This two-semester program, similar to a college course, is designed to provide students with a basic operating knowledge of the procedural and technical aspects for accomplishing plan approval in the Northern Virginia land development process. These classes address all practical aspects of land development, often including interactive exercises. 

Note: Professionals must successfully complete both Semesters and the appropriate Jurisdictional Sequence(s) to establish DPE-eligibility. (Land Development Engineering classes do not qualify as PD Electives.)

Classes are held on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 6:30 pm in the ESI Chantilly classroom. If, on short notice, you are unable to attend a particular class, please DO NOT cancel your class enrollment. Clicking the enrollment cancellation button may cancel your semester enrollment. Please call or email to let us know you are unable to attend class that day.

This one-day course will be presented online (via Zoom) or in the Herrity Building at the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, unless otherwise notified. December dates to be announced. (Required to establish DPE-eligibility in Fairfax County.) Topics to be covered include:

  • LDS Introduction
  • Planning Process
  • Zoning Ordinance
  • Site Plans/Subdivisions/Infill Lots
  • Peer Review
  • Customer & Technical Support Center
  • Stormwater Code & Regulations
  • Tree Conservation Ordinance
  • Expedited Review

December 6  3:30-6:30pm