Certification: Qualified Stormwater Manager (QSM)

49 State Street Marion, NC 28752-4020

Erosion and sediment control and stormwater management are critical parts of almost every project. Federal and state agencies are increasing regulation and enforcement each year. The environmental impact of poor erosion and sediment control and stormwater management is significant and proven.

Obtaining this certificate will distinguish you from your peers and demonstrates to the public at-large that you have demonstrated a certain level of expertise in the stormwater and environmental industry.

This is an entry-level Certificate of Training that will assist individuals who are new or have limited experience in the field of erosion and sediment control, and related fields. This will include, but is not limited to, construction personnel in all fields; contractors; persons associated with land development; all levels of governmental staff who manage or participate in stormwater programs; and, entry-level professions.

The QSM Certificate of Training will provide a broad national overview of the fundamentals of soil, topography, climate, geomorphology, erosion and sediment control, drainage, as well as an overview of various construction stormwater control measures and components and implementation of a SWPPP.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 1 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.