License Minnesota

Type V Waste Disposal Operator or Inspector Certificate

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Agency contact information:

Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), Minnesota
520 Lafayette Rd. N.
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 296-6300 or (800) 657-3864
Dianne Navratil
(651) 757-2599
Contact Info:


Minnesota Pollution Control Agency  

MPCA Online Services

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is responsible for administering environmental permitting, compliance/enforcement, remediation and outreach programs to help Minnesota protect its environment.


Minn. Stats. 116.41


MINNESOTA RULES 7048., 9400.


Exam application

Documentation of training and experience


An applicant must complete the spray irrigation seminar within three years of the exam date.

Have at least three months experience as a Type V operator.

Score at least 70% on the written exam.

Inspectors must also have conducted ten (10) inspections at a Type V facility in the presence of a certified inspector.


Exam fee - $15

Certification fee (after passing exam) - $15

Renewal fee - $15

Reinstatement fee - $30

Period of Issuance:

Three years.

Length of Determination Process:

Depends on applicant's training and experience and when required courses are offered.

Other Pertinent Information:

Operators of a Type V facility have the option to be certified under the wastewater rules (Minn. Rules 9400) or the waste disposal rules (Minn. Rules 7048). If an operator is certified with a wastewater Class D or higher certification, the operator is not required to be certified as a Type V facility operator.