPESC

Principal of Hanrahan Environmental, LLC

Mr. Hanrahan is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and he has more than 45 years of industry experience. In addition to presentations in Canada, Taiwan and the Dominican Republic, He has also presented at the national level for many organizations, including the International Erosion Control Association, Land Improvement Contractors of America, the Geotechnical Fabrics Institute, the National Working Waterfront Network, and the American Water Works Association. Mr. Hanrahan’s articles have been published in many industry magazines, including Erosion Control, Land & Water, Geosynthetics, and Landscape Architect & Specifier News. He has produced webinars for the International Erosion Control Association, Half Moon Education, Forester University, the International Association of Hydroseeding Professionals, the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, the Saco Watershed Collaborative and Stormwater University. He has also served as a guest lecturer at the University of Mississippi, Ohio Northern University, The University of New England, the University of Maine, and Vermont Technical College. Peter has also been active in industry organizations. Mr. Hanrahan was national president of the International Management Council in 1991-92, and also served four terms (2010-13) as President of the Northeast Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association. He was also a founding board member of that organization’s Great Rivers Chapter. Mr. Hanrahan is also a member of the Senior Advisory Committee and Strategic Advisory Committees for Envirocert International, a member of the Stormwater University Advisory Board, and a member of the Editorial Review Board of the International Erosion Control Association.

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 eight-hour live course examines the goals, requirements, and practices of erosion and sediment control. The course investigates the causes of erosion and sedimentation, demonstrates how to minimize site disturbance, explores strategies to control erosion and sedimentation including the use of vegetation and other non-structural tools, and discusses flocculant applications, streambank and shoreline protection, drainage and ground stabilization, and operations and maintenance planning.

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 sedimentation through practices such as perimeter protection, concentrated flow protection, dewatering, stormwater inlet protection, sediment trapping and temporary diversions.

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

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to control erosion with the use of best practices, including seeding, mulching, turf reinforcement, hydromulches, cellular confinement, and porous pavements.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to establish practices to protect streambanks from erosion and be able to explain how to stabilize them.

Learning Objective 6:
Learners will be able to utilize drainage and ground stabilization practices and plan for operations and maintenance.

LUs: 8                                                                                             LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with site development and earthwork

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 03/20/2026

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.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $329.00

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