New Certified Soil Technician Announced, Changes to CPSS

New soils certification

In January 2017, the Soils Certifying Board will launch a new soils-focused certification—Certified Soil Technician (CST).

Change for CPSS

The Soils Certifying Board, while designing CST, also reviewed the requirements for CPSS. The board evaluated data around the soils exams and statistics related to the programs. Although the exam data is sound for both the fundamentals and professional practices exams, the board decided that the professional practices exam was not needed for someone to become a CPSS. So starting in 2017, the CPSS certification will no longer require the professional practices exam but will still require the fundamentals exam.

Learn more in the January Crops & Soils Magazine: