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The RAMCA/VDOT Erosion and Sediment Control Contractor Certificaton Program

Upcoming ESCCC Certification Classes

In accordance with VDOT Road and Bridge Specification 107.16 (A), a land‐disturbing activity that occurs within the VDOT right‐of-way must be supervised by a certified Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Contractor who is required to be on‐site at all times during that land‐disturbing activity.

RAMCA is authorized by VDOT to teach and administer the ESCCC Program.

This course is intended for any individual who has experience in excavation and erosion and sediment control devices and techniques, who seeks to be certified as a VDOT ESC Contractor. This class certifies you to place and inspect Erosion and Sediment Controls on VDOT Easements or VDOT Projects.

About Our Instructor

Cindy Linkenhoker, the RAMCA/VDOT ESCCC certified trainer, has a distinguished career as a professional erosion and sediment control professional.

Cindy currently holds a “combined administrator” ESC designation from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ).

She has worked as a Stormwater Management Engineer for the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreatoin (DCR). She managed the ESC Program for the City of Portsmouth for nine years as its first Stormwater Administrator. She recently worked as a Senior Water Resources Engineer with the private civil engineering firm of Parsons Brinckerhoff in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Currently Cindy is the Stormwater Program Manager for Roanoke County.

She is one of only three individuals who have been authorized by VDOT to teach the ESCCC Class in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

RAMCA Class Policy

Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment is required in advance of the class. For your convenience, credit card payments are accepted. If payments are to be made by check, payment must be received prior to the class date. Payment will not be accepted the day of the class. Registrations made within a week of the class may be paid by credit card to insure payment prior to class. 

Class Size and Cost, and Special Classes

Minimum class size is 10. Maximum class size is 20. The course fees are as follows:

RAMCA Member Price $225.00/student
Non‐Member Price $250.00/student


  • Class price includes, course materials and a VDOT certficaton card.
  • Classes at your facility or by special arrangement are available by contacting Teresa Allen, Director of Events and Training Programs for RAMCA, at or by calling the office at (804) 346-0522.


Please pay online via credit card or mail check to:
Attn: Maiko Hewitt
9702 Gayton Road, Suite 332
Richmond, VA 23238