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The 2017 session of the Statewide LID Training Program has come to a close. Thank you for another great session!


Over the spring and summer of 2017, the Washington Statewide Low Impact Development Training Program (Statewide LID Training Program) - specifically the Low Impact Development Certificate Program (LID Certificate Program) - will be transitioning from a solely in-person training system to a hybrid (online & in-person) system.

From its inception, the Statewide LID Training Program was subsidized by the Washington State Department of Ecology. Ecology’s five-year investment in the program made courses essentially free to participants aside from a fee for meals and refreshments. Going forward beyond June 30, 2017, Ecology will no longer be covering the costs of running the LID Training Program.

Important features of the new training system are:
  • The bulk of the LID Certificate Program curriculum will be offered to participants as online modules via WSU and Blackboard Learn, where the certificate-track course assessments are currently housed.
  • Each module in the LID Certificate Program will still include a required full day in-person training to ensure participants get hands-on experience with LID design and/or long-term operations.
  • Fewer in-person classes will be offered – we anticipate approximately 2 offerings of each module per year – it will be important for participants to register for those dates as soon as possible, as courses are likely to fill up quickly.
  • Participants will need to register and pay for an entire LID Certificate course – the LID Design Certificate, and/or the LID Operations & Maintenance Certificate.
  • The costs of these two certificate tracks are currently being evaluated.
  • Registering for individual modules within those tracks will not be an option in the near-term.
  • Other courses not part of the LID Certificate Program may be offered individually with a yet-to-be-determined registration fee structure.

During this transition, current LID Certificate Program participants will still be able to access their Blackboard accounts and take the online assessments for the certificate-track courses they attended between 2014 and 2017. If a participant was actively pursuing a certificate and is missing only one required course due to a course being canceled or full, the Washington Stormwater Center will offer partial scholarships to cover upcoming costs. We appreciate your patience as we transition to a fully self-sufficient model for LID training. We aim to continue bringing you the most current and practical information related to the implementation of low impact development practices. Thank you for your continued support.




The Statewide Low Impact Development Training Program will assist you—the design, construction and maintenance community—in properly applying LID principles for the implementation of LID best management practices (BMPs).

The curriculum provides fundamental, practical, and technical information targeted at the various disciplines engaged in LID implementation. Training topics include: bioretention, permeable pavement, green roof and rainwater harvesting design; site assessment, planning and layout; operations and maintenance for bioretention and permeable pavement installations; NPDES permit requirements; and more. For answers to common questions about the Statewide LID Training Program, click here to download a PDF version of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Statewide LID Training Program Schedule and Catalog

Courses for the 2017 session have come to a close. Information about the 2018 session will be available here as it is solidified. The 2017 Course Catalog (PDF) outlines the trainings from the most recent session and is organized by level of training (Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced), subject matter, audience, and region (Eastern and Western Washington).

Statewide LID Certificate Program

Certificates of completion are available for the LID Design and the LID Operations &  Maintenance Certificate Tracks. These certificates are awarded to those who A) attend the required classes; and B) pass the associated online assessments as described by the Statewide LID Training Program. For more information, please visit the LID Certificate Program Policies Page.

If you have questions regarding the Statewide LID Certificates please contact the Washington Stormwater Center via: lid.inquiries@wsu.edu  or call 253-445-4586.

course materials

Introductory Trainings - (only offered online)

Module 1.0 and 2.2 are not required for the certificates.

Module 1.0 – Introduction to LID for Eastern Washington (Not required)
· Course Videos (online only): Module 1.0 – Introduction to LID for Eastern Washington
· Powerpoint slides (online only(PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
· Resource List

Module 2.1 – Introduction to LID for Inspection and Maintenance Staff 
· Course Videos: Module 2.1 - Low Impact Development (LID) - Operations & Maintenance Training
· Operations & Maintenance Certificate seekers must review materials and pass the online assessment
· Powerpoint slides (mandatory) (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
· Resource List

Module 2.2 – Introduction to LID for Developers and Contractors: Make Money be Green (Not required)

· Course Videos (online only): Module 2.2 – Introduction to LID for Developers and Contractors: Make Money be Green
· Powerpoint slides (online only) (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
· Resource List

