ESC Responsible Person Certification and Training

Responsible Person Certification

The Responsible Person (RP) program provides construction site erosion and sediment control training and certification to the Treasure Valley construction community. Construction sites with significant earth disturbance are required to designate onsite personnel with valid Erosion and Sediment Control Responsible Person (RP) certification license(s) prior to permit issuance by City of Boise, ACHD, City of Garden City, and City of Nampa.

The Responsible Person training class covers:

  • Negative effects of construction site erosion and polluted stormwater
  • Local permit requirements and processes
  • Principles of erosion and sediment control and pollution prevention
  • Proper design and installation of Best Management Practices
  • Performing site inspections, corrective actions, and other requirement necessary to comply with municipal and state stormwater permits


Plan Designer Certification Discontinued

The ESC Plan Designer Certification is no longer required for ESC/SWPPP submittals. 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.

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: 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 RP Registration Form (PDF)

Interim Certification

  • Responsible Person interim certification is available for first-time registrants who need to list an RP certification number prior to being able to complete the RP training. 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. Interim RP license are not renewable. Please send a completed registration form for Responsible Person by email to permits@cityofboise.org indicating you would like to obtain an Interim RP License in the subject line.
  • For re-certification of an expired license prior to completing an RP training, please register for a class with a training provider within 2 months. Upon receiving class confirmation from provider, please forward by email and attach an RP registration form if you have updated contact information for the license. Send to permits@cityofboise.org and request RP License Extension in the subject line.

Search for RP License

Already certified? Find your Responsible Person # and expiration date here:

  1. Go to Permitting and Licensing License Search
  2. Change General Search to Licensed Professional Search
  3. Select Responsible Person in the License Type field
  4. Enter CON in the State Record Number Field if you do not know your full #
  5. Enter first and last name

Search for License

Upcoming Training

DateTraining TypeTraining ProviderLocation
MAY 2024
May 13Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
May 20Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
May 29Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
May 31Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
JUNE 2024
June 3Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
June 10Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
June 12Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
June 13Responsible PersonSymanIn-Person
June 17Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
June 21Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
June 24Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
JULY 2024
July 1Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
July 8Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
July 11Responsible PersonSymanIn-Person
July 15Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
July 17Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
July 22Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
July 26Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
July 31Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
AUGUST 2024
August 5Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
August 8Responsible PersonSymanIn-Person
August 9Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
August 12Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
August 19Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
August 23Responsible PersonEngineering with a MissionRemote
August 26Responsible PersonEagle I Club, LLCRemote
SEPTEMBER 2024
September 12Responsible PersonSymanIn-Person
OCTOBER 2024
October 10Responsible PersonSymanIn-Person
NOVEMBER 2024
November 14Responsible PersonSymanIn-Person

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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