ADA

Special Services Under 504 – 2008: Any individual who requires special accommodations must contact Ecopliant Environmental, Inc. at least 20 days prior to your registered module trainings and examination dates. Our special services division will speak with you about necessary accommodations to meet your disability needs.

http://www.ada.gov/cguide.htm

What Qualifies for PDHs/CDHs?

What Qualifies for Professional Development Hours (PDHs)/Continuing Education Hours (CDHs)?

Design or Review Related Activities:

Completing design or review related activities can count up to 4 hours PDHs/CDHs.

  • Inspection: 20 to 40 hours/year = 1 hours PDH/CDH
  • Inspection: 41 to 100 hours/year = 2 hours PDH/CDH
  • Inspection: 101 to 180 hours/year = 3 hours PDH/CDH
  • Inspection:  More than 180 hours/year = 4 PDH/CDH

Volunteer Related Activities:

Volunteer activities that involve the environment can count up to 6 hours PDHs/CDHs.
Examples of volunteer activities can include proctoring the Ecopliant Environmental, Inc. examinations (requires approval), trash clean-up, planting of trees (or other vegetation), trail rehabilitation, serving on the Ecopliant Environmental, Inc. committees, etc.
If you are unsure if an activity applies, please contact us: cdh_renewals@ecopliant.org.

Attendance at Professional Forums:

Attending professional forms (e.g., IECA, StormCon, APWA, TRIECA, EPA Conferences, Landscape Expo, etc.) can count up to 8 hours PDHs/CDHs.
This includes visiting Expo Halls and attending educational papers/demonstrations during those conferences.

Attendance at Educational Forums:

Attending educational forms (e.g., classroom training, in-house training, tail-gate sessions, lunch and learn, etc.) can count up to 8 hours PDHs/CDHs.
This can include trainings hosted by your company, cities, counties, etc.

Some places you can go to obtain educational PDHs/CDHs online are:

Presenting or Publishing Technical Papers:

Presenting or publishing a technical document can count up to 2 hours PDHs/CDHs.
This can include short articles for environmental magazines, newsletters, on-line publications, etc.  It can also include presenting environmentally related topics to groups.

Other:

Ecopliant Environmental, Inc. recognizes that not all activities will fall into one of the above categories and have created an additional category.  Items that fall into this category can count up to 8 hours PDHs/CDHs.

Examples can include:

  • Taught Environmental Classes (this is more involved than presenting a short paper).
  • Perform Water Quality Monitoring (maximum of 3 PDHs/CDHs)
  • Other items will require approval by Ecopliant Environmental, Inc.  Please contact us to discuss at cdh_renewals@ecopliant.org

Please do not hesitate to contact us at cdh_renewasl@ecopliant.org with any questions you may have.

Note:  1 PDH/CDH = 0.1 CEU

Becoming a CISEC Instructor

Interested in becoming a CISEC instructor? If so, Ecopliant Environmental, Inc. is interested in your ability to be an instructor if you meet the following criteria:

CISEC Instructor Opportunities

Candidates interested in becoming a CISEC instructor must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Pass the CISEC certification examination,
  2. Been a registered CISEC for at least 1½ years and have been in good standing throughout that time,
  3. Possess a clear and professional understanding of the Rules and Regulations, for your Country, as to how it applies to inspection of construction site activities,
  4. Possess a strong knowledge and background in sediment and erosion and storm water management control,
  5. Have at least 3½ years of documented experience performing sediment and erosion control and or storm water management inspections, or 2-years developing and implementing SWPPP/ESC Reports and Drawings plus 2-years performing sediment and erosion control or storm water management inspections with time including activities performed since becoming a registered CISEC, and
  6. Be committed to the CISEC Program and not be an instructor for any other nationwide inspector certification program.

Preference consideration will be given to candidates possessing:

  • Experience in teaching adults about related construction site items, including sediment and erosion control, and
  • Experience with sediment and erosion control and/or storm water management design.

