Transportation Erosion Control Supervisor Certification (TECS)

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CDOT requires any individual designated as the CDOT transportation erosion control supervisor (TECS) on CDOT projects to complete the TECS Certification Program, which is comprised of two, one-day courses. Per specification 208.03(c): The TECS shall be experienced in all aspects of construction and have satisfactorily completed a TECS training program authorized by the Department.

Please access our H2O portal (HERE) to view class descriptions, schedules, register, and track your TECS certificate. If you are a new student follow instructions on the portal to create a username and password. If you have previously created a username or have been issued one, please continue to use that information to access the portal. Do not create multiple usernames.

NOTICE: CDOT has implemented a re-certification 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 Val Stanson at 720-829-6035 or at [email protected]

Please scroll down for detailed class descriptions. Thank you for your interest in CDOT’s TECS program.

Class 1 of the TECS training is in a classroom setting and is delivered by instructors using PowerPoint slides; student activities; open discussion; the toolbox; and the training SWMP to assist the training participant in his/her future career as a TECS.

Class 2 of TECS training is conducted outdoors. This training is comprised of field activities that include:

  • 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. Class 1 (classroom) must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in Class 2 (field). Class 2 must be taken within 12 months of taking Class 1, or Class 1 must be repeated.

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.

Course Description

This course consists of two, one-day courses with training topics that include, but are not limited to, the information within the tabs below.

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Class 1

  • The regulatory requirements under the Colorado Construction Stormwater Program and how these requirements relate to CDOT specifications.
  • CDOT’s Environmental Stewardship roles and potential liabilities associated with non-compliance.Green book photo
  • Using the inspection tool, "The Gauntlet," to evaluate potential pollution sources and their associated BMPs.
  • CDOT SWMP components, including the function of the SWMP notebook as a planning tool and as a legal, living document, “The Story”.
  • The role and responsibilities of the TECS.
  • Construction project planning and phasing.
  • Record-keeping requirements and maintaining the SWMP notebook components as a living document for compliance.

Class 2

      • Inspecting a CDOT construction site
      • Record-keeping requirements and maintaining the SWMP notebook components as a living document for complianceRoad photo
      • Proper placement and installation of BMPs
      • Sheet flow vs channelized flows
      • Proper inspection and subsequent documentation to achieve compliance
      • BMP problem solving
      • Evaluating drainage areas and applying proper BMPs
      • Revegetation practices
      • Stabilization methodology (temporary and final)

Contact Information

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For registration inquiries, contact:

Training Coordinator Contact:
Valerie Stanson
[email protected]