Notice

State Board for Certification of Sewage Enforcement Officers; Update to Certification Examination Schedule

August 20th, 2020

The State Board for Certification of Sewage Enforcement Officers (Board) has updated the Certification Examination Schedule for the remainder of 2020.

To qualify to sit for the certification examination, all Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO) candidates must complete the Pre-Certification Academy. Examination applications must be received (not postmarked) by the Board, complete and correct, by close of business on the dates indicated. Applications received after these dates will not be considered for examination. Applications that do not contain all the necessary required information will be returned and will not be considered eligible for the examination. The examination schedule for the remainder of 2020 is as follows:


Examination Date: Monday, September 28, 2020
(registration 8:30 a.m., exam
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Examination Application Deadline: Friday, September 18, 2020
Location: Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors
PSATS Education Center
4855 Woodland Drive
Enola, PA 17025
Examination Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
(registration 12:30 p.m., exam 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Examination Application Deadline: Friday, October 9, 2020
Location: Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors
PSATS Education Center
4855 Woodland Drive
Enola, PA 17025

Additional examination dates will be posted as scheduled. Individuals are encouraged to visit the Board's webpage to confirm date, time and location prior to each examination.

The SEO written examination contains 100 multiple-choice questions covering planning requirements, administration and enforcement of the permit program and technical criteria for soils and disposal systems with a 3 1/2-hour time limit. The passing grade is 50% correct responses in each subject area and an overall minimum of 70 correct answers on the entire examination. This is an open book examination. Applicants are not permitted to bring their own materials. Necessary reference materials will be provided at the test site.

Examination applications may be obtained by contacting the Department of Environmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P.O. Box 8774, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, (717) 772-2186. Applicants will receive an admittance notification e-mail from the Board prior to the date of the examination.

Persons who anticipate the need for a testing accommodation due to a disability should contact the Board at (717) 772-2186 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users) to discuss their request. This request must be submitted with the application form.