Certified Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector Program


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 June 30, 2021 have been transitioned to "online" classes.

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:
January 20, 2021 (Live Online)
(Exam - January 21, 2021 Online)

Section 1: May 3-14, 2021 (Online)

January 21, 2021 (Online)

SCDOT Certification:
May 19, 2021 (Live Online)
(Exam - May 20, 2021 Online)

SCDOT Recertification:
June 9, 2021 (Live Online)

SCDOT Retest:
January 22, 2021 (Online)

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