Water Resources Center

The University of Minnesota Water Resources Center (WRC) administers the WDCP. The WRC is affiliated with the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and University of Minnesota Extension.

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Wetland Delineator Certification Program

WDCP-home-brochure-thumbnail-imageThe University of Minnesota's Wetland Delineator Certification Program (WDCP) delivers cutting-edge content featuring the know-how of the region’s top wetland, soil, vegetation and water experts. Wetland delineator certification adds credibility and customer confidence to a diverse group of wetland-related professions by formally recognizing the training and expertise that goes into delineation. Re-certification keeps you up-to-date on changing requirements and technologies in the field.

The WDCP Difference: University Research and Real World Expertise

The University of Minnesota's Wetland Delineator Certification Program's boasts an award-winning team of faculty and staff, many of whom have contributed to such benchmark publications as Minnesota Delineation Manual and Delineation Guidance Manual for Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well to hundreds of state and federally-sponsored wetland research projects and authoritative publications on plants, soils and hydrology.

In addition to their academic accomplishments, WDCP instructors have worked shoulder-to-shoulder with industry and government
professionals, including generous support from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, and performed thousands of delineations and consulted on numerous high-profile enforcement cases. And because style can be as important as substance, WDCP instructors aim to make learning fun, easy and memorable through hands-on training in the classroom and in the field.
Upon completion of the certification course, participants will be able to make field determinations of wetlands.



Certified Wetland Delineators 

Certified Delineator List

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