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Training and exams

Septic systems: Soils

This workshop prepares attendees for the MPCA Soils exam and provides a detailed understanding of how to identify and understand specific soil properties that affect the treatment of sewage. Participants also receive instruction and hands-on experience at a field location.

This class does NOT meet the 6-hour soils continuing education requirement for all Designer and Inspector categories.


  • September 18-20: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Learn more: Subsurface sewage treatment systems training and certification

Registration information

Registration is required.

The training needed to fulfill MPCA requirements for SSTS professionals is delivered through the Onsite Sewage Treatment Program at the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center.