The City of Hot Springs Stormwater Division offers a Stormwater Certification Course for contractors, developers and other responsible parties who will be conducting construction site stormwater inspections. Within the city limits of Hot Springs, it is required that the all stormwater inspectors must have completed this course with a passing grade of 80%. The course is also very informative for construction site managers who may not be performing work in Hot Springs but would like to become more educated regarding the Clean Water Act as it relates to stormwater pollution prevention and methods to effectively control erosion & sedimentation. The course consists of laws, regulations, SWPPP’s, videos, erosion and sediment controls, inspection procedures and an exam. These certification courses are hosted biannually. One on one courses are available, if an individual requires the certification to obtain a stormwater permit. One on one classes are not guaranteed, and are evaluated on a case by case basis.
The division does strive to accommodate those who seek stormwater education, anyone interested in the course is strongly encouraged to contact the Stormwater Coordinator to discuss individual circumstances.
Prior to expiration, inspectors who would like to renew their certification must submit payment of $50 and attend the next stormwater class. The exam consists of questions that are pertinent to performing inspections in Hot Springs.