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Certified Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector Program
aerial view of large construction site with work trucks and exposed soil

Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector (CEPSCI) 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.

Upcoming Events

Initial Certification :
Registration Closed
March 22, 2023 (Online)
Exam – March 23, 2023 (Online)

April 26, 2023 (Columbia)
April 27, 2023 (Columbia)

Recertification :
Section 1: May 1 - May 15, 2023
Section 2: May 16 - May 30, 2023
Section 3: June 1 - June 15, 2023
Section 4: June 16 - June 30, 2023

Retest :
March 23, 2023 (Online - Registration Closed)
April 27, 2023 (Columbia)

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

SCDOT Recertification :
April 25, 2023 (Columbia)
June 29, 2023 (Columbia)

SCDOT Retest :
June 29, 2023 (Columbia)

Registration Recertification Registration