CESSWI Certification Procedures and Standards
Article I. - Certified Inspector Status
Section 2. Application Procedure
Interested individuals should follow the steps below to apply to become a CESSWI.
Receive and review CESSWI Application Forms. Forms are available from CESSWI web site (www.cesswi.org), CESSWI representative, IECA or SWCS headquarters, chapter representatives, trades show displays, etc.
Assemble the following materials:
Application fee (see Article II, Section 3, Fees>) (check made out to CESSWI, Inc.)
Original copy of the following:
- Application for CESSWI
- Qualified Education, Training, and Accreditations
- Inspection Experience Profile for each job that you wish to report erosion, sediment and storm water control experiences (make additional copies as needed from original)**
- Names and contact information for four (4) references.
- Additional documentation (such as, resume/vitae or government SF171)
** Inspection experience must detail pertinent work experience (including the time spent gaining this experience). Copies of relevant inspection reports, publications, manuscripts, and other significant inspection activities may also be submitted. All materials received by the application review committee will be kept confidential. The experience materials must demonstrate competence in erosion, sediment and storm water control practices and methods and knowledge of national, federal, state, provincial and local laws relating to erosion, sediment and storm water control.
It is imperative that prospective references are fully qualified to provide information about your skills and experience in inspection of construction activities. They will be instructed not to fill out the form and to return it to you if they do not feel qualified to answer the questions. It is recommended, where possible, that at least one individual familiar with the applicant's expertise be a CPESC, a CPSWQ, or a CESSWI. References will be accepted from peers or clients but no more than one should be a coworker.
Please let your references know that you are using them as a reference and that they may be contacted.
Send all materials from Step 2 to the CESSWI Administrative Office.
Applicants whose materials are not complete will be notified of missing portions. The application review process will not begin until the application is deemed complete.