Qualified Professional Inspector Training Program
The Qualified Professional Inspector (QPI) Program is designed to assist developers, contractors, and governmental agencies to comply with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater General Permit for Construction by providing the training necessary to properly inspect erosion prevention and sediment control measures at construction sites and document inspections. This permit is required for all construction activities disturbing one or more acres of land. The QPI Program is designed to train personnel to perform required inspections of construction site stormwater Best Management Practices. The Construction General Permit and local Construction Site Runoff Control Ordinances require a Qualified Professional Inspector to inspect all stormwater control measures every seven (7) or fourteen (14) days (depending on the community) and within twenty-four (24) hours of a one-quarter (0.25) inch rain event.
The QPI Program consists of a one-day training course, a QPI training manual (provided at the training session), and an exam. After passing the exam, applicants are eligible to obtain a QPI registration or license from the community prior to initiating inspection of construction site stormwater Best Management Practices.