The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Erosion and Sediment Control training course (formerly “Green Card”) trains individuals acting as the “Responsible Person” implementing and maintaining erosion and sediment controls under State law. There is no fee for the course. It takes 4-5 hours to complete. You do not need finish it in one sitting. Upon completion, a certification number and card are generated. You may print out the card or save it electronically.
Valid MDE certification is required for all engineers, designers, contractors, project managers, supervisors, inspectors, and personnel responsible for E&S Control implantation, installation, maintenance, and inspection working on projects in the State of Maryland.
Cards issued prior to January 1, 2012 are no longer valid.
Click here to take the training course.
In addition, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), in cooperation with Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association (MTBMA), offers training for the SHA Erosion and Sediment Control (E&SC) Certification Program. Valid certification is recommended for contractors, project managers, supervisors, inspectors, and personnel responsible for E&S Control.
The E&SC certification (“Yellow Card”) is required for Contractor Superintendents and Erosion & Sediment Control Managers who work on MDOT SHA Projects.
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Click here to register and take the certification test.
Click here to register and take the re-certification test.
MDE E&SC CERTIFICATION
MDOT SHA E&SC CERTIFICATION (YELLOW CARD)
MDOT SHA E&SC
RECERTIFICATION (YELLOW CARD)
MDE Responsible Personnel Certification (RPC)
MDE RPC & MDOT SHA Certification "Yellow Card"
General Industry Registration cost: $125
Government Employee cost: $35
SHA employees (NOT consultants): no charge
Exam and Certification
Exam and Certification
All previously issued green cards expired on 12/31/2016. New certification is valid until notified by MDE.
For the MDOT SHA E&SC Certifications and Recertifications registration,
click here to reach MTBMA’s web site or contact Amanda Mangum, MTBMA, at (410) 760-9505 or
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