Certified Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector Program


Following consultation with SCDHEC regulatory staff and in accordance with Clemson University directives to temporarily suspend direct public interaction, CEPSCI classes scheduled prior to April 30, 2020 have been cancelled.

Plans are currently being made to address the need for both CEPSCI initial certification and recertification requirements. As options become available, information will be provided via this web site.

The safety and welfare of class participants, venue staff and instructors are paramount to us. If you have questions regarding class schedule or registration, please send a message to cepsci@clemson.edu. We will respond as soon as possible.


While erosion is a natural process, it can be dramatically accelerated by activities such as farming, timber harvesting and construction. Each year thousands of acres of land in South Carolina are exposed during the course of construction and land development.  Everyone who lives in or visits South Carolina wants to enjoy clean and healthy waterways. Without properly installed protective practices during construction, the land is left vulnerable to erosion and sediment runoff.

The purpose of the Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector (CEPSCI) Program is to educate field personnel on the proper installation, maintenance and inspection of erosion prevention and sediment control measures at construction sites. Preventing sediment-laden runoff not only protects our rivers, creeks and streams, but is also a trademark of a quality construction project.

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Upcoming Events

Initial Certification:
May 28, 2020 (Clemson)
(Exam - May 29, 2020)

May 26, 2020 (Columbia)
May 27, 2020 (Clemson)

May 29, 2020 (Clemson)

SCDOT Classes:
June 10, 2020 (Recertification) 
TBD (Certification) 

 for Registration

For more information about CEPSCI please contact us