Initial Certification

Important Dates and Locations

The next available class and exam will be offered online December 1-2, 2021

Classes begin: 8:30 a.m. 
Classes adjourn: 5:00 p.m.

In-person classes will be offer at the River Center in Saluda Shoals Park

River Center
5605 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29212 

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. Course instruction
  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

System and Hardware Requirements for Online Classes and Testing:

  • Operating System - Windows 8, 8.1 and 10; MAC 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15
  • Connection - 300kb/s upload speed, satellite and dial up connections are not supported
  • 213 MB of storage for testing software
  • Webcam
  • Microphone or headset with microphone
  • Tablets, hybrid devices and mobile phones are not supported

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Initial Certification Schedule

Online Classes and Exams

Dec 1-2, 2021
Jan 19-20, 2022
Mar 30-31, 2022

In-Person Classes and Exams

Feb 22-23, 2022
Apr 27-28, 2022


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