Wisconsin Sedimentation & Erosion Control Inspector (WISECI) Best Management Practices

Learn techniques to manage construction site stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) and eliminate problems before they cause higher costs and slowdowns for your project. Save time and money by avoiding erosion and sediment releases. Learn about Wisconsin regulations and requirements for construction site inspection, EPA SWPPP requirements for inspections, proper documentation procedures, how to recognize poorly managed erosion and sediment control BMPs on construction sites, and guidance for keeping your projects in compliance with local, state and federal requirements. With this training, you’ll join the team of professionals with EPA SWPPP training and the Wisconsin-specific credentials of Wisconsin Sedimentation & Erosion Control Inspector (WISECI), as well as the Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services – Soil Erosion Inspector.

This course can be applied to the Water Technology Certificate.

Who Should Attend

Inspectors, contractors, foremen, project managers, consultants, stormwater managers and owners of construction site projects and related activities (grading, culvert replacements, utility trenching, etc.)

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Develop expertise in site inspection and reporting
  • Know how to “predict” erosion and sedimentation releases – and what to do about it
  • Earn the Wisconsin-specific designations: Wisconsin Sedimentation & Erosion Control Inspector (WISECI) as well as the Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services – Soil Erosion Inspector ( Admin. Code § 305.63).

Course Outline/Topics


Check-in and Registration 7:30am – 8am

Course Overview 8am – 8:30am

Applicable WDNR Regulations & Permitting 8:30am – 10am

Regulations, Permit Requirements, Technical Standards, Site Inspection / Permit Issues

EPA SWPPP Requirements 10am-10:30am


DSPS 321 & 360 Construction Standards, Soil Erosion Inspection 10:45am – 11:15am

Pre-Construction SWPPP / Erosion Control Planning 11:15am – 12pm


Recognizing Best Management Practices (BMPs); Where Used, How They Work 1pm – 3:30pm


Understanding and Handling Sediment – Dewatering 3:30pm – 4:30pm


Review: Recognizing Best Management Practices (BMPs) 8:00am – 8:30am

Inspection & Documentation 8:30am – 9:30am

Inspection Forms, Use of Photos, Compliance Issues, Notifications, Violations


Practical Exercises and Discussions with Instructors (group sessions) 9:45am – 12pm

Practical Exercise 1 and Discussion: Site Inspection & Reporting Practice (one on one assistance to learn BMPs and how to document inspections, computer lab)

Practicum Exercise 2 and Discussion:  Review and Use of Plan Sets (examples will include commercial sites, highway work, transmission/pipeline) – Using grading and erosion control plans to conduct effective inspections.


WISECI Exam 1pm – 3:00pm

Dates and locations to be announced.


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