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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 07-2364


State Board for Certification of Sewage Enforcement Officers; 2008 Precertification Academy and Examination Schedule

[37 Pa.B. 6849]
[Saturday, December 22, 2007]

   The State Board for Certification of Sewage Enforcement Officers (Board) and the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) have scheduled dates for the 2008 Sewage Enforcement Officers (SEO) Precertification Academy and examinations. To qualify to sit for the certification examination, all SEO candidates must complete the Precertification Academy, which consists of 6 days of training over 2 weeks. SEO Certification examinations will be administered the Friday following completion of the Precertification Academy. Examination applications must be received (not postmarked) by the Board, complete and correct by close of business on the deadlines 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 2008 Precertification Academy and examination schedules are as follows:

April 22-24 and
April 29-May 1, 2008
Examination Date: May 1, 2008 (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
State CollegeExamination Application Deadline: April 4, 2008
June 10-12 and
June 17-19, 2008
Examination Date: June 20, 2008 (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
EnolaExamination Application Deadline: May 23, 2008

   For information on SEO training, contact the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA 17025, (717) 763-0930. SEO certification information is available on the Department's website at (DEP Keyword: Sewage).

   The SEO written examination contains 80 multiple-choice questions covering planning requirements, administration and enforcement of the permit program and technical criteria for soils and disposal systems with a 3.5-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, however, SEO candidates are not permitted to bring their own materials. All necessary reference materials will be provided at the test site. Approximately 2 weeks prior to an examination, applicants will receive an admittance letter from the Board.

   To receive an SEO examination application, contact the Department of Environmental Protection, Certification and Licensing Section, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8454, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8454, (717) 787-6045.

   Persons with a disability who require accommodation to participate in the SEO Precertification Academy or to take the SEO examination should contact the Board at (717) 787-6045 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how the Board may accommodate their needs.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-2364. Filed for public inspection December 21, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]

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