The Hybrid LID Certificate Program is HERE!


We are pleased to be offering a new year of the Hybrid Low Impact Development (LID) Certificate Program - formerly known as the Statewide LID Training Program! Beginning in 2018, the training program has transitioned from a solely in-person training system to a hybrid (online and in-person) system. The online, self-paced courses include the theoretical basis for designing and maintaining LID systems. The in-person trainings will provide critical practical skills and real-world examples taught by the foremost practicing experts in the field.

Registration for the in-person training is now open!


Dates for the spring offerings of the in-person trainings are all scheduled to take place in Everett, WA. There will be another round of in-person trainings offered in the fall, with locations and dates to be determined.
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To register for the in-person trainings of the LID Certificate Program (both Certificates) use the following link:

 https://cm.wsu.edu/LIDinperson
If you would like to receive either certificate, you must register for the Online portion of your chosen certificate AND register for and attend the full suite of in-person trainings for that certificate.

To register for the online portion of the LID Operations & Maintenance Certificate use the following link:

 http://www.eiseverywhere.com/285515

To register for the online portion of the LID Design Certificate use the following link:

 http://www.eiseverywhere.com/285516



In addition to the transition to a hybrid system, there are important features of the new training system that you should be familiar with:
  • The program is no longer subsidized by the Washington State Department of Ecology, and course fees for the Certificate Program have increased substantially.
  • The bulk of the Certificate Program curriculum will be offered as online modules via WSU and Blackboard Learn. Participants not seeking certificates may register for the online courses only, however;
  • To receive a certificate of completion, participants must register for both the online course and the in-person trainings - note that both require separate registrations and payments.
  • Registration will be for an entire LID Certificate track - the LID Design Certificate and/or the LID Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Certificate. Registering for individual modules within the certificate tracks will not be an option in the near-term.
  • The LID Design Certificate comprises FIVE modules (75 hours), while the LID O&M Certificate comprises THREE modules (32 hours).
  • Each module in the LID Certificate Program (except module 2.1 of the Operations & Maintenance Certificate) will include a required full day in-person training to ensure participants get hands-on experience with LID design and/or long-term operations and maintenance.
  • There will only be TWO in-person offerings of each module per year - it is important for participants to register for both the online and in-person trainings as soon as possible. In-person trainings will be capped at 70 registrants per module, and courses are likely to fill up quickly.

Total Costs Per Certificate

LID Operations & Maintenance Certificate: $1,400
LID Design Certificate: $3,000





Statewide LID Training Program participants from 2014 to 2017 sessions will still be able to access their Blackboard accounts and take the online assessments for the certificate-track courses they attended previously. 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 Hybrid Low Impact Development Certificate 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.

Hybrid LID Certificate Program Schedule 

Dates and locations for the 2018 in-person trainings for both certificate tracks are currently being finalized - stay tuned!

Hybrid LID Certificates

Certificates of completion are available for the LID Design and the LID Operations &  Maintenance Certificate Tracks. These certificates are awarded to those who A) register for and work through the online curriculum of their desired certificate(s); B) register for and attend the in-person trainings for their desired certificate(s) and; C) pass the associated online assessments as described by the Hybrid LID Certificate  Program. For more information, please visit the LID Certificate Program Policies Page.

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



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course materials from previous years of trainings

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.