Intermediate Trainings

Module 3.1 is not required for the Design Certificate

Module 3.1 – Intermediate LID Topics: NPDES Phase I and Phase II Permit Requirements
· Powerpoint slides (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides, zip format, 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
· Resource List

Module 3.2 – Intermediate LID Design: Bioretention (Western Washington)
. Course Videos (mandatory, review before course begins): Module 3.2 – Intermediate LID Design – Bioretention
· Powerpoint slides (optional) (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
· Resource List

Module 3.2 – Intermediate LID Design: Bioretention (Eastern Washington)
. Course Videos (mandatory, review before course begins):Module 3.2 – Intermediate LID Design – Bioretention
· Powerpoint slides (optional) (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
· Resource List

Module 3.3 – Intermediate LID Design: Permeable Pavement

· Course Videos (mandatory, review before course begins): Module 3.3 – Intermediate LID Design: Permeable Pavement
· Powerpoint slides (optional) (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page) 
  Supplemental Material-
· Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement Design and Construction Presentation (PDF format, 1 slide page)
· Porous Asphalt: Design and Construction Presentation   (PDF format, 1 slide page)
· Paragon Industries Hard Surface Cleaning Professionals Presentation     (PDF format, 1 slide page)
· Resource List
 
Module 3.4 – Intermediate LID Topics: Site Assessment, Planning, and Layout (Western Washington)
· Course Videos (mandatory, review before course begins): Module 3.4 – Intermediate LID Design: Site Assessment, Planning, and Layout 
· Powerpoint slides (optional) (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides, zip format, 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
· Resource List

Module 3.4 – Intermediate LID Topics: Site Assessment, Planning, and Layout (Eastern Washington)
· Course Videos (mandatory, review before course begins): Module 3.4 – Intermediate LID Design: Site Assessment, Planning, and Layout
· Powerpoint slides (optional) (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides, zip format, 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
· Resource List

Module 3.5 – Intermediate LID Design: Rainwater Collection Systems and Vegetated Roofs
· Course Videos (mandatory, review before course begins): Module 3.5 – Intermediate LID Design: Rainwater Collection Systems and Vegetated Roofs
· Powerpoint slides (optional) (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
· Resource List

Module 3.6 – Intermediate LID Design: Hydrologic Modeling

· GSI Calculator Example
· Worksheets
· Powerpoint slides (optional) (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
· Resource List

Advanced Trainings

Modules 5.2 - 6.2 are not required for the certificates

Module 5.0 – Advanced Long-term LID Operations: Bioretention
· Powerpoint slides (optional) (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
· Resource List

Module 5.1 – Advanced Long-term LID Operations: Permeable Pavement (Western Washington)
· Powerpoint slides (optional)  (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
· Resource List

Module 5.1 – Advanced Long-term LID Operations: Permeable Pavement (Eastern Washington)
· Powerpoint slides (optional) (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
· Resource List

Module 5.2 – Advanced LID Design: Bioretention
· No course materials are required to be viewed before the start of this course.

Module 5.3 – Advanced LID Design: Permeable Pavement
· No course materials are required to be viewed before the start of this course.

Module 5.4 – Advanced LID Design: Site Assessment, Planning, and Layout
· No course materials are required to be viewed before the start of this course.

Module 5.5 – Advanced LID Design: Rainwater Collection Systems and Green Roofs
· No course materials are required to be viewed before the start of this course.

Module 5.6 – Advanced LID Design: Hydrologic Modeling

· Worksheet Packet
· Exercise 3 Figures
· Powerpoint slides (optional) (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)

Module 6.2 – Advanced LID Design: Bioretention Media and Compost Amended Soils
(Western Washington)
·  Powerpoint slides (optional)     
     Presentation 1 (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides per page, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
     Presentation 2 (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides per page, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
     Presentation 3 (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides per page, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)

Module 6.2 – Advanced LID Design: Bioretention Media and Compost Amended Soils
(Eastern Washington)
·  Powerpoint slides (optional)
     Presentation 1 (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides per page, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
     Presentation 2 (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides per page, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
     Presentation 3 (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides per page, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)



Field Videos   ( Supplemental material )

The field videos provide concise, practical information for various LID applications.


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