Qualifications – Canada

CAN-CISEC and CAN-CISEC-IT:

Who is a CAN-CISEC??

A Canadian Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CAN-CISEC), is an individual who has demonstrated his or her proficiency in observing, inspecting and reporting on the implementation of Sediment and Erosion Control (S&EC) Reports and Plans (e.g., ESC Report and Plans).

Background

An applicant becoming a CAN-CISEC will have the following background:
  • A comprehensive understanding about sediment and erosion processes and how the discharge of pollutants associated with construction activities may impact the environment.
  • For the Canadian applicants, the ability to understand the Federal Legislation, including but not limited to the Fisheries Act, Canadian Environmental Protection Act, etc.
  • Ability to read and understand construction site S&EC Reports and Plans. Prior environmental education and construction site field experience (e.g., inspections, Best Management Practices (BMPs) installation, etc.) involving S&EC and/or stormwater pollution prevention.

The ability to communicate orally and to develop written documentation. Applicant’s abilities, skills, experience and knowledge of S&EC and storm water pollution prevention will be assessed through testing as provided by the CAN-CISEC professional certification programs.

Applicant Evaluation

Applicants must have the following qualifications to take the CAN-CISEC examination:
  • Two or more years of sediment and erosion control construction and/or storm water pollution prevention field experience,
  • Prior classes, training and/or other education in sediment and erosion control or environmental related topics and
  • Three references attesting to qualifications and experience.

Within 14 days after CISEC, Inc. receives a complete application (including material from three references), applicants will be informed by e-mail of their eligibility to sit for the certification examination.

CAN-CISEC Status

To become a certified registrant, an applicant must pass their written examination with a grade of 75% or higher. CISEC, Inc. requires up to 45 days to grade and notify an applicant as to their results.


Who is a CAN-CISEC-IT??

Canadian CISEC In-Training (IT) Program

In order to foster the professional development of individuals having less than two years of construction site sediment and erosion control inspection experience or education to become a CAN-CISEC registrant, applicants can apply for the “In Training” (IT) program to gain a CAN-CISEC-IT designation.
A CAN-CISEC-IT registrant is an individual recognized by CISEC, Inc. as working toward becoming a CAN-CISEC registrant.  All CAN-CISEC-IT registrants are expected to work with other inspection professionals to gain “knowledge and field experience” associated with conducting sediment and erosion control and/or storm water management construction site inspection services.

Level 1 Registration:

To obtain a CAN-CISEC-IT registration status, applicants must complete the following:
  1. Submit the required registration form and IT, Level 1 examination fee.  Information on how to submit this information can be found on the Training & Exams page.
  2. Attend the In-Person training modules.
  3. Pass with a score of 75% or better in the following parts of the CAN-CISEC -IT Certification Examination:
    a. Canadian Federal requirements applicable to inspectors
    b. BMPs and Pollutants

Those that pass the IT, Level 1 examination are granted a CAN-CISEC-IT designation.  Registrants not passing the IT, Level 1 examination can retake the test up to two additional times within 12 months at a reduced fee.

Level 2 Application:

To petition for a CAN-CISEC registration status:

A CAN-CISEC-IT registrant has 4-years to gain the necessary inspection experience and education to submit a IT, Level 2 application.  A IT, Level 2 application is a petition to CISEC, Inc. to change an applicant’s CAN-CISEC-IT designation to an official CAN-CISEC designation by completing the following:

  1.  Submitting an application form that includes verifiable documentation of:
    a. Two-years construction site field experience (e.g,, inspections, BMP installation, etc.) involving S&EC and/or stormwater pollution prevention inspections and
    b. Prior classes, training and/or other education in sediment and erosion control or environmental related topics and
    c. Three references attesting to qualifications and experience.
  2. Pay an IT, Level 2 non-refundable administrative application review fee.
  3. Upon approval by CISEC, Inc., sit for, and pass with a score of 75% or better, the following parts of the CAN-CISEC Certification Examination:
    a. Assessing a ESC Report and Plan
    b. Inspecting Construction Site BMPs (Photographs)
    c. Inspector Duties

Upon passing the IT, Level 2 examination, an applicant is granted a CAN-CISEC designation.  Applicants not passing the IT, Level 2 examination can retake the test two additional times within 12 months without having to resubmit an application and paying a reduced fee.

Renewals:

To maintain their designation status with CISEC, Inc., all CAN-CISEC registrants and CAN-CISEC-IT registrants are expected to pay an annual (and if applicable, late and reinstatement) fees (including any taxes if applicable), sign an annual contract and for CAN-CISECs submit 12 professional development hours/continuing development hours (PDH/CDHs).

Requirements for the Canadian CISEC, Inc. program are subject to changes by CISEC, Inc.