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Commercial Animal Waste Technician (CAWT) workshops

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Re-certify as MDA Commercial Animal Waste Technician (CAWT) by attending one of these trainings.

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2022 Commercial Animal Waste Technician (CAWT) recertification training for MDA licensure

If you need to recertify in 2022, you can still take the online course until November 27, 2022, or retest.

In-person training

The next in-person training will be in 2023. If you were unable to attend an in-person workshop in 2022 and need to recertify, please register for the online training below.

    Online training

    Online training will be available until November 27, 2022. The full course takes approximately three hours and can be completed at your own pace. You need to complete all assignments by the deadline in order to receive your recertification credit through MDA.

    When registering, be prepared to include your MDA CAWT license number to sign in to the course.  Registration cost is $10 by credit card.  Multiple registrations are NOT accepted. Each student must register separately.

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    2022 online course topics

    • MDA - CAWT Program Updates 
    • MPCA - Manure Application Rule Reminders and New Rules in 2021 CAFO Permit
    • UMN Extension - Manure Crediting and Getting the Best Bang for the Buck for Manure
    • UW Extension - Trends in Manure Application Safety
    • MN DOT -  Update of State/Federal Commercial Vehicle Regulations

    2023 IN-PERSON courses

    To receive more information as it becomes available, check back here or sign up below for email updates.

    • February 23rd, Hutchinson, MN (MNCAA membership meeting)
    • March 7th, Slayton, MN
    • March 16th, Owatonna, MN
    • July 19th, Sauk Centre, MN
    • August 3rd, Farmfest, Redwood County, MN

    2023 ONLINE CAWT course

    Available in late spring or early summer.

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