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Certification process summary

Certification process Applicant - An individual who enters into a participation agreement, accepts the responsibility for meeting all Florida Water Star-SM requirements. The applicant may be a builder, developer or homeowner. Certifier - Inspects the project to verify it meets the program criteria. Administrator - Provides program oversight for implementaion of program criteria, evaluation, inspection and records management. The administration of the program is shared. Certification - After all qualifications, steps and inspections have been completed, the project receives Florida Water Star-SM certification.

All Florida Water StarSM certifications require that applicants submit a signed copy of a participation agreement to the administrator. More information about the certification process can be found in the Certification Program Process.

The technical manual provides detailed information for each component of the criteria in the qualifications points list, giving further insight into how prerequisites and points are evaluated during the inspection. Technical interpretations are made by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), which assigns point values for innovative best management practices that are not included as standard point items. For more information about these interpretations, contact Florida Water StarSM program staff.

For all types of construction seeking certification, applicants should work with either Florida Water StarSM staff or a Florida Water StarSM certifier early in the development process to minimize potential mistakes that could prevent certification. Participating in Florida Water StarSM may be encouraged or required in your community (see Florida Water StarSM Incentives and Mandates list). Participation agreements vary for each program administrator, so an applicant should contact the appropriate administrator to get the correct agreement.

St. Johns River Water Management District
4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177
800-725-5922