Erosion and Sediment Control


James B. Kay P.Eng CPESC CPSWQ



This Review Course is the best preparation available in pursuit of becoming a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC®), the Premier ESC certification in the world. 

CPESC® registrants meet educational and practical experience standards, subscribe to the code of ethics, pass a rigorous qualifying exam and maintain expertise through a continuing professional development program. 

CPESC® certification represents many disciplines and specialties that produce site-specific plans and designs that comprehensively address current and potential erosion and sedimentation issues with practices and measures that are cost effective, understandable and that meet environmental and regulatory requirements. 

This Review Course reviews many of the concepts, practices and calculations practitioners need to be familiar with in order to become a CPESC®

Regulations – Federal, Provincial & Local

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.



3.0 Hours

CPD Points


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