The PSATS SEO Precertification Academy is designed to teach the basic skills a future sewage enforcement officer (SEO) needs to know to work for a local agency. Whether you work for a municipality in need of a good SEO or are someone who is considering the SEO field as a career, you will want to check out the benefits of sending someone to or attending the academy yourself. Not only is the academy a prerequisite to taking the commonwealth's certification examination for SEOs, but you will leave the course better prepared to enter the multi-faceted world of a local agency SEO.
The PSATS SEO Precertification Academy is divided into two parts, the Orientation course and the Academy course. The Orientation course is completed through self-study before attending the Academy course. The four and a half-day Academy course is a specially created, interactive program that teaches the duties and responsibilities of a local agency SEO. Two topics in the Academy course have self-study content that must be completed prior to attending the course. In the classroom, participants go beyond lecture to actively participate in the lessons through practice problems and discussion scenarios.
DEP has approved the successful completion of the PSATS SEO Precertification Academy as the required prerequisite to sit for the SEO Certification Exam. Successful completion of the academy means that the SEO candidate attends the entire academy. Complete attendance includes prompt arrival each day and adherence to breaks and departure times. Exceptions must be discussed in advance with the instructor and will only be allowed for emergencies. Each exception will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Date: November 13 through November 17, 2017
Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Class Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$949 Non-Member Rate
$799 PSATS Member Rate*
* To qualify as a PSATS member, the registrant must have paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners, and emergency management associations) or be an associate member.
This fee covers tuition, lunch, course materials in electronic format (Act 537, regulations, workbook, and appendix), three videos (The Care and Feeding of Your Septic Tank, Onlot System Components, On-Site Testing, and Final Inspection), a copy of the Act 537 and the Code 25, Environmental Protection Chapters 71, 72, and 73 regulations.
NOTE: The registration fee does not include a hardcopy of the Academy classroom course materials. Candidates must print these materials prior to coming to class or bring the electronic files on a computer.