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Virginia QCIS Program

QCIS Program Overview

The 14-hour, Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater (QCIS) online certificate program is comprised of five (5) courses and corresponding exams. 

This credentialing program educates individuals within the State of Virginia to properly inspect and maintain a construction site in compliance with the General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities with Authorization to Discharge Under the Virginia Stormwater Management Program and the Virginia Stormwater Management Act.

This program educates students on the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control, pollution prevention as well as the proper reporting and documentation requirements for ensuring compliance under the Virginia Construction General Permit.

This program has been reviewed and recognized by the EPA and is a Level 300 United States Green Build Council approved training.

DISCLAIMER: This program has not yet been approved by the DEQ Water Permitting Division.

Intended Audience

  • Regulatory Enforcement Inspectors
  • Non-regulatory 3rd Party Inspectors
  • Civil Consultants/Students
  • Environmental Consultants/Students

Curriculum

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the components and framework of the General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities with Authorization to Discharge Under the Virginia Stormwater Management Program and the Virginia Stormwater Management Act.
  • Describe the proper installation and maintenance of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs).
  • Identify the steps necessary to inspect construction sites and determine possible causes of BMP ineffectiveness and how to correct them.
  • Explain how to complete an inspection report and document corrective actions.
  • Summarize the communication process necessary between owner, operators, contractors, and stormwater pollution plan designer so the site stays in compliance throughout the construction project.

At the Completion of This Program You Will Receive



Course was excellent and educational.

"Recommend to all land disturbing contractors."


Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

Robert J., Home Depot
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