Taxonomic Certification Opportunity in North Carolina

August 3, 2018
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Perlidae (common stoneflies)

Taxonomic Certification Program exams will be offered on August 3, 2018, at the Highlands Biological Station (HBS) in Highlands, North Carolina (map).

Course Opportunities

John Morse, Ph.D., of Clemson University will teach an intensive two-week course, Southern Appalachian Mayflies, Stoneflies, and Caddisflies, worth four academic credits in the University of North Carolina system, transferable to other universities. Information about these course offerings can be found at and Contact Dr. Morse ( with any remaining questions about course content. Contact Katie Cooke, HBS Business Officer (, 828-526-2602) about housing, course credit, and other administrative details.

Exam Opportunities

At the end of the session, Dr. Morse will give students the option to take either a practical examination to identify genera with specimens that he assembles or the SFS-TCP Group 2 EPT (East) exam.

  • Group 2 EPT (East) exams will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on August 3, 2018.
  • Dr. Morse is also willing to administer examinations for any SFS-TCP exam group for anyone (participants in the EPT course or not) beginning at 12:30 p.m. on August 3, 2018.

If you would like to take an exam at this event, please fill out the Taxonomic Certification Exam Interest Form*. For more information, visit the Schedule an Exam page.

* This link may be blocked by some firewalls. If you cannot reach it, please email to register.