CEPSCI Initial Certification 2024

CEPSCI Initial Certification - 2024

The Certified Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector (CEPSCI) Program’s Initial Certification will qualify participants to conduct compliance inspections, under the current NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities (SCR10000), upon completion of the CEPSCI course and the passing of the certification exam.

Certification Process
1. Series of classroom or online trainings
2. Qualifying exam (typically the morning or afternoon following the class)
3. Grading and SC DHEC notification
4. Issuance of certification (generally takes 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

Individuals will be automatically registered for the corresponding examination date at no additional cost.

Qualifying exams will be offered the morning or afternoon following the class. Exams will be offered either in-person or online with respect to instructional delivery. Additional testing dates are available.


January 24-25, 2024 (Online)
February 21-22, 2024 (Columbia)
March 27-28, 2024 (Online)
April 24-25, 2024 (Columbia)
May 23-24, 2204 (Online)
June 19-20, 2024 (Columbia)
July 17-18, 2024 (Online)
August 20-21, 2024 (Columbia)
September 24-25, 2024 (Online)
October 17-18, 2024 (Columbia)
November 21-22, 2024 (Online)

Classes begin at 8:30am and conclude by 5:00pm
In-person exam begin at 8:45am
Online exams begin at 1:00pm

Location for In-Person Classes and Testing

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

Equipment Requirements for Online Testing


Equipment Not Supported for Online Testing

  • Connecting from within a virtual machine. You will be asked to reconnect using your host operating system to take your exam
  • Apple Boot Camp
  • Remote Access Software
  • Inactive Version of Windows and Test Builds/Test Mode
  • Microsoft Edge browser
  • Windows 10 and 11 in S mode or Surface RT
  • Linux operating systems
  • Google Chromebooks
  • Tablets (Nexus, iPad, Tab, Note, etc.)
  • Smartphones
Additional Requirements for Online Testing
  • A functioning microphone (some web cameras have them built-in); the microphone should not be part of headphones.
  • Headphones are generally not permitted, check with your testing organization to determine if headphones are permitted.
  • If you are using a work-issued device, Admin access is required to Download.

For a full list of the most recent online testing requirements visit HERE

Please visit the CEPSCI Initial Certification webpage for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact us.