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Certified Preparer of SWPPP (CPSWPPP)


The 8-hour CPSWPP online stormwater training and certification educates and certifies individuals to prepare Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans. Professionals certified as a CPSWPPP are also certified to implement and inspect sites for stormwater compliance.


This CPSWPPP certification class will provide the student with a fundamental knowledge of all aspects of erosion and sediment control so the CPSWPPP certified person can:

  • Make proper and informed decisions on the information to include in the preparation of a compliant SWPPP
  • Measure the design needs of the site due to soils, type and size of construction project and fundamentals of proper erosion and sediment control design techniques
  • Describe and understand proper installation, maintenance and inspection of best management practices
  • Assess a construction site to determine proper stormwater compliance and provide assistance to the construction workers how to maintain a compliant stormwater site
  • Understand the teamwork and communication necessary between owner, operators, and SWPPP designer so the site stays in compliance throughout the construction project.

The intended users of this training include civil engineers, environmental engineers, architects, landscape architects, and construction estimators.


The classes are broken up into course modules. After the student completes a course module they are given an exam. If they do not pass the exam with 75% or greater, they must repeat the module and a new exam is given. Students may repeat the modules and exams as often as needed.

course quick facts
course code DED5502
cost $740.00
estimated time to
complete course
8 Hours
course materials
2 Years