Tag: Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control

Great Lakes Chapter Partners to Bring Education to Canada

The Great Lakes Chapter of IECA has been busy partnering with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and other entities to offer education and certification to the region. Spearheading this effort has been Chapter Board of Directors Ontario representative Glenn MacMillan.

Sponsored by Filtrexx Canada and the Great Lakes Chapter,

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.

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

Editor’s Comments: You Owe This to Yourself

At conferences, at work sites, and in random conversations with people in our field, I often hear people express an intention to apply and take the exam for one of the several professional certifications that are available. This year at StormCon, which will take place August 1-5 in San Antonio,

Controlling Job-Site Erosion

What are the most important best management practices (BMPs) needed on a construction site to ensure minimal discharge of sediment during runoff events? Is it strategically placing barriers to block the path of runoff? Or should sediment containment systems (SCSs) be placed to intercept runoff? How about implementing erosion control

Your Business: Business Planning 2010

As talk of economic recovery reveals some light at the end of the tunnel called the “Great Recession,”¬Ě part of the conversation centers on how lessons learned these past two years can be applied to 2010 business plans. While industry veterans have survived and even thrived through past economic downturns,

IECA: Programs & Partnerships

By demonstrating your education, practical experience, and commitment to a particular field of work, certification offers you a way to distinguish your qualifications to work in specialized areas of erosion and sediment control or stormwater management.

“Certification goes above and beyond any formal education or professional licensure that you may already

The Ins and Outs of Certification Programs

The Ins and Outs of Certification Programs

The erosion and sediment control industry is a relatively new industry compared to those of engineering, architecture, and landscape architecture, which have been around for hundreds of years. These fields all have accredited licenses, certifications, or registrations that can be achieved through an examination. A few colleges and universities offer

The CISEC Program: From NOI to NOT

Since its inception in July 2005 at StormCon ’05, the Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) program has made tremendous advances. Forums held at two International Erosion Control Association conferences have provided valuable input about its development, and the progress report at StormCon ’06 provided a recent update.

This Program Will Change Your Worksite

Even if you’re planning to skim the rest of this issue, set it aside to read later, or route it around the office before you look at it yourself, please take a moment for a close look at the editorial on page 10. It describes a new certification program that’s

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