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Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Friday, September 24, 2021
11:00 am – 2:15 pm CDT (incl. a 15-min break)


Presented by
B. Demar Hooper

About the webinar:
Learn historical and recent federal legislation, what agencies implement federal wetlands
regulations, how to secure a CWA Section 404 permit and comply with section 404(b)(1).


 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.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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Professional Engineers:
3.0 PDHs

3.0 HSW CE Hours

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

Landscape Architects:
3.0 HSW CE Hours

LA CES:    (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)
3.0 LU| HSW

Floodplain Managers:


Continuing Education Credit Information
See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit
available. Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in NJ or TN, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
International Code Council (No. 1232)
Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), and North Carolina (No. S-0130).

Course-by-Course Providers:
Association of State Floodplain Managers
International Society of Arboriculture
Society of American Foresters

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider
for engineers, architects, and landscape architects via its registration with the
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the
Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)).

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).


B. Demar Hooper

Mr. Hooper works exclusively with clients in the government-regulated community on environmental land use issues. His work includes securing environmental entitlements (permits) for agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial, mining, and school projects. He has obtained approvals for residential subdivision and parcel maps, use permits, variances, rezones, general plan amendments, infrastructure financing and development agreements. Although most of his work has been in California, he has also conducted federal environmental law work in Nevada and Washington.

His environmental tasks include securing Clean Water Act Section 404 permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, negotiating endangered species take permits under both California and federal law, and legal reviews of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents.

Legislative experience includes sponsoring and securing passage of California’s only wetland mitigation banking legislation, participating in negotiating successful amendments to the California Endangered Species Act, and amending California’s Williamson Land Conservation Act to benefit mining companies.

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: Focus On Understanding Federal Wetlands Laws and Enforcement

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This three-hour course covers federal wetlands laws and enforcement, the National Food Security Act of 1985, agencies charged with implementing and enforcing wetlands laws, wetlands permitting, and guidance for assembling a multi-disciplinary team.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference key pieces of historical and recent federal legislation that comprise the current regulatory environment.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify the government agencies charged with implementing and enforcing federal wetlands regulations and describe each of their roles.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to navigate common issues when attempting to secure a CWA Section 404 permit.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify the criteria one must satisfy in order to comply with section 404(b)(1) Guidance.

LUs: 3.0                                                                                             LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/28/2024

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.