Erosion & Sediment Control

SHA Erosion & Sediment Control Yellow Card Certification Course

The Basic Erosion and Sediment (ESC) Course (Yellow Card) is mandatory for contractor superintendents and ESC managers and is highly recommended for contractor project managers.  This class covers the Basic Science of Erosion and Sediment Control, Installing and Maintaining E & S controls, Using the E & S Quality Assurance checklist to monitor compliance, and the Design Modification Process.

Important Notable Information

  • Successful completion requires an 80% or higher on the exam.
  • SHA yellow cards will be mailed to the address used at registration within 7 business days of successful completion of the exam.
  • Certification is valid for 3 years.
  • Each registration allows 2 attempts to pass the exam.
  • You will receive an email with instructions, a link to the tutorials, a link to the exam and a personal login ID number
  • Fees:
    $85.00 (Non-Members)
    $70.00 (MTBMA Members)
    $35.00 (Government  Employees)

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Pre-requisite: MDE Responsible Personnel Certification
The Responsible Personnel Certification is required in Maryland by anyone overseeing the installation and maintenance of erosion and sediment control practices.  This Certification is available through an on-line training course. There is no fee for the course and it should take 4-5 hours to complete, although does not need to be done in one sitting.  At the successful completion of the course, a certification number and card will be generated by the program.  You may print out the card and/or save the file electronically.

The online course covers:

Any questions pertaining to the MDE Responsible Personnel Certification should be directed to Pat Depkin at (410) 537-3628.