Certified Erosion, Sediment and Stormwater Inspectors (also known as a CESSWI) have proven evidence of qualifications in inspecting erosion, sediment and stormwater BMP( best management practices). These inspections are done under the NPDES Phase II jurisdiction. CESSWI certification is available to those who have both field experience as well as educational training.
The application process requires vigorous professional development requirements including previous experiences in inspection, references and relevance to your current profession. After you have completed all the parameters required by EnviroCert (the company that handles the certification), you are eligible to apply to take the exam.
Becoming a CESSWI is highly beneficial to the registrant, demonstrating the proficiency in performing inspections in the erosion, sediment and stormwater field. This satisfies the requirements in most local and state governments. It is a great resume builder, assures professionalism, as well as promotes ethical and environmental stewardship.
It is crucial that prior to scheduling an exam, the application process is complete and paid in full to EnviroCert 45 days prior to the exam date. Please note that EnviroCert has a $200 dollar application fee aside from the exam costs from the administering company such as Global Environmental Network. Students are allowed up to 2 re-tests at a fee of $75 per re-test in the case of failure of the exam.
Global Environmental Network provides the service of proctoring the exam for valid applicants of the CESSWI. We also provide a test review the day before the exam to guarantee better results for applicants. For more information, visit www.safetygeni.com or for application inquiries, visit www.CESSWI.org.
Data cited from: www.CESSWI.org, www.stormh2o.com