Register for the Online Responsible Personnel Certification Course

Please click here to visit MDE’s website for Erosion and Sediment Control.

If you have any questions about this course please email Pat Depkin or call (410)537-3628.

The Responsible Personnel Certification is required in Maryland by anyone overseeing the installation and maintenance of erosion and sediment control practices.  This Certification is available through an on-line training course. There is no fee for the course and it should take 4-5 hours to complete, although does not need to be done in one sitting.  At the successful completion of the course, a certification number and card will be generated by the program.  You may print out the card and/or save the file electronically.

The online course covers:

  • Ecological and resource values of waters of the State
  • Effects of erosion and sedimentation
  • Process of erosion
  • State and Local E&SC laws, ordinances and regulations
  • Responsibilities of supervisory and enforcement personnel
  • E&S practices: purpose, installation, and maintenance
  • This course is taught using the “2011 Maryland Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control”.

Notable Information

  • No prerequisites
  • The MDE Responsible Personnel Certification is a prerequisite to the SHA Erosion and Sediment Control Course (Yellow Card)
  • Certification is valid for 3 years and is automatically renewed unless the Administration notifies the certificate holder that additional training is required