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Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control 



The Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) is a certification program offered by The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and CISEC, Inc.  Launched in 2005, the CISEC program is the leading certification program of its kind in the U.S. and in May 2011, TRCA launched the CISEC-Canada program.  The one and a half day training course covers roles and responsibilities, background information, inspecting best management practices, regulations and compliance, and conducting construction site inspections.  Participants will have the opportunity to take part in classroom exercises reviewing ESC plans and reports. Upon completion of the training course, participants have the option of writing a four hour certification exam. Program Partner: CISEC, Inc.

To partake in the CISEC course you must register for the conference, then apply for the course (and exam if you choose) separately.

The 1.5 day Application Fee is $500 and the non-refundable Exam Fee is $250 (applicable taxes are extra).  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

If you intend to write the certification exam you will need to fill out the exam application form and submit three letters of  reference. 


Please download the pdf application package below: 

2013 CISEC Application Pkg.pdf
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Please note that completed applications must be submitted to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority by OCTOBER 20th, at the following address:

Patricia Lewis
c/o Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

9520 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario  L4L 1A6



All CISECs registrants agree to follow a strict code of ethics and to enhance their careers by continuing to perform inspection services, volunteering their time and skills, attending educational forums, and participating at professional conferences. In addition, CISEC, Inc. expects all of its registrants to:


·         Be knowledgeable in the principles and practice of sediment and erosion control;

·         Posses the skills to assess conditions at the construction site;

·         Be able to evaluate disturbance and storage areas;

·         Determine whether pollutants enter the stormwater conveyance system;

·         Evaluate Best Management Practices (BMPs) for effectiveness; and

·         Assess what is happening at discharge locations. 

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