NPDES Training Institute

Sub Contractor Awareness Course Description - GSWCC White Card Certification

The Subcontractor Awareness Seminar is a 2-hour seminar with no exam designed to provide the mandatory 3-year certification to individuals working in a subcontractor capacity an overvGSWCC Sub Contractor Awareness White Card Certificationiew of:

  • Erosion and sedimentation
  • The impacts erosion and sedimentation have on the environment
  • Best Management Practices (BMPs) both vegetative and structural
  • Laws governing erosion and sedimentation

Subcontractor Awareness Seminar Attendees include but not limited to:

  • Grading personnel, as well as grading and earthmoving equipment operators
  • Irrigation system personnel (residence, commercial and industrial sites)
  • Landscape personnel
  • Utility personnel (excludes entities regulated by the PSC or FERC, and other entities listed in O.C.G.A. 12-7-17(10), if within a Common Development
  • Wastewater personnel installing on-site systems (includes septic tank excavation and drain fields)
  • Well drilling personnel (includes directional boring equipment operators)
  • Plumbers and electricians (will require certification if conducting a land disturbing activity within a permitted project site).
  • Erosion control installation personnel. Other personnel involved in land disturbing activities acting as a subcontractor.

What if I already attended a Level IA Fundamentals Seminar?

If you are working in a subcontractor capacity and possess a Level IA certification you are not required to take the Subcontractor Awareness Seminar, but you will need to keep your Level 1A (Blue Card) Certification up to date


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