Certification Package: CISEC Canada

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This online course will help you prepare for CISEC, Inc.’s 3½-hour nationwide Full certification or its “In-Training” exam.  They are meant to be a training guide and CISEC, Inc. does not make any claim that it represents everything covered in the examinations since questions exist that may only be answered by gaining field experience. There are five modules to this course.

CISEC Canada Online Training Package

Module 1: Introduction, Regulations and Compliance

The purpose of this module is to give an introduction to the CISEC and Canadian CISEC (CAN-CIESC) program as well as how construction activities can impact the environment. Additionally, this module will ensure inspectors understand regulatory agencies and applicable legislation as it relates to the protection of aquatic environments. Additionally, it provides information on the potential penalties that exist for non-compliance of construction sites.

Items for this Module will include (but not limited to):

  • Due Diligence
  • Regulatory Requirements: Federal and Provincial (where applicable)
  • Environmental Protection
  • Legal Liability
  • Non-Compliance

Module 2: Background of an Inspector

In this module, participants will learn the importance of what is recommended for an inspector's background and how this will help them keep a site in compliance with EPA requirements. An important topic covered with be an inspector’s assessment of a SWPPP.  In addition, participants will see how assessing past experiences will improve the inspection process.

Items for this Module will include (but not limited to):

  • Definitions
    • Erosion
    • Sediment
    • Sedimentation
  • General Information
    • Topographic Assessments
    • Hydrology
    • Use of Flocculants
  • Assessing a SWPPP
    • Narrative
    • S&EC Drawings
    • Important Requirements
  • CISEC Code of Ethics

Module 3: Inspecting BMPs

This module will provide the necessary tools for inspecting BMPs found on land development, vertical/big box construction, and linear projects. Participants will learn about inspecting installed sediment and erosion control measures, whether the BMPs are functioning in a correct manner, and assess BMP limitations. In addition, information will be provided on inspecting storage areas where potential pollution problems may occur and assessing whether new BMPs need to be added or whether existing structures can be removed.

Items for this Module will include (but are not limited to):

  • Writing Inspection and Corrective Action Reports
  • Sediment Control BMPs
    • Barriers
    • Sediment Containment Systems
    • Erosion Control BMPs
    • Limitations
    • Inspection Worksheets
  • Erosion Control BMPs
    • Structural Methods
    • Use of Vegetation
    • Mulches and RECPs
    • Wind Erosion
    • Limitations
    • Inspection Worksheets
  • Hazardous and Waste Material

Module 4: Conducting Construction Site Inspections

This module covers the basic duties of an inspector by conducting a “virtual” tour of a construction site. Participants will reinforce their role and responsibilities as inspectors to meet EPA Phase I and Phase II requirements. The module will include “hands-on” exercises on documenting, communicating, reading SWPPPs and S&EC plans, writing reports, interacting with fellow participants, and assessing what to look for on a construction site.

Items for this Module will include (but are not limited to):

  • Inspection Requirements and Responsibilities
  • Assessing Inspection Reports
  • Conducting “Virtual Tour” Site Inspections:
    • Before Construction and During Grading Conditions
    • During Construction and After Construction Conditions
  • Writing Inspection and Corrective Action Reports


Payment in Canadian Dollars

IECA Member Rate: $450 CAD
Nonmember Rate: $475CAD

To pay for CISEC Training or the Exam in Canadian Dollars, please contact Jack Cuneo - 303 468 2232 or email at jack@ieca.org to request a call. Calls for payment will be returned between 9AM and 3PM Mountain Time, Monday to Friday, except holidays. We can not accept payment information via email. You can pay online anytime and in US dollars for automatic registration. 

At the completion of all four modules within this course, you will receive 8.5 Professional Development Hours of credit. For any questions on continuing education credit, please contact IECA Education at education@ieca.org

  • CISEC Module 1: Canada Regulations and Compliance

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The purpose of this module is to ensure inspectors understand regulatory agencies and applicable legislation as it relates to the protection of aquatic environments. Additionally, it provides information on the potential penalties that exist for non‐compliance of construction sites.

