PSATS SEO Precertification Academy - May 2023

Includes a Live In-Person Event on 05/01/2023 at 8:00 AM (EDT)

The PSATS SEO Precertification Academy is designed to teach the basic skills a future sewage enforcement officer (SEO) needs to know to work for a local agency. Whether you work for a municipality in need of a good SEO or are someone who is considering the SEO field as a career, you will want to check out the benefits of sending someone to or attending the academy yourself. Not only is the academy a prerequisite to taking the commonwealth's certification examination for SEOs, but you will leave the course better prepared to enter the multi-faceted world of a local agency SEO.

The PSATS SEO Precertification Academy is divided into two parts, the Orientation course and the Academy course. The Orientation course is completed through self-study before attending the Academy course. The four and a half-day Academy course is a specially created, interactive program that teaches the duties and responsibilities of a local agency SEO. Two topics in the Academy course have self-study content that must be completed prior to attending the course. In the classroom, participants go beyond lecture to actively participate in the lessons through practice problems and discussion scenarios.

DEP has approved the successful completion of the PSATS SEO Precertification Academy as the required prerequisite to sit for the SEO Certification Exam. Successful completion of the academy means that the SEO candidate attends the entire academy. Complete attendance includes prompt arrival each day and adherence to breaks and departure times. Exceptions must be discussed in advance with the instructor and will only be allowed for emergencies. Each exception will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Upon registration completion, you will receive an email with links to the self-study and classroom materials.


Date:    May 1 - May 5, 2023

Class Time:      8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

                       PSATS Education Center
                       4855 Woodland Drive
                       Enola, PA 17025

Registration Fee:  

                       $949 Non-Member Rate

                       $799 PSATS Member Rate*

*PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

This fee covers tuition, lunches, and course materials in electronic format, and copy of Act 537 and the PA Code Title 25, Environmental Protection Chapters 71, 72, and 73 regulations, which will be provided to you in the class .

NOTE: The registration fee does not include a hardcopy of the Academy classroom course materials. Candidates must print these materials prior to coming to class or bring the electronic files on a computer.


Cancellations must be received in writing by faxing to (717) 763-9732 or sending an email to Refunds will be determined by the date of receipt of the fax or email. A cancellation received more than 30 days prior to the session you are registered for is subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Those who cancel within 30 days of the session forfeit the full registration fee, unless there is a substitution identified by the registrant.