What does it mean to be SEEP certified?
Initially, the certification confirms the participant has completed the full training session and has demonstrated knowledge of the principles of sediment and control by passing an examination. The certification also carries a professional obligation of adherence to a Code of Conduct and a commitment to continued learning in the field of stormwater and erosion control. Participants who successfully meeting the certification criteria will have their names placed on a distribution list to be made available to the public. SEEP certificates must be renewed every three years — learn more about recertification options.
Obtaining SEEP Certification
- Register for the SEEP Basic Class, pay class registration fees and attend the full classroom and field session.
- Successfully complete the examination with a passing score of at least 70 percent.
- Subscribe to the Code of Conduct.
Who should take a SEEP class?
- Design professionals
- Public Works staff
- Individuals involved in growth and/or water quality issues
Revocation of Certificate: The right to revoke a certification is vested in the SEEP Steering Committee. Revocation of a certificate may occur under the following circumstances:
- The SEEP Steering Committee is notified by a regulatory agency of a completed enforcement action against the certificate holder. Upon notification, the SEEP Steering Committee will conduct an evaluation process to determine if the infraction is in violation of the Code of Conduct. The certificate holder under review will have the opportunity to address the committee. Revocation of the certificate will result in removal from the distribution list. Under this infraction, the SEEP Steering Committee may consider reinstatement of the certificate after a period of two years. Full class work testing must be completed prior to consideration of reinstatement.
- Failing to meet the renewal requirements will result in a lapse of the certificate and removal from the distribution list. In this case, registering, paying class registration fees, attending a SEEP class and successfully passing the examination will accomplish certificate renewal.