Insufficient staffing among regulatory agencies, combined with a lack of awareness among contractors, historically resulted in a low rate of compliance for implementing these BMPs. In an effort to address the problem, in 1999 FDEP developed a training and certification program on their use, installation, and maintenance. While the program is primarily directed towards inspectors and contractors, permit reviewers and public works staff will also benefit. The programs objectives are as follows: (1) To ensure that the desired benefits of stormwater management systems are being achieved. (2) To ensure that both the public and private sectors have enough inspectors trained in the proper installation and maintenance of BMPs during and after construction. (3) To ensure a consistent level of technical expertise and professional conduct for all individuals responsible for inspecting erosion and sediment controls and stormwater management systems.