Fayette headquartered company offers required erosion control training and certification

Fri, 08/14/2009 - 10:14am
By: The Citizen

DES Consultants, Inc. (DES, Inc.), a leading provider of environmental training and consulting services to builders, developers, and contractors throughout the United States, today announced their upcoming course schedule for Erosion Control Training & Certification in the Metro Atlanta area.

Erosion Control Training & Certification is required for all individuals involved in land disturbing activities. Training and Certification courses offered by DES, Inc. include: Subcontractor Awareness, Level 1A, Level 1B, Level 2, and all levels of re-certification.

Jeret Elwell, CPESC, CPSWQ, LEED AP, and Lead Instructor for DES, Inc elaborates on the training requirements, “The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) is tasked with managing the curriculum and certification in the state for the thousands that are Erosion Control certified.” Elwell further states, “Each erosion control certification is valid for a 3 year period. However, within the last year of the individual’s certification period a 4 hour recertification course must be completed to keep the certification active. If the certification expires, then the individual will have to start over and take the test again from the very beginning, so don’t let your card expire--make sure to take a recertification.”

Who should attend: Anyone who is currently or will be involved in land disturbing activities, homebuilders, developers, grading companies, silt fence providers, etc. If you are involved in any land disturbing activities in Georgia you must be certified by the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) at the required level based on involvement.

Additionally, DES offers courses to anyone that needs the Erosion Control Re-Certification training. For more information on which level of certification affects you please contact DES, Inc or visit www.gaswcc.georgia.gov.
Upcoming Course Schedule:

• Level 1A Recertification - August 18, Newnan: $85 (in coordination with West Central Technical College)

• Level 2 Certification – August 25 & 26, Atlanta: $250

• Level 1A Certification – September 10, Newnan: $145 (in coordination with West Central Technical College)

• Level 2 Recertification – September 18, Peachtree City: $85

• Level 1A Recertification – September 22, Newnan: Members: $80/ Non-Members: $125 (in coordination with the Home Builders Association of Midwest GA)

• Level 1A Recertification - November 18, Marietta: $85 (in coordination with the Georgia Association of Water Professionals)

• Level 1B Recertification – August or September Date TBD, McDonough: $85
DES, Inc also offers on-site training to groups of 10 or more.

To register for an upcoming course or to find out more information please call DES, Inc. at (770) 631-1555 or log on to www.desconsultants.com.

About DES
DES Consultants, Inc., founded in 1988, provides cost-effective environmental, engineering, design, and OSHA regulatory consulting and training services to the aviation, manufacturing, industrial, and commercial and residential building sectors. DES retains a staff of professional engineers, storm water professionals, fuel storage specialists, construction managers, OSHA regulatory specialists, and air quality experts to deliver a “one-stop shop” for all of its clients environmental, engineering, design, and training needs. DES, Inc. headquartered in Tyrone, Georgia with a satellite office in Jacksonville, Florida, provides consulting services to over 300 companies in 48 states, Canada, and Mexico.

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