NYS DEC Endorsed 4-Hour Erosion & Sediment Control Online Training


Thank you for your interest in the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Endorsed 4-Hour Erosion & Sediment Control Online Training


This training is an online version brought to you by the New York State Conservation District Employees' Association (NYS CDEA).


Who should take this training?

The 4-Hour Erosion & Sediment Control Training is a required course for any contractor, subcontractors, consultants, or other qualified individuals that are involved with soil disturbing activities on sites that have a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Construction Activity Permit. The certification received by this course is viable for 3 years from the date that the training was completed.  This course is required for new employees involved in such activity as well as individuals who have not taken the course within the past 3 years.


NYS CDEA Trainers

This online course is presented by Soil and Water Conservation District staff from around NYS that have extensive experience with construction site erosion and sediment control and stormwater management and are certified instructors of the 4-Hour Erosion & Sediment Control Online Training. The trainers that you will hear from in this course are:

Kelly Emerick (SWT ID:0040-T): BIO

Patrick Emerick (SWT ID:0030-T): BIO

Jessica Verrigni (SWT ID:0028-T): BIO


The cost for this training is $250.00. Payment can be made using a credit over the phone, check by mail, or check or cash payment in person at: NYS CDEA, 2041 US Route 20, Suite 2, Seneca Falls, NY 13148.

Contact Kristin White for credit card payments at 315-835-6030.

Additional information on how to pay can be found through the registration link in the next section.

How to Register

To register for this course click the link below to fill out the Google Docs registration form. Additional information about the course and the registration can also be found in the link below


A Stormwater Trainee Identification Number will be assigned to each person that completes the NYSDEC 4-hour training. This Identification Number will be registered with the NYSDEC and is valid for three years.

Each Trainee will be required to provide the requested contact information on the registration form. This information will include your email address, contact telephone number and home mailing address that appears on your Driver License together with your Driver License number.

You can register online at any time (24/7). Once your registration and payment is processed you will receive access to the training website via email with your login and password. You will have 30 days from receipt of your login to complete the course. Upon completion of the course, you will receive an email address containing your certificate and a wallet card to the email address provided on your registration form.


Questions/Contact Us

Please send questions to:  nyscdea@gmail.com

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