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  • Exams

    Certification Examinations are intended to assess your comprehension and understanding of stormwater program-related material as a practicing professional within this field. The knowledge and concepts being tested are based on current standard practices as defined by your professional peers.

    Certification programs and examination questions are based on applicable federal regulations and practices. Certified individuals become certified at a national level once they pass their exams.

    Exam results are provided only as pass/fail. Applicants will receive notification by email that their scores have been released.


    Exam Structure

    Part 1: Fundamentals of Erosion and Sediment Control and Rules and Regulations—Multiple Choice

    Part 2: Application of Erosion and Sediment Control Principles—6 problems to solve

    CPESC: Part I & II (5hrs)

    CPESC-IT: Part I only (3hrs)

    Already a CPESC-IT: Part II only (2hrs)


    Preparing for an Exam

    Applicants are encouraged to take part in our Review Course, review course materials, study guide and scope of practice as part of their preparation for a certification exam.  For more information click here.

    Materials needed for exams:

    • Number 2 Pencils (All certifications - To complete scantron sheet)
    • Clear straight edge
    • Eraser

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    Retesting

    If an approved applicant fails the exam, they may retest until a passing grade has been achieved. Appropriate fees apply.


    Review Course

    The review consists of various components. It provides general information on the following aspects:

    • Site Planning and Management
    • Rules and Regulations
    • Erosion Predication
    • Runoff Management
    • Soil Stabilization (Erosion Control)
    • Sediment Control

    Courses and Exams

    Click here for upcoming course and exams