GREAT LAKES Chapter of IEC
Exam and Exam Review for
Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI),
Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), and
Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ)
The Great Lakes Chapter International Erosion Control Association, in partnership with various local agencies, received a grant from Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund. The grant will be used to offer CESSWI, CPESC, and CPSWQ exam review classes and exams. The six full day exam review classes, with the half-day exams the next day, which are planned for 2009 are:
CESSWI on April 23 and 24 in Bowling Green, OH – Registration deadline April 3, 2009
CESSWI on September 28 and 29 in Richfield, OH - Registration deadline Sept. 4, 2009
CPESC on June 11 and 12 in Cleveland, OH – Registration deadline May 22, 2009
CPESC on August 13 and 14 in Richfield, OH - Registration deadline July 24, 2009
CPSWQ on November 12 and 13 in Mansfield, OH - Registration deadline October 23, 2009
Please note, deadlines will have to be strictly enforced. Space is very limited, we recommend early registration.
Thanks to the Ohio Environmental Education Grant, the classes and exams will be offered locally and it will be more cost effective for storm water managers to distinguishing themselves as certified, qualified professionals. In turn, this will make it easier for both the regulators and the regulated community to identify and employ qualified inspection and engineering staff to observe and report the adequacy of erosion and sediment controls and storm water management for construction, industrial, and municipal operations.
The classes are described briefly below, for more information about the classes, go to http://www.cpesc.net/
CESSWI certification is intended for those planning to conduct inspections and document compliance and non-compliance issues. This would include municipal inspectors who are checking for compliance with approved storm water pollution prevention plans (SWP3s).
CPESC certification is intended for those planning to develop and review permits as well as design, review, install and inspect E&SCH and drainage plans. Other activities may include assisting regulators, writing handbooks, and educating the public. This would include engineering and outreach staff.
CPSWQ certification is intended for those planning to develop and review NPDES permit applications, design and review SWPPP, and install and inspect storm water management practices. This would include inspectors checking for compliance with SWP3s.
The Great Lakes Chapter International Erosion Control Association is sponsoring these exam review classes and exams in cooperation with Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District, Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center at Cleveland State University, Natural Resources Conservation Service of USDA, Ohio EPA, and Summit Soil and Water Conservation District.
Please note that those planning to sit for any of the exams are not required to take the exam review class, nor are those taking the exam review class required to take the exam. To sit for the exam, you must have prior approval from EnviroCert International, Inc. Approval, which takes at least 30 days, is gained through an application process. Application forms are available at:
There is an additional application fee paid to EnviroCert International. You can also contact EnviroCert International, Inc. at 49 State Street in Marion, NC 28752-4020, 828.655.1600 (phone), 828.655.1622 (fax), or firstname.lastname@example.org (email).
Exam Review Class and Exam Registration Form: The registration form can be found HERE.
Fee: The registration fee of $85.00 covers the one-day Exam Review and Exam provided by
CPESC/CESSWI/ CPSWQ approved Instructors. It also includes the appropriate Exam Review Study Guide (valued at $60.00 or $65.00) and lunch. For those planning to take the Exam, but not the Exam Review course, the registration fee is $20.00. We cannot take credit card nor purchase orders.
Deadlines: Deadlines will be strictly enforced and space is limited. Please note that registration is not complete until payment is received.
Cancellations: The registration fee is non-refundable, however replacements are permitted.
Addresses of venues
CESSWI on April 23 and 24, 2009 at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
CESSWI on September 28 and 29, 2009 at Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, 4055 Highlander Pkwy, Suite B, Richfield, OH 44286
CPESC on June 11 and 12, 2009 at Northeast Regional Sewer District (NEORSD), 4747 East 49th St., Cleveland, OH 44125
CPESC on August 13 and 14, 2009 at Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, 4055 Highlander
Pkwy, Suite B, Richfield, OH 44286
CPSWQ on November 12 and 13, 2009 at Richland County Ohio State University Extension, 1495 West Longview Ave., Mansfield, OH 44906
Once you have registered, you will receive more information on parking and finding the rooms.
Contact Adrienne La Favre at 330-963-1250 or Adrienne.LaFavre@epa.state.oh.us with any questions.