The State Board for Certification of Sewage Enforcement Officers (Board) has scheduled the certification examination schedule for 2022. (See full notice HERE)

To qualify to sit for the certification examination, all Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO) candidates must successfully 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 required information will be returned and will not be considered eligible for the examination. [Note: For new SEO’s, the program now requires the Precertification Soils course prior to being able to sit for the SEO Certification Exam, typically held immediately following the required PSATS SEO Precertification Academy.]

The examination schedule for 2022 is as follows:

Examination Date: Friday, April 1, 2022
(12:30 p.m. registration, exam 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Examination Application Deadline: Friday, March 18, 2022
Location: Pennsylvania State Association of
Township Supervisors
PSATS Education Center
4855 Woodland Drive
Enola, PA 17025

Examination Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
(12:30 p.m. registration, exam 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Examination Application Deadline: Friday, August 12, 2022
Location: Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors
PSATS Education Center
4855 Woodland Drive
Enola, PA 17025

Examination Date: Monday, September 19, 2022
(8:30 a.m. registration, exam 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Examination Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Location: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Southcentral Regional Office
Susquehanna Conference Room, Main entrance
909 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Examination Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
(12:30 p.m. registration, exam 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Examination Application Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2022
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 permitting 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. All 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, ra-seotrng@pa.gov or (717) 772-2186.

Applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail from the Board prior to the date of the SEO examination.