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.

ENVIROCERT (CESSWI & CPESC)

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)

QSM | Part A | CESSWI

Launch B

(May 2020)

CPESC | CESSWI-SI | CPESC-SI

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

CISEC

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.  

INDOT Storm Water Management Training

INDOT will conduct two Construction Storm Water Management Trainings on  from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 and Wednesday,  January 24, 2018 at the Traffic Management Center 8620 E. 21st St in Indianapolis. After attending the class, participants will have 30 days to enter into the INDOT University E-Learning site to finish the training and take an exam. Participants must attain 40 out of 50 correct on the exam to complete this training. Training is valid for 3 years from the class date and can be renewed online.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are enrolling individuals for your company, make sure to include the participant’s valid email address as it will be used for the online portion of the class.

Submit Comments for IDEM Proposed General Permit for Storm Water Run-Off

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has invited ICI to participate in an advisory group to review and comment on a draft General Permit for Construction Site Run-Off (storm water run-off). This General Permit would take the place of Indiana’s Rule 5, Storm Water Run-Off Associated with Construction Activity. The advisory group consists of industry and special interest group representatives such as American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana, Indiana Builders Association, White River Alliance, Indiana Association of Floodplain and Storm Water Management and INDOT.

ICI is working with the other advisory groups during the review and comment period and will submit comments to IDEM by Monday, August 21 in preparation for our next advisory group meeting on Thursday, August 31.

  1. Some key proposed changes from the current Rule 5 (327 IAC 15-5) include:
  2. New document format.
  3. Permit coverage includes post-construction run-off measure implementation.
  4. Minimum 50 ft. natural buffer if land disturbance occurs adjacent to waters of the state unless infeasible.
  5. Timeline requirements for inspection after rain events and storm water best practice implementation.
  6.  Inspection threshold trigger – .25-inch rain event if discharging into impaired waters of the state.
  7. SWAPP (Storm Water Assessment Performance Program) – Includes criteria about regular and post rain event site evaluation.
  8. Project Management Log to include, but not limited to, a list of responsible individuals, information about off-site borrow / disposal sites, SWAPP reports, rainfall events greater than .5 or .25 inches in where applicable and all construction plan modifications.
  9. Street cleaning by the end of the work day.
  10. Covering of waste receptacles.

Another important aspect will be implementation timing. ICI will advocate an implementation plan that will minimize administrative burden on existing projects and current projects in the later phases of development.

ICI will continue to publish updates concerning this General Permit throughout the review and comment period. Contact Dan Osborn (317) 634-7547 to review and comment on the proposed General Permit.