Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS)
Certified Professional Agronomists (CPAg), Certified Professional Soil Scientists (CPSSc), and Certified Professional Soil Classifiers (CPSC) are certified by ARCPACS, a federation of certifying boards in agriculture, biology, earth, and environmental sciences. The certification program is a membership service of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America. Certification requirements include a college degree, certain level of experience and passing an exam.
All categories of certification must be maintained by completing 40 hours of continuing education every two years. Activities eligible for CEUs are professional meetings, self-directed study, community service, and authoring technical or educational materials.
CEUs that are pre-approved by the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) boards (above) will be accepted for CPAg, CPSS and CPSC. A separate approval process is not required.
American Society of Agronomy (CPAg)
Soil Science Society of America (CPSS and CPSC)