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SEO Certification Renewal Requirements

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SEO Certification Renewal Requirements
by SEO Alert - Monday, August 22, 2022, 2:04 PM

SEO Certification Renewal and Requirements – The current certification cycle will end for most SEOs on September 30, 2022. Certification renewals are now being processed electronically on the CWA ( Once you have acquired your requisite 15 continuing education credits, a green “payment” button will appear in your SEO Block prompting you to pay your $50 renewal fee. Payment can be made with a credit card. Your current number of continuing education credits will be displayed on your SEO Block. This is a screenshot of the SEO Block.

Please note the following:

  • Effective December 12th, 2020, all lapsed SEOs returning to active status and new SEOs are on a 2-year rolling certification cycle based upon the date they became actively certified. If you fall into this category, you will not have a certification cycle that will end on September 30, 2022. Everyone’s certification cycle end date is displayed in their SEO Block on the CWA. You are responsible for meeting your renewal requirements by that date or your certification will lapse.
  • As of December 12, 2020, you may roll-over a maximum of three (3) credits into your next cycle.
  • Please note that once you pay your renewal fee, the green “payment” button will disappear. Your current cycle date and other information will not change until the end of your cycle. For example, if your cycle ends September 30, 2022, the information in your SEO block (your new cycle dates, your new rollover credits and total credits needed to remain active) will not update until October 1, 2022.
  • Please note that if you take a course twice in one cycle, credits will only be accrued for the first time taken. In addition, your record of learning will only show the second time that you took the class if it is in a different calendar year.
  • All currently certified SEOs who have not successfully completed a Department approved advanced soils course, either DEP #109 Advanced Soils or the current Precertification Soils Course offered by SoilHub, must do so by December 12th, 2025 or your certification will lapse. Please visit the CWA for information regarding the SoilHub Precertification Soils Course.