Benefits of CPESC

Benefits of CPESC® On Your Team

If your team works on landscapes that involve land disturbances, land development and land management then incorporation of a CPESC on your team is a smart move. While working on sites like subdivisions, commercial sites, parks, other recreational areas, mixed use developments, highways, transmission lines (power, oil, and gas), farms, forests and surface mines CPESC team members are a resource which ensures your projects will: run according to regulation, be permitted efficiently and perform exceptionally. CPESC qualification identifies professionals who have a high-level of experience and technical knowledge. The program is significantly difficult and so reliant on collection of experience that a CPESC-IT (in training) designation has been established. This IT designation identifies professionals who are on the path to certification but who have the need for continued experience and professional development before they can achieve CPESC certification.

Certified Professionals in Erosion & Sediment Control have been trained and tested on each of these subjects and have proven their proficiency on subjects including but not limited to:

  • Regulations – Federal, State & Local
  • Permitting – types, authorities and methods
  • Permitting application requirements for – municipalities, construction activity and industrial activity
  • Erosion & Sediment Site Planning and Management including: resource planning, hazards associated with urban development, land development plans, scheduling and implementation
  • Predicting Soil Loss – via the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) and the Modified Universal Soil Loss Equation (MUSLE)
  • Procedures for estimating Gross Erosion including: sheet, total and wind erosion
  • Runoff Management Planning and the associated equations and considerations to address: soil permeability, precipitation and hydrologic cycle
  • Soil Stabilization Mechanisms (Erosion Control) including: vegetation, bio-technical protection, soil tackifiers and stabilizers, turf reinforcement mats, hydraulically applied erosion control products, erosion control blankets and other related technologies.