Clemson Cooperative Extension manages and implements several compliance-based education, training and certification programs. The Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector (CEPSCI) program is a regulatory certification program conducted in partnership with SC Department of Health and Environmental Control as part of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit structure. The purpose of CEPSCI is to educate construction site field personnel on the proper installation, maintenance, and inspection of erosion prevention and sediment control measures. The series of one-day workshops teaches attendees the latest techniques for controlling sediment on construction sites. It also introduces a variety of erosion prevention practices including the most environmentally effective techniques for different terrain. Over 9,500 individuals have participated in the program since its inception in 2007.
Certified Stormwater Plan Reviewer (CSPR) is a program to educate personnel on the proper design and review of stormwater and sediment control plans for development sites in order to meet regulatory and environmental requirements. Controlling stormwater flows and preventing sediment-laden runoff not only protects rivers, creeks, and streams, but it is also a trademark of a quality construction project. CSPR is a two-day workshop. SCDHEC Stormwater Permitting Program staff play an active role in the CSPR Course, allowing plan reviewers an opportunity to discuss issues with state regulators.