Welcome to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) TECS and SWMP Preparer Certification Portal.
NOTICE: Hello Students! CDOT has implemented a recertification exam to extend your TECS certificate for an additional 3 years and help keep you up to date on any important changes. The exam will become active in your portal prior to your certification expire date. Please be sure all of your contact information is current so we can reach you. If you have a TECS certification that expired on 1/1/19 and did not receive notification of the exam, Please contact [email protected] before February 1st, 2019.
CDOT requires any individual designated on the Erosion Control Management (ECM) team to hold a valid CDOT Transportation Erosion Control Supervisor (TECS) Certification on CDOT projects holding a CDPS-SCP. The certification consists of two, one day classes titled “Class 1” and “Class 2” and successful completion of both with an exam score of 80% is required to obtain a TECS certification. In the portal, you must register for each class separately, starting with class 1 and complete both classes within 12 months of each other. A TECS Certification is valid for three years.
Class 1 is in a classroom setting and is delivered by instructors using:
• PowerPoint slides
• student activities
• open discussion
• the toolbox
• training SWMP
Class 2 is conducted outdoors at the Tom Boyce Water Quality Training Facility and includes:
• site assessments
• inspection protocols
• linking the SWMP document to the construction site
• hands-on BMP field installations
• evaluating BMPs under simulated precipitation event conditions; and
• critical thinking
Both training days are required for the TECS certification. Successful participation and completion of the TECS classes, including passing an exam at the end of each class, is required to be a certified TECS. Successful participation and completion includes attendance, completion of class assignments and a passing score on the exams given at the end of each class. Attendance includes missing no more than 15 minutes of either training day. Starting mid next year, the TECS program will begin implementing continued education courses that can be found on your portal. These courses will be required to become re-certified after your certificate expires.
The SWMP Preparer Certification is a two-day class, administered through the CDOT HQ Landscape Architecture Section, scheduled periodically throughout each year at CDOT Headquarters and Region 1 (Denver area), and state-wide in CDOT regions. This certification is available for CDOT project engineers and environmental staff, as well as consultants who prepare CDOT SWMPs. Course content includes the CDOT SWMP development process, case study exercises, inventory and analysis, SWMP templates and site map creation, stormwater quantities, specifications and details, and FIR and FOR Meetings for SWMPs. Upon successful completion of the class with an exam score of 80% or better, students will be awarded a SWMP Preparer Certificate. SWMP Certification is valid for three years, with proposed future continuing education opportunities for certificate extension.