How to apply:

Interested applicants need to submit a letter of inquiry to Ecopliant Environmental, Inc. and provide sufficient information about their qualifications including:

  • a current resume,
  • list of teaching experiences,
  • at least three references, and
  • If available, examples of classroom material used in their classes.

The applicant shall also detail in writing what they will do to promote growth of the CISEC program if approved as a CISEC instructor.

Review and approval:

Ecopliant Environmental, Inc. will review an instructor candidate’s letter of inquiry, references, and previous classroom instruction materials for eligibility. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed nor will Ecopliant Environmental, Inc. provide exam score information to candidates not meeting the eligibility requirements.

New instructors will team teach with experienced instructors at least two different times. The experienced instructor will provide a rating of the new instructor’s skills as well as recommendations for an applicant’s future teaching opportunities. There may be exception to this guideline if the Board decides a new instructor demonstrates outstanding qualities on presenting material and has an obvious superior knowledge of material being presented.

Please email all the above listed information to administrator@ecopliant.org.  

Elections

Ecopliant Environmental, Inc. holds yearly elections in June.  

Each year, Ecopliant Environmental, Inc. holds its annual elections to fill available seats on the Board of Directors.

2024 Elections will be filling two seats on the Board.

Requirements for becoming a Board of Director:

  • An active CDSEC, CISEC, CAN-CISEC, or MY-CISEC registrant in good standing with Ecopliant Environmental, Inc.
  • Have a minimum of two (2) consecutive years as a registrant (CDSEC registrants are the exception)
  • Be able to attend and participate in at least 75% of regularly scheduled Board meetings
  • Be able to serve for a three (3) year term

Future Dates (Upcoming):

  • Nomination Form Available: April 16, 2024 (Nomination Form link found HERE)
  • Nomination Form Due: May 24, 2024
  • Candidate Statement Questions Emailed: May 27, 2024
  • Candidate Statement Questions Due: June 7, 2024
  • Voting Opens (via email): June 10, 2024
  • Voting Closes:  June 30, 2024
  • Announcement of New Board of Directors via email: July 1, 2024
  • First Board Meeting: August 2024

Information about the Board of Directors:

The Board of Directors consists of a maximum of nine (9) CDSEC, CISEC, CAN-CISEC and/or MY-CISEC registrants each of who serve for a three (3) year term. They provide leadership and take responsibility for the management of our non-profit organization.

The Board of Directors holds monthly Zoom meetings. A Board of Director is required to attend at least 75% of the regularly scheduled Board meetings during their 3-year term.

We encourage qualified candidates to participate in these important  elections. It is in this manner that Ecopliant Environmental, Inc. will continue to be the most professional worldwide sediment and erosion control inspector certification program available.

If you have any questions , please contact us.

Conducting Construction Site Inspections (Module 4) Only

Available at Live Webinar training module dates

May 23, 2024
June 20, 2024
July 18, 2024
August 15, 2024
September 19, 2024
October 17, 2024
November 21, 2024
December 19, 2024

Earn 4.0 PDHs/CDHs by Participating in the Sediment and Erosion Control Conducting Construction Site Inspections Training Module.

Includes the following:
  • Inspection of a Subdivision
  • Learn about an Inspector’s Responsibilities While Construction Activities Occur
  • Understand EPA Requirements for an Inspection Report
  • Find out About Documenting Your Findings
  • Evaluate a SWPPP, S&EC Drawings and Detail Sheets
  • Assess the Completeness of Inspection Reports
  • Participate in the Virtual Inspection of a Construction Site
COURSE DATE & Time:

Occurs on the third morning of all scheduled live webinar training module programs.  Please see the form below for dates and times.

Click here to download Registration Form

To sign up for the online recorded Module 4, please refer to this link.

