Get Your Freshwater Science Taxonomic Certification

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Certification is a great way to prove your skills in identifying freshwater macroinvertebrates. If you are a scientist, science educator or student, citizen scientist, or taxonomist, the Society for Freshwater Science Taxonomic Certification Program (SFS-TCP) may be for you!

The program was established in 2005 to test the taxonomic knowledge and skills of people involved in benthic macroinvertebrate studies in North America and is seen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Environment & Climate Change Canada as a valuable indication of taxonomic ability.

Through the accurate and precise identification and classification of these organisms, you will be better prepared to record taxonomic data for biomonitoring programs aimed at evaluating the environmental health of freshwater ecosystems.

The Taxonomic Certification Program is supported by the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS), overseen by the SFS Taxonomic Certification Committee, and administered by Stroud Water Research Center.