SEO Precertification Academy (Allentown – 10/23/23-10/27/23)

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SEO Precertification Academy
October 23-27, 2023
Penn State Extension Lehigh County, Allentown, PA

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Congratulations on your decision to pursue a professional certification as a sewage enforcement officer in Pennsylvania!

PASEO will be offering the SEO Precertification Academy twice in 2023:

October 23-October 27, 2023; 8:15am-5:30pm
Penn State Extension Lehigh County
Agricultural Center
4184 Dorney Park Rd #104
Allentown, PA 18104
(registration closes 10/20/23)

October 30-November 3, 2023; 8:15am-5:30pm
Beaver County Conservation District
156 Cowpath Road
Aliquippa, PA 15001
(registration closes 10/27/23)

The Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO) Precertification Academy is broken up into two separate phases:

PHASE 1:  Self-Study Orientation Course – This is roughly 8-10 hours of self-guided study that you complete at home prior to arriving for the classroom-based training.  Self-study materials can be downloaded from this course page following your registration for an Academy offering.

PHASE 2:   Classroom-Based Course – This is 4.5 days of in-person training with PASEO instructors: Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm; Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm.  Lunch is provided each day

Once you register for the Precertification Academy here in PADEP’s Clean Water Academy, you will be able to download the following five PDF documents: (1) Precertification Academy User Guide; (2) Academy Orientation Self-Study Guide; (3) Academy Orientation Workbook; (4) Academy Orientation Resource Book; and, (5) the Academy Orientation Answer Keys.  You can navigate within each PDF file by opening the Bookmarks Tabs and jumping to the desired Chapter or Resource Document.

Be sure to READ THE USER GUIDE to help you prepare for the Precertification Academy and to complete the Self-Study Orientation portion of your training.

You will be provided with additional hardcopy classroom materials when you arrive for the in-person training.  In the meantime, PASEO will also email you electronic copies of those resources so that you can keep them as a reference. Expect those materials to be emailed to you approximately one week prior to your classroom date.

In addition to completing the PASEO SEO Precertification Academy, SEO Candidates must also complete the Precertification Soils Course (for SEO Candidates) before they can take the SEO Exam. It is recommended that they complete the Precertification Soils Course (for SEO Candidates) in advance of the PASEO SEO Precertification Academy.

Be sure that you separately register for the SEO Exam on the Clean Water Academy website.  The SEO Precertification Academy registration DOES NOT automatically register you for the Exam. PASEO attempts to coordinate with the Certification Board to co-schedule the Exam on the last day of the Academy (Friday afternoon). But you must register for the Exam in your Clean Water Academy account if you wish to take the certification test.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Pennsylvania Association of Sewage Enforcement Officers at (717) 761-8648 or

Event Details

Day 1: October 23, 2023
Start time: 08:15 a.m.
End time: 05:30 p.m.

Day 2: October 24, 2023
Start time: 08:15 a.m.
End time: 05:30 p.m.

Day 3: October 25, 2023
Start time: 08:15 a.m.
End time: 05:30 p.m.

Day 4: October 26, 2023
Start time: 08:15 a.m.
End time: 05:30 p.m.

Day 5: October 27, 2023
Start time: 08:15 a.m.
End time: 12:30 p.m.

Venue: Penn State Extension Lehigh County, Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Rd #104, Allentown, PA 18104

Phone: (717) 761-8648 (PASEO)