General CE Workshops

Updated General CE workshops for fall and winter 2020

Things to know:

  • Registration is LIMITED for in-person workshops due to University of Minnesota guidelines.  Protocol for attending in-person classes include wearing a mask or face covering at all times.  Please read the COVID-19 Protocols before registering. (Full version available HERE)
  • If you have previously registered for General CE 602 (Farmington), Installer CE 693 (Brainerd), or General CE 603 (Cloquet) which have been cancelled watch your email for an update on your options of how to proceed from here.  If you have questions please email or call 800-322-8642 and we will help you.
  • 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.
  • The Onsite Sewage Treatment Program is working to create options for all of our learners. There will be more Continuing Education opportunities coming early 2021.  Due to the limitations on in-person activities, you will not be allowed to register for more than one in-person session.

More information:

8 hour In-Person Workshops 8am - 4:30pm
4 hour Online Workshop Self Paced
Cancellation Policy
COVID Protocols
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 

Please click on a date and location below to enroll online in that section.  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).

p603a - December 2 - Brainerd (Deadline Nov. 27)
p603b - December 3 - Brainerd (Deadline Nov. 27)

p604a - December 16 - St. Cloud  - LOCATION CHANGE, new location Brainerd, (Deadline Dec. 10) 
p604b - December 17 - St. Cloud  - LOCATION CHANGE, new location Brainerd, (Deadline Dec. 10) 

Check or Purchase Order Registration Form

*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  

Registration Form

4 hour Online General CE Workshop

You can enrollment 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 (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.

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.
  • If you fail the health screening in-person at check-in, a full refund will be issued.
  • All cancellations for non-COVID reasons must be received in writing by OSTP staff ( 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.

COVID-19 Course Protocols (Abridged Version)

To reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission, the OSTP has protocols based on guidance from the CDC, MDH, and UMN. Participants are required to WEAR a mask or face covering that covers both the nose and mouth and maintain a distance of 6-8 feet from other participants. In addition, participants must:

  • At check-in, answer the following pre-screening questions, as well as a no-contact temperature check:
    • Do you have a new or worsening cough?
    • Are you experiencing shortness of breath?
    • Have you had a fever in the last two days?
    • Within the last 14 days, have you been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • At check-in and throughout the class, maintain a physical distance of 6-8 feet from other participants

Face coverings required at in-person workshopsIf your temperature is 100.4 or higher, or question responses indicate that you could be sick, you may not attend the class. If that should happen, you will be refunded your registration fee in full. Failure by attendees to follow the protocols and requests of OSTP and venue staff, may result in class registration revocation and forfeiture of registration fees. We appreciate your cooperation with these requirements as it ensures the safety and health of our attendees and staff, and enables us to continue to host and plan future in-person training.

If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time, please contact us at (800) 322-8642 or

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