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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|
|515-1 Soils||May 22 2019 to May 24 2019||New Ulm - Turner Hall - 102 S. State Street - New Ulm 56073||515-1 Soils||$320.00||May 15 2019|
|49-1 Service Provider||May 28 2019 to May 31 2019||Mankato - AmericInn Conference Center - 240 Stadium Road - Mankato 56001||49-1 Service Provider||$495.00||May 21 2019|
|30-1 Inspecting Onsite Systems||Jun 4 2019 to Jun 6 2019||Alexandria - Douglas County Public Works - 526 Willow Drive - Alexandria 56308||30-1 Inspecting Onsite Systems||$290.00||May 28 2019|
|55-2 Soils CE||Jun 11 2019||Fairmont - Holiday Inn - 1201 Torgerson Dr. - Fairmont 56031||55-1 Soils CE||$245.00||Jun 4 2019|
|515-2 Soils||Jun 18 2019 to Jun 20 2019||Cloquet Forestry Center - 175 University Road - Cloquet 55720||515-2 Soils||$320.00||Jun 11 2019|
|55-3 Soils CE||Jul 17 2019||Pipestone Country Club - 1003 8th Avenue SE - Pipestone 56164||55-3 Soils CE||$245.00||Jul 10 2019|
|55-4 Soils CE||Aug 13 2019||Pelican Rapids - Dunn Town Hall - 47979 E. Lake Lizzie Road - Pelican Rapids 56572||55-4 Soils CE||$245.00||Aug 6 2019|
|63-1 Design Field Day||Aug 14 2019||Pelican Rapids - Dunn Town Hall - 47979 E. Lake Lizzie Road - Pelican Rapids 56572||63-1 Design Field Day||$155.00||Aug 7 2019|
|55-5 Soils CE||Aug 22 2019||Center City - Chisago County Government Center - 313 N. Main Street - Center City 55012||55-5 Soils CE||$245.00||Aug 15 2019|
|55-6 Soils CE||Sep 10 2019||Little Falls - Initiative Foundation - 405 1st Street SE - Little Falls 56345||55-6 Soils CE||$245.00||Sep 3 2019|
|515-3 Soils||Sep 18 2019 to Sep 20 2019||Alexandria - Douglas County Public Works - 526 Willow Drive - Alexandria 56308||515-3 Soils||$320.00||Sep 11 2019|
|55-7 Soils CE||Oct 2 2019||Red Wing - Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center - 430 W. 6th Street - Red Wing 55066||55-7 Soils CE||$245.00||Sep 25 2019|
|60-3 General CE||Nov 6 2019 to Nov 7 2019||Little Falls - Initiative Foundation - 405 1st Street SE - Little Falls 56345||60-3 General CE||$275.00||Oct 30 2019|
|10-4 Introduction to Onsite Systems||Nov 11 2019 to Nov 13 2019||Waite Park (St. Cloud area) - Waite Park Moose Lodge - 1300 N. 3rd Street - Waite Park 56387||10-4 Introduction to Onsite Systems||$370.00||Nov 4 2019|
|112-4 Installing Onsite Systems||Nov 14 2019 to Nov 15 2019||Waite Park (St. Cloud area) - Waite Park Moose Lodge - 1300 N. 3rd Street - Waite Park 56387||112-4 Installing Onsite Systems||$275.00||Nov 7 2019|
|69-3 Installer CE||Nov 19 2019 to Nov 20 2019||Detroit Lakes - Holiday Inn - 1155 Highway 10 East - Detroit Lakes 56501||69-3 Installer CE||$275.00||Nov 12 2019|
|20-3 Basic Design of Onsite Systems||Dec 9 2019 to Dec 13 2019||New Ulm - Turner Hall - 102 S. State Street - New Ulm 56073||20-3 Basic Design of Onsite Systems||$465.00||Dec 2 2019|
|60-4 General CE||Dec 17 2019 to Dec 18 2019||Waite Park (St. Cloud area) - Waite Park Moose Lodge - 1300 N. 3rd Street - Waite Park 56387||60-4 General CE||$275.00||Dec 10 2019|