Certified Wetland Delineator
Field Test Dates*:
- May Session – September 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA
- December Session – April 2019 – Pittsburgh, PA
The main objective of the Swamp School’s Certified Wetland Delineator Program (CWD) is provide a certification that identifies individuals who are highly skilled in the technical aspects of wetland delineation. This enables clients of certified delineators to make informed decisions when choosing to engage these individuals for wetland delineation services. A Certified Wetland Delineator (CWD) is able to reliably demonstrate that he or she can acutely depict areas of land that would be subject to the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act regulations as administered by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
To become a Certified Wetland Delineator (CWD) you will be asked to participate in a wetland delineation methods program that will conclude with an in-person field practicum examination. The instructional portion of this program is offered online. The field exam is offered several times a year in various locations. The location of the field exam will be based in-part upon the location most central to the majority of students enrolled in the program.
A prerequisite to this class is the successful completion of each of the three wetland criteria modules. These include:
- Wetland Botany
- Wetland Hydrology
- Wetland Hydric Soils
You will need to provide all three certification numbers before you will be able to start this class. Your certifications must also be in good standing.
As a Certified Wetland Delineator (CWD) you will receive a certificate and an electronic seal that can be used for reports and proposals. This certification will remain valid for 5 years and is eligible for renewal with additional continuing education.
You must complete the class by the end of the session. If you are unable to complete the class within that time frame you MUST notify the Swamp School. You will be allowed to enroll in the next scheduled session without incurring an additional fee. However, some or all of your previous coursework may not carry over to the new session. Additional time extensions can be requested and may be subject to a reenrollment fee.
* This portion is required and does require your attendance for the field practicum.
Credit Hours: 36