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DOTSC NDDOT Erosion & Sediment Control Construction Certification Training

While erosion is a natural process, it is accelerated by construction activities. Each year, many acres of land in North Dakota are exposed during the course of construction and land development activities. Without properly installed protective practices before, during, and after construction, the land is left open for erosion and sediment runoff. Preventing sediment-laden runoff not only protects our rivers, lakes and streams, but it also promotes clean water and environmental stewardship.

Note: NDDOT is currently not requiring Erosion & Sediment Control Construction certification. No training is currently scheduled for future years.

Course Description

The NDDOT Erosion and Sediment Control Construction course serves to educate and inform construction personnel on the regulations, specifications, erosion and sediment control measures, and SWPPP development that apply to and best serve construction personnel in effectively managing assigned construction projects. Topics include:

  • Regulations & Special Provisions
  • Temporary & Permanent Erosion & Sediment Control Measures
  • Project Management

Participants will receive a course binder with reference materials and they will need to bring (1) 2014 NDDOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction and applicable Special Provisions and (2) a calculator.

Document can be found on the NDDOT Manuals and Publications page.


  • Matthew L. Stone, Ph.D., an assistant professor at North Dakota State University in the Department of Construction Management & Engineering
  • Matt Sperry, Environmental Review Section Leader with the NDDOT, Environmental and Technical Services Division
  • Representative, ND Department of Health, Storm Water Program
  • Brian Fuder, engineering training manager for Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) at North Dakota State University will be the moderator

Target Audience

The primary audience for this course consists of public and private roadway construction management and inspection personnel, contractors responsible for installing erosion & sediment devices and developing/implementing SWPPPs, and local government personnel.

Special Note

Due to the North Dakota specific nature of this training, there will not be any reciprocity with any other state or national erosion control certification.

To earn certification, participants MUST attend the whole class, so not parts of it, and pass a written examination at the end of the course. Any absence from the course will be grounds for denial of certification.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050