Initial Certification

Important Dates and Locations

The next Initial Certificaiton Class will be held on July 22, 2014, followed by a Qualifying Exam July 31, 2014. The class and exam will be held at the River Center at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia. This class is full!

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list please contact us.

Initial Certification Class

CEPSCI initial certification will qualify individuals who complete the CEPSCI class and pass the corresponding exam.

(View Agenda for Initial Certification Class)

Certification Process

  1. Series of classroom trainings

  2. Qualifying exam 

  3. Grading and DHEC notification

  4. Issuance of Certification (generally takes 2-3 weeks)

The one-day initial certification class will:

    • Address techniques for construction site erosion prevention and sediment control;

    • Cover regulatory requirements related to NPDES Construction General Permit compliance in South Carolina;

    • Introduce environmentally effective techniques for different terrain and topography;

    • Demonstrate how to review grading and drainage plans and BMP details;

    • Provide an overview of techniques and practices for conducting a thorough field inspection;

      • Help prepare attendees for the exam, which is part of the process for becoming a SC Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector


Onsite registration begins at 8:00am, and the class begins promptly at 8:30am


CEPSCI Class Registration and Payment Policies

Fees
Class, Certification exam and Class materials - $295.00
Class only (limited to PEs, Tier B Land Surveyors and RLAs) - $195.00

Registration Policy
Registration and payment are required in advance for participation in CEPSCI classes. If your registration and payment are not received in our office at least 72 hours in advance of the class, you will not be allowed to register for the class. Walk-ons will not be accepted.

Payment Policy
We encourage advance registration

If your registration and payment are received in our office no later than 1 weeks prior to the class date, the registration fee will be $295.

If your registration and payment are received in our office less than 1 weeks prior to the class date, the registration fee will be $345.

If your registration and payment are not received in our office at least 72 hours in advance of the class, you will not be allowed to register for the class. Walk-ons will not be accepted.

Cancelation Policy
If you cancel your registration more than 72 hours before a class, your registration fee will be refunded, less a $35 processing fee. If you do not cancel before the 72 hour deadline your registration fee will not be refunded. You may send a substitute in your place, provided that you inform us of the substitute’s name no later than 24 hours before the workshop.  No-shows will not have their registration fee refunded.

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Initial Certification
Schedule

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CLASS FULL
July 22, 2014 
(Exam July 31, 2014)
River Center
Saluda Shoals Park
5606 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
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September 3, 2014 
(Exam September 4, 2014)
River Center
Saluda Shoals Park
5606 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
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November 12, 2014 
(Exam Novemeber 19, 2014)
River Center
Saluda Shoals Park
5606 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
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