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Homebuilder SWPPP Supervisor

The Homebuilder SWPPP Supervisor program is developed especially for home builders and those in charge of maintaining Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) on residential projects. Participants will learn the design guidelines and regulatory requirements regarding stormwater pollution and erosion control on the individual lot scale.

Topics covered during the training event include: regulatory requirements; erosion control, sediment and velocity control, good housekeeping practices, post construction stormwater management practices for water quality and quantity management, SWPPP essentials, and inspector requirements. The training also covers the difference between Partial and Complete Transfers of Responsibility.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a quick reference flyer for SWPPPs on small residential sites. This guide provides a nice primer into what will be discussed in greater detail during the HBSS training and certification program.

Certification Requirements

  1. Attend a full day HBSS training event.
  2. Pass an end-of-day exam (typically takes 30 minutes or less).
  3. Sign the HBSS Code of Ethics

A certificate recognizing you as an HBSS is issued to those that fulfill the above requirements and is good for 3 years, after which recertification training is required. As part of certification, your name and contact information is added to a statewide database of HBSS professionals.