New Online Only LID Certificate Program is live!


We are pleased to be offering a new Online Low Impact Development (LID) Certificate Program! The training program has transitioned to an online only system. The online, self-paced courses include the theoretical basis for designing and maintaining LID systems. 

Registration links for those course spaces can be found below.


As always, thank you for your continued support! Feel free to email us with your ideas on how to move forward.

The LID Research & Education Team
Washington Stormwater Center | WSU Extension
lid.inquiries@wsu.edu



If you would like to receive either certificate, you must register for your chosen certificate AND pass all associated assessments.

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



There are important features of the new training system that you should be familiar with:
  • To receive a certificate of completion, participants must register, go through the course material, and pass the assessments for all modules in that certificate track.
  • 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, while the LID O&M Certificate comprises THREE modules.




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. 

If you have questions regarding the Online LID Certificates please contact the Washington Stormwater Center via: lid.inquiries@wsu.edu  



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LID COURSE FAQ

Having trouble accessing the course space? Try these steps:
2) Click "non-WSU sign in here"
3) Username will be the email address you used to register for the course
4) The default password will be the first letter of your first name then your full last name, no spaces, all lowercase

Still having trouble with registration, access, the Blackboard system, or other IT issue?
Create a ticket by emailing noncredit@wsu.edu or calling 509-355-5157

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What types of information are covered in each of the certificate programs?
The Design course ($150) consists of a total of five modules:
1) Bioretention Design
2) Permeable Pavement Design
3) Site Assessment
4) Vegetated Roofs and Rainwater Harvesting
5) Hydrological Modeling

The Operations & Maintenance course ($100) is made up of three modules:
1) Intro to LID for Inspection and Maintenance Staff
2) Bioretention Maintenance
3) Permeable Pavement Operation & Maintenance

How long does it take to complete the courses? 
We estimate 1-2 hours per module to read the material and watch the video clips. There are additional resources to refer to which will add time to that estimate. There are no time limits for completing the course.

What are the assessments like?
Each assessment ranges from 10-20 questions in length - multiple choice, true/false, etc. All assessments are considered 'open-book' so any and all resources are available for use. 

What has been the evolution of the course?
The course was initially subsidized by the Washington Department of Ecology to provide in-person trainings. When funding for this model ran out a decision was made to move to an online only alternative of the course which greatly reduces the cost to those choosing to enroll. However, we recognize that by offering an online-only training, a lot of information that comes from actual design and practice does not necessarily convey.

Can the course be offered at a discount?
Under normal circumstances no. But given the recent global health crisis we are revisiting our model, please contact lid.inquiries@wsu.edu to inquire about the possibility for a scholarship to take these trainings. All fees collected at registration go to support the hosting of the materials on the Blackboard system and WSC does not profit from them.

Are continuing education credits (CEUs) available?
No they are not at this time. We only offer completion certificates, implying that the trainee has gone through the materials and passed a basic level of assessment. Having our certificate implies the trainee has a better appreciation and understanding of LID design and maintenance. The certificate does not certify or grant additional abilities that a PE license or another certification process would.

Is this certificate relevant to those outside the state of Washington?
Our curriculum is specific to Washington state and heavily refers to our Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington. However, concepts covered are universal and are useful to a wide swathe of people interested in learning more about LID.



course materials from previous years of trainings

Introductory Trainings - 

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: Module 1.0 – Introduction to LID for Eastern Washington
· Powerpoint slides (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 
· Operations & Maintenance Certificate seekers must review materials and pass the online assessment
· Powerpoint slides (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: Module 2.2 – Introduction to LID for Developers and Contractors: Make Money be Green
· Powerpoint slides (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: Module 3.2 – Intermediate LID Design – Bioretention
· 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 (Eastern Washington)
. Course Videos:Module 3.2 – Intermediate LID Design – Bioretention
· Powerpoint slides (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: Module 3.3 – Intermediate LID Design: Permeable Pavement
· Powerpoint slides (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: Module 3.4 – Intermediate LID Design: Site Assessment, Planning, and Layout 
· Powerpoint slides (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: Module 3.4 – Intermediate LID Design: Site Assessment, Planning, and Layout
· Powerpoint slides (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: Module 3.5 – Intermediate LID Design: Rainwater Collection Systems and Vegetated Roofs
· Powerpoint slides (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 (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 (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 (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 (PDF format, 1 slide and 3 slides, zip format 1 slide and 3 slides per page)
· Resource List

Module 5.6 – Advanced LID Design: Hydrologic Modeling

· Worksheet Packet
· Exercise 3 Figures
· Powerpoint slides (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      
     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 
     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.