TRAINING: Erosion and Sediment Control Certificate Course

Applied, hands-on erosion and sediment control training. Enhance your erosion and sediment control skills, confidence, qualifications, and credibility. Join the thousands of participants from coast-to-coast who have benefited from this Erosion and Sediment Control training.


May 31 – June 2, 2017

90 O’Leary Avenue
Suite 207
St. John’s, NL

VOI Training Group

NEIA Member:
$995 + HST
$1,200 + HST

There is a limit of 18 class participants for this course. Register early to guarantee your spot.

You might be eligible for a grant for this training. Click here for information on the Canada-NL Job Grant.


Erosion and transport of soil by water and wind is a primary environmental protection and management activity on most development sites. There are a broad range of practices and materials available for effective erosion and sediment control. However, understanding the purpose of these practices and materials is not necessarily intuitive. This can make the correct selection, installation and inspection and maintenance of erosion and sediment controls frustrating often leading to poor erosion and sediment control outcomes.

The purpose of the Erosion and Sediment Control course is to investigate the fundamentals of effective erosion and sediment control practice. This starts with an understanding of what erosion is and the primary factors that influence soil erosion. What follows is a purposeful progression to the correct and timely selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of erosion and sediment controls. The purpose, benefits and limitations of commonly used, effective erosion and sediment control practices is explored through classroom lectures and in-the-field, hands-on application of erosion and sediment control practices and materials.

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Erosion and sediment control practices that are discussed and explored in this course include:

  • Site assessment methodology for erosion and sediment control.
  • Vegetation preservation and management.
  • Assessing soil texture.
  • Slope gradient measurement.
  • Drainage controls.
  • Rolled erosion control products including erosion control blankets and turf reinforcement mats.
  • Organic and inorganic mulches including hydraulically applied mulches.
  • Straw rolls.
  • Seeding and seed mixtures.
  • Soil amendments.
  • Check dams.
  • Other soil cover and revegetation options.
  • Slope drains.
  • Effective practices to control wind erosion.
  • Sediment fencing.
  • Sediment retention berms.
  • Sediment retention ponds.
  • Riprap design and installation.

If time and location permits, a tour to assess erosion and sediment control practices on local sites is usually a great opportunity to reconfirm the very important connection between erosion and sediment control theory and the implementation of effective practice.


Many employers consider Erosion and Sediment Control essential skills training. Completion of this course will greatly enhance your expertise, credibility and marketability.

If you are looking for a career booster or want to improve your employability, Erosion and Sediment Control is a qualification that employers are looking for. Stand out from the crowd!


This Erosion and Sediment Control training course is applicable to a very broad audience, regardless of previous erosion and sediment control experience.

  • Environmental consultants, professionals, and technicians.
  • Engineering consultants, professionals, technologist and technicians.
  • Geologic and geotechnical consultants, professionals and technicians.
  • Industry stakeholders.
  • Regulatory and enforcement personnel.
  • Project managers and contract developers.
  • Design managers and personnel.
  • Construction contract administrators.
  • Construction supervisors and foremen.
  • Equipment operators and labourers.
  • First Nations stakeholders.


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If you would like more information on this course, contact Kieran Hanley at There is a limit of 18 class participants for this course. Register early to guarantee your spot in this highly regarded program.

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