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Designated Erosion Control Inspector Program

For more information or questions about the DECI program, please contact Tim Cook, 847.377.7703.

List of DECIs (November 1, 2015)

DECI Workshop - August 11, 2015 presentations
Opening Remarks / Intro to DECI - Scott Griffith, SMC
Inlet Protection - Al Nimmos, Midwest Products
Inlet Protection (video)
Case Study: Rollins Road Gateway Project - Mark Molnar, Alfred Benesch Co.
Timber Mats - Jon Keener, Sterling Lumber
Directional Drilling - Erica Spolar, Hampton Lenzini and Renwick, Inc.
NPDES Good/Bad/Ugly - Jonathon Koepke, Encap, Inc.
In-Water Maintenance - Candice Jacobs, Kane/DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District
Polymers - Steve Iwinski, Applied Polymer Systems, Inc.

About the DECI Program

Field Inspection Form

If you would like to receive a fillable Word version of the DECI Field Inspection Form, email Tim Cook.


The DECI Exam is available to take online at:

DECI Continuing Education

There are several opportunities available for continuing education.  The following is a partial list of options that SMC has reviewed and approved:

  • Encap, Inc. offers a series of short (3-5 minute)  videos, "The Erosion Control Minute," on a variety of topics that are very applicable to the DECI program. The series archive may be found at SMC will approve 0.25 continuing education hours per video watched.
  • is an online resource for a variety of professional education opportunities. A couple SMC approved courses are:
    • RV-5503 Basic Erosion and Sediment Control – 6 hours
    • RV-1840 Erosion and Sediment Control – 8 hours
      Take either of these approved courses as an alternate to a DECI workshop.
  • is an online resource for a variety of professional education opportunities. A couple SMC approved courses are:
    • C142 – Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans and Best Management Practices – 4 hours
    • C188 – Soil Erosion and Sediment Control – 3 hours
      Take both of these approved courses as an alternate to a DECI workshop.


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