Stormwater II

80 Hours / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

Course Overview:

Maintenance activity to preserve the intended water quality benefit, and stormwater conveyance capacity of stormwater controls are critical to stormwater management. This course explores Whole life costing (also known as life cycle cost analysis) and teaches participants how to effectively evaluate the performance of stormwater controls.  It addresses the importance of municipal, industrial, and watershed agencies to screen and select site-specific and feasible stormwater controls, that will achieve technical, and regulatory requirements in a cost-effective manner. This course examines recent challenges and specific considerations pertinent to the selection and application of analytical tools. 

Prerequisite: The student needs to complete the Stormwater I course before taking the Stormwater II course.

About ProTrain:

ProTrain is committed to offering world class interactive online courses that provide training and learning support for the student in a number of ways during their experience. The ProTrain course structure has been developed to provide activities to guide students throughout the entire process of learning. Learning activities include hands-on assignments that allow students to use what they are learning to allow better transferable skills within their work environments; and collaborative assignments, like wikis and discussion groups that allow them to share what they have learned with others in the same course.

While a student learns, they are not alone. Each student will receive guidance and support from his or her assigned Training Assessment Manager (TAM) and Student Services Specialist (SSS) representative. In addition, we will offer live monthly webinars and feedback sessions for various subject categories. Throughout the entire course, students are monitored by the SSS representative using progress reporting from the ProTrain Registration System (PRS).

ProTrain will provide Students who successfully complete their online certification programs and pass their industry level certification exams the access to the new ProTrain Education-2-Employment Career Tracker system. The Career Tracker will allow our students who pass exams to load their own resumes at no additional cost, and letting industry employers find their talent through the same database.

Curriculum Developer Biography:

Sigrid Ferguson Green, MSEd in Instructional Design for Online Learning, MS Human Resource Management, with over 15 years of experience in training and development/education. Her experience has been to lead teams of Instructional Designers, and managed curricula for companies such as: American Express and Assurant. Her experience includes but is not limited to the following: technical writing, web design, training, instructional design, graphic design, and curriculum development.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1 - Infiltrators
  • Description
  • Design Principles
  • Infiltration Basins
  • Infiltration Trenches and Vaults
  • Dry Wells
  • Permeable Pavement
Lesson 2 - Gross Pollutant Traps and Mechanical Operations
  • Basic Design Principles
  • Screens
  • Nets
  • Baskets
  • Racks
  • Hoods
Lesson 3 - Maintenance of Stormwater Controls
  • Introduction/Overview
  • General Maintenance Considerations
  • Detailed Guidelines for Stormwater Control Maintenance
Lesson 4 - Whole Life Cost of Stormwater Controls
  • Whole Life Cost Model
  • Capital Costs
  • Capital Costs for Various Stormwater Controls
  • Maintenance Costs for Various Stormwater Controls
  • Whole Life Cost Summary
  • Whole Life Cost Comparison
  • Effect of Stormwater Systems on Whole Life Cost
Lesson 5 - Performance Assessment
  • Introduction
  • Overview of Assessment Plan Development
  • Formulating Objectives and Assessment Criteria or Metrics
  • Assessment Methods
  • Data and Informational Needs
  • Performance Assessment Plan
  • Plan Implementation
  • Reporting Stormwater Control Performance
  • Statistical Analysis
Lesson 6 - Analytical Tools for Simulation of Stormwater Controls
  • Introduction—Modeling Needs
  • Modeling Processes in Stormwater Controls
  • Conceptual Models for Stormwater Controls
  • Modeling Approaches
  • Selection of a Stormwater Control Model
  • Data Needs
  • Model Application
  • Case Studies
Lesson 7 - Recent Developments in Analytical Tools
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability
  • Integrated Urban Drainage Modeling

All necessary materials are included.


After the completion of the Stormwater I & II and Stormwater Management Hydraulics and Hydrology Part I & II courses, the student will be prepared to take the American Public Works Association (APWA) Certified Stormwater Manager (CSM) certification exam.

To demonstrate eligibility, candidates must submit an application documenting the completion of one of the following education and work experience pathways:

  • High school graduation or equivalent and 7 years of relevant work experience
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent trade school certificate and 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Master’s degree and 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Doctoral degree and 1 year of relevant work experience

Relevant work experience is that performed within or for a public entity in one or more aspects of stormwater management as defined in the CSM target audience description and illustrated in the CSM Content Outline.

Please note that the individual state requirements may vary.  Students will be responsible to check with their state’s governing body for state specific requirements.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.