ESC Certification and Training

ESC Responsible Person Training classes are being offered remotely.


Certification Program Update

The City of Boise Erosion and Sediment Control training providers are offering Responsible Person classes with interactive and live presentations you may safely participate in from your home or office. Please see the training schedule below for upcoming classes. Contact the training provider listed for the date of the class you prefer for more information.

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 to permits@cityofboise.org indicating you would like to obtain and Interim License.

Plan Designer Certification Discontinued

The ESC Plan Designer Certification and training course is now discontinued, and a current Plan Designer Certification is no longer required to submit an ESC Plan (project narrative and site-specific BMP map). Please refer to the City of Boise ESC Plan Template and ESC Plan Review Checklist in ESC Documents for further information as well as the links in the ESC Resources . If you are interested in having a training class for Plan Design, please contact the training providers.

For any questions, please contact the ESC Inspectors.

Already Certified?

Are you already certified or looking for your license expiration date? Click the link in the green box below to find your RP certification # and expiration date. Just enter your name or RP # into the gray Search Field* above the Login box, or log into your Permitting and Licensing account.

*Note: If using the gray search filed and entering your first and last name, all records associated with your name will appear. Click the second column “Record Number” to sort A-Z, look for the RP record starting with CON. If entering your CON#, only the RP record should appear. Click on the CON# in green text to pull up the “Record Info”. On this page, click on “More Details, then “Application Information” to find the Expiration Date.

RP Search

Certification

In order to protect the environment and the Boise River from negative impacts of construction and polluted stormwater runoff from construction sites, the City of Boise requires earth disturbing construction projects to obtain an Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) permit. Each ESC permit requires a certified Responsible Person with a current license to be listed.

Responsible Person Certification

  • RESPONSIBLE PERSON: Any foreman, superintendent, project manager or other person with operational control over site activities and day to day operational control over ESC plan requirements and ESC permit conditions at the site of any construction activity.
  • The City of Boise, ACHD, City of Garden City, City of Nampa, and City of Caldwell require a trained and certified Responsible Person on every applicable construction site. Contact the jurisdictions you are working in regarding which projects require.
  • Upon completing a responsible person (RP) training class, the RP certification is valid for 3 years. Please complete and RP Application form prior to participating the training class. Check with the Training Provider regarding specific registration and fee instructions.

Download Application (PDF)

Interim Certification

  • Responsible Person interim certification is available for those who need an ESC permit prior to attending an RP Class. The interim RP certification is valid for 90 days for a fee of $10 and cannot be renewed. An RP training class must be attended during the interim certification period to obtain the 3-year RP license. Please send a completed application form for Responsible Person to permits@cityofboise.org indicating you would like to obtain and Interim License.

Upcoming Training

DateTraining TypeTraining ProviderLocation
SEPTEMBER 2022
September 23Responsible PersonSyman CompanyIn-Person
September 26Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
September 27Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
OCTOBER 2022
October 3Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
October 4Responsible PersonCWIRemote
October 10Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
October 11Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
October 17Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
October 21Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
October 24Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
October 31Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
NOVEMBER 2022Remote
November 1Responsible PersonCWIRemote
November 4Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
November 8Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
November 15Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
November 17Responsible PersonSyman CompanyIn-Person
November 18Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
November 22Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
November 29Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
DECEMBER 2022
December 2Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
December 5Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
December 6Responsible PersonCWIRemote
December 13Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
December 16Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
December 19Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
JANUARY 2023
January 3Responsible PersonCWIRemote
FEBRUARY 2023
February 7Responsible PersonCWIRemote
MARCH 2023
March 7Responsible PersonCWIRemote
APRIL 2023
April 4Responsible PersonCWIRemote
MAY 2023
May 2Responsible PersonCWIRemote
JUNE 2023
June 6Responsible PersonCWIRemote

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)

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Syman LLC, Erosion and Sediment

  • Contact: Call (208) 287-8420 for more information
  • Regularly scheduled classes in Nampa
  • On-site training available for groups

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J.E.C. LLC

  • Contact: 208-340-2838 or Jason@JonesErosion.com for more information
  • Training available for any sized group at our office, your office, or your jobsite. Training available to fit your needs

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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.

Download Application (PDF)

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