Frequently Asked Questions

What does it cost to become certified?

The certification process is free. However, you will need to purchase Best Management Practices (BMPs) from Environmental Risk Professionals and pay for your annual pollution policy if you don't already have one that qualifies.

What is the time and effort for Contractors to participate?

CERC was created to make environmentally friendly businesses stand out, not to create more work for the business owner. Best Management Practices (BMPs) are designed to be easily disseminated to employees.

Do I have to purchase BMPs from Environmental Risk Professionals?

Yes. CERC is a certification program that was created by Environmental Risk Professionals and requires contractors to address environmental risk through both insurance and best management practices. Although insurance can be obtained from various sources and be quickly verified through the online coverage evaluator, CERC-approved BMPs require a manual approval process by Environmental Risk Professionals.

Who are Environmental Risk Professionals?

Environmental Risk Professionals power the CERC Certification program. They offer additional products and services such as Operations & Maintenance (O&M) plans and environmental consulting.