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We provide wetland delineation training and wetland training.We provide wetland delineation training and wetland training. We provide wetland delineation training and wetland training.

What's New

We are offering scholarships to upperclassmen or faculty of HBCU programs. See this flyer for additional information.
This is the 2021 International Wetland Convention in Taiwan, where I was a virtual Keynote Speaker and panelist.
We have resumed our live classes. Other than a few COVID-related modifications (masks, social distancing, non-exchanging of equipment, no carpooling, the classes have been successful!
A federal judge in Arizona has ruled that the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (Trump rule) is unconstitutional and must be replaced immediately. The EPA has reverted back to the Rapanos protocol. The Biden administration has published a proposed replacement that is currently accepting comments.
New: Online Virtual Training We have added a Virtual Training Class during this pandemic period that we will retain when it is over. Registration for this course also includes optional attendance in an on-site 4-day Wetland / Waters of the US class of your choosing within 18 months for no charge.
Our Wetland Delineation Training / Waters of the US classes in Florida now include the Florida Statewide Wetland Delineation Training for no additional fee.
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Our Wetland Courses

Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation / Regional Supplement / Waters of the US Training

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Our highly-regarded nationwide wetland training class.  Now in its 27th year, Richard Chinn, who was certified during the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineator Certification Program Demonstration Phase and Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS), has personally provided this training to 9000+ wetland professionals in 800+ classes in 38 states plus Puerto Rico and Taiwan. Richad Chinn has done onsite classes for Departments of Transportation in Alaska, Texas, Florida, and Mississippi.  You won't find a more experienced and professional wetland instructor and he is neither boring nor dry!

This course includes training in the Regional Supplement in effect for the area where the training is held but training in an alternate Regional Supplement can be provided upon request.

Take advantage of Richard Chinn's years of classroom and field training experience, technical and instructional!

Regional Supplement Training

We offer this 2-day course for persons who have already taken a 4 - 5 day class in wetland delineation and want to improve their skills in the Regional Supplement.

You do not need to register for the Regional Supplement Training if you are registering for the Wetland Delineation Training as this Regional Supplement Training is included in our 4-day Wetland Delineation Training class.

Wetland Permitting Training

This course picks up where our Wetland Delineation Training course left off!  Learn advanced topics of wetlands regulations and permitting to make you an even better wetland delineator, manager and scientist including an intensive look at each type of permit (including Nationwide, Regional and Individual Permits, how to satisfy their requirements, and how to address all the pertinent wetland issues expected of a wetland professional.



What We Provide

  • Subject matter experts
  • We use Plain English
  • We use digital projectors with comprehensive, accompanying workbooks - No more frantic note-taking
  • Small class sizes (generally < 24)
  • Favorable cancellation policy - We will not cancel a course for attendance that has three (3) or more registered participants


Course Cancellation Policy


We know what a hardship it is for the participant when the trainer cancels a class.  We will not cancel a class that has 3 or more paid participants!


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We provide wetland delineation training and wetland training.

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804 Cottage Hill Way, Brandon, FL 33511-8098

Phone:  800.427.0307

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Richard Chinn is the author of "The Enemy of My Enemy" a historical fiction account of the Doolittle Raider crew that flew to the USSR after bombing Japan, was interned by the Soviet Union for 14 months before they escaped into Iran. This book espouses several theories of the mission. What was the US militaries role in the landing in the Soviet Union? What was the KGB's role in their escape? This book is under contract with a traditional publisher and is scheduled to be published in 2020 or 2021.

Richard Chinn is also a Professional Mangrove Trimmer and his company Florida Mangrove Trimming, LLC provides mangrove trimming services and consulting to improve the view of the water for homes with riparian mangrove fringe in an ecological, aesthetic manner.