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Certification Review and Testing

Sunday August 2, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday August 3, 2015 Proctored Exam 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sunday August 2, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday August 3, 2015 Proctored Exam 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sunday August 2, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday August 3, 2015 Proctored Exam 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sunday August 2, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday August 3, 2015 Proctored Exam 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sunday August 2, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday August 3, 2015
Class/Exam 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Important

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How to register for each certification and corresponding contact information is posted on this page. After you review these procedures and before you finalize your enrollment, you must contact the desired certifying authority by any of the methods suggested below.
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You must receive a letter of approval from the corresponding certifying board to take the exam of your choice. You must submit your credentials to the certifying organization, including academic records, work history and professional references. See "How to" below for each certification.
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References submsission deadline is on or about June 25, 2015 for most certifications. It is reccomended that you complete this process now. Remember to verify your selection and complete your registration in the manner recommended by the certifying authority.

Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ®)

Review Course:
Sunday, August 2, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Certification Exam:
Monday, August 3, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

What is CPSWQ?
The Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality is a designation that provides evidence of qualifications in stormwater management principles and methods. CPSWQ certification is available to those who have the educational training, as well as the demonstrated expertise and experience in computing, analyzing, and evaluating stormwater quality.

CPSWQ certification benefits you by:

Enhancing your professional credibility

Promoting public awareness of the stormwater profession

Allowing you greater influence on policy decisions affecting technical and professional issues

Providing access to educational opportunities and sources of information

Leveraging your career opportunities through professional contacts

Register for the full-day Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ) Exam Review Session on Sunday, August 2, 2015, and apply to take the exam on Monday, August 3, 2015, or participate in the review session and take the exam at a later date. You may register to attend the review session only, without having to take the exam.

Please note: To take the CPSWQ certification exam, you must have received a letter of approval from CPSWQ Inc. See details under “How to Apply"

How to Get Certified:
Applicants must successfully pass a proctored one-day exam covering hydrology, environmental indicators, impacts of urbanization, and federal and state laws and regulations. A full-day exam review session is offered on Sunday, August 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The exam is offered the following day, Monday, August 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You must have prior approval from CPSWQ Inc. to take the exam on Monday, August 3.

Whether you’re taking the exam or considering becoming certified in the future, this is a great opportunity to review the essentials of stormwater, hydrology, and urban runoff.

How to Apply:
Want to apply for certification? Select Apply Online to begin the application process.

Approved applicants! Login to the EnviroCert Certification Portal and schedule your exam.

Need answers? Contact (828) 655-1600 or visit the Envirocert's staff directory.

For a CPSWQ exam application form and further information, please visit www.envirocertintl.org. You are not eligible to take the exam unless you have received a confirmation letter by mail from CPSWQ Inc. prior to the exam date.

CPSWQ Exam Application Deadline:
The CPSWQ review committee needs 45 days to evaluate your information and confirm your eligibility to sit for the exam. Your materials must be received by CPSWQ Inc. no later than June 25, 2015 to allow for enough time.

EnviroCert International, Inc. (CPSWQ) Contact Information
Sandy Gibbs
Program Manager
EnviroCert International Inc.
49 State St.
Marion, NC 28752
E-mail: Sandy@envirocertintl.org
Phone: 828-655-1600 Ext.131
Fax: 828-655-1622
Web: www.envirocertintl.org

Who Sponsors the CPSWQ Certification?
The Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality program has been certifying professionals for more than 14 years. In 1998, the CPESC Council developed a certification program for stormwater professionals who had already obtained CPESC certification. Now, with input from the federal EPA, this CPSWQ certification is available for stormwater professionals who do not necessarily have CPESC certification.

Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC®)

Review Course:
Sunday, August 2, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Certification Exam:
Monday, August 3, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

What is CPESC?
The Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control is a designation that provides evidence of qualifications in erosion and sediment control principles and applications. CPESC certification is available to those who have the educational training, as well as the demonstrated expertise and experience in computing, analyzing, and evaluating erosion and sediment control principles and methods.

CPESC certification benefits you by:
Enhancing your professional credibility
Promoting public awareness of the erosion and sediment control profession
Allowing you greater influence on policy decisions affecting technical and professional issues
Providing access to educational opportunities and sources of information
Leveraging your career opportunities through professional contacts

Register for the full-day Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control Exam Review Session on Sunday, August 2, 2015 and apply to take the exam on Monday, August 3. 2015, or participate in the review session and take the exam at a later date. You may register to attend the review session only, without having to take the exam.

Please note: To take the CPESC certification exam you must have received a letter of approval from CPESC Inc. See details under “How to Apply for the Exam.” Additional information and the required forms are available at www.cpesc.org.

