TDEC Training Workshop
Recertification and Continuation Education Requirements for Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control (EPSC)
Since the current General NPDES Permit for Discharges of Storm Water Associated with Construction Activities (TN CGP) became effective in June 2005, TDEC has required all inspectors of land-disturbing activities that fall under the jurisdiction of the TN CGP to have a working knowledge and training of erosion prevention and sediment controls. Effective June 17, 2007, all inspectors must satisfy this requirement by being certified through successful completion of the Level 1 Fundamentals of Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (EPSC) course and course completion exam offered through the Tennessee's EPSC training program. Because of improving technologies and anticipated changes in future permit conditions, TDEC requires that certification be renewed every 3 years.
Level 1 Fundamentals of EPSC Certification that expire in 2021 are eligible for the Recertification Course.
Other program courses will not be accepted in lieu of these courses to meet the Certification requirements of the TN Construction General Permit. Failure of an applicant to comply with Recertification deadline requirements will result in loss of Certification and removal of your name from TDEC's EPSC Level 1 Certification Listing, accessible at this Webpage under Level 1 EPSC Certification Listing.
I. Level 1 Fundamentals of EPSC Certification expired prior to or on December 31, 2020
Because Certification has expired, Recertification must be obtained by retaking and successfully completing the 1-day, Level 1 Fundamentals of Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (EPSC) Course and Course Completion Exam anytime this year. Certifications completed in 2021 would expire on December 31, 2024. Check-in and refreshments for the Level 1 course are at 7:30 am and classes begin promptly at 8:00 am. See other course description, registration and agenda details under LEVEL 1.
II. Level 1 Fundamentals of EPSC Certification expires December 31, 2021
If your EPSC Certification expires December 31, 2021, Recertification may be obtained by successfully completing the following before the end of 2021.
Take a half-day (4-hour) Recertification refresher course and Course Completion Exam.
Recertification courses begin in the mornings at 8:00 am after check-in at 7:30 am. The only prerequisite requirement for taking the Recertification course is holding current Certification listing.
You will be provided with a copy of the Level 1 Recertification Course Handbook: Construction Site Inspection as Required by Tennessee's Construction Stormwater General Permit. All Recertification workshop participants are required to take a course completion exam in order to be awarded PDH credits and a TDEC Certificate of Course Completion listing.
Certification Objectives: Renew and extend EPSC Certification
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Times: Registration 7:30-8:00 a.m.; Class 8:00 a.m. - Noon: Exam at Noon. Breakfast will be provided.
Cost: $125 (online course)
Registration: Registration is limited. Early registration and payment are strongly encouraged. You must have your registration in 5 working days prior to the workshop to be assured a space (see registration form for deadlines). To register complete the Recertification form and fax or mail it to the number and address provided on the form. Email registration is possible: please be sure to include all the information requested on the form and send it to Kellie Caughorn (click here). Confirmation of registration will be by email or fax within 5 days. If you have any questions regarding registration or course content, contact the TNEPSC program at (865) 974-2151 or to email click here.
Cancellation Policy: In the event you are unable to attend the workshop you registered for, attendee substitutions are allowed and encouraged. We will issue full refunds for cancellations made five (5) working days prior to the workshop. Due to heavy demand for limited workshop seats, no refunds will be issued thereafter and no-show registrants will not be refunded. Requested transfers may be made to another scheduled workshop for a $50 transfer fee charge. The transfer request must be submitted 48 hours prior to the course.
Certification confirmation: Successful course completion and Certification are achieved after receipt of registration fee, course attendance, and passing the Course Completion Exam. Names of certified participants are normally posted within a week following the course on the EPSC Level 1 Certification Listing website: www.tnepsc.org. Within a month, all participants are officially notified by letter, regarding their Certification or Recertification status (with Certification cards included for successful participants), along with earned Professional Development Hours: 3 PDH for one-half day Recertification course and 7 PDH for 1-day Certification course.