The Erosion and Sediment Control Program was set up to improve and protect Georgia's urban soil and water resources by reducing the amount of erosion from urban development sites. The program does this through the use of best management practices (BMP's) as called for in the soil and water conservation districts law and delivered through soil and water conservation districts. The program educates local governments and erosion and sediment control professionals on urban BMPs and certifies professionals to meet Georgia's standards for land-disturbing activities.
Notice to current holders of Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission land-disturbance certifications
Individuals currently holding a land-disturbing certification issued by the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) should be aware that expiration warnings are not mailed to individuals whose certifications are set to expire.
However, electronic notifications are sent 60 days prior to the expiration date to those individuals who have a valid email address registered with GSWCC.
To receive electronic notifications or to update current contact information, please call 706-552-4474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals needing a replacement card should mail a written request along with a self addressed, stamped envelope to:
Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission
The Education and Certification Program
PO Box 1665
Athens GA 30603
GSWCC issues re-certification stickers to individuals that have met the re-certification requirements. The re-certification sticker should be placed on the backside of the current certification card.
Anyone involved in land development, design, review, permitting, construction, monitoring, inspection, or any land-disturbing activity in Georgia must meet education requirements and be certified by the GSWCC program developed in consultation with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and the Stakeholder Advisory Board.
Information about education and certification offered by GSWCC for land-disturbing activities is available at http://gaswcc.georgia.gov/education-and-certification or by calling (706) 552-4474.