A soil classifier holds at least a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in Agronomy, Soil Science, or related field, as approved by Soil Classifiers Certification Board. Must have completed a minimum of 15 semester hours or 25 quarter hours in approved soil science courses including a course in pedology and have four years or more of full time experience as a Soil Classifier/Soil Scientist actively mapping, identifying, and classifying soil features, and interpreting the influence of soil features on soil uses. Certification shall be in accordance with guidelines published in the Manual for On-site Sewage Management Systems.

The following soil classifiers are qualified to perform on-site soil classifications in Cobb and Douglas counties in accordance with the rules and regulations for on-site sewage management systems:

State Approved Soil Classifiers