Certified Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector Program


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 :
November 30, 2022 (Online) Registration Closed
Exam - December 1, 2022 (Online)

January 25, 2023 (Online)
Exam - January 26, 2023 (Online)

Recertification :
Resuming May 1, 2023

Retest :
December 1, 2022 (Online) Registration Closed
January 26, 2023 (Online)

SCDOT Certification :
May 23, 2023 (Columbia)
Exam - May 24, 2023 (Columbia)

SCDOT Recertification :
April 25, 2023 (Columbia)
June 22, 2023 (Columbia)

SCDOT Retest :
December 1, 2022 (Online) Registration Closed
January 26, 2023 (Online)

 for Registration, 2023 now available 


For more information about CEPSCI, please contact us at CEPSCI@clemson.edu