ESC Certification and Training

In-person ESC training classes will resume in Stage 4.

Remote classes are now available.


CERTIFICATION PROGRAM UPDATE

The City of Boise Erosion and Sediment Control training providers are now offering remote learning classes with an interactive and live presentations. Contact the training providers listed below for more information. In-person ESC training classes will resume in Stage 4 of Idaho Rebounds Reopening Plan. Please see the training schedule below and schedule with the training provider offering the class you would like to attend.

If you are unable to do remote classes or would like to wait for an in-person class, you may be listed in the certificate database with an Interim Licenses valid for 90 days for a fee of $10. Please send a completed application form for Responsible Person or Plan Designer to permits@cityofboise.org.

For questions, please contact the ESC Inspectors.

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Certification

In order to protect the environment and the Boise River from negative impacts of construction and polluted stormwater runoff, the City of Boise requires earth disturbing construction projects to obtain an erosion and sediment control (ESC) permit.

Responsible Person Certification

  • The City of Boise requires a trained and certified "Responsible Person" on every construction site. They must have day-to-day control over construction site activities, and be in charge of the erosion and sediment control program.
  • The training covers program requirements, regulatory background and construction site best management practices. Students who pass the open-book written examination will be certified for three years.
  • Upon completing a responsible person (RP) training class, the RP certification is valid for 3 years. Please note that you are required to bring a completed application form and $55.00 check made out to the City of Boise to the class.

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Plan Designer Certification

  • Developers, builders and contractors involved in subdivision development, multi-family housing, all commercial development and some foothills construction, must submit an erosion and sediment control plan for review and approval or modification. Plans must be prepared and signed by an individual trained and certified by the City of Boise.
  • Plan designer training covers program requirements, regulatory background, ESC plans and  best management practices. Students gain the knowledge necessary to prepare an erosion and sediment control plan.
  • Attending the course does not guarantee certification. Since this basic level course is designed only to provide the city's requirements, attendees must provide a resume detailing their experience in erosion and sediment control.
  • The city evaluates the student's qualifications and test results of the written examination (open book) to determine if certification will be issued.

Download Application (PDF)

Interim Certification

  • Responsible person or plan designer interim certification is available. The interim certification is valid for 6 months and will not be renewed. The individual must attend the appropriate training during the interim certification period.

Upcoming Training

All ESC training classes are temporarily postponed until further notice. All active certifications that expire during February 1 to June 30 have been extended to June 30, 2020.

DateTraining TypeTraining ProviderLocation
September 18, 2020Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionBoise
September 24, 2020Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
October 1, 2020Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
October 8, 2020Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
October 9, 2020Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
October 22, 2020Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
October 27, 2020Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
November 13, 2020Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
November 17, 2020Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
December 1, 2020Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
December 11, 2020Plan DesignerEngineering with a MissionRemote

Training Providers

College of Western Idaho - Workforce Development

  • Contact: Call (208) 562-2700 for more information
  • Boise Location: 1360 S. Eagle Flight Way, Boise, ID 83709 (map)
  • Nampa Location: CWI Canyon County Center, 2407 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa, ID 83651 (map)

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Eagle I Club, LLC

  • Contact: Call (208) 830-4182 for more information
  • On-site training available for groups of 8 or more
  • Location: Idaho AGC Training Room, 1649 Shoreline Drive, Boise, ID 83702 (map)

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Engineering with a Mission

  • Contact: Call (208) 870-9495 for more information
  • On-site training available for groups of 8 or more
  • Location: Idaho AGC Training Room, 1649 Shoreline Drive, Boise, ID 83702 (map)
  • Class registration and payment instructions available at www.ewmid.com

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Syman LLC, Erosion and Sediment

  • Contact: Call (208) 739-8320 for more information
  • On-site training available for groups of 8 or more

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Training Instructors

If you are interested in becoming an Erosion and Sediment Control Training Instructor, please complete the training instructor application and return to:

Boise City Planning and Development Services
Attn: Erosion and Sediment Control Division
P.O. Box 500 
Boise, ID 83701-0500

Please allow at least four weeks prior to start of course for processing of application.

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