Classes

QSP/D TRAINING – Spring 2024

San Francisco Bay Area QSP/QSD Training

Keish Environmental (“Keish Env-PM-CM”) is offering the State Mandated Construction General Permit Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) and Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) Training here in the San Francisco Bay Area!

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 — Friday, March 8, 2024

Classes run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day, at the following location: San Jose, California (address will be emailed to you after your payment confirmation).

The course includes:

  • Construction General Permit (CGP), including updated content detailing the recent updates that went into effect September 2023.
  • Training Notes.
  • Daily continental breakfast, a variety of beverages, and afternoon snacks for attendees.

A brief QSP/QSD course synopsis:

At the Qualified Stormwater Practitioner (QSP) 2-day class, attendees will learn about the construction regulatory environment, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, and Clean Water Act requirements that the Construction General Permit for Stormwater (CGP) stems from. They will engage in interactive modules that address erosion processes and sediment control theory and practice – with real-word examples highlighting jobsites with issues and what causes them. Next, the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) implementation module focuses on how SWPPPs give QSPs the tools to do something about these common project issues. The final modules of the 2-day QSP course focus on SWPPP monitoring and reporting, with hands on examples of how to observe and document compliance at a construction site as required by the CGP.

At the Qualified Stormwater Practitioner (QSP) and Qualified Stormwater Developer (QSD) 3-day class, attendees will learn all the same material as the 2-day QSP class, but in addition on the 3rd day, the training is specifically designed for those who are already-certified QSPs wanting to become QSDs or QSDs needing a refresher course. The 3rd day of class delves into more detail and depth on what’s required to prepare a SWPPP, the minimum elements, mandatory Best Management Practices (BMPs), calculation of project Risk Level/Type and how it affects the selected BMPs. After highlighting key elements needed for successful project planning, the course includes interactive activities to allow the students the opportunity to utilize the information and materials learned throughout the course.

These courses will highlight difficult stormwater BMP implementation issues and practical solutions!

Please read the information about the specifics of the QSP/QSD Qualifications for certification within California here: https://www.casqa.org/resources/training/cgp-training-program/qsd-qsp-qualification

About the Course Instructor:

This course is being taught by Rachael Keish, P.E., a CASQA qualified Trainer of Record with 24 years of experience in construction management. Rachael is the CEO of Keish Environmental (“Keish Env-PM-CM”), a small, woman-owned business in the San Francisco Bay Area that is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2024! During the last decade, Rachael has successfully led the company in providing comprehensive program and construction management and environmental services to California’s infrastructure projects, ensuring oversight of CEQA/NEPA documentation, field inspections, SWPPP reporting, and permitting management to meet all regulatory compliance measures. Keish Env-PM-CM also provides biological and cultural archeological monitoring and mitigation services to ensure clients are protecting and respecting California’s sensitive environmental assets. Additionally, the company offers its clients sustainability optioning on their construction projects via the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision certification program.

Sign Up For Class

2-Day QSP Training

Wednesday, March 6 - Thursday, March 7

Location: San Jose, California

No online instruction is available for this course – it is an in-person event.

These classes will be held daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.

Continental breakfast, a variety of beverages, and afternoon snacks will be made available during the two-day course.

The course includes the Construction General Permit (CGP) & QSP Training Notes and is offered by Rachael Keish, P.E., a CASQA qualified Trainer of Record with 24 years’ experience in construction management. This course will highlight difficult stormwater BMP implementation issues and provide examples of practical solutions!

Cost: $350.00

If you would like to sign up multiple people from a single organization, please email classes@keishenv.com.

3-day QSP/D

Wednesday, March 6 - Friday, March 8

Location: San Jose, California

No online instruction is available for these courses – they are in-person events.

These classes will be held daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.

Continental breakfast, a variety of beverages, and afternoon snacks will be made available during the three-day course.

The course includes the Construction General Permit (CGP) & QSP/D Training Notes and is offered by Rachael Keish, P.E., a CASQA qualified Trainer of Record with 24 years’ experience in construction management. This course will highlight difficult stormwater BMP implementation issues and provide examples of practical solutions!

Cost: $525.00

If you would like to sign up multiple people from a single organization, please email classes@keishenv.com.

1-day QSD

Friday, March 8

*THIS 1-DAY COURSE IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO ALREADY HAVE A QSP AND WANT TO GET A QSD CERTIFICATION.

Location: San Jose, California

No online instruction is available for this course – it is an in-person event.

This class will be held daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.

Continental breakfast, a variety of beverages, and afternoon snacks will be made available during the one-day course.

The course includes the Construction General Permit (CGP) & QSD Training Notes and is offered by Rachael Keish, P.E., a CASQA qualified Trainer of Record with 24 years’ experience in construction management. This course will highlight difficult stormwater BMP implementation issues and provide examples of practical solutions!

Cost: $175.00

If you would like to sign up multiple people from a single organization, please email classes@keishenv.com.