    To pay for this training in Canadian Dollars, please contact Cassy Hemmen - 303 468 2231 or email Cassy at cassandra@ieca.org to request a call. We can not accept payment information via email. 

    The purpose of this module is to give an introduction to the CISEC and Canadian CISEC (CAN-CIESC) program as well as how construction activities can impact the environment. Additionally, this module will ensure inspectors understand regulatory agencies and applicable legislation as it relates to the protection of aquatic environments. Additionally, it provides information on the potential penalties that exist for non‐compliance of construction sites.

    Items for this Module will include (but not limited to):

    • Due Diligence
    • Regulatory Requirements: Federal and Provincial (where applicable)
    • Environmental Protection
    • Legal Liability
    • Non-Compliance

    At the completion of this course you will receive 1 Professional Development Hour of credit. For any questions on continuing education credit, please contact IECA Education at education@ieca.org

    CISEC, Inc.

    Canadian Office:

    Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
    101 Exchange Ave. 
    Vaughan, ON L4K 5R6 
    Phone: 416-661-6600, ext. 5293 
    Email: victoria.kring@trca.ca

    USA Office:

    P.O. Box 188
    Parker, CO 80134
    Main Phone: 1-720-235-2783
    Fax: 1-303-841-6383
    Email:  contactus@cisecinc.org


  • CISEC Module 2: Background of an Inspector

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this module, participants will learn the importance of what is recommended for an inspector's background and how this will help them keep a site in compliance with EPA requirements.

    To pay for this training in Canadian Dollars, please contact Cassy Hemmen - 303 468 2231 or email Cassy at cassandra@ieca.org to request a call. We can not accept payment information via email. 

    In this module, participants will learn the importance of what is recommended for an inspector's background and how this will help them keep a site in compliance with EPA requirements. An important topic covered with be an inspector’s assessment of a SWPPP.  In addition, participants will see how assessing past experiences will improve the inspection process.

    Items for this Module will include (but not limited to):

    • Definitions
      • Erosion
      • Sediment
      • Sedimentation
    • General Information
      • Topographic Assessments
      • Hydrology
      • Use of Flocculants
    • Assessing a SWPPP
      • Narrative
      • S&EC Drawings
      • Important Requirements
    • CISEC Code of Ethics

    At the completion of this course you will receive 1 Professional Development Hour of credit. For any questions on continuing education credit, please contact IECA Education at education@ieca.org

    CISEC, Inc.

    USA Office:

    P.O. Box 188 
    Parker, CO 80134 
    Main Phone: 720-235-2783 
    Fax: 303-841-6383 
    Email:  contactus@cisecinc.org

  • CISEC Module 3: Inspecting BMPs

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This module will provide the necessary tools for inspecting BMPs. Participants will learn about inspecting installed sediment and erosion control measures, whether the BMPs are functioning in a correct manner, and assess BMP limitations.

    To pay for this training in Canadian Dollars, please contact Cassy Hemmen - 303 468 2231 or email Cassy at cassandra@ieca.org to request a call. We can not accept payment information via email. 

    This module will provide the necessary tools for inspecting BMPs found on land development, vertical/big box construction, and linear projects. Participants will learn about inspecting installed sediment and erosion control measures, whether the BMPs are functioning in a correct manner, and assess BMP limitations. In addition, information will be provided on inspecting storage areas where potential pollution problems may occur and assessing whether new BMPs need to be added or whether existing structures can be removed.

    Items for this Module will include (but are not limited to):

    • Writing Inspection and Corrective Action Reports
    • Sediment Control BMPs

      • Barriers
      • Sediment Containment Systems
      • Erosion Control BMPs
      • Limitations
      • Inspection Worksheets
    • Erosion Control BMPs
      • Structural Methods
      • Use of Vegetation
      • Mulches and RECPs
      • Wind Erosion
      • Limitations
      • Inspection Worksheets
    • Hazardous and Waste Material

    At the completion of this course you will receive 2.5 Professional Development Hours of credit. For any questions on continuing education credit, please contact IECA Education at education@ieca.org

    CISEC, Inc.

