Certified Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector Program



On January 29, 2021 SCDHEC reissued the NPDES Construction General Permit. The permit became effective on March 1, 2021. More information about these changes can be found through the link provided below.

SCDHEC Reissued Permit Announcement

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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COVID Update:

Following consultation with SCDHEC regulatory staff and in accordance with Clemson University directives to temporarily limit direct public interaction, CEPSCI in-person classes scheduled through August 31, 2021 have been transitioned to "online" classes.

Upcoming Events

Initial Certification :
October 25, 2021 (Online)
(Exam - October 29, 2021)

October 27, 2021 (In-Person) Contact for Availability
(Exam - October 28, 2021)

December 1, 2021 (Online)
(Exam - December 2, 2021)

Recertification  :
Resuming Spring 2022

Retest :
October 29, 2021 (Online)

SCDOT Certification :
Resuming Spring 2022

SCDOT Recertification  :
Resuming Spring 2022

SCDOT Retest :
September 30, 2021

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