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.


Jordon Wold

Jordon is a Civil Engineering Technician and part of the Erosion Control Team with Kapur & Associates. He handles inspection services for linear utility projects in Wisconsin.

Ginny Plumeau

Ginny Plumeau

Ms. Plumeau is the Midwest Market Director for Natural Resources and TRC Environmental – Milwaukee Office Practice Leader for Planning, Permitting and Licensing. She is a Registered Environmental Manager and Senior Ecologist with extensive experience with development and construction projects ... read more

Peter Wood

Peter Wood is a water resources engineer and part of the WDNR Watershed Runoff Management Southeast Team (Milwaukee). He handles construction Site Erosion Control; Review of Stormwater Management Plans and Specifications; Storm Water Construction Permitting; Stormwater Engineering and Management in ... read more

Scott Bordeau

In 2001, Scott Bordeau formed ERO-TEX with a focus on erosion/sediment control and related geotechnical stabilization products. The mission of ERO-TEX is to provide quality materials, technical support and professional services for ground stabilization and natural resource protection. Before ERO-TEX, ... read more

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

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: Wed.-Thu., Nov 14-15

Time: 8am-4:30pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Ginny Plumeau
Scott Bordeau
Peter Wood

Fee: $395

CEUs: 1.4, PDHs: 14

Enrollment Limit: 40

Program Number: 4850-11051

Registration Deadline: Wed., Nov. 14

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