The online Stormwater Control Measure (SCM) Inspection and Maintenance Certification Course will provide participants with instruction on the proper inspection and maintenance of common SCMs including extended detention basins, rain gardens, sand filters, proprietary devices, permeable pavement, and grass buffers and swales. In order to receive the certification, course participants must pass the exam with a minimum of 80%. Participants that successfully pass the exam receive certification from Colorado State University Extension and are recognized on our website.
Who Should Attend: Government (city/county/school) maintenance personnel, permanent SCM inspectors, MS4 managers/coordinators, landscape contractors, property managers, homeowner’s association managers, etc.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.
Textbooks and Materials
Email the course instructor, Jessica Thrasher, for a free PDF copy of the field guide.
Jessica Thrasher is the Director of Education and Outreach for the Colorado Stormwater Center at Colorado State University. She has a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Southern Methodist University and a master's degree in International Development Anthropology from Colorado State University. Jessica provides tools, educational opportunities, and research to municipalities, stormwater professionals, consulting firms, and community members allowing them to make informed decisions about stormwater management practices. She is dedicated to being part of creating solutions to the current water quality, supply, use, and conservation issues. Jessica has also attained the following certifications: Permaculture Designer, Rainwater Harvesting Practitioner, Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) and Stormwater Control Measure Inspection and Maintenance.