Initial Certification

Important Dates and Locations

The next Initial Certification Class will be held on March 52020 followed by a qualifying exam March 6, 2020. This class and exam will be held at the River Center in Columbia. 


River Center at Saluda Shoals Park
5605 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC

Class begins: 8:30 a.m. 
Class adjourns: 5:00 p.m.

Initial Certification Class

CEPSCI initial certification will qualify individuals who complete the CEPSCI class and pass the corresponding exam.

CEPSCI class agenda

Certification Process:

  1. Classroom training
  2. Qualifying exam
  3. Grading and DHEC notification
  4. Issuance of Certification (within 1-2 weeks)

The one-day initial certification class will:

  • Address techniques for construction site erosion prevention and sediment control
  • Cover regulatory requirements related to NPDES Construction General Permit compliance in South Carolina
  • Introduce environmentally effective techniques for different terrain and topography
  • Demonstrate how to review grading and drainage plans and BMP details
  • Provide an overview of techniques and practices for conducting a thorough field inspection
  • Help prepare attendees for the exam, which is part of the process for becoming a SC Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector

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Initial Certification Schedule

Classes and exams are held at the River Center in Columbia unless otherwise indicated

March 5-6, 2020
April 16-17, 2020
May 28-29, 2020*
June 25-26, 2020
July 29-30, 2020
August 26-27, 2020
September 30 - October 1, 2020
October 28-29, 2020
December 2-3, 2020

*Class and exam at Madren Center in Clemson


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