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Land Use Permitting: An Overview


Course Code: EN0409WA21

View of Highlands, NJ waterfront area

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Last Held: June 8, 2021
10:00am - 12:30pm EDT (Log in time 9:45am EDT)

Next offering TBD


This online training program is intended to assist environmental consultants as they prepare and submit NJDEP Land Use applications associated with the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act, Coastal Area Facilities Review Act (CAFRA), Waterfront Development Act, and Flood Hazard Area Control Act.

Taught from the perspective of a private consultant, this webinar delves into the lifecycle of a Land Use application, from checklists to field documentation, to following up with NJDEP and responding to the Department's inquiries and comments. A discussion about working with engineers and surveyors will also be included as a jumping off point.

Meet Your Instructor
Z. John Zingis, Land Use Permitting Course Instructor

Z. John Zingis, Jr., LSRP

As a Project Manager with over 30 years of experience in land development, Mr. Zingis has completed over 2,000 applications with the NJDEP - Land Use Regulation Program (LURP). His experience includes numerous Freshwater Wetland applications (transition area waivers, buffer
averaging, Individual, and General Permits), wetland boundary verifications with the Letters of Interpretation (LOI), Coastal Area Facility Review Act (CAFRA), and Environmental Impact Statements demonstrating compliance with regulations. Mr. Zingis has assisted real estate investors, engineers, surveyors, and attorneys in procuring other environmental permits from the New Jersey Pinelands Commission and United States Army Corps of Engineers. His expertise has been recognized in courts of law and before land use boards.


The June 8, 2021 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

In addition to 0.25 Rutgers CEUs, this land use training course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Professional Engineers: 2 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credits

NJ Continuing Legal Education: 2 CLEs (Course No. 234)

NJ Land Surveyors: 2 credits

NJ Health Officers & Registered Environmental Health Specialists: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 2.0 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 2 Regulatory (Course No. 2021-066)

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Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be delivered via Zoom.

Equipment Needed to Access this Training:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Microphone is not necessary (all students will be muted on entry; you can use the "chat function" to type your questions and interact with the instructor)
  • Webcam is optional but not necessary
  • Speaker is optional but not necessary (you will be able to listen to the presentation by dialing in on your phone if your computer does not have a speaker)

Photo ID Requirement:

Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.

  • You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
  • The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
  • After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Pre-registration is required.


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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer, 848-932-7463
Administrative Assistant: Jackie Findra, 848-932-7180