How to Get Certified:
Applicants must successfully pass a proctored one-day exam covering hydrology, environmental indicators, impacts of urbanization, and federal and state laws and regulations. A full-day exam review session is offered on Sunday, August 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exam is offered the following day, Monday, August 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You must have prior approval from CPESC Inc. to take the exam on Monday, August 3. See details under “How to Apply.”

Whether you’re taking the exam or considering becoming certified in the future, this is a great opportunity to review the principles of erosion and sediment control, hydrology, and urban runoff.

How to Apply
Want to apply for certification? Select Apply Online to begin the application process.

Approved applicants! Login to the EnviroCert Certification Portal and schedule your exam.

Need answers? Contact (828) 655-1600 or visit the Envirocert's staff directory.

For a CPESC exam application form and further information, please visit www.envirocertintl.org. You are not eligible to take the exam unless you have received a confirmation letter by mail from the CPESC organization prior to the exam date.

CPESC Exam Application Deadline:
The CPESC Inc. review committee needs 45 days to evaluate your information and confirm your eligibility to sit for the exam. Your materials must be received by CPESC Inc. no later than June 25, 2015, to allow enough time.

EnviroCert International, Inc. (CPESC) Contact Information
Sandy Gibbs
Program Manager
EnviroCert International Inc.
49 State St.
Marion, NC 28752
E-mail: Sandy@envirocertintl.org
Phone: 828-655-1600 Ext.131
Fax: 828-655-1622
Web: www.envirocertintl.org

Who Sponsors the CPESC Certification?
The Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control program has been certifying professionals for more than 25 years. The CPESC is recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI™)

Review Course:
Sunday, August 2, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Certification Exam:
Monday, August 3, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

What is CESSWI?
The Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Storm Water Inspector is a designation that provides evidence of qualifications in the inspection of erosion, sediment and stormwater BMPs on sites under NPDES Phase II jurisdiction. CESSWI certification is available to those who have the educational training, as well as the demonstrated expertise and experience in site inspections related to storm water and erosion and sediment control.

CESSWI certification benefits you by:

Demonstrating proficiency in the erosion, sediment and storm water inspection field

Enhancing your technical and professional credibility

Satisfying the qualified-person requirement in some local and state programs

Increasing personal value, recognition, and marketability

Encouraging greater commitment and personal career growth

Register for the full-day Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI) Exam Review Session on Sunday August 2, 2015 and apply to take the exam on Monday August 3, 2015, or participate in the review session and take the exam at a later date. You may register to attend the review session only, without having to take the exam.

Please note: To take the CESSWI certification exam, you must have received a letter of approval from CESSWI Inc. See details under “How to Apply for the Exam.” Additional information and the required forms are available at www.cesswi.org.

How to Get Certified:
Applicants must successfully pass a proctored one-day exam covering safety, communication, documentation ethics, plan management, inspector duties, BMPS, and federal and state laws and regulations. A full-day exam review session is offered on Sunday, August 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exam is offered the following day, Monday August 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You must have prior approval from CESSWI Inc. to take the exam on Monday August 3. See details under “How to Apply for the Exam.”

Whether you’re taking the exam or considering becoming certified in the future, this is a great opportunity to review the essentials of stormwater, hydrology, and urban runoff.

How to Apply:
Want to apply for certification? Select Apply Online to begin the application process.

Approved applicants! Login to the EnviroCert Certification Portal and schedule your exam.

Need answers? Contact (828) 655-1600 or visit the Envirocert's staff directory.

For a CESSWI exam application form and further information, please visit www.envirocertintl.org.. You are not eligible to take the exam unless you have received a confirmation letter by mail from CESSWI Inc. prior to the exam date.

CESSWI Exam Application Deadline:
The CESSWI review committee needs 30 days to evaluate your information and confirm your eligibility to sit for the exam. Your materials must be received by CESSWI, Inc. no later than June 25, 2015 to allow for enough time.

EnviroCert International, Inc. (CESSWI) Contact Information
Sandy Gibbs
Program Manager
EnviroCert International Inc.
49 State St.
Marion, NC 28752
E-mail: Sandy@envirocertintl.org
Phone: 828-655-1600 Ext.131
Fax: 828-655-1622
Web: www.envirocertintl.org

Who Sponsors the CESSWI Certification?
The Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Storm Water Inspector program has been certifying professionals for more than 2 years. In 2007, the EnviroCert International Inc. Board of Directors developed the CESSWI Program with the assistance of a large group of individuals including those with a background in engineering, regulatory experience, local governments, US EPA, and the Canada Department of Oceans and Fisheries.

Certified Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Specialist (CMS4S™)

Review Course:
Sunday, August 2, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Certification Exam:
Monday, August 3, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

For additional information please go to www.cms4s.org.

