US CISEC-IT

US CISEC In-Training (IT) (Part 1 [Level 1]) and Part 2 (Level 2) Programs

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 CISEC registrant, applicants can apply for the “In-Training” (IT) program to gain a CISEC-IT designation.

A CISEC-IT registrant is an individual recognized by CISEC, Inc. as working toward becoming a CISEC registrant.  All 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 CISEC-IT registration status, applicants must complete the following:
  1. Submit the required registration form and non-refundable IT Part 1 (Level 1) fee.  These forms can be found as part of the Application Packet found on the US Training and Examination Menu.
  2. Attend the full (i.e., four) sessions of In-Person or On-Line CISEC training modules (see above link for locations).
  3. Pass with a weighted average score of 75% or better in the following parts of the CISEC Certification Examination:
    a.  EPA Requirements Applicable to Inspectors
    b.  BMPs/Pollutants

Upon passing the Part 1 (Level 1) examination, the registrant is granted a CISEC-IT designation.  Registrants not passing the Part 1 (Level 1) examination can retake the test up to two additional times within 12 months.

Level 2 Application:

To petition for a CISEC registration status:

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

  1. Submitting an application form (see links below) that includes verifiable documentation of:
    a.  Two-years inspection experience and
    b.  One or more classes or training sessions in topics that are related to construction site inspection, design, review, installation, and/or maintenance that have been completed within the last four years.
  2. Pay an Part 2 (Level 2) non-refundable application review fee.
  3. Upon approval by CISEC, Inc., sit for, and pass with a weighted average score of 75% or better, the following parts of the CISEC Certification Examination:
    a.  Inspector Duties
    b.  Fill in the Blanks
    c.  Inspecting Construction Site BMPs (Photographs)
    d.  Assessing a SWPPP

An applicant can attend an examination at an upcoming existing session (US Training and Examination Menu) or have it proctored locally (US Proctoring).

Upon passing the Part 2 (Level 2) examination, the applicant is granted a CISEC designation.  Applicants not passing the Part 2 (Level 2) examination can retake the test two additional times within 12 months.

To maintain their designation status with CISEC, Inc., all CISEC-IT registrants are expected to pay the same annual (and if applicable, late and reinstatement) fees as required of CISEC registrants.

Requirements for the CISEC-IT program are subject to periodic changes by CISEC, Inc.