Certified Professional in StormWater Quality Professionals are rigorously trained, tested and certified ensuring they are qualified to inspect: erosion and sediment control and stormwater compliance.
How to Become a CPSWQ®: Requirements, Fees & Processes
Secondary Education Requirement
The CPSWQ Program requires a High School Diploma or a GED (General Education Development) Credential.
Post-Secondary Education Credit
ECI automatically awards maximum Education Credit for Qualifying Degrees (science, planning, and construction management) as shown in the program-specific sections below. Transcripts are required. Education Credit is awarded for non-qualifying degrees at the rate of one half a Qualifying Degree. Transcripts or ECI approved documentation are required. Education credit may also be awarded for professional licensure without a degree. Verification of license is required. ECI reserves the right to review various state licensing not listed to determine applicability.
In Training (IT) Certifications
Details about the In Training (IT) status can be found in the Understanding In-Training Certifications PDF.
*ECI reserves the right to review various State licensing not listed to determine applicability
** Not all science, planning, and construction management degrees apply to every certification. Non-related degrees will be given half-credit
*** Graduate degrees not in the sciences will not receive any additional credit above a Bachelors
Anyone may take any EnviroCert review course at any time, review courses are not required in order to sit for an exam.
Each review course is designed to ensure the applicants understand which concepts will be covered by the exam and act as a review for most of those concepts. Because this certification is meant to identify experienced professionals concepts will not be reviewed in detail during the review course. Applicants for the exam are expected to have a sufficient combination of education and experience to be able to independently study the materials identified in the General Principles Review Manual. Please visit our calendar of events to find the next course in your area.
Certification: Eligibility & Process
Applicants are not required to take the review courses to qualify for the exam process however applicants must apply to be eligible to sit for an exam