A Unique Program
CMS4S registrants must understand the minimum requirements for the US EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater permit requirements, as it relates to overall coordination and implementation of the MS4 operations.

Registrants must document proficiencies in each of the NPDES minimum control measures:

Public education and outreach

Public participation and involvement

Illicit discharge, detection, and elimination

Construction site runoff control

Post-construction runoff control

Pollution prevention and good housekeeping practices as well as overall program management & documentation

Program funding

Program audits & evaluation.

How to Apply
Want to apply for certification? Select Apply Online to begin the application process.

Approved applicants! Login to the EnviroCert Certification Portal and schedule your exam.

Need answers? Contact (828) 655-1600 or visit the Envirocert's staff directory.

EnviroCert International, Inc. (CMS4S) Contact Information
Sandy Gibbs
Program Manager
EnviroCert International Inc.
49 State St.
Marion, NC 28752
E-mail: Sandy@envirocertintl.org
Phone: 828-655-1600 Ext.131
Fax: 828-655-1622
Web: www.envirocertintl.org

The Certified Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Specialist Certification Program (CMS4S) was created by EnviroCert International Inc. in conjunction with an international oversight committee of MS4 operators and stormwater professionals.

Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC®)

CISEC Training Modules and Examination (Skill Level: Intermediate)

Review Course:
Sunday August 2, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Monday August 3, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Certification Exam: 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Why Attend this Course?
CISEC, Inc. provides a naitonwide inspector certification program (see www.cisecinc.org) for individuals that:

Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in the principles and practices of sediment and erosion control and their applicability to development of discharge permit documents,

Demonstrate the necessary skills to observe onsite and offsite conditions that impact the quality of storm water discharges from active construction sites,

Demonstrate the ability to inspect installed best management practices and their ongoing maintenance to determine if the mitigation measures will minimize the discharge of sediment and other pollutants from active construction sites,

Demonstrate the ability to communicate and report on their inspection of active construction sites as to whether compliance issues may exist with federal, state and/or local discharge permit regulations.

This two-day intermediate level course will provide training modules to those

Seeking to become construction site sediment and erosion control inspectors,

Seeking a comprehensive education program that meets sediment and inspection requirements as found in EPA’s Construction General Permit, and

Provide an opportunity for inspectors, designers, and regulatory personnel to improve upon their educational background before sitting for the CISEC certification examination.

Course Outline
Day 1 (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Module 1: EPA Rules & Regulations
  • Clean Water Act
  • NPDES 2012 General Permit
  • Evaluating the CGP
  • Understanding a SWPPP and the S&EC Drawings

  • Module 2: Background of an Inspector
  • Definitions
  • Erosion, sediment and sedimentation
  • Polymers and Sedimentation
  • A Primer on Hydrology
  • Hydrographs and sedimentation
  • Watersheds and discharge points
  • Critical Inspector Requirements
  • SWPPPs and BMPs
  • Communication
  • Recognizing Limitations
  • CISEC Code of Ethics

Module 3: Inspecting BMPs
  • Understanding the Phases of Construction
  • Inspecting
  • Barriers
  • Check structures
  • Drains and inlets
  • Sediment Containment Systems
  • Polymers
  • Wind/Dust control methods
  • Erosion control practices
  • Hazardous waste material sites
  • Writing and Assessing Inspection Reports

Day 2 (8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.)
Module 4: Conducting Construction Site Inspections
  • Inspection Requirements
  • Role of Designers, Inspectors, and Contractors
  • Inspector Responsibilities During Construction Activities
  • Inspection Reports
  • Reporting on BMP Maintenance
  • Documentation and Communication
  • Working with Contractors and Clients
  • Inspecting Construction Sites
  • During Grading
  • During Construction

Day 2 (1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
CISEC Certification Examination

