Basic Wetland Delineation Refresher Course (2020)

How Does This Course Work?

The field practicum portion of our course, Basic Wetland Delineation Online with Field Practicum, is open to those who have had a full, basic wetland delineation course in the past and want a refresher on field practices. This course alone does not satisfy the requirements for basic delineation training as specified by the Corps of Engineers. If you are looking to satisfy those requirements, you need to check out WTI’s other courses: Basic Wetland Delineation (in-person, one week), Basic Wetland Delineation Online with Field Practicum, or Wetland Delineation with Emphasis on Soils and Hydrology Online with Field Practicum.

There are no lectures with the Wetland Delineation Refresher – only two days (16 hours) of intensive field work. You also have access to the course discussion board so you may ask questions of your instructor before and after your course as well as interact with other course participants.

The per-requisite for this course is completion of a basic wetland delineation (at least 32 contact hours) course in the past from Wetland Training Institute, Inc. or any other provider. When registering, please identify the date, location and provider of the course.

You will also receive via mail materials you should review prior to your refresher course dates. These include: printed Lecture Notes, a Pocket Guide to Hydric Soil Field Indicators 2017 Edition, and a USB drive containing current 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual, Regional Supplements, Plant Lists, and other publications.


Tuition cost:

Your Course Includes

2017 Pocket Guide to Hydric Soil Field Indicators

This field guide is based on the National Technical Committee on Hydric Soils’ Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in the United States v. 8.0.

Printed lecture notes and electronic resources

All participants receive the same lecture notes provided in our in-person courses and a thumb drive of essential electronic resources.

Certificate of Completion

You will receive a certificate of completion with instructional contact hours documented once you have completed all course requirements (i.e. online lectures, field practicum, discussion forum participation).

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

You can begin accessing the course discussion board anytime after December 9, 2019. Your printed and electronic course materials should arrive in the mail within about a week.

Will I have face to face interaction with the Instructor?

Yes, you will have face to face interaction with your field practicum instructor to ensure you understand all the material as well as standard field practices. Before and after your course, you can ask questions and share resources via your course discussion board.

Does this course count towards my certification program?

Your certificate of completion can be used to document instructional hours received in this topic. You should contact the specific certifying agency or association directly to find out how they will assess or credit this WTI course. Typically, our courses are accepted by all state and national certifying agencies and associations; however, you should confirm that with the specific certification program to which you are applying or renewing.

Register by Field Practicum Location Options Below

 Field session options for Basic Wetland Delineation Refresher course:

2020 Dates Field Locations Register by Field Location
February 10 – 11, 2020 San Diego, CA CANCELLED
March 30 – 31, 2020 Houston, TX POSTPONED
April 27 – 28, 2020 Sacramento, CA POSTPONED
May 19 – 20, 2020 Santa Fe, NM CANCELLED
June 30 – July 1, 2020 Laramie, WY Purchase Course
August 12 – 13, 2020 Marysville, WA Purchase Course
September 10-11, 2020 Sacramento, CA Purchase Course
September 29 – 30, 2020 Portage, WI Purchase Course
October 15 -16, 2020 Houston, TX Purchase Course
October 22 – 23, 2020 Covington, LA CANCELLED
November 10 – 11, 2020 Charleston, SC CANCELLED
November 18 – 19, 2020 Richmond, VA Purchase Course


What our participants say…

“Thank you again for a great Wetland Delineation Refresher Course. I enjoyed it thoroughly and got a lot of good info out of it. I have been doing delineations for some time; however, my gut was telling me it was time to get some new/updated info, and your course provided that.”

“The instructor knows the 1987 USACE Manual inside and out and is an expert in the field of wetland delineation. I would recommend this course to anyone wishing to expand their knowledge on the subject.”

Course Curriculum

This Basic Wetland Delineation Refresher course consists of a 2-day Field Practicum focused on the application of the Regional Supplements and the portions of the 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual still valid as used by the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and numerous state governments. This course is designed for individuals who have had a wetland delineation course in the past and would like to revisit field techniques and best practices. Materials include a 2017 Pocket Guide to Hydric Soil Field Indicators, a USB drive containing current 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual, Regional Supplements, Plant Lists, and other publications, and a copy of Lecture Notes for you to review before your course. This course does not include online or in-person lectures.  Successful completion of course requires participation at one 16-contact-hour field session.

  • Discussion: Welcome and Introduce Yourself Here (BWDe-2020)
  • Discussion: I have questions (BWDe) – 2020