Tag: Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control

Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) is a qualification indicating the holder has educational training, expertise and experience in controlling erosion and sedimentation, and met certification standards.

Reader Profile: Jeffrey Econom

Reader Profile: Jeffrey Econom

Something that’s always bothered Jeffrey Econom, P.E., is that NPDES Phase I and Phase II regulations are based not upon physical characteristics, but on numbers: a 5-acre disturbance and a 1-acre disturbance. “I could go to an area that’s all sand, disturb 60 acres, and might have to go through

Reader Profile: Brad Flack

Reader Profile: Brad Flack

Brad Flack, winner of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) 2015 Young Professional of the Year Award, has accomplished much in the decade he’s been in the industry. He catapulted from knowing nothing about stormwater mitigation to becoming a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and a Certified

Reader Profile: Michael Harding

Reader Profile: Michael Harding

The phone rings from a site where soil has been disturbed. Like a rock rolling downhill in a landslide, Michael Harding dashes off to assess the damage so it can be remediated. As a senior consultant with Geosyntec Consultants’ San Diego Old Town office, Harding performs erosion and sediment control

Communicating Shared Values Is the Key to Growing IECA

Communicating Shared Values Is the Key to Growing IECA

When I was asked to write some words for this Director’s Message, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to share some of my thoughts on one of the Iberoamerican Chapter’s main priorities, a priority also shared by the entire IECA Board of Directors. This priority deals with growing

StormCon in Anaheim: Two Months and Counting

You still have time to make plans to attend StormCon, the North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Exposition, which takes place this year from August 21 to 25 in Anaheim, CA. We’ve expanded the program this year, adding new conference tracks and an entire conference-within-a-conference on Wednesday, August 24.

IECA: Forty Years in the Making and Growing Strong

IECA: Forty Years in the Making and Growing Strong

The beginning of 2011 is the perfect time to reflect on the history of IECA. The vision of our great organization began 40 years ago with its foundation in 1971. At that time, a seeding and tree service contractor named George Harrison polled a group of like contractors to see

Certification Programs Offer Value in More Ways Than One

There’s strength in numbers, or so the adage goes. By that measure, the four certification programs administered by EnviroCert International Inc. are strong and getting stronger as they continue to attract new registrants. These programs include Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC); Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality

Professional Certifications

A number of certifications are available for professionals in the erosion and sediment control industry, some of them new within the last few years. For more information on the certifications described below, as well as for training and exam dates for CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI, CMS4S, and CISEC, please visit the

Prepare for Certification Exams With Help From the Experts

One requirement to be certified by any of the four EnviroCert International Inc. programs is that of passing a comprehensive written exam. It covers principles, methods, and regulations pertaining to the particular field of practice. In the case of the Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) certification, for

Keeping the Dirt Where It Belongs

Consider the costly consequences at a 50-acre construction site for a commercial development in the Portland, OR metropolitan area this past fall, where attempts to protect bare slopes from the impact of winter rains and runoff was done the wrong way—using inappropriate and, in one situation, incorrectly installed best management

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