General CE Workshops

Updated General CE workshops for 2021

Things to know:

  • To reflect the decreasing COVID cases and increasing rates of vaccination, as of  July 1, 2021, the Onsite Sewage Treatment Program will no longer be requiring masks for people who have been fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated, we expect you to wear a mask indoors at all times.
  • Registration is LIMITED for in-person workshops.
  • You do NOT have to register for both the online and in-person workshops.  You may choose one or another, or both, depending on your comfort level, registration limitations, or computer requirement limitations.
  • Due to the limitations on in-person activities you will not be allowed to register for more than one in-person session.
  • If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time, please contact us at (800) 322-8642 or septic@umn.edu

More information:

Cancellation Policy
Certification Questions


8 hour General CE - In-Person Workshops:

Due to limited in-person restrictions surrounding Covid-19, registration is limited to 24 participants per workshop.  Also, you will not be allowed to register for more than one in-person session.

*You MUST adhere to the University of Minnesota’s protocols in regards to COVID-19.  Please see our protocols webpage for all of the outlined information*

Online Registration with a Credit Card 

Each section is one day only, 8 am - 4:30 pm.  All 8 hour workshops cost $195. *8 hours CE accredited by the MPCA (6.5 Direct hours and 1.5 Related hours).

8 hour In-Person (p60): 
7a Alexandria November 15
7b Alexandria November 17
8a St. Cloud December 6
8b St. Cloud December 8
9a Mankato December 13
9b Mankato December 14

Registration Form for check or purchase order

*Note: Staff encourages you to register online, with a credit card, for these courses.  The University is under reduced operations so mail is only checked once per week.  Purchase orders can be emailed to septic@umn.edu.  


4 hour General CE - In-Person Workshops:

Due to limited in-person restrictions surrounding Covid-19, registration is limited to 24 participants per workshop.  Also, you will not be allowed to register for more than one in-person session.

*You MUST adhere to the University of Minnesota’s protocols in regards to COVID-19.  Please see our protocols webpage for all of the outlined information*

Online Registration with a Credit Card 

Each section is one half day only.  All 4 hour workshops cost $115. MPCA credit hours: 4 Direct.

4 hour In-Person (f60):

4 Alexandria November 16 8:00-12:00pm or 1:00-5:00pm
5 St. Cloud December 7 8:00-12:00pm or 1:00-5:00pm

Registration Form for check or purchase order

*Note: Staff encourages you to register online, with a credit card, for these courses.  The University is under reduced operations so mail is only checked once per week.  Purchase orders can be emailed to septic@umn.edu.  


4 hour Online General CE Workshop

You can enroll for this workshop at any time.  Access to the class will open on November 4 and will remain open through June 30th, 2021.  You can enroll for this workshop at any time before June 23, 2021 and complete at your own pace. This online workshop has been accredited by the MPCA for 4 hours of Continuing Education (3 Direct hours and 1 Related hour). 

**All of the following items are REQUIRED for online participation:

  • An internet connection (broadband wired or wireless, with 600kbps down);
  • A computer/device with speakers (built-in or plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth);
  • Google Chrome web browser (software) is required for the quizzes;
  • A webcam for the quizzes only (either built-in to the computer/device, or plug-in);
  • An individual guest account at learning.umn.edu (can be created during the registration process); and
  • A valid picture ID

Online Registration with a Credit Card 

e605 - General CE online workshop - $115
*Enrollment open through June 23, 2021.  Course must be completed before June 30, 2021.

*Enrollment open July 1, 2021 - December 22.  Course must be completed before December 31st, 2021.

 

Check or Purchase Order Registration Form

*Note: Staff encourages you to register online, with a credit card, for this course for consistency between our registration and learning systems.  

Registration Form


Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel due to COVID symptoms, medical-advised quarantine, caring for others, or another COVID-related cause, a full refund will be issued.
  • All cancellations for non-COVID reasons must be received in writing by OSTP staff (septic@umn.edu) 4 business days prior to the workshop. All refunds will be made in the same manner as payment minus a $30 cancellation fee. Classes must be cancelled and rebooked before the start date of the course to avoid forfeiting your entire course fee.
  • If you are asked to leave the class due for not complying with requirements for social distancing, facial coverings, or other protocols, the learner will forfeit their entire course fee.
  • In the event that classes are cancelled due to state, local, or University restrictions, a full refund will be issued.


Certification Questions?

Please visit the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s COVID-19 website if you have any questions regarding your certificate or continuing education hours. If you have any further questions for the MPCA or would like more information you may contact the MPCA via phone or email at 651-757-2201 and ssts-info.pca@state.mn.us