SHA Basic Erosion & Sediment Control (Yellow Card)

*PLEASE NOTE: MTBMA and SHA are no longer offering the 2 day combination green card and yellow card course. Going forward, only SHA yellow card classes will be offered. Please visit our online calendar to view and register for upcoming classes. Please scroll to the bottom for information on the online green card 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 is a prerequisite to the Designer Erosion and Sediment Control Course. A GREEN Card is required before taking this class. Training is offered by MTBMA for this  class which 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. There is an Exam and Certification is presented upon successful completion of the class. Certification is valid for 3 years.

Notable Information

  1. Class instruction begins at 8:00 am.
  3. Classes are limited to 45 people per class. Registration is done on a first come, first serve basis.
  4. Successful completion requires an 80% or higher on the exam.
  5. SHA yellow cards will be mailed to the address used at registration within 14 business days after the class.
  6. Certification is valid for 3 years.
  7. Please call or email Amanda Mangum for pricing.
    Payment is due at the time of registration. No refunds after the class has taken place. Please call us if you would like to reschedule. If you would like more information on how to become an MTBMA member, click here.

Class Location

SHA Office of Construction (Building #4)
7450 Traffic Drive
Hanover, MD 21076.

*Please reference the address on your email confirmation.

Online Yellow Card Certification/Recertification

Online Certification – Register Here

Online Recertification – Register Here

1.  Each registration allows 2 attempts to pass the exam.
2.  You will receive an email with instructions, a link to the tutorials, a link to the exam and a personal login ID number.
3.  $85 Non-Members /$70 MTBMA Members / $35 Goverment  Employees (SHA Employees click here.)

MDE Responsible Personnel Certification
(Formerly known as the MDE Green Card)

MDE RPC training is now available online!

Please click here to visit MDE’s website for Erosion and Sediment Control and follow these steps:

  1. Click on “Responsible Personnel Certification Course”
  2. Click on “Training Courses”
  3. Login or register as a first time user
  4. From there you can study the tutorials and take the exam

If you have any questions about this course please contact Maria Warburton at (410)537-3632.

The Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) “Responsible Personnel Training for Erosion and Sediment Control” program (Green Card Certification) is for those who are involved in state roads projects.  The half-day presentation covers:

Notable Information

  • No prerequisites
  • The MDE Green Card Certification is a prerequisite to the Basic Erosion and Sediment Control Course (Yellow Card)
  • Certification is valid for 3 years as of 2014

For those seeking the MDE Green Card training who are not involved in State Highway projects, please click here for a list of contacts who provide the presentation/certification.