Erosion and Sediment Control Practitioner Certificate and Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects Practitioner - March 2018

Central Westcoast Forest Society is hosting a week of training and certification in erosion and sediment control and environmental monitoring for construction projects.


March 19 - 23, 2018


Central Westcoast Forest Society


Ed Van Osch


Ucluelet Community Centre
500 Matterson Drive


VOI Training Group, industry leaders of innovative natural resource training will teach these courses from Monday through Friday 8am - 4pm at the Ucluelet Community Centre and surrounding field sites (tbd).

Erosion and Sediment Control Practitioner (ESCP™) Certificate

The objective of the Erosion and Sediment Control Practitioner (ESCP™) Certificate training course is to investigate the fundamentals of effective erosion and sediment control practice. This starts with an understanding of what erosion is and the primary factors that influence soil erosion. What follows is a purposeful progression to the correct and timely selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of erosion and sediment controls. The purpose, benefits and limitations of commonly used, effective erosion and sediment control practices is explored through classroom lectures and in-the-field, hands-on application of erosion and sediment control practices and materials.

Erosion and sediment control practices that are discussed and explored in this course include:

  • Site assessment methodology for erosion and sediment control.
  • Vegetation preservation and management.
  • Assessing soil texture.
  • Slope gradient measurement.
  • Drainage controls.
  • Rolled erosion control products including erosion control blankets and turf reinforcement mats.
  • Organic and inorganic mulches including hydraulically applied mulches.
  • Organic fiber rolls.
  • Seeding and seed mixtures.
  • Soil amendments.
  • Check dams.
  • Other soil cover and revegetation options.
  • Slope drains.
  • Effective practices to control wind erosion.
  • Sediment fencing.
  • Sediment retention berms.
  • Sediment retention ponds.
  • Riprap design and installation.

Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects Practitioner (EMCPP™)

Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects is an environmental management practice that is implemented on the majority of construction and development projects in Canada. Hundreds of companies provide environmental monitoring services. Thousands of individuals work as Environmental Monitors. Project proponents, construction contractors, regulators and project stakeholders request, require, employ and work with Environmental Monitors.

Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects Practitioner (EMCPP™) explores this complex but often misunderstood environmental management discipline. It is often viewed as an junior or career-starting employment position. This course makes the case that Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects is a challenging occupation requiring broad environmental and construction knowledge and a diverse mix of technical and communication skills.

The primary purpose of EMCPP is to define a method of Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects professional practice that is consistent, relevant, defensible, unambiguous and meets the expectations of project stakeholders for environmental monitoring.

Topics explored in this 3-day course include:

  • Defining Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects.
  • Roles and duties of the Environmental Monitor.
  • Authority of the Environmental Monitor.
  • Roles of other stakeholders in construction projects including proponents, contractors and regulators.
  • Differentiating between Environmental Monitors, Environmental Inspectors, and Environmental Supervisors.
  • Comparing the roles and expectations of Environmental Monitors against other Environmental Professionals.
  • Construction project administration - who is responsible for what?
  • Relevance of construction contracts to Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects.
  • Environmental Monitor skill and knowledge training:
    • Erosion and sediment control.
    • Site restoration.
    • Inwater construction practices and procedures.
    • Water quality monitoring.
    • Engineering fundamentals.
  • Environmental management plans and construction environmental management plans and their importance and relevance to the Environmental Monitor and other stakeholders.
  • Reporting.
  • Principles of effective Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects practice.

Photo Credit: Wyatt Visuals


Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Course fee:

$1500 + GST

How to register:

Contact Mandala to register at 250-522-1269 or