for Certified Nutrient Management Planners
The Arizona NPDES General Permit for CAFOs
requires that each permit holder that land applies manure have a
Nutrient Management Plan (NMP). The NMP must be approved by Arizona
NRCS or a Certified Nutrient Management Planning Specialist. This
certification is provided by NRCS.
In addition to taking the NRCS class, those
wanting to be certified must take the following courses:
To Water Quality - Sign up for
this class over the Internet and NRCS will send the materials
to you. Plan on about 20 hours to go through the materials. You
will take a pretest (100 multiple choice questions) before registering
for the materials. So, make sure you have some time for the test.
At the end of the class you will take the posttest (also 100 questions).
Waste Management Systems - A Primer. Sign up for this class
over the Internet and they will send the materials to you. This
class takes less than an hour.
Management Considerations in Conservation Planning - This
class is similar to the Introduction To Water Quality. You will
need to sign up for the class over the internet. You will take
a pretest and a posttest. This class will take 40-80 hours to
complete, including six self-study modules and a 1-day facilitated
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