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Section 1. Definition Section 2. Application Procedure Section 3. Application Review Committee. General Information Section 2. Eligibility Requirements Section 3. Fees Section 4.
Revocation of Certification Section 5. Professional Development Policy Section 6. Time Limit for Professional Certification. CPESCs have approved educational training, demonstrated expertise, experience in controlling erosion and sedimentation, and meet certification standards. It is imperative that prospective referees are fully qualified to provide information about your skills and experience in erosion and sediment control. 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 make sure that at least one of the referees chosen is able to comment on work undertaken 3 or more years ago. Please let your referees know that you are using them as a reference and that they may be contacted.
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. Candidates will not be notified of their Fundamentals in Erosion and Sediment Control exam results until they have completed their application. They have 12 months to complete the application from time of sitting the exam.
If they fail to do so they will be required to re-sit the Fundamentals exam. Certification shall be valid for the 12 months and must be renewed annually on the certification anniversary. Professional Development is a requirement for certification maintenance see Section 5 of this Article. Each applicant must successfully pass a written and a practical examination designed to determine proficiency in the principles, practices, and legislation of erosion and sediment control.
Applicants must also meet one of the following requirements:. Through the professional experience profile, references, and written exam, the applicant must demonstrate an ability to observe, evaluate, and synthesize information; to consider alternatives; and to propose appropriate recommendations in a clear, logical manner.
International applicants must provide documentation to assure that educational degrees obtained and work experiences are comparable to the requirements described in Section 2A above. The fee is non-refundable. The application fee entitles the applicant to sit for the exam, upon approval. Note, the exam sponsor may charge an additional fee to cover their costs.
If a qualified applicant fails the exam, there is a re-test fee for all subsequent exams. After 2 re-tests the applicant must reapply through the application process. The appropriate application fee is required. Certification must be renewed annually.
A renewal notice will be sent at least 30 days prior to renewal. Violations of the Code of Ethics. Proven charges of incompetence. Failure to renew registration as described in Article II, Section 3D is a basis for suspension of certification. Reinstatement following a lapsed time can be obtained by submission of proper justification and payment of all past renewal fees including a late fee for each year.
CPESC's are required to accumulate a minimum of eight 8 professional development units per 12 month period. CPESC Associates are required to accumulate a minimum of four 4 professional development units per 12 month period. Professional Development Policy details. Applicants must complete certification requirements within three 3 years of receiving full certification candidacy. An extension of time may be granted only for extraordinary reasons upon written petition to the Applications Review Committee.
Associate status allows the individual increased standing, but does not allow them to take personal responsibility to be in charge as a CPESC. These individuals may include graduating seniors, graduate and post graduate students from accredited institutions, or practicing professionals who do not meet the eligibility requirements shown in Article II, Section 2. Applicants must have either an approved Bachelor Degree with less than three 3 years professional level experience or, where no approved tertiary qualifications are held, two 2 years professional level experience to qualify.
The Associate registrant must: A. Administrative Office to ensure work experience is appropriate and applicable. A registrant whose CPESC Associate status has been suspended or revoked may appeal the decision by submitting written notice to the Council showing why the registrant should be given special consideration.
Additionally, they must have completed the additional years of qualifying experience specified by the Application Review Committee. This package must contain the following items:. Allow a minimum of 45 days for the Application Review Committee to determine the status of the request.
Administrative Office will send an appropriate letter to the Associate registrant who requested evaluation. If suspended, the registrant will have three 3 years in which to get the suspension lifted and to pass the retest. To lift the suspension, the registrant must petition the CPESC Council with evidence showing training courses the registrant has taken to improve their knowledge of erosion and sediment control principles and practices.
If approved by the Council, the registrant will be granted one additional retest. The registrant may appeal the decision of the Council by providing additional supportive data.
Home Contact Us Login. Section 2. Complete the online application form. Copies of relevant consulting reports, publications, manuscripts, and other significant professional activities may also be submitted. All materials received by the certification review committee will be kept confidential. Section 3. Approval to proceed with the examination process requires a majority affirmative vote of the ARC.
All decisions are vested in the ARC and are considered final after due provisions for an appeal have been satisfied. General information A. Each applicant must subscribe to the Code of Ethics, which shall be the standard of conduct. Eligibility Requirements A. Applicants must also meet one of the following requirements: Have a minimum of seven 7 years professional level erosion and sediment control experience. Qualification under a delegated program e.
Fees A. Section 4. Revocation or Suspension of Certification A. Certification may be revoked or suspended for any of the following reasons: 1. Section 5. Professional Development Policy A.
Professional Development Policy details Section 6. Time Limit for Professional Certification A. Application Applicants may attain Associate status by either of the following two methods: Applying for Associate status following the application requirements for professional certification in Article I, Section 2 mark box for Associate on application , and successfully pass the written examination.
Meet professional growth requirements see Article II, Section 5. Pay the annual renewal fee see Article II, Section 3. This package must contain the following items: Cover letter requesting evaluation for full CPESC certification Completed CPESC Associate Professional Experience Profile sheets showing erosion and sediment control experiences gained since the original application was made Transcripts for any education completed since the original application was made Any other relevant information, including professional development training courses, etc.
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I took the review course in Ohio last year - that's all that's required by law at the moment here. Full certification to be required in a few years. Out of curiousity - what kind of work will be requiring the full certification? Is it certification where professional engineering certification does not cover the requirement? I can't recall the date when things switch from requiring just the class to the full certification, but I want to say it is This is for the state DOT.
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