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Designated Erosion Control Inspector Program

Save the Date: DECI Workshop August 11, 2015
College of Lake County, Grayslake
On the agenda is a review of effective SE/SC Best Management Practices. Continuing education credits will be offered for DECIs seeking re-listing. 
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About the DECI Program

Field Inspection Form

If you would like to receive a fillable Word version of the DECI Field Inspection Form, email Tim Cook.


The DECI Exam is available to take online at:

DECI Continuing Education

There are several opportunities available for continuing education.  The following is a partial list of options that SMC has reviewed and approved:

  • Encap, Inc. offers a series of short (3-5 minute)  videos, "The Erosion Control Minute," on a variety of topics that are very applicable to the DECI program. The series archive may be found at SMC will approve 0.25 continuing education hours per video watched.
  • is an online resource for a variety of professional education opportunities. A couple SMC approved courses are:
    • RV-5503 Basic Erosion and Sediment Control – 6 hours
    • RV-1840 Erosion and Sediment Control – 8 hours
      Take either of these approved courses as an alternate to a DECI workshop.
  • is an online resource for a variety of professional education opportunities. A couple SMC approved courses are:
    • C142 – Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans and Best Management Practices – 4 hours
    • C188 – Soil Erosion and Sediment Control – 3 hours
      Take both of these approved courses as an alternate to a DECI workshop.

 Previous Workshop Presentations (2014) 

     ​March 19, 2014 workshop agenda 

     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​DECI Program 
     Kurt Woolford, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission  

     ​​​​​​​​​​​​SE/SC Best Management Practices BMP Part I 
     Brian Cook, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission 

     ​​​​​​​​​​​​Directional Drilling Part I 
     Erica Spolar, Hampton Lenzini and Renwick Inc. 

     ​​​​​​​​​​​​Directional Drilling Part II 
     Bob Gardiner, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission 

     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Appropriate BMP Installation Measure to Control Erosion, Stabilize Soil 
     Marcy Knysz, Cardno JFNew 

     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Case Study - New Gurnee Grade School Site Design Using SE/SC Controls 
     Geoffrey Perry, Gewalt Hamilton Associates

     ​​​​​​A DECI Guide to Vegetative Stabilization 
     Valerie Jakobi, Bollinger Environmental, Inc. 

     ​​​​​​​​​​SE/SC Best Management Practices 
     Ed Weskerna, McHenry Lake Soil & Water Conservation District

     ​​​​​Case Study - SE/SC for Linear Road Projects 
     Glenn Petko, Lake County Division of Transportation

     ​​​​​​​​​Introduction to Meteorological Prognostication 
     Bob Gardiner, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission



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