Erosion, Sediment, and Turbidity Control

Erosion, Sediment, and Turbidity Control

Director: Erin Rivers and Adam Howard

The Erosion, Sediment, and Turbidity Control Program consists of a variety of field days and workshops as well as specialized certification training for individuals working on NCDOT projects.  Innovative research projects and hands-on field demonstrations take place at the Sediment and Erosion Control Research and Education Facility (SECREF) on the university’s Lake Wheeler Road Field Lab.


Jamie Luther and Jazmin Garcia-Lawson
919-513-3321 or 919-513-3224

NCDOT Certification Training

In 2007, Erosion and Sediment Control Certification became a requirement for all workers involved in erosion and sediment control on NCDOT projects, and certificate holders must be recertified every three years.

Level I and Level II Certification Training courses are designed for:

  1. Crew supervisors who manage the installation of erosion and sediment control on NCDOT project construction sites.
  2. Supervisors who manage grading work, culvert replacement work, and bridge construction over rivers and streams.

Both courses cover Best Management Practices (BMPs) in erosion and sediment control along with permit requirements

NOTE: These classes are also excellent for general erosion and sediment control staff working on non-DOT projects. The exam is not required for those who do not need certification.

Online Training
Available 24/7
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Classroom Training
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Links to Current Certification Lists
Level I
Level II

Field Days and Workshops

Field days and workshops are designed to share the latest research results, discuss issues and answers to common problems, and provide hands-on field experiences.

Workshop titles vary year-to-year depending on audience needs, regulatory updates, and research results.

2024 Schedule

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