general QCI info
Thompson Engineering is approved by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) as a Certified Training Provider for the Qualified Credentialed Inspector (QCI) Training Program. This program provides students with instruction in storm water pollution prevention regulations, strategies, and techniques for construction sites. We offer in-person training classes to the general public, as well as private group sessions to clients upon request. Experienced and knowledgeable instructors deliver our classroom training sessions at locations throughout Alabama, including Montgomery, Birmingham, Mobile, Auburn, and Athens.
Annual refresher training is a requirement of the QCI Training Program. Thompson Engineering offers a convenient, cost-effective online refresher course for all current QCI students. Beginning in March 2020, we began offering an on-demand, online initial training course for first-time QCI students.
In-Person Initial Training Class
The QCI initial training in-person class includes a pre-test, PowerPoint slides, videos, class exercise, product demonstrations, and a written final examination. The participants receive a workbook that includes copies of the presentation materials, a study guide, and other helpful references. We also provide each participant with a certificate of completion and a wallet-size card containing his/her assigned QCI number. Our instructors provide insights based on their knowledge and experience and encourage class participation, discussion, and interaction. We deliver the in-person initial training class in a single, 8-hour day.
Online Initial Training Course
The QCI online initial training course is a streamlined version of our classroom training that is available on-demand for the convenience of our clients. There are no deadlines or time limits for completing this training. Students are able to complete the course modules at their own pace. Proficiency is documented through the successful completion of quizzes at the end of the modules. The online initial training course is accessible through an emailed link that is unique to each student. The course includes downloadable copies of regulations, forms, a study guide, and other helpful documents. Students may also request a copy of our classroom workbook for reference. We provide each participant with a certificate of completion and a wallet-size card containing his/her assigned QCI number.
In-Person Refresher Training Class
The half-day QCI refresher classroom training meets the annual continuing education requirement for those students who received their initial training from Thompson Engineering. We provide updated information on storm water regulations, BMP inspection and maintenance, new-and-improved BMPs, and helpful hints about construction site inspection and sampling. We emphasize the development of problem-solving skills through in-person discussion and interaction with the instructor and other class members. There is a pre-test, but no final examination. We provide an updated certificate and wallet card to each student after each class. The in-person refresher class is ideal for large groups from the same organization who would like the opportunity for customized discussions during a private class. Contact Cindy Roton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-665-5414 for more information.
Online Refresher Training Class
The QCI online refresher course provides a more cost-effective and convenient option for completing the yearly continuing education requirements of the QCI program. Students are able to complete the course modules at their own pace. Proficiency is documented through the successful completion of quizzes at the end of the modules. The online refresher is accessible through an emailed link that is provided after payment is received. Updated credentials are mailed to each student.
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