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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Upcoming Events

Initial Certification :
July 12, 2022 (Columbia)
(Exam - July 13, 2022)

August 31, 2022 (Online)
(Exam - September 1, 2022)

Recertification :
Section 1: May 2-13, 2022 (Online) Registration Closed
Section 2: May 16-27, 2022 (Online) Registration Closed
Section 3: May 31-June 10, 2022 (Online) Registration Closed
Section 4: June 13-24, 2022 (Online) Registration Closed
Section 5: June 27-30, 2022 (Online)

Retest :
July 13, 2022 (Columbia)
September 1, 2022 (Online)

SCDOT Certification :
September 14, 2022 (Columbia)
(Exam - September 15, 2022)

SCDOT Recertification :
Resuming in 2023

SCDOT Retest :
July 13, 2022 (Columbia)

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