Register for the one-and-one-half day Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) training modules on Sunday and Monday, August 2 and 3, and apply through CISEC Inc. (at www.cisecinc.org) to determine whether you are eligible to take the examination on Monday, August 3. You may register to attend the training modules only without having to take the examination. Also, there is no requirement to take the training modules before sitting for the certifying examination.
Please note: To take the CISEC certification examination you must have received a letter of approval from the CISEC Inc. See details under “How to Apply for the Examination.” Additional information and the required forms are available at www.cisecinc.org.
What is CISEC?
If you are an experienced construction site inspector, you can take the next professional step by becoming a CISEC to show your distinction and professionalism in the field.
Any individual registered as a CISEC must be ready to demonstrate:
Comprehensive knowledge in the principles and practices of sediment and erosion control and their applicability to development of discharge permit documents
The necessary skills to observe onsite and offsite conditions that impact the quality of stormwater discharges from active construction sites
The ability to inspect installed best management practices and their ongoing maintenance to determine if the mitigation measures will minimize the discharge of sediment and other pollutants from active construction sites
The ability to communicate and report on their inspection of active construction sites as to whether compliance issues may exist with federal, state, and/or local discharge permit regulations
How to Get Certified
A CISEC is one who has demonstrated his or her proficiency in observing, inspecting, and reporting on the implementation of stormwater pollution prevention plans by passing the 3.5–4.0 hours certification examination with a score of 75% or better.
Minimum Qualifications
An applicant becoming a CISEC must demonstrate the following background and expertise:
A complete understanding about sediment and erosion processes, and how the discharge of pollutants associated with construction activities may impact the environment
The ability to meet EPA’s requirements for a qualified inspector and an understanding of federal regulations associated with the NPDES discharge permit
Ability to read and understand construction site stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs), and able to fully comprehend accompanying sediment and erosion control drawings
Construction site experience on inspecting the installation and maintenance of BMPs, identifying waste management problems, and addressing impacts by non-stormwater discharges
The ability to communicate and write accurate inspection reports. Applicants are expected to have inspection skills in one or more of the following types of construction projects: large land development, linear (e.g., roadway, pipeline), vertical (e.g., town homes, single-family residence), or big box (e.g., commercial buildings).
An applicant’s skills will be determined through testing and training provided by the CISEC program, which is designed for achieving proficiency in the process of inspecting and reporting on construction site sediment and erosion control practices.
How to Register for the Training Modules -Two Step Registration Process:
Anyone is eligible to attend the training modules on Sunday and Monday, August 3 and 4. However, you must complete the StormCon registration form and mail or fax it to us, or register online at www.StormCon.com to reserve your space.
Your registration fee for the training modules includes a manual with essential information and material for inspectors. Whether you’re taking the examination or are considering becoming certified in the future, this is a great opportunity to review the principles of site inspection and erosion and sediment control.
Please note: CISEC Inc. will NOT process any StormCon registration fees for the training modules. You must register and pay to StormCon ($250.00) and all eligibilty fees are paid to CISEC for the exam.
How to Apply for the Examination
To be eligible to sit for the CISEC examination on Monday, August 4, you must receive approval from CISEC Inc. This requires submittal of an application and paying the $150 (if you are registered for the training modules) or $350 (if you are not taking the training modules) processing fee to CISEC Inc. StormCon will NOT process any processing fees for the certification examination.
For a CISEC examination application form and fee information, please visit www.cisecinc.org. To download an application PDF form, visit www.cisecinc.org/id1.html, or the “Training and Exam Date” tab as found on the website. You are not eligible to take the certification test unless you have received a confirmation letter from the CISEC Inc. prior to the examination date.
CISEC Examination Application Deadline
The CISEC review committee needs at least 30 days to evaluate your information and to determine your eligibility to sit for the examination. Your materials must be received by CISEC Inc. no later than July 19, 2015.
CISEC Contact Information
Phone: 720-235-2783
Fax: 303-841-6386
E-mail: cisec_inc@yahoo.com
Web: www.cisecinc.org
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 188, Parker, CO 80134
Who Sponsors CISEC Certification?
The Certified Inspector in Sediment and Erosion Control program was launched at StormCon in 2005 and is sponsored by CISEC Inc. and its registrants. Today, CISECs are demonstrating throughout the United States their inspection skills and expertise by fulfilling requirements set forth in the Construction General Permit as developed by EPA.
The State of California Water Resources Control Board acknowledges that a CISEC is a “Qualified SWPPP Practitioner” able to conduct construction site sediment and erosion control inspections throughout the State of California. Numerous states, municipalities, developers, builders, and private contractors are emulating the State Water Board policy and recognizing that the CISEC program is setting the nationwide industry standard for certifying construction site sediment and erosion control inspectors.
Instructor
Yolanda Leal, CISEC No. 449
Ms. Leal, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Specialist, has been working in the field of Storm Water Compliance since September 2003. A specialist in erosion and sediment control, Yolanda has extensive experience minimizing pollutant discharges from construction and industrial sites. Ms. Leal is a Qualified SWPPP Developer and Practitioner; a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control; and a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control. Ms. Leal has also been an approved instructor in the CISEC program for the last 3 years.
Instructors
To be Determined


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations prior to July 1, 2015, will be subject to a processing fee of 35%.   After July 1, 2015, registration fees will not be refunded, but may be applied to another individual's registration fees. StormCon must be notified in writing prior to July 1, 2015 of any transferred registration. A completed form with the new attendee's information must accompany the notification.