CPESC Certification Procedures and Standards
Article I. - Certified Professional Status
Section 2. Application Procedure
Interested individuals should follow the steps below to apply to become a CPESC.
Receive and review CPESC Application Forms. Forms are available from CPESC web site (www.cpesc.org), CPESC representative, IECA or SWCS headquarters, chapter representatives, trades show displays, etc.
Assemble the following materials:
Application fee (see Article II, Section 3, Fees) (check made out to CPESC, Inc.)
Original copy of the following
- Application for CPESC
- Education, Training, and Professional Accreditations
- Professional Experience Profile for each job (that is, employment position) that you wish to report erosion and sediment control experiences (make additional copies as needed from original)**
- References — provide contact information for four (4) references.
- College transcripts — if any
- Additional documentation (such as, resume/vitae or government SF171)
** Professional Experience must detail pertinent work experience. Copies of relevant consulting reports, publications, manuscripts, and other significant professional activities may also be submitted. All materials received by the application review committee will be kept confidential. The experience materials must demonstrate competence in erosion and sedimentation control principles and methods and knowledge of federal and state/provincial laws relating to erosion and sediment control.
It is imperative that prospective references are fully qualified to provide information about your skills and experience in erosion and sediment control. They will be instructed not to fill out the form and to return it to you if they do not feel qualified to answer the questions. It is recommended, where possible, that at least one individual familiar with the applicant's expertise be a CPESC. These individuals may be peers or clients but no more than two should be coworkers.
Please let your references know that you are using them as a reference and that they may be contacted.
Send all materials from Step 2 to the CPESC Administrative Office.
Candidates whose materials are not complete will be notified of missing portions. The application review process will not begin until the application is deemed complete.