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Training Programs


RICK regularly provides seminars for municipal and development-industry professionals through the American Public Works Association (APWA) and Associated General Contractors (AGC). We also provide individual training to municipalities tailored to their specific needs. Formal workshops include live presentation by qualified instructors, student training materials, and question and answer periods.


Construction Storm Water Management Training

RICK’s Water Resources Division has extensive experience in providing training for municipal staff and contractors for compliance with the Construction General Permit. Over the last two decades, RICK has educated thousands of contractors, regulators, QSPs and QSDs. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) & Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) Training by CASQA Qualified Trainers of Record (ToR) provide two and three day training as required by the 2009-0009-DWQ Construction General Permit (CGP).
  • Construction Site Erosions Sediment Control
  • Regulatory Framework
  • Sampling
  • SWPPP Implementation and Keep-Up
  • Rain Event Action Plans (REAPs)
  • “What to do when the Regulator visit the site”

Upcoming classes include:


Construction BMP Training – October 15, 2019 (7:30 AM – 11:30 AM)

Class Flyer  /  Register Online

  • Cost to attend:
    $475/person AGC member
    Free/person AGC Journeyman
    $575/person Non-member


How to Prepare an Effective SWPPP – November 19, 2019 (7:30 AM – 11:30 AM)

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  • Cost to attend:
    $175/person AGC member
    Free/person AGC Journeyman
    $275/person Non-member


Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD), 3-Day Training – September 16-18  (7:30 AM – 4:30 PM)

Class Flyer  /  Register Online

  • Cost to attend:
    $475/person AGC member
    Free/person AGC Journeyman
    $575/person Non-member


Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP), 2-Day Training – September 16 & 17 (7:30 AM – 4:30 PM)

Class Flyer  /  Register Online

  • Cost to attend:
    $350/person AGC member
    Free/person AGC Journeyman
    $450/person Non-member


Stormwater Monthly Breakfast Forum (7:00 AM – 8:30 AM)

Class Flyer


September 10, 2019 – CGP Reissuance  /  Register Online
October 1, 2019 – Required Inspection Overview & Documentation  /  Register Online
November 5, 2019 – Incentives to Motivate Compliance  /  Register Online
December 3, 2019 – Legal Interpretations  /  Register Online

  • Cost to attend:
    $30/person AGC member
    $40/person Non-member



Permanent Storm Water Management Training

As industry leaders in NPDES compliance, RICK’s Water Resources Division has provided training to municipalities and development-industry professionals in many aspects of permanent storm water management. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Stormwater Quality Best Management Practices (BMPs) Application and Installation
  • Green Streets Design
  • Hydromodification Management
  • Continuous Simulation Hydrologic Modeling
  • Introduction to Drainage Master Planning with PCSWMM


AIA-Approved Courses

Architects must fulfill continuing education requirements to stay at the top of their field and maintain their licenses and registrations. RICK is proud to currently provide two AIA-approved courses:


3D Laser Scanning

An overview of the scanning and reality capture technology for use on modernization and retrofit projects. Reviews three successful project case studies for which scanning was integrated into a Building Information Modeling (BIM) project by designers and contractors. (1 LU)


Low Impact Development (LID)

An overview for integrating Low Impact Development (LID) BMPs into a project for MS4 Permit and/or LEED compliance. Specifically focuses on integrating Bioretention BMPs to collect, filter, and slowly release storm water runoff; including design details, specifications, and case studies. Highlights the collaborative effort required across disciplines, including water resources, landscape architecture, geotechnical, civil, planning, and architecture. (1 LU|HSW)


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