Certified site inspector

​Charlotte-Mecklenburg Certified Site Inspector (CMCSI) Seminar  


What is CMCSI?

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Certified Site Inspector (CMCSI) was created to provide a soil erosion and sedimentation control overview and certification preparation seminar for interested participants. Upon completion a certification test will be administered for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Certified Site Inspector designation. In addition to gaining further knowledge of Sediment and Erosion Control the certification will allow individuals to perform NPDES log book entries on construction sites to maintain compliance with the City of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County Soil and Sedimentation Control Ordinance.

 How do I become certified? 

Attend the Charlotte Mecklenburg Certified Site Inspector seminar and pass the test. 
There is a $25.00 non-refundable registration fee, which covers the educational booklet and lunch. 
Classes are held normally held 3 times/year.  Spring, Summer, and Fall. 


How Do I Maintain My CMCSI Certification?

CMCSI is a two-year certification which must be renewed ONLY by:

  1. Attending a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Training Seminar; and pass the end of course test.
  2. 'NEW' Complete the CMCSI recertification process that will extend your certification by 2 years (must be completed within 90 days before or 90 days after expiration). Click the link below to begin the recertification process.     

                                             Charlotte Mecklenburg Certified Site Inspector Recertification



 You can check your CMCSI status by searching in Accela Citizen Access
For additional information please contact Justin Klein at justin.klein@charlottenc.gov or 704-609-4765​


Due to COVID-19 and restrictions on in-person gatherings, all currently certified individuals in good standing as of March 1, 2020 will receive a one-year extension of their certification.  This extension should ensure that those who need certification for their job duties may remain certified while we continue work on a digital or online course offering.

We are currently working on an on-line certification that will be offered in the future. If you are in need of certification the NCDOT Level 2 Erosion Control Certification and the Envirocert CESSWI or CPESC certifications are acceptable as a replacement for CMCSI at this time.  

Please download the One Year Extension CMCSI Certification Letter:  


If you have any questions, please contact Justin Klein at 704-609-4765.

Registration is currently unavailable at this time.

Seminar topics
  • Sediment and turbidity water quality impacts
  • Soil erosion and sedimentation control principles
  • Conventional and innovative Best Management Practices (BMP) installation and maintenance
  • Problem identification and proactive solutions;
  • Local ordinances and State regulations;
  • and Erosion control self-inspection logbook maintenance.

Questions? Contact Justin Klein at justin.klein@charlottenc.gov or 704-609-4765