Sample Exam and Review Materials

Sample Exam Questions

The sample exam questions are representative of the In-Training and Professional exams. These sample questions are not intended to be all inclusive of material that could be covered on the certification exams.

Sample Exam Questions with Answer Key (.pdf) *Updated 5/12/2017

Additional Review Materials

The following materials may not be the most current available. Please email Ben Meyer ( at the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) for assistance regarding technical subject matter or refer to the 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual and Regional Supplements (linked below). For questions regarding the website or the Wetland Delineator Certification Program, or logistics regarding exams, please email the WDCP at


  1. Introduction (.pdf)
  2. Hydrology (.pdf)
  3. Vegetation (.pdf)
  4. Soils (.pdf)
  5. Offsite Methods and Preliminary Data Gathering (.pdf)
  6. Preparing a Delineation Report (.pdf)
  7. Mapping Conventions (.pdf)
  8. Atypical Situations and Problem Areas (.pdf)

Manuals and Other Materials