Fundamentals (Level IA)

The Level IA Fundamentals Seminar is a one day course designed to train contractors, builders, developers, site superintendents, grading and utility contractors, and monitoring consultants in the proper installation, maintenance, and inspection of BMPs on construction sites.

Topics covered in this course are fundamentals of erosion and sediment control, the Georgia Erosion & Sedimentation Act, NPDES Permits, field maintenance, stream buffers, vegetative and structural BMP practices.

Requirements for Level IA Certification
"Certified Personnel"

  • You must register for and attend a Conservation Commission approved and posted "Fundamentals Seminar" (Level IA)
  • You must submit the appropriate certification application*
  • Take and receive a passing score of 70% on the Level IA certification exam.

Exam Only Sessions

  • You must register for a Soil and Water Conservation Commission Exam Only Session.
  • Provide Proof of Attendance from a Conservation Commission "NPDES Qualified Personnel Workshop", "Fundamentals of Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop" another Conservation Commission and Division approved "qualified personnel" course or equivalent Conservation Commission approved course within 3 years prior to exam date.**
  • Submit the appropriate certification application*
  • Take and receive a passing score of 70% on a Level IA certification exam

* Application will be distributed before the exam.
**Proof of Attendance -You will need to have the course date and the instructor's name of the approved course you attended that allows you take the exam only. Course Dates for Level IA Fundamentals Seminar