United States: Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) Full Exam

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A Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC), is an individual who has demonstrated his or her proficiency in observing, inspecting and reporting on the implementation of Sediment and Erosion Control (S&EC) Reports and Plans (e.g., SWPPP or SWMP).

Background

An applicant becoming a full CISEC will have the following background:

  1. A comprehensive understanding about sediment and erosion processes and how the discharge of pollutants associated with construction activities may impact the environment.
  2. For the US applicants, the ability to meet EPA’s requirements for a qualified inspector and an understanding of federal regulations associated with the NPDES discharge permit.
  3. Ability to read and understand construction site S&EC Reports and Plans. Prior environmental education and construction site field experience (e.g., inspections, Best Management Practices (BMPs) installation, etc.) involving S&EC and/or stormwater pollution prevention.
  4. The ability to communicate orally and to develop written documentation. 

Applicant’s abilities, skills, experience and knowledge of S&EC and storm water pollution prevention will be assessed through testing as provided by the CISEC professional certification programs.

For those who do not have the minimum two (2) years of work experience.  They are welcome to take the In-Training (IT), Part 1 examination to start the process of eventually becoming a full registrant. Please click here (Available Sept 3, 2020) to be transferred to that web page.

Applicants must have the following qualifications to take the CISEC full examination:

  1. Two or more years of sediment and erosion control construction and/or storm water pollution prevention field experience,
  2. Prior classes, training and/or other education in sediment and erosion control or environmental related topics and
  3. Three references attesting to qualifications and experience.

Upon registering for the examination, the applicant will have access to the application which will need to be filled out and submitted to obtain approval to take the certification examination.  Within a maximum of 21 days after CISEC, Inc. receives a complete application submittal (including material from three references), applicants will be informed by e-mail of their eligibility to sit for the certification examination.

General Examination Information:

Please note, if you sign up for this examination, you are required take either the On-Line Recorded Training Modules or the Live Webinar Training Modules.  If you do not wish to take any Training Modules, please contact us at examination@cisecinc.org.

This certification examination is presented in two sections. 

The examination will be a maximum of 4.0 hours in duration.

In order to obtain the certification, you must pass each section with a score of 75% or greater.  You will receive a score of Pass or Fail for Section 1 upon completion and submittal.  However, Section 2 will be graded separately and your score of Pass or Fail will be sent to you at that time.

Please allow for up to 30 days after submittal of the exam for a formal response from CISEC, Inc. regarding your examination results (both Sections).

Should you fail either Section 1 or Section 2 or both, CISEC, Inc. will contact you with information on how to retake the Section(s) failed.

Proctor Information:

As of March 1, 2021, proctoring of all examinations will occur through ProctorU.  Scheduling for examinations are available 24/7 to fit your schedule.

ProctorU fee (paid directly to ProctorU at time of scheduling your examination): $42.00

Additional information regarding how to sign up with ProctorU will be available after approval from CISEC, Inc. to take the examination. 

 


Key:

Complete
Failed
Available
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Application and References
Application and Reference Form Submittal Acknowledgement
Agree to terms to continue.
Agree to terms to continue. All applicants must read and agree to the following Terms. Once completed, access to the application will be available.
CISEC Application
52 Questions
52 Questions The following material will address prior training and work experience.
Submit Three (3) References
Graded as Pass/Fail
Graded as Pass/Fail Upon completion of your application and submittal of your three (3) references, you will be notified if your application was accepted.
Examination
Examination Acknowledgement
Agree to terms to continue.
Agree to terms to continue. Examinations will be administered by ProctorU unless indicated differently by CISEC, Inc. Access to the examination will occur after check-in on the scheduled date with ProctorU or CISEC, Inc.
ProctorU Password Verification
Enter code to continue.
Enter code to continue. ProctorU to input password to begin the proctoring session.
Section 1: EPA Regulations, Inspector Duties and BMPs/Pollutants
111 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  83/111 points to pass
111 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  83/111 points to pass This section will cover questions about the EPA Regulations, duties of an Inspector and information about BMPs and pollutants.
Section 2: SWPPP Narrative and Plans and Inspection of BMPs Section
28 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  84/112 points to pass
28 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  84/112 points to pass The following section covers questions about review of an SWPPP Narrative (Report) and Sediment and Erosion Control (S&EC) Drawings and inspection of construction sites. Use the documents or photographs included with each question to determine your answer.
Final Steps After the Examination
Agree to terms to continue.
Agree to terms to continue. The Follow-Up Information will give you directions on what to do following completion of the examination.

Any questions, please contact us:

CISEC, Inc.

P.O. Box 188
Parker, CO 80134

Email:  contactus@cisecinc.org or examination@cisecinc.org
Phone:  720-235-2783