Class Times:

Hawaii-Aleutian
Alaska
Pacific
Mountain
Central
Eastern
7:00 a.m. (March through October)
8:00 a.m. (November through February)
9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:00 noon
1:00 p.m.

USA In-Person Trainings and Examinations

Upcoming In-Person Training Modules***:
South Padre, Texas:
May 20 & 21, 2024
Fresno, California:
June 5 & 6, 2024
Reno, Nevada (StormCon 2024 Conference):
August 26 & 27, 2024
Fort Worth, Texas:
September, TDB

Need PDH/CDHs?  Or do you need a review for your IT, Part 2 Examination? Join us on the morning of Day 2 of our In-Person Training for Module 4: Conducting Construction Site Inspections.  Contact us for more information at contactus@ecopliant.org.

Upcoming In-Person Examinations:

In-Person Examinations are held the afternoon of the second day of our above listed In-Person Training Modules.  Please use the Registration and Examination Application From found within the links above to apply for the Examinations.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

USA In-Person Trainings and Examinations

Upcoming In-Person Training Modules***:
South Padre, Texas:
May 20 & 21, 2024
Reno, Nevada (StormCon 2024 Conference):
August 26 & 27, 2024
Fort Worth, Texas:
September, TDB

Need PDH/CDHs?  Or do you need a review for your IT, Part 2 Examination? Join us on the morning of Day 2 of our In-Person Training for Module 4: Conducting Construction Site Inspections.  Contact us for more information at contactus@ecopliant.org.

Upcoming In-Person Examinations:

In-Person Examinations are held the afternoon of the second day of our above listed In-Person Training Modules.  Please use the Registration and Examination Application From found within the links above to apply for the Examinations.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

USA Online Virtual Classes and Examinations-Live via Zoom

Upcoming Live Webinar Training Modules***:
May 21, 22, & 23, 2024
June 18, 19, & 20, 2024
July 16, 17, & 18, 2024
August 13, 14, & 15, 2024
September 17, 18, & 19, 2024
October 15, 16, & 17, 2024
November 19, 20, & 21, 2024
December 17, 18, & 19, 2024

Need PDH/CDHs?  Or do you need a review for your IT, Part 2 Examination? Join us on Day 3 of our Live Webinars for Module 4: Conducting Construction Site Inspections.  More information and registration information can be found at this LINK.

Upcoming On-Line Examinations:
Ecopliant Environmental, Inc. have been proctoring their CISEC examinations through ProctorU.  More information can be found HERE.

***CISEC live webinar trainings use ZOOM as our main teaching platform.  TEAMS can be used for groups of ten or more from the same corporation or same government agency.   Arrangements can be made through marketing@ecopliant.org.

Fresno, California – June 5 & 6, 2024 (In-Person-CISEC)

June 5 & 6, 2024

Instructor: Zac Martin

COURSE DATE & Time:

June 5, 2024: 8:30 – 4:30
June 6, 2024: 8:30 – 12:00

In-Person Test Available:

June 6, 2024: 1:00 – 4:30

Registration and Examination Application Form
Brochure

Please note that this is a 1.5-Day course and the examination offered the afternoon of the second day.

Registration form and fee for the training modules are due no later than May 31, 2024.  Please let us know if you cannot meet this deadline.

Location:

8080 N. Palm Ave., Suite 110
Fresno, CA 93711

South Padre, Texas – May 20 & 21, 2024 (In-Person-CISEC)

May 20 & 21, 2024

Instructor: Zac Martin

COURSE DATE & Time:

May 20, 2024: 8:30 – 4:30
May 21, 2024: 8:30 – 12:00

In-Person Test Available:

May 21, 2024: 1:00 – 4:30

Registration and Examination Application Form
Brochure

Please note that this is a 1.5-Day course and the examination offered the afternoon of the second day.

Registration form and fee for the training modules are due no later than May 15, 2024.  Please let us know if you cannot meet this deadline.

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn
South Padre Island, Texas