    USA Office:

    P.O. Box 188
    Parker, CO 80134
    Main Phone: 720-235-2783
    Fax: 303-841-6383
    Email:  contactus@cisecinc.org

  • CISEC Module 4: Conducting Construction Site Inspections

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This module covers the basic duties of an inspector by conducting a “virtual” tour of a construction site. Participants will reinforce their role and responsibilities as inspectors to meet EPA Phase I and Phase II requirements.

    To pay for this training in Canadian Dollars, please contact Cassy Hemmen - 303 468 2231 or email Cassy at cassandra@ieca.org to request a call. We can not accept payment information via email. 

    This module covers the basic duties of an inspector by conducting a “virtual” tour of a construction site. Participants will reinforce their role and responsibilities as inspectors to meet EPA Phase I and Phase II requirements. The module will include “hands-on” exercises on documenting, communicating, reading SWPPPs and S&EC plans, writing reports, interacting with fellow participants, and assessing what to look for on a construction site.

    Items for this Module will include (but are not limited to):

    • Inspection Requirements and Responsibilities
    • Assessing Inspection Reports
    • Conducting “Virtual Tour” Site Inspections:
      • Before Construction and During Grading Conditions
      • During Construction and After Construction Conditions
    • Writing Inspection and Corrective Action Reports


    At the completion of this course you will receive 2.5 Professional Development Hours of credit. For any questions on continuing education credit, please contact IECA Education at education@ieca.org

    CISEC, Inc.

    USA Office:

    P.O. Box 188
    Parker, CO 80134
    Main Phone: 720-235-2783
    Fax: 303-841-6383
    Email:  contactus@cisecinc.org

  • CISEC Fireside Chat: Question and Answers

    Contains 5 Component(s)

    This live, interactive discussion will act as a simple question and answer platform for you to ask Dr. Jerald S. Fifield, CISEC questions you may have from any of the 4 CISEC Modules.

    This live, interactive discussion will act as a simple question and answer platform for you to ask Dr. Jerald S. Fifield, CISEC questions you may have from any of the 4 CISEC Modules.


    Dr. Jerald S. Fifield, CISEC

    Since 1982 when Dr. Jerald Fifield started HydroDynamics Incorporated, he has been actively involved with drainage, sediment and erosion control, water rights and nonpoint pollution control. Through his company, he develops sediment and erosion control plans, completes drainage analyses, provides inspection services and provides training to designers, reviewers, inspector and contractors about sediment and erosion control on construction sites.

    In 2006, Dr. Fifield founded CISEC, Inc., which is a worldwide training and certification program for inspectors of sediment and erosion control. He has authored numerous professional papers for IECA, ASCE, StormCon and many other professional organizations. In addition, Jerry has researched sediment and erosion control products and written sediment and erosion control manuals for designers and reviewers and field manuals for inspectors and contractors.

    At the completion of this course you will receive 2.5 Professional Development Hours of credit. For any questions on continuing education credit, please contact IECA Education at education@ieca.org

    CISEC, Inc.

    USA Office:

    P.O. Box 188
    Parker, CO 80134
    Main Phone: 1-720-235-2783
    Fax: 1-303-841-6383
    Email:  contactus@cisecinc.org

CISEC, Inc.

Canadian Office:

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
101 Exchange Ave.
Vaughan, ON L4K 5R6
Phone: 416-661-6600, ext. 5293
Email: victoria.kring@trca.ca

USA Office:

P.O. Box 188
Parker, CO 80134
Main Phone: 1-720-235-2783
Fax: 1-303-841-6383
Email:  contactus@cisecinc.org