The Minnesota Professional Certification Program (MWPCP) is a certification program for Minnesota wetland professionals administered by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR). The program includes Professional and In-Training Professional certifications. Certification indicates an individual has a fundamental understanding of the basic technical tools, rules, policies and guidance associated with wetland regulatory compliance in Minnesota. This includes the following subject areas: wetland identification and delineation; wetland restoration; State and Federal wetland regulations (rules, policies, procedures); wetland functional assessment; and wetland monitoring.
The program emphasizes the practical components of these subject areas as they apply to wetland regulatory implementation. The program does not test for, nor does it certify the competency of a wetland professional. It certifies that a wetland professional has successfully completed foundational training developed specifically for those working in the wetland regulatory field in Minnesota and that they have the basic background knowledge and training to become competent at conducting work associated with wetland regulatory compliance.
Administrative Policies and Documents
Program Plan (pdf) (10/1/19) - Overall program purpose, structure and components
Continuing Education Policies (pdf) (1/6/20) - specific policies and requirements for continuing education hours for certified individuals
Certification Exam Policies (pdf) (1/1/20) - specific policies and requirements for certification exams
Credit Hour Reporting Form (dox) (1/24/20) - use this form to report continuing education credit hours toward your continuing education to maintain your certification.
Credit Hour Determination Request Form (dox) (1/24/20) - use this form to request a determination from the MWPCP on the number of continuing education credit hours a particular training event is eligible for.
Application for Professional Certification Exam (dox) (1/24/20) - use this form to apply to take the Professional Certification Exam.
Application for Professional In-Training Certification Exam (dox) (1/24/20) - use this form to apply to take the Professional In-Training Exam.
The following table lists and describes MWPCP Training Courses offered in 2020. Register for any of the classes or exams listed in the table below by clicking here.
Register for any of the classes or exams listed in the table above by clicking here.
Upcoming Training Approved for Continuing Education Hours
Note that if you attend any of these trainings you must submit a Credit Hour Reporting Form to receive the approved credits for your continuing education requirements. Form can only be submitted after you attend.
Minnesota Sedge Identification Workshop - June 11 & 12, 2020. Sponsored by Critical Connections Ecological Services - 12 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.
Grasses, Sedges and Rushes Workshop - June 16-18, 2020. Sponsored by UW-La Crosse - 21 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.
Completed Training Approved for Continuing Education Hours
Note that if you attended any of these trainings you must submit a Credit Hour Reporting Form to receive the approved credits for your continuing education requirements.
2020 Wetland Status & Trends - January 23, 2020. Sponsored by Swamp School, LLC - 2 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.
WPA Forum, Assessments of Long Term Floristic Quality and Hydrology on Wetland Mitigation Sites, Feb. 5, 2020. Sponsored by MN Wetland Professionals Association - 2 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.
This file (pdf) lists the name, affiliation (if any) and certification status (Professional or In-Training Professional) of all MWPCP-certified individuals except for those who requested their name to be withheld from the publicly available list. Spellings of names and affiliations are as provided by the individuals although we may have erred in the transfer of the information to the list. Please contact one of the listed program contacts if you are on the list and would like to make a correction/revision to your name or affiliation. If you believe that you should be on the list, but are not, please contact one of the listed program contacts.
Exam Study Guide and Reference Materials