CPESC Certification Requirements

Envirocert (ECI), one of INDOT’s approved environmental certification providers, has recently decided that individuals holding a Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control (CPESC) certification are now required to obtain a Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI) certification if they perform storm water, erosion and sediment control inspections.

Anyone performing inspections holding a CPESC certification shall obtain a CESSWI certification on or after July 1, 2023.

CPESC certification holders wishing to obtain CESSWI certification should visit the following link for instructions.

ECI also published a FAQ notice accessed via the following link.

Contact Dan Osborn (317) 634-7547 with any questions regarding certification.

National Stormwater Quality Certification

Envirocert and CISEC storm water quality certifications are offering on-line training and exam solutions to comply with CDC, state, and local restrictions. Envirocert’s CESSWI and CPESC and the CISEC certifications are options to fulfill INDOT’s national certification requirement found in the Standard Specification section 205.03 (b) (2) Level 2 Stormwater Quality Manager.

See the following information provided by both certifying organizations about modifications to their programs.


At Home/Office Online Exam with Remote Proctoring

In an effort to provide applicants with an immediate option to take exams, ECI is in the process of developing a “computer proctoring approach” which will allow applicants to take exams at their home or office. Exams will be administered online, utilizing a remote proctor that will monitor their computers via webcam. Strict security measures will be implemented to ensure exam security.

ECI has gone to great lengths to implement this technology to allow individuals to continue to work towards their Professional Certifications. Exams have been reduced to three (3) hours (full exam) to assist during these times. In order to facilitate a successful event, the vendor(s) will ensure that the examinee’s personal computer equipment and internet connectivity meets the necessary system requirements. Examinees will be able to choose between two (2) vendors who offer the ECI Certification Exams: learn.net or Prometrics. Both will administer exams online, utilizing remote proctoring and offer a bundle option for the General Principles Review and the certification exam as well as the Part A (when applicable).

Launch A

(End of April 2020)


Launch B

(May 2020)


If you have additional questions or would like any additional information, please contact ECI at info@envirocert.org or call 828-655-1600.


CISEC, Inc. is adhering to CDC, State and local restrictions associated with the COVID-19 situation  that is impacting the nation. Since attendance in an in-person CISEC program is not feasible at this time, CISEC is ready to assist you in enrolling into its online training modules and finding a proctor to administer your CISEC certification examination. Of course, should you want to you want to wait until they are once again available, there will not be any problem transferring your registration to a future in-person program.  

Accessing the CISEC On-Line Training Modules

Your enrollment in the CISEC Online Training modules will be covered by your already paid in-person training fees.  Instructions for access are:

  • Download your free CISEC training manual and drawings by clicking on the link MANUAL.
  • Enter into the CISEC online training modules available through IECA at ehub.ieca.org by clicking on the link ONLINE.
  • Contact the IECA team with any difficulties in accessing training modules (Joanna – joanna@ieca.org or Jack – jack@ieca.org).

Unless advised differently, beginning at 11:00 a.m. (MDT) on May 15, CISEC, Inc. will conduct a “Fireside Chat” webinar to provide answers and/or discuss various topics of concern.  

Administering CISEC Certification Examinations

If you have been approved by CISEC, Inc. to sit for one of the CISEC certification examinations, CISEC will coordinate with you to find a proctor. This process requires you to complete and submit a proctor registration form to contactus@cisecinc.org

Additional information about proctoring your test can be found by clicking on PROCTOR.   

Once CISEC gets your proctor form, it will develop a contract with the proctor of your choice specifying a date and time for administration of your examination.

You have 24 months after completing the training modules to sit for the 3.5-hour CISEC Full examination. If you want to wait until CISEC once again hosts “In-Person” training programs, you can sit in the afternoon of Day 2 (see attached brochure), and CISEC will waive the proctor fee.  

Spring CISEC and CESSWI Certification Courses

The CISEC and CESSWI erosion & sediment control certifications are scheduled to take place in Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne this spring. Either of the two certifications are a requirement of INDOT’s Recurring Special Provision (RSP 205-R-636) Storm Water Quality Management Level II Storm Water Quality Manager.

The CISEC training modules and certification examination are scheduled on April 12 & 13 at Richard A. Carlucci Recreation and Aquatic Center, 651 Vestal Road, Plainfield, Indiana 46168.

The CESSWI certification examination review courses are scheduled in Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne, March 17 and March 31 respectively. Locations have not been determined as of January 10. Please contact Melissa Parry, Envirocert Internation, Inc., to get additional information. CESSWI certification examinations are offered at PSI Testing centers.

StormCon Set for August 22-25

EnviroCert International, Inc. (ECI) invites you to The 15th Annual StormCon Conference and Exposition at the Indiana Convention Center August 22-25 in Indianapolis.

StormCon is designed to provide you with opportunities to increase your knowledge and advance your career in the stormwater management industry.

ECI review courses will be offered August 20 and exams will be offered August 21 for the following certifications:

Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control® (CPESC)
Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality® (CPSWQ)
Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector™ (CESSWI)
Certified Professional in Municipal Stormwater Management ™ (CPMSM)
Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC)

For questions regarding review course registration, please email Melissa Parry or call 828-655-1600 ext. 133.

The last date to sign up for the review courses and exams is Wednesday, August 10. The CISEC and CESSWI courses are accepted by INDOT under the Recurring Special Revision 205-R-236, Storm Water Management, effective for contracts awarded after August 31, 2016.

INDOT Storm Water Management Training

ICI members can attend INDOT’s next storm water management training session:

When: August 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: INDOT Indy Sub District Office, 7105 Brookville Road, Indianapolis
Cost: $140

Space is limited. Please email Michele Meyer to enroll and pay for the course. Only those who RSVP through Michele Meyer will be permitted to attend.

ICI to host two storm water management courses in June

In 2015 INDOT adopted the trial Quality Control Temporary Erosion and Sediment Control RSP (Recurring Special Provision) 205-R-261, used only on a select few contracts in calendar year 2015.

The INDOT Standards Committee recently adopted an update to this RSP that will become effective on Sept. 1, 2016. INDOT will use the revised RSP on all contracts and increase the responsibilities of temporary erosion control management by the contractor. The new specification language includes a contractor-provided Storm Water Quality Manager (SWQM). The SWQM is responsible for implementing the Storm Water Quality Control Plan (including SWPPP if required), inspections and reporting. There are two SWQM qualification levels. Level One must have successfully completed INDOT’s Storm Water Management Training course. Level Two includes Level One requirements and a national erosion control inspector certification such as the CESSWI (Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector provided by Envirocert) or CISEC (Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control).

ICI hosted a CESSWI exam review course in the spring of 2015. To prepare for the RSP in all contracts after September 1, we’re hosting two courses – Tuesday, June 14 in Logansport or Thursday, June 23 in Bloomington.

Thank you to our sponsors for providing food and beverages for the classes:

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