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Certified Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector Program


Important Information

This year the CEPSCI team in partnership with South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will provide training covering aspects of South Carolina's current NPDES Construction General Permit (SCR100000) with additional material specific to the Transportation NPDES Construction General Permit (SCR160000).

SCDOT certification will consist of two days, while personnel seeking recertification are required to attend a separate half-day class. Those seeking certification will be required to attend the first day of class and pass the qualifying exam scheduled for the following morning.

This series of classes is limited to SCDOT employees, SCDOT Prime Contractors and SCDOT DBEs.

Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.

  • SCDOT Certification Classes

    This process mimics our CEPSCI Initial Certification Class but will include additional information specific to the SCDOT NPDES Construction General Permit. SCDOT personnel seeking certification must attend both days, taking the exam on the second day.

    May 21-22, 2024
    September 26-27, 2024

  • SCDOT Recertification Classes

    This process is similar to the  CEPSCI Recertification Class. In addition, it will include information specific to the SCDOT NPDES Construction General Permit. 

    April 17, 2024
    June 18, 2024

  • SCDOT Retesting

    Retesting is offered to those who missed the scheduled exam date or had an unsatisfactory exam grade. Registration is required.

    April 25, 2024

    For alternate dates, email the CEPSCI program.

  • SCDOT Class Location

    All 2023 classes will be held at the River Center in Saluda Shoals Park

    Saluda Shoals Park
    River Center
    5605 Bush River Road
    Columbia, SC 29212

Certified Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector Program

Course Agenda

8:30 – 12:00 noon

Welcome and Introduction to CEPSCI
Regulatory Overview and Reporting Requirements
Runoff Control Best Management Practices
Erosion Prevention Best Management Practices

12:00 – 12:45 PM Lunch

12:45 – 4:30 PM

Sediment Control Best Management Practices
Construction Plan and Topographic Map Review
Plan Exercises
Techniques and Practices for Field Inspection
Priority 1 and Priority 2 Photo Review

4:30 PM Adjourn


SCDOT Class Registration and Payment


Online registration is available by request only (this is new for 2020 and will require immediate payment). All others, please follow the directions below.

Email the CEPSCI program for registration (include the following information):

  1. Registrant's first and last name
  2. Class date and if it is for certification or recertification (CEPSCI number for recertification)
  3. Mailing address
  4. Registrants email
  5. SCDOT employee number and district

A registration confirmation will be sent by email.

Registration must be in a timely manner prior to the class date to ensure a seat and materials.

This series of classes is limited to SCDOT employees, SCDOT Prime Contractors and SCDOT DBEs.

SCDOT Payment and Fees

  • SCDOT certification class, exam and materials - $395.00
  • SCDOT recertification class and materials - $325.00
  • SCDOT technical class only (limited to PEs, Tier B Land Surveyors and RLAs) - $345.00

The technical class is intended for those qualified persons seeking to obtain knowledge concerning erosion prevention, sediment control and specifics relating to site inspections. Attendees under this designation will not become certified through the program or receive a CEPSCI card. PDH certificates are available upon request.

One invoice will be sent to the Columbia SCDOT headquarters office at the conclusion of each class. As requested, the invoice will contain all registration information above.

SCDOT Prime Contractor and DBE Payment and Fees

Fee structure is the same as outlined above. Please contact the CEPSCI program for online registration and invoicing.