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Three Common Myths about Related Continuing Education Credits from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (link to MPCA website)
Questions? Contact MPCA SSTS Licensing & Certification staff, Jane Seaver, at Jane.Seaver@state.mn.us or 651-757-2711.

Continuing education (CE) requirements help certified SSTS professionals maintain the expertise they need to be successful in the SSTS Industry. All approved SSTS training receives accreditation to award either direct or related credits to those who attend. Below, we dispel the most common myths about training that awards related credits.

1. Related CE Credits Cannot Be Used to Renew My SSTS Certification:  False. Related (or indirect) continuing education credits are tracked by the MPCA and do count towards your renewal requirement. Individuals with any combination of Installer, Maintainer and Service Provider Certifications must earn 12 credits (or hours) every 3 years. Individuals with a combination of certifications that include any level of the Designer or Inspector specialty areas must earn 18 credits every 3 years with at least 6 credits of Soils CE.

2. Related CE Credits Are Worth Less than Direct CE Credits:  False. Related CE Credits are valued equally to direct CE credits when the MPCA evaluates your renewal requirements. However, those with a 12-credit requirement cannot count more than 6 related credits towards renewal every 3 years. For example, you could meet your requirement with 6 related credits + 6 direct credits. Those with an 18-credit requirement cannot count more than 9 related credits every 3 years. In this case, you could meet your requirement with 9 related credits + 3 direct credits + 6 soils direct credits.

3. CE that Awards Related Credits Covers Topics of No Value:  False. You earn related credits at events that do not provide training specific to SSTS in Minnesota. Learning about septic systems at a national conference or about emerging technologies is undeniably valuable. However, you would earn related credits from attending these training events because you have not received targeted education or updates on Minnesota Rules Chapters 7080-7083. The MPCA requires a minimum amount of direct credits to ensure that individuals are exposed to its SSTS Rules during each 3-year CE period.


Course Course Dates Location Registration Registration fee Registration deadline
69-2 Installer CE Feb 27 2020 to Feb 28 2020 Willmar Conference Center - 240 23rd Street SE, Willmar, MN 56201 $295.00 Feb 20 2020
46-1 - Maintainer CE Mar 2 2020 to Mar 3 2020 Brainerd - The Woods Event Center - 19624 County Road 3, Brainerd, MN 56401 $295.00 Feb 24 2020
60-1 General CE Mar 4 2020 to Mar 5 2020 Alexandria - Douglas County Public Works - 526 Willow Drive, Alexandria, MN 56308 $295.00 Feb 26 2020
10-3 Introduction to Onsite Systems Mar 16 2020 to Mar 18 2020 Brainerd - The Woods Event Center - 19625 County Road 3, Brainerd, MN 56401 $390.00 Mar 9 2020
112-3 Installing Onsite Systems Mar 19 2020 to Mar 20 2020 $295.00 Mar 12 2020
20-1 Basic Design of Onsite Systems Mar 23 2020 to Mar 27 2020 Brainerd - The Woods Event Center - 19624 County Road 3, Brainerd, MN 56401 $495.00 Mar 16 2020
21-2 Design Forms Training Apr 13 2020 Chaska - Carver County Courthouse - 600 E. 4th Street, Chaska, MN 55318 $115.00 Apr 6 2020
82-1 Design/Inspector Combo Apr 15 2020 to Apr 16 2020 Brainerd - The Woods Event Center - 19624 County Road 3, Brainerd, MN 56401 $295.00 Apr 8 2020
20-2 Basic Design of Onsite Systems Apr 20 2020 to Apr 24 2020 Grand Rapids - Timberlake Lodge - 144 SE 17th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744 $495.00 Apr 13 2020
27-1 Intermediate Design and Inspection Apr 27 2020 to May 1 2020 Alexandria - Douglas County Public Works - 526 Willow Drive, Alexandria, MN 56308 $495.00 Apr 20 2020
49-1 Service Provider May 4 2020 to May 7 2020 Mankato - AmericInn Conference Center - 240 Stadium Road, Mankato, MN 56001 $495.00 Apr 27 2020
515-1 Soils May 12 2020 to May 14 2020 Farmington - Dakota County Extension Office - 4100 220th Street W., Farmington, MN 55024 $340.00 May 5 2020
29-1 Advanced Design and Inspection May 19 2020 to May 22 2020 Alexandria - Douglas County Public Works - 526 Willow Drive, Alexandria, MN 56308 $495.00 May 12 2020
55-1 Soils CE May 27 2020 Austin - Holiday Inn 1701 4th Street NW, Austin, MN 55912 $255.00 May 20 2020
30-1 Inspecting Onsite Systems Jun 8 2020 to Jun 10 2020 Alexandria - Douglas County Public Works - 526 Willow Drive, Alexandria, MN 56308 $310.00 Jun 1 2020
55-2 Soils CE Jun 25 2020 Willmar Conference Center - 240 23rd Street SE, Willmar, MN 56201 $255.00 Jun 18 2020
515-2 Soils Jun 29 2020 to Jul 1 2020 Grand Rapids - Timberlake Lodge - 144 SE 17th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744 $340.00 Jun 22 2020
55-3 Soils CE Jul 16 2020 Cloquet Forestry Center - 175 University Road, Cloquet, MN 55720 $255.00 Jul 9 2020
55-4 Soils CE Jul 28 2020 Ottertail - Thumper Pond - 300 Thumper Lodge Road, Ottertail, MN 56571 $255.00 Jul 21 2020
63-1 Design Field Day Jul 29 2020 Ottertail - Thumper Pond - 300 Thumper Lodge Road, Ottertail, MN 56571 $165.00 Jul 22 2020
55-5 Soils CE Aug 19 2020 Bemidji - Hampton Inn - 1019 Paul Bunyan Drive NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 $255.00 Aug 12 2020
515-3 Soils Sep 9 2020 to Sep 10 2020 Alexandria - Douglas County Public Works - 526 Willow Drive, Alexandria, MN 56308 $340.00 Sep 2 2020
55-6 Soils CE Sep 15 2020 Marshall - Ramada - 1500 East College Drive, Marshall, MN 56258 $255.00 Sep 8 2020
55-7 Soils CE Oct 1 2020 Farmington - Dakota County Extension Office - 4100 220th Street W., Farmington, MN 55024 $255.00 Nov 24 2020
60-2 General CE Nov 12 2020 to Nov 13 2020 Farmington - Dakota County Extension Office - 4100 220th Street W, Farmington, MN 55024 $295.00 Nov 5 2020
10-4 Introduction to Onsite Systems Nov 16 2020 to Nov 18 2020 Austin - Holiday Inn - 1701 4th Street NW, Austin, MN 55912 $390.00 Nov 9 2020
112-4 Installing Onsite Systems Nov 19 2020 to Nov 20 2020 Austin - Holiday Inn 1701 4th Street NW, Austin, MN 55912 $295.00 Nov 11 2020
69-3 Installer CE Dec 2 2020 to Dec 3 2020 Brainerd - The Woods Event Center - 19624 County Road 3, Brainerd, MN 56401 $295.00 Nov 25 2020
20-3 Basic Design on Onsite Systems Dec 7 2020 to Dec 11 2020 Mankato - AmericInn Conference Center - 240 Stadium Road, Mankato, MN 56001 $495.00 Nov 30 2020
60-3 General CE Dec 16 2020 to Dec 17 2020 Cloquet Forestry Center - 175 University Road, Cloquet, MN 55720 $295.00 Dec 9 2020