Inspection and Maintenance of Permanent Stormwater Treatment Practices Course

The University of Minnesota offers a certification for the inspection and maintenance of permanent stormwater treatment practices. This two-day course is for personnel who inspect, maintain, or direct maintenance of stormwater control measures, such as urban or rural wet ponds, filtration systems, and infiltration systems, including in-line with conveyance systems. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of various stormwater practices processes, mechanics, operations, inspections, and maintenance needs, and how to create and execute a maintenance work plan. An optional certification exam is available at the end of the class for those who wish to be certified. (12 PDHs)

If you need to evaluate if a stormwater pond is working, or what maintenance is needed to keep it functional, this training is for you. If you have a rain garden or bioretention system and you aren't sure if it has too much water in it or not, this training is for you. 

This certification training is available as an online training from June to January, but there is an upcoming in-person training coming up on April 21 and 22. There is still space available in the in-person class, which includes hands-on and field demonstrations.

View the full course description here.

April 22 - April 23, 2024

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN 55318

John A. Chapman, University of Minnesota, Erosion Program
John Billotta, Minnesota Sea Grant
Andy Erickson, University of Minnesota, St. Anthony Falls Lab
Maggie Karschnia, Minnesota Sea Grant and Water Resources Center

Registration is required. Participants will pay a $250 registration fee. This fee includes a workbook and lunch.


Erosion and Stormwater Management Certification Program
St. Anthony Falls Labratory
Water Resources Center
UMN Extension
Minnesota Sea Grant


John Bilotta, Water Resource Management and Policy Extension Educator, Minnesota Sea Grant

Image credit: MPCA/flickr

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