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NC SWCC Job Approval Authority

North Carolina SWCC Job Approval Authority (JAA) is the quality assurance process that ensures adequate consideration by competent employees in the planning, design, and installation of ALL best management practices (BMP) and technical assistance implemented through the NC Soil and Water Conservation Commission (SWCC), the Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Division of Soil and Water Conservation, and other conservation partners.


  • SWCD Employees
  • County Employees working in a SWCD
  • NCDA&CS DSWC Employees



  • STEP 1: Recieve on-the-job training and gain experience in all aspects of planning, design, and installing a BMP
  • STEP 2: Independently create two complete BMP JAA packages and demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities
  • STEP 3: Submit an application, with JAA packages and signature pages to the DSWC for evaulation of technical competency

Individuals with NRCS JAA may also apply for SWCC JAA for comparable practice(s) by submitting an application form with proof of NRCS JAA for those comparable practices.

JAA Application Flowchart

BMP JAA Application Requirements

Apply for SWCC Job Approval Authority

If you have questions, please contact Josh Vetter.

Training Resource Website

Please use this website to browse on-demand trainings, register for upcoming training events, view past training webpages, and explore additional training resources.

Additional Resources

NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, David B. Williams, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27603
Phone: 919.707.3770

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