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Endangered resources certification training

Endangered resources (ER) certification training provides non-DNR individuals with comprehensive training on how to write a proposed ER Review Letter. Certified reviewers are authorized to conduct their own ER Reviews that have a sign-off from the DNR. For more information, please see the frequently asked questions [PDF].

Our current list of certified reviewers [PDF] comes from a wide range of backgrounds including private consultants, utilities, government and more.

ER Certification Program flyer
About certification training [PDF]


2023 Training dates

All training sessions will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams.

  • Thursday, October 12th from 8:30 a.m. to noon

Training application and program guidelines

Follow the steps below to get trained.

1. Read the program guidelines [PDF] carefully to fully understand the procedures, objectives and standards of the certification program.

2. Fill out the certification application [PDF] to attend a training. We encourage you to come to the training even if you’re not sure about becoming fully certified — see if it would be a good fit. The training is covered by the $140 application fee.

3. Email your application to Angela White or mail it to: DNR, NHC/6, Attn: Angela White, PO Box 7921, Madison WI 53707-7921.

How much does it cost?

Application ($140) + Exam 1 ($360) + Exam 2 ($460) = Total: $960 ($180 every two years to maintain your certification status).

In addition to the certification fees, a company should also take into consideration the cost of an annual data-sharing agreement, which is needed to obtain Natural Heritage Inventory information and write proposed ER Reviews.